News

Elisabeth Schober
Published July 12, 2017 10:41 AM

SAIs new Associate Professor is already a familiar face at SAI, as she was a postdoctoral fellow in Thomas Hylland Eriksen’s project “Overheating”.

Theo Rakopoulos
Published July 10, 2017 11:29 AM

Theo Rakopoulos has arrived at SAI, bringing new perspectives and knowledge to the Department.

Overheatings project group at the closing conference.
Published June 29, 2017 11:37 AM

The Closing Conference of Overheating was held June 1, at the House of Literature in Oslo. The event was streamed live and is now available to watch in the following videos.

Published June 27, 2017 10:02 AM

The exhibition "Bel Suol d’Amore: The Scattered Colonial Body", by artist Leone Contini and curator Arnd Schneider, will be displayed at the Museo delle Civiltà in Rome from June 24 to July 9. 

Jonas Kure Buer
Published May 18, 2017 11:07 AM

Jonas Kure Buer has published three articles about the conceptualization of drugs in the treatment of rheumatology. His work has aroused great interest and the articles have been downloaded several thousand times.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Published May 5, 2017 2:22 PM

What do you do when a global cooperation pollutes your hometown, while the owners live on a different continent? Who can you complain to when your job is moved to China? The research project Overheating has studied local consequences of globalization.

The closing conference was June 1.

Researchers in the project Life Science
Published May 3, 2017 11:13 AM

Large application granted. The vision of the convergence environment is to understand how environmental and social processes and their relationships dictate flows and impacts of anthropogenic toxicants from electronic waste.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Published Feb. 16, 2017 10:00 AM

- It is all accelerating too violently and too fast and we are lacking restricting mechanisms that would slow us down, says Thomas Hylland Eriksen in an interview with Politiken.

Burned forest in Argentina.
Published Dec. 21, 2016 11:02 AM

Cecilia Salinas doctoral thesis explores how politics actually counteract and jeopardize adopted policy.

Men preparing food offerings.
Published Dec. 7, 2016 4:04 PM

What would it mean to consider that non-human beings also do work? Is it possible to have other forms of food production, not through human domination, but collaboration through “multispecies teamwork”?

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.

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.

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.

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 Jan. 22, 2016 9:11 AM

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is currently in the Seychelles. He writes of political tension after recent elections and the historical background to the Seychelles unique political climate.

read the article in African Arguments

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. 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.

Published Nov. 3, 2015 6:07 PM

Why has the largest man-made structure on earth, until recently, been a landfill? Are waste pickers environmental heroes, or is their work first and foremost inhuman? Do we treat some humans the same way we treat waste?

Published Oct. 30, 2015 2:24 PM

Premysl Macha, Ph.D. from the University of Ostrava, Czech Republic will be on a research stay at the Department of Social Anthropology, from 9. -13. of November 2015.​

Sami representative at the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in New York
Published Oct. 12, 2015 3:56 PM

Globalisation provides the Sami people with political power as well as valuable networks with indigenous people worldwide. "Globalisation has been really positive for the Sami political struggle," says Maria Hernes, who recently returned from fieldwork in Karasjok, Oslo, and New York.