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Old book with handwriting laying open.
Tid og sted: 26. okt. 2022 12:1513:00, CEST. Register for webinar on Zoom

The notion of care is a buzzword in environmental humanities, and probably for a good reason. It is not very present, however, in historical reflection. In this talk, historian of culture Ada Arendt discusses what early modern agencies and relationships of care tell us about more than human entanglements of the early Anthropocene.

The book Electric Brine laying face down.
Tid og sted: 14. sep. 2022 12:1513:00, CEST. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk, curator and editor Jennifer Teets presents Electric Brine, a volume of poetry and critical essays by women voices from diverse fields such as literature, geography, media studies, history of life sciences, sociology, and poetics of science and fiction.

Big museum hall with a massive ice block in the middle. A crack runs through the ice so that people can enter the ice.
Tid og sted: 25. mai 2022 12:1513:00, CEST. Register for webinar on zoom.

What roles can museums and collections play, in the growing need to convey polyphonic narrations on climate change? In this presentation, Lotten Gustafsson Reinius discusses the multi-disciplinary dialogues and other co-curations as a tentacular weaving across differing knowledge regimes, scales and temporalities. 

In a greenhouse attached to a brick wall a person is about to water the plants.
Tid og sted: 11. mai 2022 12:1513:00, CEST. Register for webinar on zoom.

What can we learn from geographically marginalized regions such as the Arctic in a transition to more circular building strategies? Tine Hegli talks about the design and execution of a community Greenhouse in Vardø spring 2021, how material scarcity has encouraged resource efficiency, and the Arctic as a green leader.

A brick schoolbuilding with a clear blue sky in the background
Tid og sted: 4. mai 2022 12:1513:00, CEST. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk, Green Schools Education Consultant Wayles Wilson discusses the sustainability and operational priorities for schools in the United States to provide clean air, water, and food, and why it is challenging in the current context. She considers sustainability in urban schools in the US a critical opportunity for environmental equity across the country.

A boat is lies at shore, the water is blue, and far off in the distance one can see hills and mountains coloured by the sun.
Tid og sted: 27. apr. 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk anthropologist Florence Durney will present about her ongoing research on the intersection of indigenous and state marine tenure systems and marine environmental change. In particular she will discuss how climate-induced marine environmental change is complicating processes of living with, claiming, and negotiating marine boundaries for humans and non-humans alike. 

A sculpture of a fish-man walking. The background is a cityscape.
Tid og sted: 20. apr. 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk, writer and diver, Ting. J. Yiu discusses her ecocritical creative practice through an aquatic lens. Centering diasporic displacement, she discusses how aquatic narratives and interspecies encounters are radical sites to subvert notions of citizenship, (re)negotiating identities, and contesting hegemonic environmental narratives.

An image of orange seaweed and kelp.
Tid og sted: 6. apr. 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

Agential Matter is an artistic research project which examines performativity of algae, objects and bodies in instances of observation in scientific research, industrial production and artistic encounter. This talk by artist Sabine Popp is seen as an opportunity to (re)turn to a small shed at a landing station for harvested kelp as one of several places of hybrid coexistence.

A white warehouse or factory building stands tall against the blue backdrop of a clear sky
Tid og sted: 30. mars 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Click here to register for webinar on Zoom.

In this talk, sustainability and tourism researcher Per Strömberg discusses the practices of ‘adaptive reuse’ of buildings as part of a cultural economy. He considers ‘reuse value’ is a cultural capital which is used as a rhetorical device in the discourse of sustainability and circular economy, but also, something that can be converted into economic capital in urban redevelopment.

An illustration of a diver seen from below. The water is coloured green.
Tid og sted: 23. mars 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

This talk by contemporary historian Tirza Meyer will be a presentation of the project ‘Humanoid Oceans’ that seeks to explore the history of what happens to the oceanic environment when humans venture into the ocean with the help of technology.

A white horse stands on the beach.
Tid og sted: 16. mars 2022 12:1513:00, Register here for digital attendance.

In this talk, philosopher and veterinarian Kerstin Weich introduces how veterinary humanities contribute to current discussions on environmentality in biomedicine. Starring: Japanese fungus, veterinarians, tapeworms, horses and dung-feeding beetles in ecological turf wars.

