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Publisert 3. okt. 2016 10:05

Rustne maskiner og bygg i ruiner er ikke bare skrot. Wenzel Geissler har forsket på hvordan minner fra en storhetstid fortsatt skaper følelser og mening.

Gastón Gordillo
Publisert 29. sep. 2016 13:32

Gastón Gordillo holder årets Eilert Sundt-forelesning. Sosialantropologen analyserer hvordan voldelige omforminger av terrengets form og struktur påvirker lokale innbyggere, trær og dyr.

Publisert 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)
Publisert 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.

Publisert 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.

Mann med tåteflaske: "Nurturing Masculinities". (foto: Nefissa Naguib, Kairo 2012)
Publisert 10. mars 2016 14:22

- Dette er mitt bidrag til å trekke kjønnsforskningen i Midtøsten i en ny retning, sier Nefissa Naguib. Hennes siste bok er illustrert med et bilde av en arabisk mann som gir barnet sitt melk med tåteflaske.

Publisert 29. jan. 2016 09:36

Med Fredrik Barths bortgang 24. januar er en tidsalder over. Barth ble 87 år gammel.

Garbage collector at the dump outside of Brasilia. Photo: Steve Evans, flickr
Publisert 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.

Publisert 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.

Publisert 18. des. 2015 14:04

Norsk-pakistanske småbarnsmødre vil tilpasse barna sine til det norske samfunnet. På sidelinja står svigermor med andre ønsker for sine barnebarn. Råd fra helsesøster eller lærer kan bli mødrenes viktigste argument.

Publisert 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.

Publisert 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?

Publisert 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
Publisert 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.

Kiruna is home to the world's largest underground iron ore mine
Publisert Sep. 12, 2015 9:14 AM

International media are celebrating the corporate-led relocation of Kiruna. Anthropologist Elisa Maria Lopez thinks it is important to talk about “forced displacement” and “chronic uncertainty” in the northernmost Swedish town instead.

Ritual to obtain blessings from the local deity to ensure health and well-being of the one-year olds
Publisert Sep. 7, 2015 3:13 PM

Does health constitute another major crisis of globalisation? How does food relate to health, well-being, and social change? Wim Van Daele has talked with healers and doctors in Sri Lanka about the “unhealthy” mix of new and processed foods, stress, the corporate monopolization of food chains, and burning stomachs.

Spiller domino sammen
Publisert 24. aug. 2015 12:27

Feltarbeid i fattige landsbyer, som produserer Fairtrade-bananer for Norge, gir ny innsikt i hvorfor vi avgrenser oss fra andre.

oppdretsmerd i Rogaland
Publisert 18. aug. 2015 15:50

På få år har oppdrettslaks blitt en av Norges viktigste næringer. Likevel vet vi lite om laksen. Ny forskning løfter fisken fram som et av våre viktigste husdyr.

Publisert Aug. 13, 2015 4:17 PM

As the number of new ebola cases decreases in Sierra Leone, the west African country can now start looking to the future.

The ebola crisis, which started in March 2014, saw more than 13,000 people infected and left almost 4000 dead in the country. Trade became difficult, household costs rose sharply and many jobs were lost.

Publisert July 27, 2015 7:58 PM

Pollution, violence, forced displacement: What to do against harmful side effects of mining? A big disaster on a small island helped anthropologist Catherine Coumans to find an answer.

Mosque in Buenos Aires
Publisert July 9, 2015 1:06 AM

“In Europe, we too quickly link the idea of converting to Islam with radicalization. Such discourses are much less common here. There is much less fear of Islam than in many European countries,” says Tiffany Linn Utvær Gasser, currently on fieldwork in Buenos Aires.

Publisert 7. juli 2015 11:54

Flere får midlertidige kontrakter, flere jobber fleksibelt og mange står også uten lønnet arbeid. Arbeidslivet kan være i ferd med å forandre seg - for alle samfunnslag.

Publisert June 24, 2015 11:12 AM

Wim van Daele is in Sri Lanka, and has been using Ayurvedic learning to understand how a complex interplay of hot foods, stress, fertilizers, inactivity, changed temporalities, and acceleration of life is leading to gastritis and other digestive problems - in short, an Overheating of the human body.

Publisert June 9, 2015 10:28 AM

What can explain the success of UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) that with it´s hard Eurosceptic and anti-immigration message has emerged as the most significant political force in post-war Britain? To find out, Postdoc Cathrine Moe Thorleifsson has travelled to Doncaster town in South Yorkshire, a UKIP hotspot. 

Publisert May 22, 2015 7:09 PM

​Coal for power, iron ore for steel girders, minerals for our smart phones: the mining business is booming. More and more anthropologists are uncovering effects of this development that would otherwise risk falling under the radar.