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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. 

Jonas Kure Buer
Published May 18, 2017 11:07 AM

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.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Published May 5, 2017 2:22 PM

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.

Researchers in the project Life Science
Published May 3, 2017 11:13 AM

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.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Published Feb. 16, 2017 10:00 AM

- 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.

Burned forest in Argentina.
Published Dec. 21, 2016 11:02 AM

Cecilia Salinas doctoral thesis explores how politics actually counteract and jeopardize adopted policy.

Men preparing food offerings.
Published Dec. 7, 2016 4:04 PM

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”?

Published Nov. 21, 2016 12:44 PM

The historic UN climate agreement has entered into force. Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, has little confidence in the agreement, and claims that climate change needs to be addressed locally, not globally.

Protests in Pretoria, South Africa.
Published Nov. 2, 2016 2:05 PM

- We need new strategies to understand what is happening and why people are responding in similar ways all over the world, says anthropologist Vito Laterza.

Gaston Gardillo
Published Sep. 29, 2016 2:51 PM

Gastón Gordillo will present this years Eilert Sundt-lecture on October 20th. The anthropologist is analyzing how these violent transformations in the form and texture of terrain affect local people, the trees and animals.

Published Apr. 20, 2016 3:42 PM

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.