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Published Dec. 4, 2018 1:08 PM

To put it briefly: Ethnic Russians were much less loyal to the Soviet regime in their encounters with the German occupiers than historians have believed up to now. This is the story told by UiO researcher Johannes Due Enstad, who has recently published a book about the German occupation of Northwest Russia during World War 2.

Published May 9, 2018 2:29 PM

What makes closely related languages have a different word order? This is what researchers in the Faculty of Humanities will find out.

Published Apr. 23, 2018 2:46 PM

Karl Ove Knausgaard was criticized for writing too fast. His reviewers felt it affected the quality of his work. The same view dominated in the seventeenth century. The ideal was that writers should take their time.

Published Jan. 21, 2016 10:00 AM

The few thousand Norwegians who emigrated to Latin America in the years from 1820 to 1940 went their own ways. Many of them never saw their dreams fulfilled and returned home disappointed.

Published June 11, 2015 12:30 PM

We read novels in translation with an idea that we are reading the original text. And that is the way we want it, according to Cecilia Alvstad, researcher at the Faculty of Humanities.

Published Mar. 28, 2014 3:26 PM

The powerful Russian political elite restricts freedom of speech by using quasi-legal harassment. A typing error on a form can prevent an opposition politician from running for Office.

Published Oct. 3, 2013 11:41 AM

Our encounter with other cultures creates a need to label our own culture and traditions.

Published Apr. 22, 2013 11:21 AM

The quest for spirituality is a feature of contemporary society. But we no longer believe in the one true religion. We make up our own metaphysical pick and mix. Harry Potter is just such a mix.