CANCELED: 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.
Canceled to prevent coronavirus infection.
We hope to be able to arrange the seminar at a later date.
Save the dates: 19 - 20 March 2020!
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
NOTE: The seminar is free of charge, but participants must provide travel, accommodation and food (except lunch) for themselves.
THE SEMINAR IS FULL AND REGISTRATION HAS ENDED.
If you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com or
THURSDAY 19 MARCH
09:05 Keynote: Transgressing boundaries in geographic scholarship, Associate Professor Hilde Refstie, NTNU
- Faghistorisk panel, med Britt Dale, Jan Hesselberg og Arild Holt-Jensen
- Grenser og plankart, med bl.a. Mikaela Vasstrøm og Kjell Overvåg12:00 Lunch
12:45 Short presentation of student posters
13:00 Keynote: Geopolitical Fault-line Cities, Professor Michael Gentile, UiO
- the Norwegian-Swedish border, with Bjørnar Sæther, Peter de Souza, Olof Stjärnström, Ivar S. Holand
- Language barriers and exclusions in Norwegian Human geography, with Siddarth Sareen, Yngve Heiret and others
- Tekst og rom, med bl.a. Jørgen Alnæs, Anne Hege Simonsen
19:00 Byens yttergrenser og andre bomringer, Kveldssesjon på Bruket, Landbrukets hus om med blant annet Håvard Haarstad og Tarje Wanvik
FREDAG 20 MARCH
09:00 Keynote: Geography in the age of the ice edge, Associate Professor Berit Kristoffersen, UiT
- MA Student session, by and for MA students
- Nordic PhD collaboration – do we need it? with Gunhild Setten
- Presentation of special issue of "Local Environment“, with Siddarth Sareen, Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Kirsten Ulsrud and others.
12:45 Announcement of MA Student Award Winner
13:00 Keynote: The assemblage of culture-led policies in small towns and rural communities by Vice Rector Hans Kjetil Lysgård, UiA
- Geographical perspectives on migration and borders, with Marta Bivand Erdal, Mette Strømsøe, Andreas Forø Tollefsen
- Urban boundaries, with Lars Böcker, Per Gunnar Røe and others
- 16:00 End