Previous events - Page 2
In this talk, professor Kyrre Kverndokk will present some of the main results from the research project: “The Future is now: Temporality and exemplarity in climate change discourses”.
Update 13/01/2021: Due to the uncertainty of the covid-19 restrictions moving forward, we have decided to move this course online. The course will be held on the original dates, but the program will reflect the new format (please take a look at the draft proram at this webpage).
Every PhD thesis needs to explicitly grapple with issues of theory and methods. This PhD course grabs the bull by the horns and challenges participants to seriously engage with foundational problems in history.
This 5 ECTS course addresses foundational problems related to theory (ideas/principles to explain a practice or account for a situation) and method (planned procedure to pursue knowledge), and highlights the connections between them.
The green roadmap for the Norwegian Arts and Culture Sector aims to provide an overall status, set specific goals and propose measures to reduce the climate footprint in the sector. Project manager of the road map, Linnéa E. Svensson, will present the outline and discuss with you - are we there yet?
How do we survive in a world of waste and ruins?
Surveillance is increasingly used to sate the public’s curiosity for a window into the ‘secret lives of wild animals’. Citizens can now track their local wildlife through trail cameras connected to their smartphone, and they can follow live data streams offering minute-by-minute close-ups of wildlife nests 24/7. In this talk, Erica von Essen, Ph. D. and researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, asks: what does this digitalization of wildlife mean for human-wildlife relations?
How to write a high-quality PhD dissertation in history? The first writing workshop this year will be organized by the University of Agder. The workshop will focus on how to write effective introductions to chapters and articles. Then, in small groups, students present and discuss their manuscripts and projects with peers and faculty. This will be an online course.
In this webinar, Barbara Bramanti, associate professor of Physical Anthropology at the University of Ferrara, Italy, will present some of the major outcomes of a multidisciplinary ERC-research project (“MedPlag: The medieval plagues: ecology, transmission modalities and routes of the infections”), and reconsider dynamics behind pandemics.
Finding Cold War Women as Diplomats Hidden in Plain Sight. Open Zoom Keynote Victoria Phillips (London School of Economics).
Everything is connected to everything. The event is part of the NOS-HS workshop series "Scandinavian Internationalist Diplomacy, 1920s-1970s".
Exploring waste through David Farrier's writings on plastics as future fossils.
What's so funny about climate change?
In this lecture, Erich Hörl, University of Leuphana, Lüneburg, discusses Bernard Stiegler's reflections on the time of suspension or "being-in-disruption" that define life in the Entropocene, understood as an un-time without world or epoch.
This event is co-organised with The Seminar of Aesthetics.
This talk considers the intensive research and emergent policy regimes that have cohered in the last 15 years around bioacoustics, e.g. the scientific study of animal sounds. What is the significance of sound in the animal kingdom, and how can it help us track biodiversity? Max Ritts, postdoctoral researcher at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) gives us his perspectives.
How to write a high-quality PhD dissertation in history? The third writing workshop this year will be organized by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The joint module will focus on how to formulate a persuasive argument. Afterwards, in small groups, students present and discuss their manuscripts and projects with peers and faculty. This will be an online course.
How come Western countries consume more meat than ever despite of its negative impacts? Agronomist, ethnologist and cultural historian, Dr Karen Lykke Syse, talks about how meat consumption in Norway is being justified by history and culture.
"The past is like a foreign country" L.P. Hartley wrote, but the deep past is like an alien world. How can we relate to deep time? And what does walking have to do with it?
AD 536 and 540 are important years in European history, and marks the advent of a series of documented environmental changes that affected societies throughout Europe in various ways. Sudden and severe climate deterioration led to vast crop failure and was followed by plague in the following decades and centuries (up to ca. AD 750?). How did this affect Scandinavian societies? Frode Iversen, professor at the Department of Archaeology at Museum of Cultural History, UiO, is here to tell us!
Sustainable food is on the agenda of the UN, nations, corporations and an increasing number of consumers. Yet, does sustainability include animal welfare? This week, Live Kleveland, lawyer and co-founder of the Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance will ask how modern food production can become more animal friendly.
How and when does a being become autonomous? What makes an environment? In this talk, Sara R. Yazdani discusses her work on how notions of the environmental have been explored in contemporary and late 20th century art: art in which new alliances and new types of environmental and affective formation have been mobilized against an anthropocentric world-view.
This week, the curator, producer and artist James Finucane introduces the long and honourable tradition of subvertising ('subverting advertising'). We will learn about the background behind this 'protest art' movement, it's various forms and functions, and, perhaps most importantly, the tools and know-how to do it yourself.
In this talk, anthropologist Eben Kirksey, Associate Professor at Deakin University, Melbourne, visits the frontiers of genetics, medicine, and technology to ask: Whose values are guiding gene editing experiments? And what does this new era of scientific inquiry mean for the future of the human species?
How does the environment and lifestyle impact our genes, both today and in the future? This week, professor in Public Health Gunnar Tellnes will introduce the concepts of "Green Care" and "Nature-Culture-Health" (NaCuHeal). Drawing on recent epigenetic research that indicates that our genes may be 'turned on and off' as consequence of the way we live, he will present his work and vision at NaKuHel Center in Asker, Norway.
Why is it that the fate of individual trees often elicits strong emotional responses from people? And what role does personal, cultural or national identity play in this dynamic?
Remembering Contested and Repressed Pasts
The workshop is part of the Professional skills workshops offered by the Norwegian Research School in History. This workshop, organized by the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, will address the role of historians in debating and taking part in contested memorialization processes. The course will be held over two days (two half days).
What does it mean to listen to the ending of a world that has always already ended? How can we attend to what has been there but heard elsewhere, by someone else, that may not be ours to hear? This week, geographer and sound artist Anja Kanngieser will introduce Climates of Listening, an ongoing conversation and collaboration with predominantly women, queer and transgender people in the Pacific.