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Published July 16, 2013 2:22 PM

They chained themselves to bridges and went on hungerstrike. What people wanted was a road that connects them to the wider world. – Roads are perfect spaces for studying connections and crises, says anthropologist Penny Harvey.

Published June 4, 2013 12:22 PM

The conference 'Europe in crises, Europe as the crisis?', which was staged on 14-15 March 2013, discussed the EU’s profound existential crisis. The event was organised by ARENA’s John Erik Fossum and Agustín José Menéndez and gathered prominent international scholars as well as experts with first-hand experience from working with the common monetary policy.

Published June 4, 2013 12:04 PM

The EPISTO project staged its kick-off conference in Oslo on 4-5 April 2013. Around 60 participants contributed to a real kick-start of the project, which is lead by Cathrine Holst at ARENA.

Published June 1, 2013 5:24 PM

Why are so many people who are fully aware of the climate crisis staying silent and inactive? Sociologist Kari Marie Norgaard travelled from the US to a small town in Western Norway to find the answer.

Published May 22, 2013 3:13 PM

What are the implications of the current European crisis for democracy and employment in a long-term perspective? What does it mean that various parts of Europe move in different directions at the same time? ARENA has been granted NOK 24 million from the Research Council of Norway for a cross-disciplinary project to investigate the emerging segmentation in Europe.

Published Apr. 25, 2013 3:06 PM

It was one of the worst economic crashes in history: A conversation with anthropologist Gísli Pálsson about the meltdown in Iceland, dubious entanglements between universities and business, racist and sexist neoliberal discourses, and the need for academic activism.

Published Apr. 11, 2013 10:17 PM

Poor people are most affected by climate change, economic crises and discrimination. Anthropologist Astrid Bredholt Stensrud wants to find out how people go about it.

Published Apr. 11, 2013 3:54 PM

– We can reduce our energy use only through a radically different vision of what it means to be modern, says anthropologist Harold Langford Wilhite.

Published Apr. 5, 2013 12:56 AM

Many poor people have been forcibly evicted from their homes in the name of nature conservation. "To protect nature we have to transcend the separation of humans from nature", argues anthropologist Knut G. Nustad.

Published Mar. 25, 2013 1:59 PM

An increasing number of companies move their businesses to low cost countries. Elisabeth Schober is studying what offshoring means for workers and local communities.

Published Mar. 13, 2013 10:50 AM

Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen has been invited by MILEN to speak about humanity's biggest crisis and how researchers can contribute to an original and alternative perspective on globalisation. The seminar will take place on 15 March 2013, 13.15-14.15, in Auditorium 6, Eilert Sundts Building.

Published Feb. 4, 2013 4:48 PM

A new research project looks at how some of our world’s most serious crises are interconnected and what can be done about them. “It is about time that anthropology begins to address the large issues confronting humanity”, says Thomas Hylland Eriksen.

Published Jan. 3, 2013 1:21 PM

A child`s birth weight can explain brain development later in life.

Published Dec. 21, 2012 10:33 AM

In his 1814-lecture, Jan-Werner Müller discussed how the fear of unconstrained collectivism helped shape the constitutional democracies of post-war Europe. Fear is also driving many of Europe’s current populist movements.

Published Oct. 24, 2012 2:55 PM

What do we do when the questions are too great for all of us? What do we do when we are so detached from nature that we no longer feel responsible for the man-made changes on the Earth?

Published Oct. 10, 2012 9:15 AM

Why are some people more vulnerable to depression than others? The short variant of a gene combined with stressful life events is enough to trigger a depressive episode.

Published Oct. 3, 2012 3:09 PM

Citizenship is the building block of modern political communities. Espen D. H. Olsen shows how this notion has been part of a struggle of ideas of the European Union.

Published June 10, 2012 3:01 PM

– Breivik acted alone, but was not thinking on his own. There are groups in Europe that see themselves in a clash of cultures, a thinking that is based on myths of the history of Europe. We need to restore the vision of the cosmopolitan Europe, was professor Seyla Benhabib's message when she gave the ARENA Lecture 2012.

Published Apr. 30, 2012 8:32 AM

Telenor has just signed an agreement with the University in Oslo to establish a joint research and innovation programme that will lasts three years. The initiative is an example of how Telenor team up with external partners to do open innovation.

Published Apr. 17, 2012 4:03 PM

People tend to be less satisfied with a decision if they arrived at it after changing their minds – even if the outcome is the same.

Published Feb. 17, 2012 9:00 AM

In many European countries there are negative attitudes towards immigrants, which may be due to fear. Now a team of researchers have developed a tool to measure xenophobia.

Published Feb. 9, 2012 11:35 AM

Which of the figures below is brightest in the middle? Maybe when your brain plays tricks on you it isn’t a mistake, but rather a sort of improvement on reality.

Published Jan. 4, 2012 2:23 PM

The RECON project's final conference was held in Oslo on November 24 – 26. The three-day event started with a public seminar on ‘Europe’s democratic challenge’, where research coordinators and affiliated scholars presented findings from 5 years of research to a large audience

Published Oct. 28, 2011 12:00 AM

The European Union (EU) is not a state, yet it has developed a foreign policy. How can this be and what characterises this policy? Does it differ from foreign policy as it is conventionally understood, and if so, in what way is it different? And how can it be that the member states are able to agree to common policies despite their often initially diverging interests? These are the questions raised in Marianne Riddervold’s dissertation.

Published Oct. 24, 2011 2:58 PM

The methadone maintenance treatment programme recommended by the health authorities in Norway is a high dose programme. Professor Lianne Woodward from New Zealand urges caution.