The heritage of war
In autumn 1944, Norddal, in the north of Troms County, was occupied by German army forces in retreat. They had brought with them an unknown number of Soviet prisoners, who were distributed among four prisoner-of-war (POW) camps. When the war ended, the camps were abandoned and their stories almost lost in time.
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.
– Complex numbers make the world bigger
Their mathematics is already used outside the mathematical sphere, from calculating an asteroid’s position to measuring the size of an iceberg, but Berit Stensønes believes it is only the beginning of the developments and applications of these powerful tools.
Articulating the Anthropocene
We are Generation Anthropocene, according to Robert Macfarlane, who argues that our need for change seems to greatly exceed our capacity to make it happen.
Air pollution: ‘I haven’t seen 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.
Vardø’s rich street art scene: Will the city become an ecomuseum?
In our first lunch-time seminar this spring, Professor Saphinaz-Amal Naguib took us to Vardø, Norway’s most north-easterly city, near the border with Russia. She introduced us to a rich street art scene that depicts the large-scale depopulation of this arctic city.
Charred Memories: Ephemeral survivors in my uncle’s burnt-out home
According to Hein Bjerck, cognitive memories of things in a home cannot be inherited, because they do not reside in the things themselves, but in the relations among things and personal mindscapes.
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.
– Det er vanskeligere for kvinner å komme seg opp og fram i matematikken
Professor Berit Stensønes gir publiseringskrav og kvotering mye av skylda.
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.