Guest lectures


Time and place: Nov. 21, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Aud 1, Eilert Sundts hus

Is our privacy threatened by social media? Are we losing the ability to concentrate? Daniel Miller is a Professor in Anthropology at the University College London (UCL) and will present the findings from his Project "Why We Post".

Gastón Gardillo
Time and place: Oct. 20, 2016 2:15 PM, Auditorium 1, Eilert Sundts hus

Eilert Sundt-lecture 2016: Gastón Gordillo, University of British Colombia.

Time and place: June 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Litteraturhuset, Amalie Skram

Portrayed in Die Zeit as one of the 21 important thinkers for the 21st century, Sudhir Kakar is a leading figure in the fields of cultural psychology and the psychology of religion, as well as a novelist.

The talk will be around 50 minutes followed by a short panel discussion and then Q&A from the audience. 

Time and place: Mar. 20, 2013 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Arne Næss' auditorium, Georg Morgenstiernes hus

The Department of Social Anthropology welcomes Dr. Paul Farmer, best known for his humanitarian work providing "first world" health care for "third world" people, beginning in Haiti. Co-founder of "Partners In Health," he is "the man who would cure the world" as made famous in award winning "Mountains Beyond Mountains" by Tracy Kidder.

He was appointed as United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser for Community-based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti on 28 December 2012. An American anthropologist and physician, he is currently the Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard University, formerly the Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an attending physician and Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.