The Overheating project will host seminars every month that will involve invited speakers and be open to the public. Information regarding the seminars will be released on these pages.


Time and place: Feb. 8, 2017 12:00 PM2:00 PM, Eilert Sundts building

PhD student Hugo de Carvalho Ferreira, the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences, Europa-Universität, Viadrina


Time and place: Oct. 27, 2016 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Aud 6, Eilert Sundts building

Ghassan Hage

Professor of Anthropology and Social Theory, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne

Time and place: Sep. 5, 2016 10:00 AM6:00 PM, Tøyen Manor

Drawing upon Lévi-Strauss’s notion that food is good to think with, we seek to use the study of food to explore issues of contemporary life, transformation, and Overheating.

Time and place: June 29, 2016 7:00 PM10:00 PM, Litteraturhuset (Wergeland)

Meet two of the world’s leading scholars on the relation between biological and cultural evolution - David Sloan Wilson, SUNY Binghamton and Terrence W. Deacon, UC Berkeley. Subsequent panel discussion with Kalle Moene, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Henrik Sinding-Larsen and the audience.

Time and place: Apr. 25, 2016 12:00 PMApr. 27, 2016 1:00 PM, Tøyen Hovedgård

In this workshop, we will explore the interfaces of climate change and capitalism, and discuss how climate change and environmental crisis intersect with difference, inequality and claims for justice.

Time and place: Mar. 14, 2016 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Meeting room 648, Eilert Sundts building

Ulrika Persson-Fischier

Doctoral student at Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Cultural Anthropology and lecturer at Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management at Uppsala University, Sweden.

Time and place: Mar. 7, 2016 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Eilert Sundts building, meeting room 648

Oscar Hemer is Professor of Journalistic and Literary Creation at Malmö University. He holds a Dr. Philos. degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Oslo (2011).

Time and place: Aug. 25, 2015 11:15 AM12:00 PM, Eilert Sundt seminar room 523

Home ownership and debt culture: the tragedy of the future that will never come

Time and place: June 16, 2015 9:15 AM10:45 AM, Harriet Holteres building room 150

Sílvia Gómez Mestres

Associate professor, Department of Social Anthropology, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Time and place: June 8, 2015 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Harriet Holters Building seminar room 114

Sigurd Hverven

Master student, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas, University of Oslo

Time and place: Apr. 27, 2015 9:00 AMApr. 28, 2015 6:00 PM, Tøyen Hovedgård

This workshop asks how different kinds of mining encounters (seen as fields of negotiation involving various actors and stakeholders) bring about forms of accelerated change. The emphasis is on change that involves the environment, the economy, politics and/or social identity.  

Time and place: Apr. 13, 2015 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Harriet Holters building seminar room 114

Theo Rakopoulos 

Postdocoral fellow, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen

Time and place: Jan. 12, 2015 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Harriet Holters building 114

Professor Terrence W. Deacon

Anthropology and Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

Time and place: Nov. 6, 2014 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Harriet Holters Building room 101

Dan Podjed

Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art / University of Ljubljana

Time and place: Nov. 3, 2014 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Harriet Holters hus, room 101

Caroline Knowles

Director of the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR) and Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Time and place: Oct. 13, 2014 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Harriet Holters hus, room 101

Nina Boy

Senior Researcher in Financial Security, PRIO

Time and place: Oct. 6, 2014 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Harriet Holters hus, room 101

Kristian van Haesendonck

Centre for Comparative Studies, University of Lisbon

Tijo Salverda
Time and place: Sep. 8, 2014 2:00 PM4:00 PM, Harriet Holters hus, room 101

Tijo Salverda

Research fellow, University of Cologne's Global South Studies Center and a research associate of the University of Pretoria’s Human Economy Programme


Chris Hann
Time and place: Apr. 28, 2014 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Seminar room 648

Chris Hann

Director, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology/

Senior Researcher, Overheating project

Time and place: Mar. 27, 2014 12:30 PMMar. 18, 2014 1:30 PM, Harriet Holter's building, seminar room 132

Mobility, family life and the European citizenship: marriages between legally precarious African migrants and peripheral Europeans in the Netherlands

Time and place: Sep. 10, 2013 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Room 648

Ecology, Flexibility and Learning in Local and Global Civilization

Time and place: Aug. 27, 2013 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Room 648

Welcome to the Overheating seminar with Professor Ronald Stade (Malmö university) who will speak about the politics of human waste in Accra, Ghana in the context of exclusion, inclusion and the globalisation of neoliberalism.

Highly recommended -- all are welcome!

Time and place: June 18, 2013 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Eilert Sundts Building, 6th floor, Room 648

Ildikó Bellér-Hann

Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen


Chris Hann

Director, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology/Senior Researcher, Overheating


Time and place: June 11, 2013 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Eilert Sundts Hus, 6th floor, Room 648

Astrid Oberborbeck Andersen

PhD-fellow at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen; affiliated to the anthropological research projects “From Ice to Stone” and “Waterworlds”

Time and place: June 3, 2013 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Auditorium 6, Eilert Sundts Hus

Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, University of Oregon


Author of "Living in Denial - Climate Change, Emotions and Everyday Life"