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The research programme GRIP has launched a series of interviews on global inequality as a response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
At a locked-down University of Bergen, staff and students are not able to access university campus. Teaching, science and administrative tasks are taking place online. In our absence the iconic drum Atingting from Ambrym island in Vanuatu stands lonely guard at the Department.
The Department of Geography at the University of Ghana and the Urban Enclaving Futures project arranged in February 2020 a successful public lecture at the Department of Geography and Resource Development.
The interdisciplinary research project Urban Enclaving Futures explored during its second workshop how enclaving is found in various forms around Accra’s urban spaces – from population dense informal settlements, to grand but empty gated cities, to the green and quiet University campus.
Social anthropologists highlight how Norwegian energy companies handle their responsibility abroad.
The research project “Urban Enclaving Futures” has received a new grant to establish a comparative research component in China.
Students, anthropologists and other invited guests had found their way to attend the Fredrik Barth Memorial Lecture 2019, held by Dr. Mandana Limbert.
What kind of subjectivities are produced by the urban order? How are they resisted and contested? These were some of the central questions in the presentations held by Prof. Bjørn Enge Bertelsen in September.
In September, Energethics researchers participated in the ASA 2019 conference in Norwich where they shared their perspectives on global challenges.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals was a central theme for this year's Bergen Anthropology Day. New students and alumni, academics and researchers gathered for an enlightening afternoon at Kvarteret.
How do different food production systems impact the environment? How do food choices express class difference? What problems exist in the global food systems and what causes them? These are some of the questions raised in the new course theme within the con amore-courses at the Department of Social Anthropology; The Anthropology of Food.
Chr. Michelsen Institute and the University of Bergen have a long-standing agreement to strengthen development-related research in Bergen. We now invite applications for collaboration between our two institutions. Deadline 14 June, 2019.
How do enclaves that arise as cities within a city, impact on urban planning and the creation of liveable and sustainable cities for all citizens? This is one of the central themes in the research project Urban Enclaving Futures.
The cutting-edge Urban Enclaving Futures project used its first workshop to define how research can bring in social, cultural, spatial and further dimensions moving beyond classic economic understandings of urban development.
Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen at the Department of Social Anthropology is co-editor on a newly published book. "Mozambique on the move" is a multi-disciplinary exploration of Mozambique’s contemporary and historical dynamics, bringing together scholars from across the globe.
Students, anthropologists and other invited guests had found their way to attend the Fredrik Barth Memorial Lecture 2018, held by Dr. Michael W. Scott.
On October 19 2018 Mohammad Tareq Hasan defended his thesis.

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