Cardboard boxes are piled on top of each other. Words such as "chloropfyll" and "plants" are written all over the boxes.
Tid og sted: 9. mars 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Click here to register for webinar on Zoom.
If—on our present horizon—design appears as environmental humanities gone live, education must be a key player in hatching and cultivating the awareness of this possibility. In this talk, anthropologist Theodor Barth shares his perspectives.
A picture of a type case with different letters jumbled together.
Tid og sted: 2. mars 2022 12:1513:00, Register for digital attendance on Zoom

In this talk, poet and translator Kathleen Maris Paltrineri will discuss ecopoetic works published in Norway that push boundaries in form, language, and thought as they explicitly or implicitly address the ramifications of climate change. She will also draw on her translation experience to discuss how ecotranslation may invite innovative translation and creative writing practices and may be its own form of activism.

This image shows a man pointing towards manholes.
Tid og sted: 23. feb. 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk, environmental anthropologist Dr. Nikiwe Solomon explores how particular assumptions built into the design of infrastructure, as well as the bureaucratic and techno-managerial approaches used to build said infrastructure, often take for granted the social consequences of infrastructure’s day-to-day (mal)functioning.

Several twigs with sprouting buds.
Tid og sted: 16. feb. 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Click here to register for webinar on Zoom.

New OSEH Associate Professor II, Michelle Bastian, will discuss her current fellowship project which will build connections with phenology, the study of lifecycle timing in plants and animals, and humanities research.  

A landscape photograph portraying hills and forests. In the distance clouds are gathering.
Tid og sted: 9. feb. 2022 12:1513:00, CET. Online format. Click here to register for the Zoom seminar.

In this talk, anthropologist Anselmo Matusse introduces how the Mozambican state establishes extractivism in the country and its pernicious effects on people and landscapes on the ground.

A young woman seems to be balancing over a log in the forest. There is a lake in the background.
Tid og sted: 8. des. 2021 12:1513:00, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

Drawing on two years of fieldwork with minority youth who participated in an outdoor education program located in a low-income area of Oslo, anthropologist Tuva Beyer Broch focus how youth balance their own family background, peers, authority figures, Norwegian society and natural surroundings.

The image illustrates how white is seen under the microscope, textures are amplified.
Tid og sted: 1. des. 2021 12:1513:00, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk, artist Marte Johnslien and art historian Ingrid Halland will introduce their new research project The Materiality of White that explores how the Norwegian innovation Titanium Dioxide has changed surfaces in art, architecture and design—making the world whiter, brighter and cleaner looking.

An image of three old manuscripts against a dark background.

In this talk, Old Norse philologist Stefka G. Eriksen will introduce the new research initiative 'Sustainability Narratives' (SUSTAIN) which discusses the role of literature and narratives of all mediums in environmental and societal transformations in the medieval North.

An old and worn black and white photograph of a sailing ship with crew

Towards the end of the 19th century, there was a modest but regular export of block ice from Norwegian lakes to Algeria. In this Environmental Lunchtime Discussion, historian Solfrid Klakegg Surland will explain how studying the marketing and consumption of Nordic ice in a hot colonial market can teach us something about the relationship between humans and things.

A collage of different newspaper articles on fish.

In this talk, reporters Simen Sætre and Kjetil Østli discuss the profitability and severe ecological impacts of salmon fishing in history, and the dangers of speaking out against the industry.

Portrait of Christine Wergeland Sørbye standing in front of greenery.

Oslo Science City aims to position Oslo and Norge on the global stage as a leading science nation. Here we have 7 500 researchers and 30 000 students contributing to finding sustainable solutions to large-scale societal issues.

Rescue workers with heavy machinery are trying to clear a blocked tunnel

This talk by Dr. Rahul Ranjan, political anthropologist at the Oslo Metropolitan University, presents a case study of 'climatic event' in Uttarakhand, India, to demonstrate how aggressive development projects such as dams are increasing the frequency of disaster.

Approximately 50 people posing for a picture, each holding a plant in their hand.
Tid og sted: 20. okt. 2021 12:1513:00, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

In his talk, poet, writer and language teacher Kenneth Nsah will discuss the role of literature in climate mitigation, environmental protection, and nature conservation in the Congo Basin. He will address how literature can promote and challenge environmental policies and practices.

In a snow covered landscape a man is playing a bagpipe next to a penguin.
Tid og sted: 13. okt. 2021 12:1513:00, Register for webinar on Zoom

Antarctica is a famously a continent with no people – or at least, no people who call the continent home – and people are usually regarded as central to any definition of colonialism. In this talk, Peder Roberts, associate professor at the Faculty of Arts and Education at the University of Stavanger, asks whether the way humans engage with the living environment of Antarctica nevertheless can be analyzed in terms of colonialism.