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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.
More than 100 pupils from different schools took the opportunity to visit the Grieg Academy during our Open Day.
We are pleased to inform that Elisabet Tiselius’s PhD thesis has been accepted for defence.
Manuscripts from the Middle Ages are beautiful objects, written by hand on parchment made ​​of leather. A video from the University of Bergen series "Close-Up".
Earlier this autumn two new researchers were put to work on book fragments: Astrid Marner (Post-doc) and Synnøve Myking (PhD). Together with project leader Åslaug Ommundsen and the English paleographer Michael Gullick they will contribute to the knowledge about medieval book culture.
New MA students in digital culture write project proposals for their MA theses in their first semester, and it's always interesting to follow their work from idea to fully formulated proposal. Here are the topics proposed by the students who started their MAs in August 2013!
On October 4th Roger Strand and Kjetil Rommetveit launched the report "What can history teach us about the development of a European research Area?" at a seminar in the European Commission in Brussels. The report was commissioned by the JRC Joint Research Centre, and was authored by SVT researchers Kjetil Rommetveit, Roger Strand, Ragnar Fjelland and Silvio Funtowicz.
As a historian, she studied women’s liberation. As a woman she experienced this liberation. For Professor Ida Blom, history and life are two sides of the same coin.
The language of the media separates poverty from its true causes. This is the basis of a new research project at UiB.

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