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Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme

Associate Professor
  • E-mailJon.Remme@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 92 47
  • Visitor Address
    Fosswinckels gate 6
    Lauritz Meltzers hus
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

Jon Henrik Ziegler Remme is interested in how people exist in more-than-human collectives, including plants, animals, spirits and gods. He is particularly interested in how human-nonhuman worlds emerge and transform as people engage in relational ontic practices, that is practices with ontological effects. Remme has investigated such practices through studies of both sacrificial rituals and Pentecostal Sunday services in Ifugao, the Philippines. Looking to explore the interlinkages relational dynamics of kinship, animal husbandry and agriculture in a world where spirits enter in and out of people’s relational worlds, Remme’s research in Ifugao has resulted in publications about the relations between persons and pigs, domestication, the sensorial transformation of spirits, notions of causality, the relations between values and murder, the problems for Pentecostals with God becoming present, temporality in human-environment relations and interreligious encounters in burial rituals. Remme’s publications include the monograph Pigs and Persons in the Philippines (Lexington Books, 2014), the edited volume Human Nature and Social Life (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and the special issue The Ambiguities of Rituals (Ethnos, 2019).

Currently, Remme’s research focuses human-marine relations with an ethnographic focus on the lobster fishery of Maine, US. Remme is project leader for the project SEATIMES: How Climate Change Transforms Human Marine Temporalities in which he studies the implications of climate change for relations between humans and marine life in the Gulf of Maine. Remme is interested in question related to the intertwined rhythms of life, how temporal experiences and orientations emerge in human-marine relations and how efforts at shaping futures are enacted through conserving and transforming particular relational constellations of human and marine life.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2021). Trans-Temporal pigs: Humans, spirits and the temporal multiplicity of pigs in Ifugao, the Philippines. Anthropozoologica. 105-116.
  • Show author(s) (2021). The Instability of Values: Tradition, Autonomy and the Dynamics of Sociality in the Philippine Highlands. Anthropological Forum: a journal of social anthropology and comparative sociology.
  • Show author(s) (2019). The Problem with Presence: The Ambiguity of Mediating Forms in Ifugao Pentecostal Rituals. Ethnos.
  • Show author(s) (2019). The Ambiguities of Rituals: Introduction. Ethnos. 1-14.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Harold C. Conklin: Atlas of Multispecies Relations in Ifugao. Ethnos.
  • Show author(s) (2017). The dynamics of lennawa: Exchange, sharing and sensorial techniques for managing life substances in Ifugao. Asiatische Studien - Études Asiatiques. 327-351.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Sanselige transformasjoner: For en multisensorisk perspektivisme. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 208-225.
  • Show author(s) (2014). A dispositional account of causality: From herbal insecticides to theories of emergence and becoming. Anthropological Theory. 405-421.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Den ontologiske vendingen i antropologien. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 6-24.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Separating Encounters Tangency in an Interreligious Encounter in Ifugao, the Philippines. Anthropos: Internationale Zeitschrift für Völker- und Sprachenkunde. 427-434.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Mellom potensialitet og aktualitet: Bā’is ontologiske transformasjon i Ifugao. DIN - Tidsskrift for religion og kultur. 75-97.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Hvordan et insektmiddel virker: polygen og disposisjonell kausalitet. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 223-234.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Ritualer, mord og mislykkede overføringer. Dynamikken i forholdet mellom tilbakeholding og artikulering av rituell kunnskap blant ifugao. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 39-46.
  • Show author(s) (2006). Om tangens og meningsgenererende prosesser i et begravelsesrituale i Ifugao, Nord-Luzon, Filippinene. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 144-154.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2010). Hvorfor døde Mario? Et foredrag om fotografi blant ifugaoene på Filippinene.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Ifugao, Nord-Luzon, Filippinene.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2024). The Times of Lobsters: Exploring Human-Marine Temporalities in Maine's Lobster Fisheries.
  • Show author(s) (2024). Reviving a Resource: Fishing for Life in Maine's Lobster Industry.
  • Show author(s) (2023). The microbiopolitics of keeping lobsters alive: Rethinking water in Maine's lobster industry.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Restoring the fish that feeds all: Alewife and ocean-river connectivity in the Bagaduce River watershed.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Lobster holding tanks as liquid assemblages: The emerging waterscapes of keeping lobsters alive.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Humans, Animals, and Climate Change.
  • Show author(s) (2023). From pigs in the Philippines to lobsters in Maine: An anthropologist’s exploration of the life of humans and marine life.
  • Show author(s) (2022). What if fishing is...? Speculative ecographies of Maine's more-than-human seascapes.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Stinky entrapments, visions of care, and the affordances of hearing: Exploring the sensory politics of human-lobster relations.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Seatimes: Exploring Temporalities in Human-Marine Contact Zones.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Living with whales and lobsters: Commoning and the volumization of space in the Gulf of Maine.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Trapcams of care: Digital affectivity in human-lobster-trap relations.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Digital teaching: Experiences from University of Oslo.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Marine dislocations: An anthropology of livelihoods and an underwater refugee crisis.
  • Show author(s) (2018). The values of a murder: Values and the topographies of socialities.
  • Show author(s) (2017). NAT prisen 2016.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Ontology - chronically unstable: Ontological dynamics and the 'difference within'.
  • Show author(s) (2015). God's other within: The precarity of divine emergence in Ifugao Sunday services.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Transformasjonens komparative annerledeshet.
  • Show author(s) (2014). The ritual time-machine: Ontological dynamics in Ifugao sacrificial rituals.
  • Show author(s) (2014). The passion event: Time, virtuality and sacrifice in Ifugao rituals.
