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While most students at UoB have finished their exams and gone home for the summer, a new group of students are swarming the campus. PhD-candidates and young researchers from across the world have arrived to participate in Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS). Those taking the course on gender and migration co-organized by SKOK and the Faculty of Law, have been presented to Danish Anthropologist... Read more
Dr. Mimi Lam has been named winner of the Society for Conservation Biology’s inaugural Conservation Beacon Award for pioneering an ethical approach to the conservation of marine resources, both natural and cultural, through interdisciplinary research and community engagement at the science-policy interface.
The first official workshop in the Anti-exceptionalist project was entitled `Logic as science'. The workshop gathered nine international speakers working in the philosophy of logic.
Guowen Shang, Associate Professor of Chinese language, is currently studying sign languages – not languages with signs, but on signs. “The language signs are everywhere in our environment, but the language choices on the signs are determined by a range of social, economic, psychological and political factors”. This inquiry is in accord with his academic commitment to the language policy and... Read more
UiB researcher Karen van Niekerk's road to (a Centre of) excellence.
At the Grieg Research Centre there is a 4-year PhD research position vacant. Application deadline: 20 August 2017.
Shahram Khosravi from Stockholm University has recently published his newest ethnographic book, Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran, an "intricate and moving portrait of contemporary Iranian life," where he elegantly weaves together insights from his studies of Iranian youth culture and migration studies.
The first worshop organized by the Narratology of Criminal Cases project brought new perspectives on how crimes are narrated both in legal contexts and in the broader culture.
Centre leader at SKOK, Christine M. Jacobsen's latest article, «Veiled Nannies and Secular Futures in France» is fresh from the press. In the article, Jacobsen focuses on the debate on the use of veil in childcare as an intake to the examination of french secularism and its impact on state regulations on religion.
Magnus Matningsdal’s retirement as professor at the Faculty of Law in 1989 marks the beginning of some 2000 additional hours he has spent at the lectern in Dragefjellet. Today, the Supreme Court Justice will be awarded honorary alumnus status at this year’s Christie Conference.
Visiting research fellow, Social Anthropologist Sandrine Musso, is affiliated to the ongoing research project WAIT - Waiting for an uncertain future: the temporalities of irregular migration. Musso has spent the last weeks at SKOK, taking advantage of the Norwegian weather to work on her current research.
SKOK is one of four institutions collaborating to create a research network composed of PhD-students in gender research. Through the STINT-founded project New Tools, young researchers from Linköping, Budapest, Cape Town, and Bergen work together to strengthen transnational gender research.
Kjetil Rommetveit and Brian Wynne are the editors of 'Imagining public issues in the technosciences?' a special issue of the journal Public Understanding of Science.
On the last monday of March, SKOK invited master students at UiB to a full-day seminar at the centre. Students were able to present their work, and discuss how the gender perspective of their analysis could be strengthened.
Historian and associate professor at SKOK, Hanne Marie Johansen, has studied the history of Norwegian divorce practices, and recently published an article where she examines the changes in Norwegian divorce policies from the end of the 18th century and through the 19th and 20th century, as Norway struggled to gain independence from Denmark.
This seminar at Litteraturhuset Oslo sheds new light on the musical life in Norway 1940–1945 with talks by Bjarte Bruland, Ingrid Loe Dalaker, Michael Custodis, and Arnulf Mattes.
Doctoral candiate Kari Anne Drangsland is the last addition to the research stab at SKOK. Kari Anne is part of project WAIT, and will soon start collecting data to her research project. Get to know Kari Anne and her project here.
DICTUM is a basic research project focused on the technical core of Plato’s philosophy, that is, his conception of dialectic, the method that distinguishes philosophical inquiry from other kinds of inquiry.

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