Arbitration, Humiliation, and Submission: Peacemaking in the Middle Ages
At a conference co-hosted by the CAS Oslo and the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo (UiO), historians explore how medieval elites avoided bloodshed and settled disputes.
Project Update: The Nordic 'Civil Wars' in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective
CAS Oslo fellows talk about redefining Nordic medieval civil wars in light of conflicts from other regions and time periods.
John Comaroff: Conflict and (Dis)order Among Tswana in Colonial and Postcolonial South Africa
John Comaroff, professor of African and African-American Studies and Anthropology at Harvard University, deconstructs myths about political structures in Southern Africa in this CAS Oslo seminar.
Are There 'Good' Civil Wars?
CAS Oslo fellows involved in the research project 'The Nordic "Civil Wars" in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective' debate whether some civil wars can have positive consequences -- and whether they should even be called civil wars.
Hans Jacob Orning on 'Ekko': Women in the Middle Ages
In an appearance on the NRK show Ekko, Hans Jacob Orning, professor of history at the University of Oslo and CAS Oslo research group leader, discusses whether historians have traditionally overlooked stories about women in the Middle Ages.
Meet the Group Leaders: Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson
War! What is it good for? Absolutely something, according to Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson, professors of history at the University of Oslo.
Humanities Can Help Improve Human Health
Karen Thornber argues that humanities can help improve human health and in particular can alert us to the need to tackle persistent stigmas against diseases.
Air Pollution: ‘I Haven’t Eeen the Stars for Years’
Our second lunch-time seminar this semester was given by Associate Professor Bryan Tilt, who shared his research on 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.
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.
Air pollution in China: Poor people likely to be worst off
CAS researchers expect that the rural population and poor migrants in cities will be the hardest hit when it comes to air pollution exposure. Professor Mette Halskov Hansen hopes that the CAS project she leads can help raise awareness and promote debate.