Borders – Winter seminar in Human Geography 2020

ISS will host the second Winter Seminar in Human Geography  in Oslo, inviting social geographers from all over the country to academic discussions and socializing.

Illustrasjonsbilde av fattig og rikt boligområde med tekst: "Borders"
Photo: Google Earth

Save the dates: 19 - 20 March 2020!

Preliminary invitation

For the second year running, the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo hosts a winter seminar in Human Geography.

MA students, PhDs, postdocs and staff at geography departments in Norway, as well as 
everyone else who calls themselves human geographers or finds human geography useful in their work are welcome to attend.

Next year’s theme is borders.

Borders can be interpreted in their widest sense. Borders of different kinds frame our lives. Many of them are also sources of conflict, whether they are territorial boundaries, language barriers, ice sheet edges, personal boundaries, toll roads/’bomringer’ or socionatural boundaries. Human Geography has contributed to a better understanding of borders. While we often take them for granted, they remain central to the work of many in the discipline. Paradoxically, we can say that boundaries help bring us together.

Our ambition for the winter seminar is to stimulate vibrant discussions between colleagues and peers across the country. Hopefully, many of you will find interest in the event and in this year’s topic, and use it as inspiration for taking part, organising sessions or other meetings. 

The seminar will take place over two days in March, and includes an evening event. The seminar will be held in both Norwegian and English. We will endeavour to have a good balance of both languages. Please indicate in your application which language you plan to present in. We encourage sessions in English as well as sessions that work creatively with both languages.

We hereby invite people to suggest sessions under the seminar theme, with different foci and formats. MA students will be able to get assistance for producing posters. 


VENUE:   Professorboligen, Karl Johans gate 47, Oslo 
DATES:  19. og 20. mars 2020


Save the dates! Details on programme, registration and fees will follow.

If you have any questions, please send an email to or 



Published Sep. 18, 2019 3:53 PM - Last modified Sep. 18, 2019 3:53 PM