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Electric! Nina Chung Mathiesen (left) has tested tDCS and warns against daily use. James Roe is holding the tDCS-kit. Photo: Svein H. Milde
Published Apr. 20, 2016 2:58 PM

Electrical stimulation of the brain´s cells whilst solving challenging tasks can lead to mental overload.

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.

soldiers of Odin in the streets
Published Apr. 15, 2016 10:04 AM

“Right-wing extremism has been smouldering below the surface since the Second World War. It was ignited by the influx of refugees in the 1980s and 1990s, and now the same thing is happening again,” says Tore Bjørgo, Director of the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX).

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 Mar. 10, 2016 9:58 AM

These days we expect elections in East Central Europe to be bad news for liberal democracy.

Published Mar. 4, 2016 12:00 AM

The Founding Fathers of the European Union (EU) believed that economic integration was the key to political prosperity in Europe.

Published Feb. 28, 2016 12:00 AM

I know what you are thinking... no, of course not. After all, the Republican Party, or Grand Old Party (GOP), is a party of the right, conservative, but square within the political mainstream.

Published Feb. 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Today is a special day in Dutch political history: it is the birthday of the Party for Freedom (PVV), a party known mostly for its "firebrand" leader, Geert Wilders.

Published Feb. 17, 2016 12:45 PM

One year is a long time in politics. Few know this better than German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who went from champion of the right and villain of the left in the Greek crisis to champion of the left and villain of the right in the refugee crisis in 2015.

Published Feb. 17, 2016 12:37 PM

Journalists and pundits had been waiting for it for months: a win for Sanders and Trump in the same primary.

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 Feb. 2, 2016 1:37 PM

While awaiting collective European action, the refugees are thrown back and forth between states protecting their borders.

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. 22, 2015 12:53 AM

The EU’s gender equality policy lacks a clear vision and distinct commitments, Finnish political science professor Johanna Kantola claimed while taking stock of the Union’s policies at the seminar ‘Europeanisation of gender equality policies’.

Published Dec. 21, 2015 10:01 PM

The actual meaning of yesterday’s Spanish elections will very much depend on the art of politics. Today the parties are not so much into government formation, but more into securing a majority in the potential forthcoming elections.

Published Dec. 21, 2015 2:03 PM

Why it’s so problematic to be a reluctant European, an associated non-member of the European Union.

Published Dec. 15, 2015 10:17 AM

The truism is that crises create more integration. Although this has been the case in the past, there is no guarantee that it will be so in the future. Now the crises are numerous, and they also reveal the weaknesses of the EU structure.

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. 9, 2015 9:39 AM

Why has Norway ended up in a very precarious democratic situation because of its relationship with the EU? Why is the UK prime Minister saying, 'don't look to Norway'?

Published Nov. 4, 2015 2:35 PM

Few visual impressions can be compared to humans’ interest for faces. New research suggests that our brain rewards us for looking at pretty faces.

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.​

Swiss flag in front of mountains
Published Oct. 26, 2015 12:26 PM

A new book sheds light on the options for Norway should it decide to withdraw from the EEA Agreement. Is a Swiss-style free-trade agreement an option, and if so, would it be more democratic?