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This workshop brings together scholars, students and administrative staff at the University of Oslo to envision ways of transforming university education in the age of the Anthropocene.
What are the ethical and political issues at work in the study of meat and dairy production? How can we be ethical witnesses to industrial-scale animal suffering?
How to better understand predicaments of environmental uncertainty? Felix Riede, Professor of Climate Change Archaeology and Environmental Humanities and OSEH Professor II, presents the 'palaeoenvironmental humanities' and its prospects to open up new interpretive and comparative terrain for the examination of human-climate relations.
How does a pandemic reveal inherent socioeconomic and ecological inequalities in an already vulnerable and polarised society? Anwesha Dutta, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, presents notions on the social and political effects of COVID-19 and the lockdown in India.
How to get beyond a neoclassical theory of economic growth? Economist Marie Storli, leader of Rethinking Economics Norway will speak about ways of rethinking and democratizing standard economic theories on which climate-economy models are based.
This session we are exploring Marx's concept of metabolic rift, as well as the division of labour and how it plays into the work we do as environmental humanities scholars.
In accordance with UiO's measures to prevent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) this event has been cancelled.
How come western countries consume more meat than ever despite of its negative impacts? Agronomist, ethnologist and cultural historian, Karen Lykke Syse, talks about how meat consumption in Norway is being justified by history and culture.
How can the environmental humanities engage more critically with topics of religion? Associate professor in Japan Studies and project leader Aike Rots presents Whales of Power and the research project's main objectives.
What does the digital shift mean for historians? This workshop explores some of the key methodological questions historians encounter when we start using digital tools to answer historical questions. It will also provide training in using digital source materials.
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.
CANCELLED. We will try to bring Lene Hodge back at another time in the future.
How to address the double bind between growth and sustainability? In this talk, anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen engages with the climate crisis in Queensland, Australia. He asks how different knowledge regimes identify and interpret facts differently, and how this creates conflicting depictions of the world and solutions to humanity's problems.
How does the construction and development of land based wind power affect nature and people's relationship to the outdoors? Vidar Lindefjeld, legal advisor and co-founder of La Naturen Leve, talks about the impact of interventions in nature caused by wind power structures.
Join our February meeting on the topic of the Blue Humanities, or the study of the history and cultural imaginary of the ocean.
Earth system scientist Jana Sillmann introduces her work for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and shows how climate extremes and their associated risks are assessed across disciplines.
How can the University of Oslo become a greener university? Christen Andreas Wroldsen, president of UiO's Student Parliament, will talk about the need to build a more sustainable UiO.
What values are espoused in the philosophy of New Agrarianism, and how does the concrete practice of permaculture fit into the picture?
What is the role of history in society? This 3 ECTS course will investigate the public role of historians.
What can we learn from octopuses?
How have past societies dealt with climate change? Dominik Collet talks about new approaches in the emerging field of climate history.
Music is seen as the most immaterial of the arts, and recorded music as a progress of dematerialization—an evolution from physical discs to invisible digits. In Decomposed, Kyle Devine offers another perspective.
How do we make sense of our environment through our ears? What are soundscapes and how can we study them?
Can musical aesthetics register the turbulence of living together with volcanoes? Tore Størvold talks about geosociality and the ecocritical analysis of Icelandic music.
Can we integrate art and academic practice to find new ways of representing other-than-human species? How do we engage in storytelling that adequately describes our kinship with the more-than human world?
How do people’s experiences and fears of air pollution transform into new visions of sustainability and creative forms of action? We have invited Mette Halskov Hansen to talk about the Airborne project, exploring the human dimensions of air pollution in China.