SAI Seminar Series

The Department of Social Anthropology runs a number of seminar series and lectures throughout the academic year.

The "SAI Seminar Series" is a departmental seminar series at which invited speakers  present findings of their Research. The aim of these seminars is to share insight, exchange perspectives and discuss topics that are of relevance for academic research of the discipline social anthropology. The series gather graduate students and anthropologist from the various research institutions in the Oslo region. Guests are welcome and encouraged!

The series runs fortnightly Wednesdays from 14:15-16:00 in our meeting room, unless otherwise noted. To allow for informal discussion, each seminar will be followed by refreshments.

You can sign up to our maling list to ensure you are kept up to date, or follow us on facebook.com/sosialantropologi

Convenor Autumn 2017: Professor Nefissa Naguib

Upcoming

Time and place: Nov. 22, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundt's house, Sixth floor meeting room

Welcome to a departmental seminar featuring Daniel Miller, Professor of Anthropology at University College London.

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The event is open to all, no registration required.

Atttention: The Faculty of Social Sciences has invited Professor Miller for the Autumn 2017 Eilert Sundt lecture on 21 November. 

Time and place: Dec. 6, 2017 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundt's house, Sixth floor meeting room

Welcome to a departmental seminar featuring Dr Salma Siddique, Programme Director of Counselling and Psychotherapy, School of Education, University of Aberdeen.

The event is open to all, no registration required.

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Time and place: Nov. 15, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundt's house, Sixth floor meeting room

Welcome to a departmental seminar featuring Matthew C. Gutmann, Director of Brown International Advanced Research Institutes, Brown University, US.

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The event is open to all, no registration required.

Time and place: Oct. 25, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundt's house, Sixth floor meeting room

Welcome to a departmental seminar featuring Adam Douglas Evelyn Reed, Head of Department-Social Anthropology, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The event is open to all, no registration required.

Time and place: Oct. 11, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundt's house, Sixth floor meeting room

Welcome to a departmental seminar featuring Lotta Björklund Larsen, Research fellow at the Department for technology and social change, Linköping University.

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The event is open to all, no registration required.

Time and place: Sep. 27, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundt's house, Sixth floor meeting room

Welcome to a departmental seminar featuring Don Kulick, Professor of Anthropology and Head of the Engaging Vulnerability research program, Uppsala University.

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The event is open to all, no registration required.

Time and place: Sep. 13, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundt's house, Sixth floor meeting room

Welcome to a departmental seminar featuring Professor Ellen Hertz Werro, Anthropology Institute, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland.

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The event is open to all, no registration required.

Time and place: Aug. 30, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundt's house, Sixth floor meeting room

Welcome to a departmental seminar featuring Post doctoral fellow Ainur Begim, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. 

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The event is open to all, no registration required.

Time and place: June 14, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundts hus, møterom 6 etg

Welcome to the lecture: "Cruising the Kula 'ring': contemporary issues of reciprocity from the participants perspective", by Susanne Kühling, University of Regina, Canada.

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The event is open to all, no registration required.

Jean Comaroff
Time and place: May 31, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Auditorium 3, Eilert Sundts hus

Welcome to a lecture by Jean and John Comaroff, Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. 

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The event is open to all, no registration required.

Time and place: May 2, 2017 7:00 PM - May 3, 2017 12:15 PM, House of Literature and Eilert Sundt building, Blindern

Lila Abu-Lughod is widely recognized for her work as a feminist anthropologist, a public intellectual, and an ethnographer of the Middle East.

We are pleased to announce the following events featuring Lila Abu-Lughod, Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Columbia

The events are free of charge, no registration required.

Time and place: Apr. 19, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Møterom 648, 6. etasje

Welcome to a lecture by Tony Simpson, followed by an open discussion. Dr. Anthony Simpson is a senior lecturer in social anthropology at the University of Manchester.

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The event is open to all, no registration required.

Time and place: Mar. 29, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Møterom 648, 6. etasje

Welcome to a lecture by Andrew Sanchez, University of Cambridge, followed by an open discussion.

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The seminar is open to all, no registration required.

Time and place: Mar. 8, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Møterom 648, 6. etasje

Welcome to a lecture and discussion on the topic: "Afflicted Modernity: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Globalizing India". Associate professor Gauri Pathak, University of Århus. 

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The seminar is open to all, no registration required.

Time and place: Feb. 22, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Møterom 648, 6. etasje

Welcome to a lecture by David Napier, professor in medical anthropology at the University College London (UCL).. 

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The event is open to all, no registration required.

Time and place: Feb. 8, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:30 PM, Auditorium 2, Eilert Sundts hus, Blindern

Welcome to a lecture by Gregg Mitman, Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History of Science, Medical History, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The talk and discussion will be followed by the movie “The Land Beneath Our Feet” (2016, 60 min), directed by Sarita Siegel and Gregg Mitman.

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The event is open to all, no registration required.

Time and place: Jan. 25, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Møterom 648, 6. etasje

Welcome to a lecture by Vito Laterza, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo. 

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The event is open to all, no registration required.

Beverley Skeggs
Time and place: Nov. 23, 2016, Blindern, Eilert Sundts hus, møterommet i 6 etg

The seminar is cancelled.

Joel Lee Robbins
Time and place: Nov. 9, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundts hus, møterommet i 6 etg

Welcome to a lecture and discussion on the topic: “Anthropology Between Europe and the Pacific: Values and the Prospects for a Relationship Beyond Relativism”. Professor Joel Lee Robbins, Deputy Head of Division of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge.

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The seminar is open to all, no registration required.

Time and place: Oct. 26, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundts hus, møterommet i 6 etg

Welcome to a lecture and discussion on the topic: "The State and Indigeneity in Africa and the Andes". Professor Andrew Canessa, Director of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Essex.

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The seminar is open to all, no registration required.

Nancy Rose Hunt
Time and place: Oct. 19, 2016 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Blindern, Eilert Sundts hus, møterommet i 6 etg

Welcome to a lecture and discussion on the topic: "Pasts Found & Joined: Global Health Histories with Grids, Lines, and Harm". Professor Nancy Rose Hunt, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida.

After the seminar, coffee and snacks are served in our lunch room. The seminar is open to all, no registration required.