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From Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th of May there will be a workshop on Kant's moral philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Sydnesplassen 12/13, room 2010. Open for all!
We are pleased to inform that Lidun Hareide’s PhD thesis has been accepted for defence.
Grieg Research School invites Ph.D. candidates and other researchers to the autumn 2014 course, which this time will focus on methods and methodology.
Tradition and community are important ingredients as part of the renewed interest in micro-brewing and local food culture.
The Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen (WAB) recently published more than 1,000 secondary resources for Wittgenstein scholars in the form of books, papers and audio-visual material online. All resources are available Open Access and are a result of WAB's participation in the EU-funded project AGORA: Scholarly Open Access Research in European Philosophy.
The SEAT research project wants to help consumers make more ethical choices when purchasing farmed fish products. The researchers hope this can be achieved by creating a dialogue between producers in Asia and consumers in Europe.
Kari Holdhus has just finished her Ph.D. project on school concerts. She has been looking at the questions "how do school concerts work", and "what is the quality".
Ekaterina Skvortcova will give an outline of the three main ensembles in the suburbs of Saint-Petersburg – Peterhof, Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk.
Two of the foremost experts on Wittgenstein's philosophy visit the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen this year.
Book release: A new volume from the “Text, Action and Space (TAS)” project and research group was presented and published in Aarhus, Denmark on 21 February: EXPLORING TEXT AND EMOTIONS (ETE). Eds. Lars Sætre, Patrizia Lombardo, and Julien Zanetta. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2014. 449 pp. (ISBN 978 87 7934 558 4).
Human Rights is a thriving endeavor in the corridors of courthouses, in political arenas, and in the halls of academia. Even in academia, however, it is usually reserved for Law Schools and departments of Political Science.
- Many of the students have chosen Chinese studies from a strong personal interest, but they will have to think about job prospects as well, says the new associate professor of Chinese, Dr. Zhao Shouhui. He believes the relationship between Norway and China will grow closer in the future, and that the job market will benefit from this.
Below is an overview (latest activities first) of guest lectures, seminars, etc. in the Department of Philosophy in 2015 to be held in English. Open for all!
We are pleased to inform that Gunhild Tveit Randen’s PhD thesis has been accepted for defence.
Donna McCormack, post doctoral fellow at SKOK, has recently released a critical analysis of Judith Butler's and Homi Bhabha's intersecting theories of performativity. In the book she shows how non-institutionalised forms of witnessing serve to reconfigure theories of literary performance.
When the Norwegian Constitution was adopted in 1814 it represented a dramatic break from the absolute monarchy and aristocratic privilege of the past.

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