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In August, Energethics researchers participated in the EASA 2018 conference: Staying - Moving - Settling in Stockholm. We presented papers in the panels ‘Energy in Motion’ and ‘Globalized Workers and Trade Unionism’.
The ERC Advanced Grant Egalitarianism: Forms, Processes, Comparisons is entering its final project year and several important publications have recently appeared.
The Department of Social Anthropology offers three exciting courses taught in English autumn semester 2018, and we welcome both international and Norwegian students to participate.
Energethics published their first article “Rethinking Access. Key Methodological Challenges in Studying Energy Companies” in the journal "Energy Research and Social Science". The article is available online.
What happens when the basic values and social mechanism of society are challenged? And how does change influence how we view ourselves as human beings? This is at the heart of a new anthropological project at the University of Bergen.
At the annual High-level Political Forum at the United Nations, the University of Bergen will participate in workshops and side events. This to make sure that research and knowledge is heard as part of the 2030 Agenda.
“This award means a lot to us. It is wonderful to get recognition for all the work and effort we have put into our research,” says award winner Annelin Eriksen.
On 19 June 2018, the Research Council of Norway's evaluation of the social sciences in Norway – SAMEVAL – was presented. One department and three research groups at the University of Bergen are awarded top grades in the evaluation.
With the pioneering Egalitarianism project, Professor Bruce Kapferer wanted to challenge conventions in anthropology and to redefine how inequality is viewed.
Different aspects and paradigms of European asylum policy were presented when the University of Bergen held a one-day migration conference in Brussels.
Kula Kula is an independent social anthropological journal run by students at the University of Bergen, and this semester's issue is just out. PhD Candidate Marianna Bettis lectured the popular course "The Anthropology of Oil" spring semester 2018. In this article, that you can also find in Kula Kula, she explains how oil has changed our past, is leading our present and shapes our... Read more
In their news cover of the norwegian oil company, DNO's business abroad, Morgenbladet interviewed researchers from the Energethics-project to highlight problematic company ethics in a company which has specialised its operations in risk areas of the Middle East.
Ingrid Müftüoglu has been to Statkraft's headquarters in Oslo where she examined how CSR is articulated and performed.
Energethics researcher Ingrid Müftüoglu attended the Nordic Challenges Conference in Helsinki 7-9th of March 2018, where she presented the project and a paper on reporting practices in Norwegian energy companies.
Social anthropologist Edvard Hviding is one of three University of Bergen researchers to receive five years of major funding from the prestigious Toppforsk programme, awarded by the Research Council of Norway, for his project Mare Nullius.
The first doctorate of UiB’s Faculty of Social Sciences was awarded to Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed at the Department of Social Anthropology. His relationship with Professor Gunnar Håland started when he accommodated this "European" who was looking for a place to stay during a Sudan visit in the 1960s. Read Professor Ahmed's celebration of Gunnar here.
The Department of Social Anthropology offers two exciting courses taught in English spring semester 2021. No previous requirements are needed and we welcome both international and Norwegian students to participate.
Students and staff from the Department of Social Anthropology, and invited guests attended the Fredrik Barth Memorial Lecture 2017 given by Dr. Madeleine Reeves from the University of Manchester.

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