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Published July 3, 2019 12:12 PM

Mussolini and the Italian fascists used Latin – the language of powerful men like Caesar and Augustus — to portray themselves as the rightful heirs of the Roman Empire.

Published Nov. 20, 2018 2:20 PM

Martin Luther referred to her as "crazy Birgitta", while August Strindberg called her a "devilish woman".  Saint Birgitta of Sweden had a strong influence on female writers and philosophers during the Renaissance in Italy.  This is revealed by new research at UiO.

Published May 22, 2018 2:36 PM

In the UiO’s papyrus collection are receipts, passport stamps and personal texts about love.

Published Mar. 14, 2017 12:03 PM

For over 70 years seven different countries have claimed sovereignty over parts of Antarctica. But are these claims legitimate? This issue is now going to be considered by a group of philosophers.

Published Dec. 2, 2015 9:34 AM

Truth. Race. Knowledge. Man. Woman. These concepts define how we think about the world and ourselves, but they are not stable. Many concepts are defective and should be improved. Some must be revised.

Published May 7, 2015 10:14 AM

Design is not merely creating something. Design can kill, and design can bring about global progress. Visions of a more sustainable future can be found in the history of design. Now these visions are being dug up.

Published Nov. 5, 2014 11:42 AM

In Roman Egypt, 14-year-old boys were enrolled in a youth organization in order to learn to be good citizens.

Published Nov. 28, 2013 10:27 AM

Edvard Munch produced his lithographs as part of a communication strategy that also included network-building and extensive use of the media.

Published Sep. 13, 2013 2:41 PM

Permitting extreme utterances in public discourse will enhance rather than counteract prejudices prevailing in society, says Norwegian scholar.

Published July 8, 2013 11:45 AM

Dioscorus of Aphrodito was the last poet of antiquity. Most likely, he was also involved in business with a monastery; this we can learn from a letter from the 6th century. The papyrus document belongs to the University of Oslo Library.