Time and place: Oct. 13, 2021 10:00 AM4:00 PM, Hovedøya Kloster
The REA:life project, in collaboration with the FOODIMPACT project, has been granted permission by Riksantikvaren/the National Heritage Board to conduct a small archaeological excavation at Hovedøya Kloster in week 41, October 11th – 15th. We will be seeking archaeological remains of food and medicine from the medieval monastery, using a range of techniques including pollen, macrobotanical and sedaDNA analyses. This research will focus on the drainage system associated with the transport of both latrine and kitchen wastes away from the monastery, as well as with the medieval fish pond.
Would you like to learn more? Come visit us on site Wednesday October 13 to take a look and chat about our research!
Time and place: Aug. 31, 2021 10:00 AM4:00 PM, Slottsfjellsmuseet, Tønsberg

On August 31st, our REA:Life consortium members will have their first in-person meeting in nearly a year! Our event will be held in the historical town of Tønsberg at the Slottsfjellmuseet. We are additionally grateful to Cathrine Stangebye Engebretsen and Bjørn Bandlien for giving us a guided tour of Tønsberg's historical sites, and we all look forward to talk by our newest REA:life member, Kjetil Loftsgarden. A warm welcome to everyone! 

Time and place: May 27, 2021 9:00 AM3:00 PM, Digital - Hosted at UiO NHM

On May 27th, our REA:Life consortium will have its 1st conference of the year. In addition to student talks, we will have an important discussion on publishing traditions in different academic fields, and, and talk given by REA:Life PI Kari Tvete Inngjerdingen. A warm welcome to everyone! 

Time and place: Mar. 18, 2021 11:30 AM3:00 PM, Digital - Hosted at UiO NHM

On March 18th, our REA:Life consortium will have its first meeting of the year! We are kicking things off with a supervision cafe, which will include  student talks, a project status update, and further discussions on developing sub-projects within our consortium. The event will be digital due to the corona situation, though we hope that it will an engaging and meaningful event for all REA:Life members. A warm welcome to everyone! 

Time and place: Dec. 9, 2020 8:45 AM4:30 PM, Digital - Hosted at UiO NHM

On December 9th, our REA:Life consortium will have its third conference of the year. We are fortunate to have talks by our advisory board members Alisha Rankin and Berit Smestad Paulsen. Additionally, the director of UiO:Life Science, Carl Henrik Gørbitz, will attend the student talks. While we must hold this event digitally, we are still hopeful that this will be an inspiring event with excellent peer-to-peer exchange and meaningful feedback for our PhD fellows. A warm welcome to everyone! 

Time and place: Sep. 4, 2020 8:30 AM5:00 PM, Værne Kloster and Røed Gård

On September 4th, our REA:Life group will have its second supervision café of the year. This will be a full day event including a tour of the historical Værne Kloster, followed by the main event at Røed Gård where our PhD students will discuss their projects, we will hear a talk from one of our researchers, and we will plan future scientific work and outreach. 

Time and place: June 18, 2020 9:00 AMJune 19, 2020 5:30 PM, Oslo and Hamar

Our REA:Life group will have its first in-person meeting since the kick-off meeting earlier this year. The conference will be two days, with the first day spent in Oslo and the second day in Hamar. In Oslo, we will hear about the progress of our PhD students, take a guided tour of Høvedoya Island, and end the day with conference dinner in gardens near Slottsparken. Our second day will be in Hamar, where we will tour the historical herb gardens at Domkirkeodden and hear an inspiring talk from one of our principal investigators. 

Sailing ship
Time and place: Jan. 22, 2020 9:00 AM8:00 PM, Oslo, Norway

The REA:Life kick-off meeting will be an inspiring day with fascinating presentations and entertaining visits to several unique collections. It will be an excellent opportunity to get to know each other. We will embark on a journey of discovery of our own, retrieving lost medicinal knowledge from the Age of Exploration.