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Archaeologist Magnus M. Haaland received the award at peer-reviewed conference in Newcastle.
Read the first dispatch from the field from social anthropologist and project leader of WAIT, Christine M. Jacobsen. She has spent the summer months carrying out fieldwork among irregular migrants of Marseille. In this report from the field she discusses the temporal dimensions of the securitisation of the border between France and Italy.
How can the Norwegian two-form solution serve as a source of inspiration for resolving language conflicts in China?
How can the Norwegian two-form solution serve as a source of inspiration for resolving language conflicts in China?
Co-development of place-based climate services for action (Co-cli-serv) is about how we can develop fine-scaled and tailored information to support local adaptation to a changeable climate. It studies how scientists can work with communities to jointly produce climate information specific to particular places, and local activities. The project works to transform general ‘climate science’ into ‘... Read more
Professor Jill Walker Rettberg studies how humans use technology and what it means to us as a culture.
The new Centre of Excellence at The University of Bergen aims to discover the past to understand the present.
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.

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