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Archeologist from UiB discovered the earliest known drawing in a cave in South Africa. The abstract drawing displays a red cross-hatched line pattern, created with an ochre crayon 73 000 years ago.
Leszek Gardeła on Viking women with weapons and his lifelong love affair with the North
Scott Bremer and Randi J. Bertelsen have been awarded the prestigious ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council.
“By questioning our habitual thoughts and given truths, we can obtain insights which enable us to reflect on our lives in a different way,” says Marianne Frøystad Walderhaug. During her dialogues with inmates, they try to discover how they can get out of “robot mode”.
Historical newspaper articles mentioned a movie that Nasjonal Samling had ordered to highlight their propagandistic praise of Grieg. After more than 70 years the film can be viewed for the first time in full length on the webside of the Grieg Research Centre.
–Meeting the migrants have made a big impression, but as anthropologist it is also through these meetings that I think best, says Christine M. Jacobsen, researcher and project leader for the WAIT project. Through ethnographic research, the project examines how laws, norms and power relations structure irregular migrants' experience of time and their possibility to carry out their life... Read more
Patrick Dinslage, former professor II at the Grieg Research Centre and leader of Grieg Forschungsstelle at Universität Leipzig is author of the most recent book in the prestigous series 'Great Composers in their Times' published by Laaber Verlag in Germany.
June 12-14, researchers from the University of Bergen Electronic Literature Research Group, University of Stavanger Greenhouse group, University of Utah, and Aarhus University will explore connections between the digital humanities and environmental poetics through recent books and artworks which crossover the two concerns.
Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. Scientists from UiB have worked together with communities around Sylhet, in northeast Bangladesh, in search of new ways for understanding and adapting to the climate.
On 10–11 May the Research Group for Radical Philosophy and Literature (LLE) organized a seminar at the Norwegian Institute in Rome on the legacy of 1968 in conjunction with the Research group for Subjectivation and Late Modernity (FoF), with Maurizio Lazzarato, Frida Beckman and Franco Berardi as our invited keynotes.
What are the moral consequences of irregular migrants’ prolonged waiting? In this latest blog-entry, philosopher and professor Odin Lysaker reflects upon the ethical role of time in the case of refugees. The text is based on his contribution to the WAIT research project.
How can we live by the rhythms of the seasons, when these rhythms seem to be changing quickly? Scott Bremer is looking at how rapid seasonal changes are affecting institutions in society and how we can re-learn and adapt to seasonal change in new ways.
For many years, the University of Bergen has focused on historical and archaeological research in the Middle East and in Syria in particular. How is the research going forward despite the difficult situation in the region?
James Boyd White's book "The Legal Imagination", a work generally considered as having inaugurated the law and literature movement, is celebrated with an 45th anniversary edition.
Groundbreaking research puts human evolution in a new perspective as significant archaeological findings reveals sign of modern human behavior 300 000 years ago.
”I wanted to do something relevant that could serve a purpose and reach people outside of the field of linguistics. I do not want to do linguistics just for the sake of it”.
All academic staff at UiB have received or will soon receive a survey in their inbox. The survey is part of the EU certification program Charter & Code, which will set a European standard for researchers' working conditions.

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