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Research groups

We study conceptions of children and youth and ideas about how they should be educated, raised, shaped or engaged, in European and Norwegian history.

A field, trees on the horizon and gray skies. Landscape painting.

Re-thinking modernist art, architecture, and visual culture.

Stone ornament of a sad/grumpy man with glasses.

The research group explores theoretical and methodological aspects of the study of verbal art.

Traditionally concerned with the principles of valid inference, contemporary logic is a diverse and interdisciplinary field unified by a common core in formal logic.

A painting by Vogt, depicting a landscape with a group of people in the foreground.

How were Greek and Roman texts, images, and ideas employed in the formation of Norwegian national identity in the 19th century? 

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This research group studies the origins, developments and interactions of the two most persistent and influential literary genres, the novel and the epic, from antiquity to the Middle Ages, the Early Modern Period and the present.

A glass sphere warps light - optical illusion

Oslo Mind Group is a research network for people in the Oslo area that work on the philosophy of mind and related areas.

Group of people in a meeting. Photo.

The Practical Philosophy Group is a network for research cooperation within four fields: Political and Legal Philosophy, Applied and Normative Ethics, History of Ethics and Political Philosophy, and Metaethics and Moral Psychology.

A girl whispering to a boy. Photo.

We investigate how speakers go beyond linguistically encoded meaning in communication, and how children develop this ability.

Old illustration of Sorø Academy with gardens.

The Enlightenment was crucial in shaping modern European thought and society. What characterized the Enlightenment in Norway and the North?

An old building with human formed columns. City view also. Photo.

We study ancient philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through the Classical and Hellenistic periods down to Late Antiquity and the Early Christian era.

Three women are by the river bank. One woman takes a picture, using a camera obscura, of a woman and child walking over a wooden bridge. Landscape painting.

What place do visual objects have in our society?