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The book "In the Sultan’s Salon: Learning, Religion, and Rulership at the Mamluk Court of Qāniṣawh al-Ghawrī (r. 1501–1516)" presents the first study of an Islamic court of Egypt as a centre of scholarship, religion, and politics.
After a successful implementation of its school survey on climate and lifestyle in spring 2021, the CLIMLIFE-research group has now published a first research report.
One of the earliest forms of symbolic behaviour is the use of ochre. A new SapienCE project will explore how iron-rich rocks shaped the lives of early modern humans along the coast of South Africa.
Against the background of the annual Climate Festival in Bergen (Klimafestivalen § 112 - Bergen), the CLIMLIFE research group arranged an event at Litteraturhuset i Bergen on Monday, 7th June, to present and discuss selected results from a recently conducted school survey on climate and lifestyle.
Out of 161 applications, SVT’s Centre of Actionable Knowledges (AcKnowledges) was one of 36 initiatives nationwide that made it to round two of the call.
UiB researcher Redi Koobak is one of the editors behind the new volume Postcolonial and Postsocialist Dialogues: Intersections, Opacities, Challenges in Feminist Theorizing and Practice.
A corollary of my seasonal study is an interest in the diverse markers of time embedded in the gardens. I’ve come to see the gardens like a giant ‘time capsule’ – a repository of the recent and ancient past, of cyclic rhythms and extraordinary events, and always the detritus that is the constant march of time. Seeing the past bleed into the present is helping me make sense of seasonal change.
I'm interested in seasonality at Arboretet and investigating whether there are any changes to how the gardeners and scientists are relating to seasons. One way I'm looking for seasonal cultures is in the material objects used in the gardens in different periods of the year. In my short experience, I'm seeing that changes in technology and policies might be changing the gardener... Read more
People commonly associate foods with seasons, particularly when it comes to foraging for wild plants like mushrooms or berries. Spring is marked by the flourishing of wild garlic (Ramsløk) and other species, but do these plants still make up our diet? Or is a reliance on supermarkets cutting our ties with these seasonal traditions?
ELO 2021 launches next week with a variety of virtual talks, workshops, and arts performances from May 24th - May 28th, as well as several permanent online exhibitions.
The earliest human burial in Africa has been discovered at an archaeological site near Mombasa. Excavations revealed the body of a three-year-old child, deliberately buried around 78,000 years old.
2020 has been a challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The RiLa research group was unfortunately not able to hold the international workshop which was originally to take place during Spring 2021. The year has nevertheless been productive, as the members of the research group have contributed with a number of publications within the field of Religions of Late Antiquity.
The first journal for Arabic speakers in Norway, DER, includes in its latest issue a translated version of UiB researcher Randi Gressgård’s article about microaggression: Banging one’s head against the wall.
Tore Fjetland Øgaard | From Hilbert Proofs to Consecutions and Back | Australasian Journal of Logic
Our research team gave an online lecture which became the fourth of a series of guest lectures “Seven months, seven universities” by Arqus.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Nelson as Associate Professor with UiB Digital Culture.
Associate professor at UiB, Kjetil Rommetveit, has received funding from the Research Council of Norway (RCN) to study contact tracing under covid-19 as digital politics.
The conference MoMM2021: Exploring multilingualism in education was a great success and as a team, we share our experience in organizing this digital event in a podcast.

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