Innovation in research organisation: The Humanities Laboratory

In the humanities, we have typically organized research on three different scales: the individual scholar, the project, and the center. The individual scholar is familiar to all of us, since that is the most common mode of knowledge production. As individual scholars, we decide on our own research agenda, go out and collect the necessary data to analyze it, often spend days (or years) in our offices reading and writing, and then publish something (hopefully) …

Marco Armiero: Trespassing. Environmental history of migrations

The Greenhouse, in collaboration with EMMIR, the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations at UiS, arranges a guest lecture with environmental historian Marco Armiero (KTH Stockholm). It will be Thursday, May 3 at 10:15-12:00, UiS Kjølv Egelands hus A-204. Merging environmental history and migrations, or for what it matters just environment and migration, has never been an easy task. Migrants seem to have moved through any kind of medium but the environment. Lately, the …

Gjesteforelesning med Kjetil Fallan: Norwegian Wood: Økologiens estetikk i norsk designhistorie

I samarbeid med Vitenfabrikken i Sandnes arrangerer The Greenhouse gjesteforelesning  om økologi og norsk designhistorie med professor Kjetil Fallan, Universitetet i Oslo. Forelesningen vil holdes på norsk. Arrangementet finner sted på Vitenfabrikken tirsdag 24. april kl. 19:00-20:30. Gratis inngang, alle er velkomne. Hvordan oppstod økologisk design i Norge? Hvordan møttes den gryende miljøbevegelsen og den stadig pågående kampen for designreform, og hvilke følger fikk det? Forståelsen av samspillet mellom våre naturlige og våre materielle omgivelser …

Announcing the 2018 Greenhouse Fellows

It is with great pleasure that we can now announce the launch of the Greenhouse Fellows Program and the first two fellows: Dr. Katie Ritson (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany) and associate professor Dr. Lisa Swanstrom (University of Utah, USA). We aim to have annual calls for short-term guest researcher stays through the Greenhouse Fellow Programs, stay tuned for more information. Through a call from the University of Stavanger on the …

Anthropocene Romanticism: Ecopoetics in the light of things

On Monday, 12 March 2018, Professor Kate Rigby from Bath Spa University, UK and Monash University, Australia, will give an open lecture “Anthropocene Romanticism: Ecopoetics in the ‘light of things’” in the Greenhouse speaker series. We will be in Hulda Garborgs hus room R-218, 12:30-14:00. Professor Kate Rigby FAHA is Director of the Research Centre for Environmental Humanities at Bath Spa University and Adjunct Professor at Monash University (Melbourne). