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Iceland has cheap and environmentally friendly power because the volcanic activity that formed the island 50 million years ago still provides an important natural resource. Photo: Gunnuhver geothermal area, by Carsten ten Brink, flickr
Publisert May 13, 2015 4:59 PM

Why has Iceland, a country that is famous for its abundant renewable energy, started to engage in oil exploitation? Other countries are moving away from fossil fuels. Why is this volcanic island choosing the opposite path and will it be worth it, master student Pernille Ihme wonders, currently on fieldwork in northeastern Iceland.

How do borders affect people's lives? Photo: Sara Prestianni, Noborders Network, flickr
Publisert Apr. 24, 2015 3:26 AM

News about sinking boats carrying African migrants as they attempt to reach Europe is shaking the public. Similar dramas are unfolding regularly in Melilla, where Gard Ringen Høibjerg is currently on fieldwork.

Publisert Apr. 7, 2015 8:15 PM

Economic crises can lead to a rise in xenophobia. But the opposite can also be true. At the next Overheating seminar, anthropologist Theodoros Rakopoulos will talk about the thriving solidarity economy in Greece.

Publisert Mar. 29, 2015 3:26 AM

Instead of reviewing laws and policies in their offices, bureaucrats tour the country, hold public meetings and communicate with citizens via social media. An initiative in Tanzania can serve as example for other countries wishing to revive local democracy and expand their political and legal repertoire, believes anthropologist Knut Christian Myhre, who is currently writing a book on the topic.

Why all those dying fish? Because of a recent flooding or industrial activities? Photo: Greens MPs, flickr
Publisert Mar. 9, 2015 4:30 PM

"Who pays for your research? Who benefits from a particular version of reality? These questions should be raised time and again to get a better vantage-point for acting upon an overheated world,” says Thomas Hylland Eriksen after having studied an environmental scandal in Australia.

Publisert Feb. 24, 2015 9:32 AM

Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Henrik Sinding-Larsen from Overheating have received funding from the Norwegian Research Council to organise a conference on sustainability.

Publisert Feb. 19, 2015 9:02 AM

Zdenka Sokolíčková Ph.D. M.A. from the Czech Republic will be on a research stay at the Department of Social Anthropology, from 23 February – 8 March 2015.​

Publisert Feb. 13, 2015 10:27 AM

How does global capitalism influence our relations with other people and our perceptions of who we are? How do people cope with rapid changes in their surroundings? Which roles can researchers play in times of change and conflict?

Publisert Feb. 13, 2015 9:34 AM

A Superman cartoon was able to bring some movement to the polarized immigration debate. What can social scientists learn from this?

Publisert 26. jan. 2015 10:35

Nordmenn var ikkje dei første i Europa som dreiv kvalfangst. Derimot vart vi lærte opp av baskarane, skriv antropologen Arne Kalland. I ei ny bok, "hval og hvalfangst på vestlandet fra 1600-1910", har han samla historia om norsk småkvalfangst.

Screenshot from Andrea Wise's art project Returned with pictures of deported migrants in Cape Verde
Publisert Jan. 20, 2015 10:40 PM

When Jacky was deported from the USA to Cape Verde, his life came to a sudden standstill. Within a short time his face grew deep wrinkles; it looked resigned, exhausted, and drained. Merely at his age of 45, Jacky looked like an old man.

Logo of Pride Parade: a moustache
Publisert Jan. 19, 2015 11:52 AM

When the first Pride Parade in Montenegro’s capital turned into a battlefield, early ethnographic accounts about traditional manliness may have had a part to play in the tensions, according to anthropologist Branko Banovic.

Publisert 13. jan. 2015 13:40

I forbindelse med Fagpolitisk dagsseminar under instituttets 50-årsjubileum utlyste SAI en kronikkonkurranse blant studentene. Vinneren av konkurransen ble masterstudent Mikkel Vindegg med sin kronikk «Antropologi som politisk prosjekt: Født sånn eller blitt sånn?».

Publisert 19. des. 2014 13:58

Hvordan påvirker sanseinntrykk vår relasjon til andre mennesker, dyr og ånder? Hvilke sanser er høyest verdsatt og hvorfor? Hvordan samspiller sansene våre? Slike spørsmål tas opp i nyeste utgave av Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift.

Publisert Dec. 19, 2014 9:52 AM

In October 2011, while I was conducting ethnographic research on water and climate change in southern Peru’s Colca Valley, I was invited to join the villagers of Pinchollo on a hike up to the point at the foot of a glacier where meltwater starts flowing down towards the village.

Demonstration by far-right party Jobbik, June 2012 in Budapest
Publisert Dec. 11, 2014 6:49 PM

Is the recent rise in xenophobia and right-wing populism in Europe linked to the economic crisis? Anthropologist Cathrine Moe Thorleifsson is about to embark on fieldwork in England, Hungary and Norway in order to find out.

Publisert Nov. 29, 2014 5:57 PM

“Anthropologists tend to exaggerate differences and to downplay commonalities. It is our moral duty to correct this distorted picture,” said Jeremy MacClancy at the first international workshop of the Overheating project.

Publisert Nov. 25, 2014 10:27 AM

The recent Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea has spurred a range of responses from all over the world. Some of these responses exemplify the ongoing stereotyping of Africa and Africans. Public discourse, unfortunately, still has the tendency of addressing Africa as a country, a war ridden space full of sadness and its inhabitants as savage and helpless. But stereotypes are not limited to these images of misery.

Dresser og støvler henger til tørk etter vask
Publisert 4. nov. 2014 10:43

- I beste fall brenner ebola-epidemien ut i løpet tre til seks måneder. I verste fall fortsetter den å spre seg i rekordfart og verdenssamfunnet setter store deler av Vest-Afrika i karantene, sier antropolog Paul Richards.

Flip-flops are the first step many people take from being barefoot
Publisert Nov. 1, 2014 2:37 PM

Following the life of the worlds' simplest shoe provides encounters with the biggest migration streams in history, flip-flop smugglers in fast cars or on camels, and anxious company owners who don't want researchers nosing around.

Bilde av oppdretslaks i flokk
Publisert 24. okt. 2014 08:54

Brorparten av norsk matproduksjon skjer ikke lenger på åkeren eller i fjøset.

Bilde av mennesker i siluett mot en gul og oransje himmel. Fjell i bakgrunnen.
Publisert 15. okt. 2014 08:18

La oss si at du bor i Sierra Leone. For femten år siden fantes det ikke skikkelig vei. Nå finnes ikke bare asfalt, det er til og med bilkø.

Publisert Oct. 10, 2014 6:13 PM

Economic theories are not enough to understand economic processes. At the next Overheating seminar, Nina Boy will show that literary studies can provide important insights into the world of finance.

Publisert 10. okt. 2014 13:06

I anledning SAIs 50-årsjubileum skriver instituttets forskere om faget sitt i Aftenposten Viten. Først ut er Thorgeir Kolshus om Antropologenes vekst og fall.

Publisert Oct. 3, 2014 7:52 PM

Learn from Caribbeans and see the world as many small interconnected islands that can only exist as a whole, says Kristian Van Haesendonck, who will speak at the next Overheating-seminar.