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Read the latest updates on the OceanStates front in our research blog.
Urban Enclaving Futures affiliated researcher Ole Johannes Kaland will present his work at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University on Monday 31st October.
Freya focalised a set of concerns—mass extinction, accelerating icemelt, species hierarchy—which have come, in part, to exemplify the Anthropocene epoch.
Urban Enclaving Future's co-director Jason Sumich has published the article "Building walls to tame time: Enclaves and the enduring power of failure" in Economy and Society.
How is a local community developed and operated, with hundreds of homes and economic enterprises close together - in an area where none of the residents own or have legal control over the land? The neighbourhood of Ruga in Accra, Ghana is an example of how inhabitants and small-business owners together are changing and shaping the urban landscape to the benefit of the people living there.
Morten Nielsen, Jason Sumich and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen have been shortlisted for 'Urban Studies' best article of 2021
Having been delayed by the COVID pandemic, the third Urban Enclaving Workshop was at last held the 25th of April until the 1st of May 2022 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The ocean’s role for Earth was one of the key topics discussed at Our Ocean 2023 in Palau. UiB Professor Edvard Hviding was one of only a few researchers present at the conference and engaged in discussions on the Pacific’s role in climate change. But what would be the best measure to save our ocean?
Read the latest updates on the OceanStates front in our research blog.
On World Ocean Day in June 2021, a unique Norwegian-Pacific PhD Scholarship Programme was picked as one of the first 60 UN Ocean Decade Actions worldwide and one of three Norwegian actions.
For decades Accra´s traffic has been a huge problem for the city´s development. Long traffic jams in rush hours, road accidents and poor travel conditions for everyone that moves within Accra is a well-known issue in Ghana and a conversation topic for Accra´s inhabitants - like rain and the weather are a common conversation topic in Bergen, Norway.
Read the latest updates on the OceanStates front in our research blog.
On 25-26 November, the annual conference of the Norwegian Anthropological Society was held in Bergen. See pictures from the conference here!
New PhD course dedicated to an investigation of the imaginary projects of technoscience. Candidates of social anthropology and related disciplines are welcome to apply!
Georgian and Norwegian Anthropology students tested their skills as real anthropologists during twelve intensive days of Summer School in Anthropological Research Methods.
We are happy to announce our brand new Crash Course in Social Anthropology! All interested are welcome to take the course.
Open call for Three PhD research fellowships within the project “On Equal Grounds? Migrant Women’s Participation in Labour and Labour Related Activities” (EQUALPART). APPLY BY 15 SEPTEMBER 2021.
During this year’s Bergen Summer Research School, 17 SDG-oriented policy briefs were produced by more than 100 enthusiastic participants as part of a joint call by PhD for Innovation and SDG Bergen Science Advice.

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