Guest lectures and seminars


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Time and place: Nov. 18, 2020 3:00 PM5:00 PM, virtual meeting (Zoom)

Englicious, a resource for teaching English grammar, is an example of how academics might reach out beyond the universtiy. Guest talk by Professor Bas Aarts (University College London)

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Time and place: May 4, 2020 2:00 PM4:00 PM, Aud 1, Georg Svedrups Hus

This year’s LCE Annual Lecture will be held by Stefan Collini.

Et gigantisk høyt tårn strekker seg mot himmelen. Lavt landskap rundt. Maleri. 
Time and place: Mar. 26, 2020 4:15 PM6:00 PM, P. A. Munchs hus, Seminar room 2

This event has been cancelled to prevent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Guest lecture by Tim Machan from Notre Dame University, USA.

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Time and place: Oct. 21, 2019 9:15 AMOct. 22, 2019 11:15 AM, Monday: Georg Sverdrup building, Undervisningsrom 3. Tuesday: Georg Morgenstierne building, Seminarrom 115

You are cordially invited to three master classes on the forms and functions of punctuation in Late Middle English and Early Modern English. The classes will present three very different perspectives on punctuation, which remains an understudied area. The classes will be relevant to anyone working on historical texts, also non-English ones, not only for the theoretical perspectives on whether punctuation is prosodic or syntactic, but also because editors (and corpus compilers) have a long history of suppressing what punctuation marks are present in the historical source materials themselves.

The event is in part financed by LingPhil, in part by ILOS, which funding is gratefully acknowledged.


Siri Hustvedt
Time and place: May 27, 2019 4:00 PM6:00 PM, Georg Sverdrups Hus, Auditorium 1

Siri Hustvedt, renowned author of novels, poems, essays as well as non-fiction, used her own mother and Jane Austen as starting point for a discussion of the cognitive sciences and the workings of the mind in a lecture entitled “Poetic Logic”.

Several lusophone writers of the period 1840-1919
Time and place: May 13, 2019 5:00 PM8:00 PM, PAM 4

Under the scope of the ongoing COST action "Distant Reading for European Literary History", João Marques Lopes will discuss literary historical concepts such as romanticism, realism, naturalism, symbolism and modernism in the Portuguese and Brazilian literary field during the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century. (This lecture will be in Portuguese.)

Time and place: May 9, 2019 11:00 AM1:00 PM, PAM Sem 2

ILOS and "Founds in Translation: Southern Europe/Norden" is please to invite you to a half-day seminar with our guest speakers Alessandro Zironi and Espido Freire.

Time and place: Apr. 29, 2019Apr. 30, 2019, 12th floor, Niels Treschows hus, Blindern

ILOS is pleased to invite you to a seminar with Ranjan Ghosh, Lene Johannessen and Sumana Roy. Open for all. 

Alpo Honkapohja
Time and place: Apr. 23, 2019 12:15 PM2:00 PM, Seminar room 8, P. A. Munchs hus

Public lecture by Dr Alpo Honkapohja, postdoctor at the University of Edinburgh.

Map of Lisbon showing density of retailing and services as mentioned in literary sources
Time and place: Apr. 9, 2019 2:00 PM4:00 PM, PAM 11

Based on projects developed in recent years, at the NOVA University of Lisbon, on literary landscapes and urban history, using digital tools, namely geographic information systems, Daniel Alves will discuss the concepts of "close reading" and "distant reading".

Time and place: Apr. 5, 2019 10:15 AM12:00 PM, Møterom 389, P. A. Munchs hus

Open lecture by Zdenka Weber, PhD, musicologist and diplomat.

Time and place: Mar. 29, 2019 11:00 AM12:30 PM, Seminarrom 360, P.A. Munchs hus
Time and place: Mar. 28, 2019 4:15 PM, Undervisningsrom 2, Georg Sverdrups hus
Time and place: Sep. 27, 2018 8:00 AMSep. 28, 2018 5:00 PM, Hanna Ryggen room, Lucy Smith hus

September 27-28, 2018

Hannah Ryggen room, Lucy Smith hus

University of Oslo [Map]

The 2015–2016 phenomenon labeled the “migrant crisis” and the “refugee crisis” generated intense discussions in the public spheres of various European societies, as well as in their private spheres. An important part of these discussions was identity negotiations: who are “we” and who are “they”? What do we want our societies and public spaces to be like? What are our values? Migration has caused visible changes in public spaces, and in the ways that receiving and transit countries see themselves, their past and future, and neighboring countries.

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Time and place: Sep. 18, 2018 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Auditorium 6, Eilert Sundts hus

A seminar to mark the centenary of “Votes for Women”, the introduction of a female franchise in the UK through the Representation of the People Act of 1918

Talk by Caroline Flint, MP

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Time and place: Apr. 26, 2018 6:00 PM8:00 PM, PAM 3

An extra lecture in Portuguese on the social movements in Portugal after the Carnation revolution of 25 April 1974, by Professor Luísa Tiago de Oliveira from ISCTE-IUL.

Demosntration in Lisbon 1 May 1975
Time and place: Apr. 25, 2018 4:15 PM6:00 PM, PAM 10

Luísa Tiago de Oliveira from ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute will be talking about the genesis and the consequences of the 25th of April 1974 in Portugal for European, African and global history. (Her talk is available here)

Time and place: Mar. 9, 2018 4:00 PM6:00 PM, Sophus Bugges hus

An open conversation with a renowned film director, writer, photographer and artist.

Photograph of Yuri Andrukhovych
Time and place: Feb. 21, 2018 4:30 PM7:30 PM, Sophus Bugges hus, Seminarrom 1

A moderated discussion open to audience participation, with topics ranging from nationhood and war to literature and language — the whole Ukrainian experience, from one public intellectual's point of view. Followed by a literary performance.

Time and place: Apr. 11, 2016 1:00 PM3:00 PM, 12 etg Niels Treschows hus

The guest lecture is part of the Lecture Series «Reading, Mind and Body». Open for all.

Time and place: Mar. 14, 2016 1:00 PM3:00 PM, 12 etg Niels Treschows hus

The guest lecture is part of the Lecture Series «Reading, Mind and Body». Open for all.