Konferanser og seminarer - Side 2

Tid og sted: 25. apr. 2017 13:00 - 18:00, Auditorium 3, Eilert Sundts Hus, Blindern

Mini-conference with Cathrine Holst, Arne Johan Vetesen, and Henrik Syse on reason and affect in divided societies.

Man and child walking towards windmill
Tid og sted: 25. apr. 2017 08:30 - 16:00, Forskningsparken Forum/Faros

The energy transition and the role of universities: The importance of transcisciplinarity in breaking barriers.

Tid og sted: 22. apr. 2017 15:00 - 17:00, Rådhusplassen

The March for Science is a March to show the importance of Science and highlighting aspects like independent research, critical thought and free communication of scientific results. Among those giving a short speach is professor Karen O'Brien


To read more visit the March for Science Norway webpage here or the facebook event here

Tid og sted: 4. apr. 2017 13:00 - 15:30, 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.  

Tid og sted: 16. mars 2017 09:15 - 10:30, 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

Tid og sted: 15. feb. 2017 09:00 - 18. feb. 2017 21:00, Det samfunnsvitenskapelige fakultetet, Universitet i Oslo

Miljøbevegelser bruker slagordet "systemendring, ikke klimaendring". Det viser til gjentatte mislykkede forsøk på å redusere klimagassutslipp med internasjonale forhandlinger og teknologiske innovasjoner. Samfunn må i stedet endres fundementalt for å kunne forhindre katastrofale klimaendringer.  

Dette danner utgangspunktet for konferansen "Ecological Challenges 2017" der vi vil fokusere på spørsmål relatert til systemendring.

Tid og sted: 15. feb. 2017 09:00 - 18. feb. 2017 17:00, 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.

Tid og sted: 20. jan. 2017 14:00 - 15:00, 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

Tid og sted: 19. jan. 2017 17:00 - 18:30, 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
Tid og sted: 6. jan. 2017 10:00 - 12:00, Institute for Social Research

by Michèle Lamont of Harvard University

Portrait of Prof. Lamont
Tid og sted: 5. jan. 2017 14:00 - 16:00, Aud. 1, Eilert Sundts hus blokk A

by Michèle Lamont of Harvard University

Tid og sted: 23. nov. 2016 19:00 - 21:00, 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. 

Tid og sted: 22. nov. 2016 14:15 - 16:00, 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
Tid og sted: 14. nov. 2016 14:15 - 15:30, 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.
Tid og sted: 3. okt. 2016 15:15 - 17:00, 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.

Colombia country outline
Tid og sted: 30. sep. 2016 08:15 - 09:30, Kjelleren, Litteraturhuset

Frokostseminar om fredsavtalen i Colombia.

Tid og sted: 23. sep. 2016 13:15 - 15:00, 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!

Tid og sted: 22. aug. 2016 14:15 - 15:30, 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."

Tid og sted: 11. aug. 2016 - 12. aug. 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


Tid og sted: 8. juni 2016 14:15 - 15:30, 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.

Tid og sted: 13. mai 2016 09:00 - 16:00, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups Hus (new library)

Oslo is expanding: about 150 000 new inhabitants are expected to live within its boundaries before 2030, and at least as many in its surroundings. Researchers, planners and politicians are invited to present knowledge and ideas on the challenges raised by urban growth.

The Conference is free and open to all.

*Registration is closed*

Read about the speakers 

Tid og sted: 21. apr. 2016 18:00 - 19:15, The Vault, Sentralen, enter via Øvre Slottsgate 3, Oslo

New York Times writer Andrew Revkin discusses the role of communication on the road to sustainability, with journalist and science communicator Owen Gaffney and information designer Angela Morelli

Tid og sted: 14. apr. 2016 14:15 - 15:30, 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
Tid og sted: 14. mars 2016 10:15 - 11:30, 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.

Tid og sted: 15. feb. 2016 14:15 - 16:00, Room 241 Harriet holters hus

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