Upcoming 5 days

27 June
Guide at Blindern campus
Time and place: June 27, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Frederikkeplassen, Blindern campus

Curious to know more about the University of Oslo? Feel free to join us for the free weekly guided campus tour!

Time and place: June 27, 2019 2:00 PM - June 29, 2019 12:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus, Grupperom 1

Truth and authority come as a package—but which of the two is the source of the other? Is truth a source of a special kind of authority? Or is what is true decided by whoever has the power and authority to dominate discourse? In recent years, theorists in the postmodernist and poststructuralist tradition have been accused of paving the way for the post-truth era in public discourse by weakening our conception of truth. Our intent in this workshop is not primarily to assess the rightness or wrongness of accusations made against theory in postmodern and poststructuralist tradition. Rather we are looking for theoretical positions that go beyond the dichotomous view of truth and power. To meet the backlash challenge, we need to acknowledge the constraints of a discourse-independent world while still keeping in view the power-mechanisms that structure truth-claims.

28 June
Time and place: June 27, 2019 2:00 PM - June 29, 2019 12:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus, Grupperom 1

Truth and authority come as a package—but which of the two is the source of the other? Is truth a source of a special kind of authority? Or is what is true decided by whoever has the power and authority to dominate discourse? In recent years, theorists in the postmodernist and poststructuralist tradition have been accused of paving the way for the post-truth era in public discourse by weakening our conception of truth. Our intent in this workshop is not primarily to assess the rightness or wrongness of accusations made against theory in postmodern and poststructuralist tradition. Rather we are looking for theoretical positions that go beyond the dichotomous view of truth and power. To meet the backlash challenge, we need to acknowledge the constraints of a discourse-independent world while still keeping in view the power-mechanisms that structure truth-claims.

29 June
Time and place: June 27, 2019 2:00 PM - June 29, 2019 12:30 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus, Grupperom 1

Truth and authority come as a package—but which of the two is the source of the other? Is truth a source of a special kind of authority? Or is what is true decided by whoever has the power and authority to dominate discourse? In recent years, theorists in the postmodernist and poststructuralist tradition have been accused of paving the way for the post-truth era in public discourse by weakening our conception of truth. Our intent in this workshop is not primarily to assess the rightness or wrongness of accusations made against theory in postmodern and poststructuralist tradition. Rather we are looking for theoretical positions that go beyond the dichotomous view of truth and power. To meet the backlash challenge, we need to acknowledge the constraints of a discourse-independent world while still keeping in view the power-mechanisms that structure truth-claims.

Time and place: June 29, 2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, The Historical Museum

Have you never been to the Historical Museum before, or maybe it's been a while since the last visit? The Historical Museum provides the public with free admission on the last Saturday of the month.

Further upcoming events

Guide at Blindern campus
Time and place: July 4, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Frederikkeplassen, Blindern campus

Curious to know more about the University of Oslo? Feel free to join us for the free weekly guided campus tour!

Time and place: July 7, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, In front of Lids hus (Botanical museum)

Every Sunday in July and August at 2 pm we organize free guided tours of the Botanical Garden at the Natural History Museum.

Guide at Blindern campus
Time and place: July 11, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Frederikkeplassen, Blindern campus

Curious to know more about the University of Oslo? Feel free to join us for the free weekly guided campus tour!

Time and place: July 14, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, In front of Lids hus (Botanical museum)

Every Sunday in July and August at 2 pm we organize free guided tours of the Botanical Garden at the Natural History Museum.

Guide at Blindern campus
Time and place: July 18, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Frederikkeplassen, Blindern campus

Curious to know more about the University of Oslo? Feel free to join us for the free weekly guided campus tour!