Klima kan utløse hungersnød, men er ikke avgjørende for hvor hardt den rammer
27. nov. 2020 11:25
Kulde og regn utløste en av tidenes største sultkatastrofer i Europa. Men da folk sultet i den lille istiden, var det like mye en menneskeskapt krise.
Blir plasten i havet vår kulturarv?
15. okt. 2020 11:30
Strandsøppel kan fortelle framtidas generasjoner om hvordan vi lever i dag. Arkeolog mener det setter vår forståelse av kulturarv på prøve.
Disputas: Slik lagde man farger i antikken
4. feb. 2021 12:30
Master Ariadne Kostomitsopoulou Marketou ved Institutt for arkeologi, konservering og historie vil forsvare sin avhandling A matter of Colour: Pigment production on late Hellenistic Kos through the material remains of a 1 st c. BCE workshop for graden philosophiae doctor (ph.d).
WEBINAR: Genomics, Ecology and Epidemiology of the Historical Plagues: Rethinking Modalities of Spread and Transmission. Environmental Lunchtime Discussion.
10. feb. 2021 12:15
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.
Disputas: Nytt lys på Albert Viljam Hagelin – Quislings høyre hånd
11. feb. 2021 12:30
Cand. philol. Nina Drolsum Kroglund vil forsvare sin avhandling Hagelin - Quislings høyre hånd for graden doctor philosophiae (dr. philos.).
Dissertation writing: How to write introductions to chapters and articles (1 ECTS)
17. feb. 2021 00:00
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.
WEBINAR: Data Stories and Virtual Wildlife: Examining Future Directions in Citizen Sensing in Wildlife Surveillance. Environmental Lunchtime Discussion.
17. feb. 2021 12:15
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?
WEBINAR: The Green Roadmap for the Cultural Sector. Environmental Lunchtime Discussion.
24. feb. 2021 12:15
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?
Methodological and theoretical problems in history (online course)
1. mars 2021 09:15
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.
WEBINAR: Climate Change Temporalities: Some Results from a Research Project. Environmental Lunchtime Discussion.
3. mars 2021 12:15
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”.
WEBINAR: Plant-human Hybrids in Contemporary Fiction. Environmental Lunchtime Discussion
10. mars 2021 12:15
Can monstrous plants help human beings imagine and transform themselves into more sustainable creatures? In this talk, Dr. Astrid Møller-Olsen analyses fictional plant-human hybrids that question the nature-culture dichotomy and explore alternative paths to understanding the planet as a cross-species environment.
WEBINAR: Researching Environmental Humanities in Venice. Environmental Lunchtime Discussion.
17. mars 2021 12:15
How do different universities engage with the question of what "environmental humanities" should entail? Daniel Andrew Finch-Race, associate professor at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, and his colleagues offer their perspectives on their methods and topics.
WEBINAR: Dynamic Territory: A Normative Framework for Territory in the Post-Holocene. Environmental Lunchtime Discussion.
24. mars 2021 12:15
How to think about territorial rights and duties in a world where the relative stability and predictability of Holocene conditions are gone? In this talk, associate professor in philosophy Alejandra Mancilla claims that political theorists require a new model for thinking about land, natural resources and our relationship to them, and suggest how this may be done.
WEBINAR: Fictionality in New Materialism. Environmental Lunchtime Discussion
7. apr. 2021 12:15
Why does the recent turn to matter in critical theory so often invoke fiction to explain its ideas? In this lunch talk, Tobias Skiveren, assistant professor at Aarhus University (DK), will discuss this question based his recent publication in Theory, Culture & Society.
WEBINAR: Pollution Pittoresque. Representation of Smoke in Frits Thaulow’s fin de siècle Landscapes. Environmental Lunchtime Discussion.
28. apr. 2021 12:15
Frits Thaulow (1847-1906) was in his own time often referred to as the painter of "the Stream, the Snow and the Night." To this one can add "Smoke". In many of his most captivating landscapes, Thaulow captured signs of modern industry such as smoke from factory chimneys, and steam from trains. Øystein Sjåstad, associate professor in art history at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas offers his perspectives on the beautification of pollution.
WEBINAR: National Park in Østmarka. Environmental Lunchtime Discussion
12. mai 2021 12:15
There has been proposed to establish a national park in Østmarka south of Oslo. It will eventually be the first one in a lowland coniferous forest in Norway. In this talk, professor Leif Ryvarden, professor in mycology at the University of Oslo, will give us his perspectives on the many national parks around Norway.
WEBINAR: When Mimicry is the Last Song Left. Environmental Lunchtime Discussion.
19. mai 2021 12:15
What messages are coded through the nonhuman voice, beyond music and semantics? How do animals witness, record, and replay the sounds of anthropogenic incursion? How might their calls pluralize human narratives of extinction and biodiversity loss? This talk will consider bird mimicry as an agential and unsettling sonic facsimile, sent live and direct from The Field. Mark Peter Wright, postdoctoral researcher at CRiSAP, University of the Arts, London, shares his research.