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Published Nov. 21, 2016 12:44 PM

The historic UN climate agreement has entered into force. Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, has little confidence in the agreement, and claims that climate change needs to be addressed locally, not globally.

Protests in Pretoria, South Africa.
Published Nov. 2, 2016 2:05 PM

- We need new strategies to understand what is happening and why people are responding in similar ways all over the world, says anthropologist Vito Laterza.

Group photo of the heads of GLOBUS' research groups
Published Oct. 27, 2016 3:06 PM

Since its inception the European Union has proclaimed an ambition to promote justice at the global level. But what precisely is the EU’s contribution to global justice? What could a just foreign policy look like? These were among the questions discussed at the launch of the ARENA-coordinated GLOBUS project.

Published Oct. 11, 2016 8:30 AM

The health authorities in Norway have not yet established a clinical follow-up program for children born to drug-addicted mothers. New research emphasizes that these children have a real need for it. 

Published Oct. 7, 2016 1:33 PM

We like eating meat more than the thought of eating animals. Scientists conclude that we choose not to really think about what we eat, because if we do we lose the appetite. 

Published Sep. 30, 2016 10:10 AM

How to link development and poverty eradication with sustainability, migration and security? Read the Global Justice Blog for an analysis of the main points of contestation in the EU's upcoming review of its common development policy. 

Gaston Gardillo
Published Sep. 29, 2016 2:51 PM

Gastón Gordillo will present this years Eilert Sundt-lecture on October 20th. The anthropologist is analyzing how these violent transformations in the form and texture of terrain affect local people, the trees and animals.

brexit wordle
Published June 13, 2016 10:52 AM

The closer the relationship a non-member has to the EU, the more the EU sets the terms of operation for that state, John Erik Fossum writes, drawing some lessons from Norway in the event of a future Brexit.

Norway and EU flags
Published May 30, 2016 12:21 PM

Although European states such as Norway or Switzerland have different kinds of relationships with the EU, they are all becoming increasingly integrated into it, without any formal say. These states have given up national sovereignty without any compensation at EU level, and the UK’s debate should be mindful of the hegemonic nature of relations between the EU and its closely associated non-members.  

EU Britain Flags
Published May 12, 2016 2:51 PM

Can the Brits actually decide if they want out of the EU on the 23rd of June?

Published May 3, 2016 11:05 AM

ARENA has been awarded a prestigious grant from Horizon 2020 to establish a PhD network on the EU’s post-crisis legitimacy. Prof. Chris Lord will coordinate the research in a network of 20 partners.

Published Apr. 20, 2016 3:42 PM

Mgr. Jana Karlová, Ph.D. from the Czech Republic will be on a research stay at the Department of Social Anthropology and to our project from  April 17th to April 30th 2016.

Electric! Nina Chung Mathiesen (left) has tested tDCS and warns against daily use. James Roe is holding the tDCS-kit. Photo: Svein H. Milde
Published Apr. 20, 2016 2:58 PM

Electrical stimulation of the brain´s cells whilst solving challenging tasks can lead to mental overload.

Island Chief Telematua confronts menacing frigate birds while the sea rises. From the climate change stage drama ‘Moana: the Rising of the Sea’:  (Photo: Edvard Hviding)
Published Apr. 20, 2016 12:47 PM

Climate change is not only about extreme weather and rising seas but also about new forms of citizenship, solidarity, and resistance. “We still know too little about the human dimensions of climate change”, says social anthropologist Edvard Hviding of the University of Bergen.

Published Mar. 23, 2016 5:18 PM

The country that host some of the largest numbers of refugees. A natural wonder under threat. A government building in Norway’s capital. And a retreat in the rainforest that “heals the world”. These are the four fieldsites of Overheating’s four new master’s students.

Published Feb. 3, 2016 9:57 AM

The cover of her new book shows an Arab man feeding a baby milk from a bottle. “This is my way of moving Middle Eastern gender studies in a new direction,” says Nefissa Naguib, who has recently joined the Department of Social Anthropology at the University in Oslo.

Published Feb. 2, 2016 1:37 PM

While awaiting collective European action, the refugees are thrown back and forth between states protecting their borders.

Garbage collector at the dump outside of Brasilia. Photo: Steve Evans, flickr
Published Jan. 19, 2016 11:11 PM

How to solve some of the smaller and bigger problems of our time? Anthropologist Michael Thompson believes in the power of creativity from below.

Published Dec. 29, 2015 9:23 AM

The differences between people who fear migrants and those who welcome them are not as clear-cut as commonly assumed. This insight can be a starting point for better discussions about how to live together in times of migration and economic downturn, suggests Cathrine Thorleifsson.

Published Dec. 22, 2015 12:53 AM

The EU’s gender equality policy lacks a clear vision and distinct commitments, Finnish political science professor Johanna Kantola claimed while taking stock of the Union’s policies at the seminar ‘Europeanisation of gender equality policies’.

Published Dec. 21, 2015 10:01 PM

The actual meaning of yesterday’s Spanish elections will very much depend on the art of politics. Today the parties are not so much into government formation, but more into securing a majority in the potential forthcoming elections.

Published Dec. 21, 2015 2:03 PM

Why it’s so problematic to be a reluctant European, an associated non-member of the European Union.

Published Dec. 15, 2015 10:17 AM

The truism is that crises create more integration. Although this has been the case in the past, there is no guarantee that it will be so in the future. Now the crises are numerous, and they also reveal the weaknesses of the EU structure.

Published Dec. 9, 2015 2:57 PM

Several anthropologists are currently doing fieldwork to collect objects, video clips and sound bites that help us rethink the way we deal with things we no longer need.

Published Dec. 2, 2015 8:30 AM

Marianne E. Lien has been interviewed for an article that focuses on salmon's identity crisis in the science magazine Nautilus.

Read the full article Is Farmed Salmon Really Salmon? The staple fish is having an identity crisis.