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People talking in hall of university library
Published Feb. 12, 2020 9:19 AM

From the autumn of 2019, the Department of Social Anthropology has been offering a international master’s programme in Social Anthropology. Being teaching focused and job market relevant, and in English, the program attracts applicants from all over the world.

Office landscape
Published Feb. 11, 2020 2:23 PM

- Thousands of Norwegians are trapped in jobs that are totally pointless, says Ståle Wig.

Penny Harvey in front of brick wall
Published Jan. 9, 2020 12:18 PM

Through her position as Professor II at the Department of Social Anthropology, Penny Harvey has tried to put people intellectually in touch with each other.

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Published Dec. 19, 2019 10:05 AM

Projects from the Department of Social Anthropology on technology in everyday life and the middle class engagement with psychotherapy, has recieved grants from the Norwegian Research Council.

Open-air hospital at Rikshospital in Oslo
Published Dec. 19, 2019 9:07 AM

- How can you build out an area in the immediate vicinity to an underground station so that people will actually want to be there? asks Thomas Hylland Eriksen. The employment market is opening up for applied anthropology.

GIS: Vol 4 No 1 (2019)
Published Dec. 12, 2019 9:48 AM

In the newly published issue, brazilian journal GIS - Gesto, Imagem e Som features an interview with Arnd Schneider.

People talking in hall of university library
Published Oct. 18, 2019 10:37 AM

From the autumn of 2019, the Department of Social Anthropology has been offering a international master’s programme in Social Anthropology. Being teaching focused and job market relevant, and in English, the program attracts applicants from all over the world.

Industrial port with container ship.
Published Sep. 5, 2019 11:03 AM

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.

Bildet kan inneholde: publikum, begivenhet, publikum, opptreden, interaksjon.
Published June 18, 2019 8:47 AM

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.

Published Oct. 14, 2018 5:01 PM

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'.

Published Sep. 25, 2018 2:57 PM

The Department Board decided in the meeting September 4th, to make the following statement.

Published Sep. 18, 2018 10:24 AM

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.

Published Aug. 15, 2018 10:43 AM

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.

The Crown Price and his family in bunads. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB scanpix
Published May 15, 2018 2:17 PM

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.

Container ships being built in Subic, Philippines. Photo: Wonho Lee
Published Apr. 18, 2018 12:40 PM

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?

Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Published Feb. 14, 2018 10:16 AM

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.

Published Dec. 1, 2017 12:43 PM

Associate Professor Elisabeth Schober has been granted FRIPRO-funding from the Norwegian Research Council as a Young Research Talent.

Published Nov. 2, 2017 11:23 AM

Thomas Hylland Eriksen recently held a lecture in Aveiro, Portugal. Watch the video here.

Published Oct. 31, 2017 12:39 PM

“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.

Published Oct. 27, 2017 10:08 AM

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.

Published Sep. 29, 2017 2:50 PM

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.  

Elisabeth Schober
Published July 12, 2017 10:41 AM

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
Published July 10, 2017 11:29 AM

Theo Rakopoulos has arrived at SAI, bringing new perspectives and knowledge to the Department.

Overheatings project group at the closing conference.
Published June 29, 2017 11:37 AM

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.

Published June 27, 2017 10:02 AM

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.