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The future - the orientation towards a time yet to come - is fundamental for understanding contemporary global society. Read more about the researchers here.
On 26 October 2017 Mads Solberg from the Department of Social Anthropology defended his thesis.
Ongoing research and a new journal engaged academics when The Department of Social Anthropology and the anthropologists at Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI) hosted the very first Bergen Anthropology Day.
Associate Professor Iselin Åsedotter Strønen's new monograph "Grassroots Politics and Oil Culture. The Revolutionary Petro-State" offers an in-depth understanding of grassroots struggles, state transformations and social change during the Chávez-years in Venezuela.
PhD Candidate Maria Dyveke Styve has co-edited a newly released e-book that explores the relevance of dependency theory today. Read more and access the e-book here.
On 16 June Thor Erik Sortland from the Department of Social Anthropology defended his thesis.
The University of Bergen and the University of the South Pacific announced the establishment of a joint marine chair at a reception during the UN Ocean Conference.
Climate change is said to be the greatest global challenge of our time, but it is also a contested topic. How do we talk about these issues - from everyday life to the meetings of policy makers - and what are the consequences? Join the course SANT285 if you want to engage in discussions about climate change in a post-factual world.
At the United Nations Ocean Conference in the first week of June 2017, anthropologist Edvard Hviding established new partnerships between Norway and the Pacific island nations in marine and climate research.
The Faculty of Social Sciences contributes strongly within all three pillars of the focus area Global Challenges: global health, inequality and migration.
Egalitarianism and Experimentation in a new Global Reality. Read about the Egalitarianism Project here.
Professor Bruce Kapferer, at the Egalitarianism project and Professor Dimitrios Theodossopoulos from the University of Kent, have recently published a new edited book.
In her new project, social anthropologist Anna Szolucha wants to look at citizen engagement in climate and energy transformation. In particular, she asks: how do you involve people from the bottom and up?
Read the latest field report from the Energethics-project. Synnøve Bendixsen has been to Iraqi Kurdistan exploring how DNO operates and the local communities’ expectations of oil investments.
For the second consecutive year, the anthropology environment at the University of Bergen is in the QS by Subject top 100.
Bringing together scientists and practitioners with common interest on energy, and to support new approaches to energy questions is at the core of the new Energy Anthropology Network that was launched at University of Bergen in March.
A new film category at the department opens with a paper by Professor Olaf H. Smedal given at the AAA Conference in 2014. With the help of anthropological film producers and colleagues Rolf Scott and Frode Storaas, the paper is now available as a screen version.

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