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Elisabeth Schober has received a prestigious research grant from the EU to ethnographically explore how global capitalism plays out in four key ports across the world.
Arnd Schneider was invited by the Dialoghi d’Arte Foundation to Genua (Palazzo Ducale, 2 May 2019) to talk about the public role of art and anthropology.
Lindokuhle Khumalo recently won the Society of South African Geographers’ 2018 Bronze Medal (Best Masters by research dissertation) for his thesis titled 'Negotiating Biodiversity: An Exploration of the Conservation encounter in KwaZulu-Natal's Biodiversity Stewardship Programme'.
The Department Board decided in the meeting September 4th, to make the following statement.
From the autumn 2019, the Department of Social Anthropology will offer a new master’s programme in Social Anthropology. The new programme will be teaching focused and job market relevant, and in English, to include students from all over the world.
In his new book, “Boomtown”, Thomas Hylland Eriksen investigates the ambivalence and conflict in Gladstone, Australia, a community that is struggling with the effects of globalization.
Can anyone wear a bunad? Is it a real bunad if it is made in China? Is it a symbol of origin and roots or a nationalistic symbol? Thomas Hylland Eriksen explains the Norwegian obsession with this tradional garment.
Most commodities in circulation on this planet are transported on container ships before they end up in stores. But what do we know about the ships? What about the people who build them, work on them, and finally take them apart?
Ever-increasing rapid changes are creating powerlessness, resentment and opportunities all over the world. Through the Overheating project, Thomas Hylland Eriksen and his colleagues have studied how globalisation is changing our homes, workplaces and plans.
Thomas Hylland Eriksen recently held a lecture in Aveiro, Portugal. Watch the video here.
“Why We Post” is a project about the use and consequences of social media. Professor Danny Miller and his team have studied users around the globe, resulting in surprising conclusions. The recording of his lecture at UiO is now available.
Overheating is proud to announce the publication of a free e-book: "Knowledge and Power in an Overheated World", edited by Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Elisabeth Schober.
For decades, a lack of safe and efficient treatment meant that rheumatologists and their patients were caught between a devastating disease and harmful medicines, writes Jonas Kure Buer in an article at Sciencenordic.
SAIs new Associate Professor is already a familiar face at SAI, as she was a postdoctoral fellow in Thomas Hylland Eriksen’s project “Overheating”.
Theo Rakopoulos has arrived at SAI, bringing new perspectives and knowledge to the Department.
The Closing Conference of Overheating was held June 1, at the House of Literature in Oslo. The event was streamed live and is now available to watch in the following videos.
The exhibition "Bel Suol d’Amore: The Scattered Colonial Body", by artist Leone Contini and curator Arnd Schneider, will be displayed at the Museo delle Civiltà in Rome from June 24 to July 9.
Jonas Kure Buer has published three articles about the conceptualization of drugs in the treatment of rheumatology. His work has aroused great interest and the articles have been downloaded several thousand times.
What do you do when a global cooperation pollutes your hometown, while the owners live on a different continent? Who can you complain to when your job is moved to China? The research project Overheating has studied local consequences of globalization.
The closing conference was June 1.
Large application granted. The vision of the convergence environment is to understand how environmental and social processes and their relationships dictate flows and impacts of anthropogenic toxicants from electronic waste.
- It is all accelerating too violently and too fast and we are lacking restricting mechanisms that would slow us down, says Thomas Hylland Eriksen in an interview with Politiken.
What would it mean to consider that non-human beings also do work? Is it possible to have other forms of food production, not through human domination, but collaboration through “multispecies teamwork”?
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.
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.