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Bilde av Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen
Time and place: Sep. 20, 2021 12:15 PM1:30 PM, Eilert Sundts hus aud. 7

Muhammads livshistorie har alltid blitt tolket opp mot samtidens idealer. I dette seminaret viser Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen hvordan. 

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Time and place: Sep. 15, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom.

This presentation explores the historical transformations of technoscientific understandings of space and their relation to nature and agriculture

Time and place: Sep. 10, 2021 1:00 PM5:00 PM, 12.etg. NT

Welcome to Kick-off seminar 10 September 2021!

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Time and place: Sep. 8, 2021 3:00 PM4:30 PM, Zoom (sign up)

China’s economic reforms have caused rapid growth for a period of forty years. The Chinese Communist Party’s gradualist approach to reform was not inevitable. What were the alternative routes and why were they abandoned? What new obstacles for further Chinese economic development may change its future course?

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Time and place: Sep. 8, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom.

The lecture by professor Ingun Grimstad Klepp and journalist Tone Skårdal Tobiasson invites the audience into the world of textiles, where currently an important environmental battle about how "sustainability" should be defined and understood is being fought. The presenters guide the audience through the sad fate of wool in Europe, both quite concretely (about 80% is thrown away) and in the comparison tools where wool is designated as an even bigger environmental loser. They will showcase the role of the small and local in the inevitable transformation ahead and how green-washing is flooding not only marketing, but also in policy strategies with circular focus.

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Time and place: Sep. 6, 2021 7:00 PM10:00 PM, Zoom

What futurities of climate are enacted by the IPCC, and how are they involved with historical temporalizations of human-induced processes of more-than-human change?

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Time and place: Sep. 1, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom.

This talk by environmental anthropologist Pierre du Plessis explores the skilled practice of tracking as a method for noticing and theorizing landscape change. Beginning with an overview of my work in the Kalahari Desert, Botswana, he shows how tracking involves an attunement to broader landscape relations in ways that exceed the exclusive relationship to animals usually associated with tracking. 

Doktorgradskandidat Niangwujia
Time and place: Aug. 20, 2021 9:00 AM, Zoom

Master Niangwujia at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages will defend his dissertation Mountain Deities in Northeast Tibet (Amdo): Narrative and Ritual in the Cult of A-myes sTag-lung for the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD).

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Time and place: June 22, 2021 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Zoom

How can notions of queerness help us better understand the environment and what we stand to lose in the climate crisis?

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Time and place: June 18, 2021 10:00 AM11:30 AM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom

How may we grasp meaning beyond the boundaries of biological species? In this talk Dominique Lestel, will explore ‘zoo-futurism’ as setting up the basis of an ego-ecology – to incarnate and to feel biodiversity not from the point of view of the first person, but from the point of view of a first person; to feel its richness and importance from a personal point of view.

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Time and place: June 17, 2021 12:00 PM3:00 PM, Zoom

We want to invite you to an open mid-term evaluation with our PhD-fellow in Environmental Humanities, Laura op de Beke. To comment on the candidates work, we have invited  Dr. Merlin Seller from The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, where they lecture in Design and Screen Cultures.

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Time and place: June 16, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom.

Artist and activist Jordan Seiler talks us through his text ´Reaffirming Engagement´, which considers the artistic and activist strategies of ´subvertising´ as a means of breathing life back into our streets post-covid-19. In particular, he´ll shed light on how this form of civil disobedience challenges the dominant narratives presented to us in our shared public spaces, and how a civic-media alternative is beneficial to the health and well-being of a city and its inhabitants.

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Time and place: June 16, 2021June 19, 2021, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
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Time and place: June 15, 2021 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Sophus Bugges hus, Seminarrom 1

OSEH-kollaboratoriet «Kritisk petroestetikk» inviterer til åpen gjesteforelesning med Anne Karin Sæther.

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Time and place: June 9, 2021 6:00 PM7:30 PM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom.

The Bionic Natures collaboratory is hosting a public talk by Mick Geerits and Arthur Gouillart, who will present their collaborative project Augmented Nature—a set of robotic tools designed to help animals survive the ongoing planetary mass extinction.

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Time and place: June 9, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom.

Sarah Prosser and Amy Franceschini (Futurefarmers) discuss their interdisciplinary collaboration for Action Stories, which brings the two together to reflect on the seemingly unrelated fields of geology and social innovation.

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Time and place: June 9, 2021June 18, 2021, Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain
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Time and place: June 2, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom

Sami scholar Liisa-Rávná Finbog discusses The Story of Terra Nullius, a deeply-moving and personal account of her Indigenous upbringing and Sami perspectives on land, nature, sovereignty, ownership and resource extraction.

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Time and place: May 28, 2021 12:15 PM2:00 PM, Zoom

A seminar with Dr. Olmo Gölz. Access requires registration, please register here.

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Time and place: May 26, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom.

Impatient to act, we are wary of anything that looks like time-wasting, and an action demanding as much time and patience as attention inevitably slows things down. Yet slowness is not opposed to change; changing human behaviour is slow work, and change in human behaviour is now what is at stake. Simone Kotva, research fellow at the Faculty of Theology at UiO, shares her perspectives. 

Time and place: May 25, 2021, Online symposium.
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Time and place: May 20, 2021 10:00 AM11:00 AM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom

How might attention to worlds of meaning extend beyond the human, and how may this matter for conservation?  In this lecture, Marianne Lien, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, explores how worlds, such as specific landscapes, are sustained through reciprocal and ongoing practices and affordances.

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Time and place: May 19, 2021 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on Zoom.

What messages are coded through the nonhuman voice? 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. 

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Time and place: May 19, 2021June 2, 2021, ZOOM

This is a online conference organized by IKOS taking place over two weeks.

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Time and place: May 19, 2021May 21, 2021, University of Oslo, Faculty of Humanities.

An international workshop on comparative study of autocratic leaders as savior figures.