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Time and place: Apr. 4, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Auditorium 2, Georg Sverdrups hus, University of Oslo Library (UBO)

On Tuesday 4 April Professor Bo Stråth and Professor Hans-Jörg Trenz will present main conclusions from their newly published books on Europe's past and present.  

Andrew Abbott
Time and place: May 8, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, A3, Eilert Sundts hus, Moltke Moesvei 31

Building on his life-long engagement in the sociology of knowledge, Andrew Abbott will explore the relationship between research and policy in his talk at Eilert Sundts Hus, UIO.

Time and place: June 8, 2017 9:00 AM - June 9, 2017 5:00 PM, University of Oslo, Norway

Welcome to the 10th INAS Conference: "Segregation in schools and neighborhoods: consequences and dynamics”.


Time and place: Mar. 16, 2017 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM, Auditorium 4, Eilert Sundts Hus, University of Oslo (Bindern Campus)

We are pleased to invite you to the next event of the Cities & Society seminar series.

The Extraordinary Rendition of Circulations: grounding dispossession in the mega-event accumulation regime. By Christopher Gaffney

Breakfast is served from 09:00

Time and place: Feb. 15, 2017 9:00 AM - Feb. 18, 2017 5:00 PM, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo

Environmental movements use the slogan “System Change, not Climate Change.” It points out that international negotiations and technological innovations repeatedly fail to reduce carbon emissions levels, and that our societies need to be profoundly transformed to prevent disastrous climate change.

Time and place: Jan. 20, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Harriet Holters hus: Seminarrom 301

The southern Indian state of Kerala has long attracted attention for its remarkable achievements in human development. This talk focuses on Kerala’s development experience in democratic decentralisation and asks what lessons Kerala might offer regarding the relationship between climate change adaptation and its participatory governance?


Kerala's bold political experiments are situated in a framework that discusses propositional politics, progressive political agency and the idea of the sub-rosa as an exploratory and inventive modality and layer of space

Time and place: Jan. 19, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Deichmanske hovedbibliotek

Do you ever get scared, provoked or engaged by a book you read? Could a novel about climate change inspire your environmental engagement? Can literature make us change our habits and see the relationship between nature, climate, society and individuals in new ways? Can literature help us engage in the societal changes that climate change demands? And how do dystopian future scenarios affect us, compared to the more hopeful scenarios?

Portrait of Prof. Lamont
Time and place: Jan. 6, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Institute for Social Research

by Michèle Lamont of Harvard University

Portrait of Prof. Lamont
Time and place: Jan. 5, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Aud. 1, Eilert Sundts hus blokk A

by Michèle Lamont of Harvard University

Time and place: Nov. 23, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Nedjma, Litteraturhuset

Are you interested in wine and how it will be influenced by climate change? Join us at Litteraturhuset and hear what a researcher, a wine expert and a Norwegian wine producer see as opportunities and challenges in a changing climate. 

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Time and place: Nov. 22, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Seminar room 101, Harriet Holters hus

Join us for a interesting seminar on the interconnectedness between Climate change, Land, People and mangement options. 

Portrait, Dr. Mattias Bernt
Time and place: Nov. 14, 2016 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Aud. 4, Eilert Sundts hus, A-block

ISS welcomes Matthias Bernt, Senior Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space.

Illustrated portrait of Jon Elster.
Time and place: Oct. 3, 2016 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Gamle festsal, Domus Academica

Jon Elster is the first Norwegian who has been awarded the honorable Skytte Price in Political Science from the University of Uppsala. The annual award is given to the one who has given the most valuable contribution to political science. 3. October the professor will give the lecture: "Emotions and constitution-making" at the University of Oslo.

Time and place: Sep. 23, 2016 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Seminar room 124 at Harriet Holters hus

Join us for an interactive conversation with Anne Caspari about how change happens. She will talk about emergence, complex adaptive systems, micronarratives and the personal dimension of change. Be prepared to have your assumptions challenged - and have fun with it on a Friday afternoon!

Time and place: Aug. 22, 2016 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Auditorium 5, Eilert Sundts Hus, University of Oslo (Bindern Campus)

Rodrigo Firmino is an Associate Professor in Urban Management at the Pontifical Catholic University (PUCPR) in Curitiba, Brazil, and a CNPq (Brazil’s National Council for Scientific and Technological Development) Research Fellow. "Besides the hype and enthusiasm surrounding the possibilities of an increasing capacity for central control of the urban environment justified by the dream of smart urbanism, the city is also made up of a series of scattered networks of technologies and practices."

Time and place: Aug. 11, 2016 - Aug. 12, 2016, Georg Sverdrups hus, Moltke Moes vei 39

The University of Oslo in cooperation with Nordic Migration Research and the Norwegian Network for Migration Research welcomes you to The 18th Nordic Migration Conference. This interdisciplinary and international conference takes place every two years, and will this time take place in Oslo.

Conference website


Time and place: June 8, 2016 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Eilert Sundts hus, A-blokka: Auditorium 4

Simin Davoudi, Professor of Environmental Policy & Planning at School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, and Associate Director of the Institute for Sustainability at Newcastle University will critically review different methodologies that have been employed to define the city-region before focusing on the prevailing conception of the city-region as a functional economic space and the dominant top-down methodology which is used for defining its boundaries.

Time and place: Apr. 14, 2016 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM, Auditorium 4, Eilert Sundts hus

Martin Zebracki – Reconfiguring the City through Digital Practices: User-Created Contents and Conflicts in Public Art Engagements.

Digital (mobile) technologies pose new challenges to understanding the city and making sense of virtual urban life. Zebracki will present a study on digitally mediated engagement with the urban public, and discuss the conceptual and methodological implications to wider research on the digital urban condition.

Andy Merrifield
Time and place: Mar. 14, 2016 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM, Auditorium 4, Eilert Sundts Hus

As the inaugural speaker of the Cities and Society seminar series, we are excited to present urban scholar Andy Merrifield.

Time and place: Feb. 15, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Room 241 Harriet holters hus

 Katrin Menke, PhD student from  the University of Duisburg-Essen visits the department this month.

Time and place: Dec. 10, 2015 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus, A-blokka: Auditorium 2

Associate Professor Emma Engdahl, Department of Sociology, University of Gothenburg

Time and place: Dec. 3, 2015 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus, A-blokka: Auditorium 2

Professor Olli Pyyhtinen, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Tampere

Time and place: Nov. 19, 2015 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM, Eilert Sundts hus, A-blokka: Auditorium 4

Professor Christian Borch, Department of Management, Philosophy and Politics, Copenhagen Business School

Time and place: Sep. 3, 2015 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM, Auditorium 3, Eilert Sundts hus

Lunch seminar with Berit Kristoffersen, University of Tromsø

Time and place: June 19, 2013 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Sophus Lies Auditorium, University of Oslo