  • Show author(s) (2014). The Passion Event: Time, Aesthetics and Perspectives in Ifugao Sacrificial Rituals.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Ifugao native pigs: Becoming with the otherwise.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Containing lennāwa: Relational techniques for sustaining life in Ifugao, the Philippines.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Vilje og motvilje i deltagende observasjon: Noen etiske refleksjoner.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Manifesting God: Conversion as ontological transformation in Ifugao Pentecostalism.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Demonic CD-players and bones refusing to become bones: Objects and ontological transformations in Ifugao, the Philippines.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Colliding expectations to an indigenous religion: What anthropological theory does to Ifugao animism.
  • Show author(s) (2013). At the other side of religion: Animism and its perspectival others in Ifugao.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Å høre sammen: Ifugao auditiv perspektivisme.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Enacting God in an Ifugao Pentecostal Sunday service: Aesthetics, virtuality and onto-praxis.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Born to be wild: from depleted to excessive biodiversity in Norwegian lobster sea ranching.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Reproducing subjects: Pigs and signs of life among the Ifugao, the Philippines.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Ifugao animism: rethinking religious practices in northern Luzon, the Philippines.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Changing religious landscapes: Pentecostalism in Ifugao.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Signifikante relasjoner: ritualer og personbegrep blant ifugao, Filippinene.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Separating encounters: tangent religions in an Ifugao burial ritual.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Semantikk, pragmatikk og duplekse tegn.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Landscape, knowledge, and the introduction of Pentecostalism in Ifugao.
  • Show author(s) (2005). En kompleks begravelse. Et case om et møte mellom ulike tro- og kunnskapssystemer blant Ifugaoene, Nord-Luzon, Filippinene.
  • Show author(s) (2004). Discourses on personhood among the Ifugao, Northern Luzon, the Philippines.
Book review
  • Show author(s) (2022). Review of Cutting Cosmos: Masculinity and Spectacular Events among the Bugkalot. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Review of Revaluing coastal fisheries: how small boats navigate new markets and technology. Ethnos.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Review of Tuked Rini, Cosmic Traveller: Life and Legend in the Heart of Borneo (M. Janowski). Sojourn. 325-327.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Review of The Multispecies Salon (E. Kirksey, ed.), Duke University Press, 2014. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 433-434.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Anmeldelse av 2001 and Counting: Kubrick, Nietzsche, and Anthropology (Bruce Kapferer). Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 314-316.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Review of "Missionary Impositions: Conversion, Resistance, and Other Challenges to Objectivity in Religious Ethnography". Journal of Anthropological Research.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Review of Anarchic Solidarity: Autonomy, equality, and fellowship in Southeast Asia. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. 542-545.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Anarchic solidarity: Autonomy, equality, and fellowship in Southeast Asia. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. 542-545.
  • Show author(s) (2011). The art of not being governed: An anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. 344-347.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Review of Verbal Arts in Philippine Indigenous Communities: Poetics, Society, and History (Herminia Meñez Coben). Anthropos: Internationale Zeitschrift für Völker- und Sprachenkunde.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Bokomtale: Katrine Fangen, Deltagende observasjon, 2. utgave. Norsk Antropologisk Tidsskrift. 267-268.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) (2017). Human Nature and Social Life: Perspectives on Extended Sociality. Cambridge University Press.
Academic monograph
  • Show author(s) (2014). Pigs and Persons in the Philippines: Human-Animal Entanglements in Ifugao Rituals.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • Show author(s) (2006). Significant Relations. Ritual and person among the Ifugaos.
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) (2023). Transnasjonale ekteskap i Thailand: Veien mot et trygt og stabilt liv.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Maneuvering Contested Space and Community An Ethnographic Study of the Underground Electronic Music Scene in Itaewon.
  • Show author(s) (2022). An Ethnography of Energy: Manifestations of Spirits in Norwegian Spiritualism.
  • Show author(s) (2022). 2047/2021: Hong Kong and Securitizing Change.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) (2007). Der de døde lever videre. Jordens Folk. 24-29.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2012). Manifesting Potentials: Animism and Pentecostalism in Ifugao, the Philippines.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Ønsker ikke "kristent" kommunevåpen.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Forskar på hummerfiske.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Intervju, Tyfon i opprørt landskap.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Intervju, Norgesglasset.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Hva skjer når åndetilbedere blir pinsevenner? Religiøse ritualer hos gamle hodejegere på Filippinene.
Programme participation
  • Show author(s) (2013). Dagsnytt Atten.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2018). Pigs and spirits in Ifugao: A cosmological decentering of domestication. 22 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Introduction: Extended sociality and the social life of humans. 25 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Human at risk: Becoming human and the dynamics of extended sociality. 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Ethnographies Returned: The Mobilisation of Ethnographies and the Politicisation of Indigeneity in Ifugao, the Philippines. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Chronically unstable ontology: Ontological dynamics, radical alterity, and the "otherwise within". 21 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Actualizing spirits: Ifugao animism as onto-praxis.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Rituals, murder, and failed transmissions. The dynamics of retention and articulation of Ifugao ritual knowledge. 18 pages.
Book Translation
  • Show author(s) (2006). "Musikk i norsk reklame", som del av boken: "Normalitet" / Thomas Hylland Eriksen og Jan-Kåre Breivik (red.)Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 2006.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2016). Review of The Empty Seashell: Withcraft and Doubt on an Indonesian Island. Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft. 146-149.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Major publications include:

Pigs and Persons in the Philippines: Human-Animal Entanglements in Ifugao Rituals

Human Nature and Social Life: Explorations in Extended Sociality