Department of Social Anthropology

News archive for Department of Social Anthropology

A few weeks ago Norwegian anthropologists traveled to London to partake in Norwegian Anthropology Day on invitation from The Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI).
In October this year three PhD scholars from the Department of Social Anthropology defended their thesis.
The Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) has in recent years organised a series of annual full-day presentations of other countries’ anthropologies, conveyed by speakers and panels from the countries in question. In 2015, the spotlight is on Norwegian anthropology.
The Department's 50th anniversary was celebrated with a variety of distinguished guests, an engaging panel debate and the first Fredrik Barth Honorary Lecture.
Alessandro Zagato edits new book where all the chapters are written by project members from the project “Egalitarianism: Forms, Processes, Comparisons”.
University of Bergen celebrates 50 years of collaboration in research and education with the University of Khartoum this spring. The first Sudanese PhD candidate enrolled at UiB in 1970.
Few people at the University of Bergen knows Makerere University in Uganda better than Thelma Kraft. She has facilitated collaboration and capacity building between UiB and "the Harvard of Africa" for fourteen years.
The 50-year anniversary of the University of Bergen’s Department of Social Anthropology will be celebrated with a special seminar series.
How do Norwegian energy corporations handle corporate social responsibility when they invest abroad? A new project at the Department of Social Anthropology, led by Professor Ståle Knudsen, aims to explore this timely issue. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and will involve partners from Christian Michelsen Institute, the University of Sussex, and others.
The ECOPAS project of the university’s Department of Social Anthropology brings the climate challenges faced by the Pacific Islands to Bergen, through a new collaboration between the University of Bergen and the Bergen International Festival.
Norwegian Entrepreneurship in Africa and Oceania Edited by Kirsten Alsaker Kjerland and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen
The Department of Social Anthropology in Bergen continues its exciting collaboration projects. Read more about them here!
Ruy Llera Blanes, Postdoctor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Bergen, is out with a new book on Christianity in Africa and Europe.
Kjetil Fosshagen is out with a new book, exploring the structural dynamics underpinning popular resistance and their support or suppression during the Arab Spring. The book asks; has the revolutions since been hijacked and the uprisings already usurped by the upper classes?