Upcoming 5 days

28 Sep.
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Time and place: Sep. 28, 2021 9:00 AMSep. 30, 2021 5:00 PM, Zoom/Teams

What is the role of history in society? How may history help contemporary society deal with major shifts that change societies in fundamental ways? This course will investigate the public role of historians using migration studies as the point of departure. Students do not need prior knowledge of migration history. This is a 3 ECTS digital course. 

Time and place: Sep. 28, 2021 5:00 PM6:30 PM, Zoom (online)

How can we think of solarity through the lens of elemental media? 

29 Sep.
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Time and place: Sep. 28, 2021 9:00 AMSep. 30, 2021 5:00 PM, Zoom/Teams

What is the role of history in society? How may history help contemporary society deal with major shifts that change societies in fundamental ways? This course will investigate the public role of historians using migration studies as the point of departure. Students do not need prior knowledge of migration history. This is a 3 ECTS digital course. 

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Time and place: Sep. 29, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Hybrid: Stort Møterom, GS, HumSam Library and WEBINAR

Troels Troels-Lunden (1840-1921) wrote in his thesis on everyday life in Denmark and Norway in the 1500s that porridge and gruel were the oldest known warm dishes in Scandinavia. Both before and since, porridge has remained key in the lives of many Scandinavians up until very recently. In this talk, Tarjei Brekke, master student at the program Chinese Culture and Society, offers some reflections on this ancient food and his experiences with finding some of its first ingredients in the contemporary world.

30 Sep.
Image may contain: Campus, Building, Architecture, Public space, Human settlement.
Time and place: Sep. 28, 2021 9:00 AMSep. 30, 2021 5:00 PM, Zoom/Teams

What is the role of history in society? How may history help contemporary society deal with major shifts that change societies in fundamental ways? This course will investigate the public role of historians using migration studies as the point of departure. Students do not need prior knowledge of migration history. This is a 3 ECTS digital course. 

01 Oct.
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Time and place: Oct. 1, 2021 9:00 AM5:00 PM, Zoom/Teams

 This workshop will focus on how to write for the public and discuss the role of future academics in public areas such as for example, government, journalism, and public history. Teachers are Nina Burleigh, New York Times best-selling author and journalist, and Nina Kristiansen, editor of Forskning.no. This is a 1 ECTS digital workshop. 

Further upcoming events

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Time and place: Oct. 6, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom.

In this talk, environmental anthropologist Sara Asu Schroer will introduce us to her ongoing ethnographic research project that investigates the challenges and possibilities of European vulture conservation within landscapes that have become at once increasingly toxic and sanitized.

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Time and place: Oct. 13, 2021 9:00 AM10:30 AM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom.

This workshop will explore the writing of multispecies worlds. It will consider some of the challenges and possibilities of researching and narrating the ways of life of other species in their entangled, co-forming relationships. This is work that frequently involves moving between ethnographic, ethological, and ecological literatures and approaches in ways that raise difficult questions that are at once epistemological and ethical. The workshop will be led by writer and field philosopher Thom van Dooren.

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Time and place: Oct. 13, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Stort Møterom, GS, HumSam Library or WEBINAR

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.

Doctoral candidate Mala Loth
Time and place: Oct. 15, 2021 12:30 PM, Gamle festsal

Master Mala Loth at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History will defend her dissertation Last Stop Luxembourg. Lawyer’s Dynamism and the European Court of Justice’s Contribution to Social Equity, c. 1970-1990 for the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD).

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Time and place: Oct. 20, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, 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.