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Time and place: Jan. 30, 2021 11:00 AM4:00 PM, The Historical Museum

This last Saturday in January, we give the public free admission to The Historical Museum!

Time and place: Feb. 12, 2021 11:00 AM2:20 PM, Zoom

This year's Darwin Day event covers the topic of evolution and medicine. Speakers: Charles Swanton, Felicia Keesing, and Bruce Levin.

Time and place: Feb. 15, 2021 12:00 PMFeb. 18, 2021 3:00 PM, University Square (Universitetsplassen) Karl Johans gate 47

Plants have been used for 1000s of years in the treatment of human diseases, though this historical knowledge is often lost. Our interdisciplinary research group uses Nordic historic texts and archaeological remains as inspiration to ‘rediscover’ what plants have historically been used to treat disease.  

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Time and place: Feb. 15, 2021 1:00 PM3:00 PM, Digital event

Welcome to Oslo Life Science Conference 2021! Using COVID-19 as an example, we focus on the role of life sciences in understanding and solving global societal challenges. What experiences have we gained one year after the pandemic started? Which research projects are implemented within the life sciences to prevent new pandemics in the future? What measures can we take to be prepared for a new global pandemic? And what efforts are taken to stop the COVID-19 pandemic globally?

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Time and place: Feb. 15, 2021 7:00 PM9:00 PM, Digital

While philosophers have investigated the topic of consciousness for thousands of years, empirical research has only been a focus for the last decades. But in this time, what have we really learned about our internal experience of the world? We invite to a series of lectures focusing on how we investigate consciousness empirically, what we have discovered, and where the road goes next.

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Time and place: Feb. 15, 2021 8:00 PM9:00 PM, Frogner kirke (church), Bygdøy allé 36

The concert can unfortunately not be performed due to current corona measures and has therefore been canceled. "The Lapse of time" oratorio of excerpts from Charles Darwin On the Origin of Species composed by Bjørn Morten Christophersen was to take place in Frogner kirke.

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Time and place: Feb. 16, 2021 1:00 PM4:00 PM, Zoom

At this digital seminar PhD students, postdocs and Master´s students in life sciences at UiO and NMBU have the opportunity to create networks outside academia. Only 100 places available for the networking session, which is now fully booked. You may sign up for the waiting list or sign up for the plenary session only.

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Time and place: Feb. 16, 2021 7:00 PM9:00 PM, Sophus Lies auditorium and digital

In the last decade, artificial intelligence has surpassed humans in among others the games of Go and Starcraft. Many researchers believe it's only a matter of time before we make an artificial intelligence that is smarter than humans in all areas. Most famous of these is Ray Kurzweil who predicts this will happen before the year 2050. But will this intelligence be conscious? What are the implications if it is or not? We invite to a panel discussion where these and other questions will be discussed.

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Time and place: Feb. 16, 2021 7:00 PM9:00 PM, Zoom

The coronavirus caused the whole of Norway to shut down in the spring of 2020. What consequences has it had for the everyday life, leisure and household of most people? Has it had any effect on the climate and the economy? And what are the long-term consequences? When will life be like before the closure, or will it be?

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Time and place: Feb. 17, 2021 8:00 AM9:00 AM, Live streamed from Nationaltheater's Facebook

We look at the climate crisis in a Hamlet perspective. 

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Time and place: Feb. 17, 2021 12:00 PM3:30 PM, Digital

Mental disorders are recognized as leading causes of disability and morbidity globally, and are among the costliest disorders to affect humans. The causal underpinnings of these disorders is a complex web of genetic, biological and psychosocial mechanisms. Recent advances in technology and computational techniques can help disentangle this complexity, leading to a further understanding of the conditions and subsequently better strategies for treatment and prevention.

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Time and place: Feb. 17, 2021 2:00 PM4:00 PM, Webinar

The ultimate boundaries of human reproduction lie at the limited availability of egg and sperm. Laboratory-derived gametes may push these limits, but are we prepared for the consequences of this research? Would it do sufficient moral good? Is there a strong enough personal and societal need for genetically related families? Would it be safe for the child? Would it be technically feasible? The webinar will address these questions from the perspectives of philosophy, anthropology, medicine, and molecular biology.

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Time and place: Feb. 17, 2021 7:00 PM8:30 PM, Digital

We invite you to join scientists and philosophers from the UiO:Life Science convergence environment 3DR to discuss the clinical and biological challenges that come with the ethics of organ donation in Norway, and discover our source of inspiration to improve organ preservation for donation: the crucian carp inhabiting Norwegian ponds. This online seminar will include short presentations, a discussion and various activities (quizzes, polls, and Q&A sessions). The seminar will be held in Norwegian and is open to anyone interested in organ donation: How it is regulated and where we are at in organ transplantation research.

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Time and place: Feb. 18, 2021 4:00 PM6:00 PM, House of Literature, Amalie Skram

This event includes popular science talks by the research fellows of the ABINO project with expertise in biology, musicology, and physics. A musical interlude will explore the use of rhythms based on physiology. The event will end with a panel discussion among the ABINO senior scientists reflecting on the possibilities and challenges of working in such a radically interdisciplinary constellation. The event will be streamed live and filmed.

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Time and place: Feb. 18, 2021 6:00 PM7:30 PM, Digital event

For boys in upper secondary schools.

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Time and place: Feb. 27, 2021 11:00 AM4:00 PM, The Historical Museum

This last Saturday in February, we give the public free admission to The Historical Museum!

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Time and place: Mar. 27, 2021 11:00 AM4:00 PM, The Historical Museum

This last Saturday in March, we give the public free admission to The Historical Museum!

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Time and place: Apr. 24, 2021 11:00 AM4:00 PM, The Historical Museum

This last Saturday in April, we give the public free admission to The Historical Museum!

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Time and place: May 29, 2021 11:00 AM4:00 PM, The Historical Museum

This last Saturday in May, we give the public free admission to The Historical Museum!

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Time and place: June 14, 2021June 16, 2021, Universitetet i Oslo

New dates: 14-16 June 2021 (i.e., one year postponed)!

Registration information coming early 2021

The NGL conference series (previously also known as ICNGL) provides an open forum for linguistic research in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas on Nordic (including Germanic, Finnic, Saamic and Greenlandic) and other languages, including multilingualism. Its main goals are to create and strengthen connections between researchers working on different languages, with different methodological and theoretical approaches. 

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Time: June 15, 2021June 17, 2021

UPDATE: The LFG conference will be organized entirely online and the dates have been changed to July 13-16. We will post a link to the web page of the online conference here once it is ready.

 

The 26th International Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference  (LFG21) will be organized in Oslo, June 15-17 2021 if the corona situation permits it. Otherwise, the conference might be moved to an online event. In that case, the conference will take place online in mid-July. The decision whether the conference will move online will be made before the final submission date, and will be announced accordingly.

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Time and place: June 26, 2021 11:00 AM4:00 PM, The Historical Museum

This last Saturday in June, we give the public free admission to The Historical Museum!

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Time and place: June 22, 2022June 24, 2022, UiO & OsloMet, Oslo, Norway

10th EST Congress · Advancing Translation Studies · June 22-24, 2022


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The Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) at the University of Oslo (UiO) and the Department of International Studies and Interpreting (IST) at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) look forward to the 2022 EST Congress. It will be held on 22-24 June 2022 and the theme is “Advancing Translation Studies”. We hope this theme shows our aim to engage in inclusiveness, interdisciplinary approaches and a warm sense of community within the field and its practices.