PodCAS #4: Robert Macfarlane: – We are the Generation Anthropocene
April 6 2017 writer and scholar Robert Macfarlane gave the talk Deep Time, Thin Place And Thick Speech in the Anthropocene at Litteraturhuset in Oslo.
How can we better articulate the Anthropocene?
– We are Generation Anthropocene, Robert Macfarlane says, but argues that our need for change seems to greatly exceed our capacity to exert it.
Air pollution: ‘I haven’t seen the stars for years’
Our second lunch seminar this semester was held by Bryan Tilt, who shared his research on the different perceptions of air pollution in rural and urban areas in China: – There is little research on whether one needs to have reached a certain economic level in order to worry about environmental issues.
The Fridtjof Nansen Award of Excellence assigned former CAS group leader
Former CAS group leader Trond Helge Torsvik is awarded the prestigious prize for his outstanding work in geophysics.
Vardø’s rich street art scene: will the city become an ecomuseum?
In our first lunch seminar this spring, Saphinaz-Amal Naguib brought us to Norway’s most north-eastern city near the border to Russia, Vardø, and introduced us to a rich street art scene that demonstrates the large-scale depopulation of the arctic city.
CAS Oslo researchers will lead prestigious centres
CAS Oslo congratulates former CAS group leader, future group leader 2017/2018 and CAS board alternate who will lead two different Norwegian Centres of Excellence (SFF).
Charred Memories – Ephemeral survivors in my uncle’s burnt home
– Cognitive memories of things in a home cannot be inherited, because they do not reside in the things themselves, but in the relation between things and personal mindscapes, Hein Bjerck says.
Announcement of Young CAS project: the post-antibiotic era
Resistance against antibiotics is increasing, with the consequence that infections harmless today can take lives in the future. This summer, a group of young researchers will gather at CAS aiming at developing a new generation of anti-infective biomaterials for implantable devices.
Dust storms is a health killer, but disappeared from the public debate
Throughout time sand and dust storms have been a topic in Chinese historical records. Although they are widely understood as a “health killer” today, they have almost disappeared from public debate, scholar argues.
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