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New study in Tanzania shows that previous experiences in the extractive industries are a central factor for public sentiments and debates on resource nationalism and local content in the petroleum sector.
Students, anthropologists and other invited guests had found their way to the University of Bergen for this year’s Fredrik Barth Memorial Lecture held by Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen.
On 9 December Espen Helgesen from the Department of Social Anthropology defended his thesis.
This December, the Energethics group met in Bergen to present the ongoing case studies and to discuss the way forward for the project.
Several staff members from the Department of Social Anthropology have edited and written chapters in new books. The latest release is "The Social Life of Economic Inequalities in Contemporary Latin America", edited by Iselin Å. Strønen and Margit Ystanes.
On 23 November Tord Austdal from the Department of Social Anthropology defended his thesis.
UiB Global and CROP launch working paper series on global challenges.
Rector Dag Rune Olsen visited the University of the South Pacific to strengthen ties between Bergen and Fiji. Whilst in the Pacific, he also met with UiB exchange students.
Associate Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen published a new book.
Read the latest field report from the Energethics-project's case study in Turkey.
- At UiB I felt much more as though I was being treated as belonging with the department I was studying in rather than just a student.
In April and June this year two PhD scholars from the Department of Social Anthropology defended their thesis.
Professor Terje Tvedt criticizes Social Sciences for being “water blind”.
Fredrik Barth was considered the most renowned social anthropologist from Norway, and founded the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Bergen (UiB).
In December this year three PhD scholars from the Department of Social Anthropology defended their thesis.

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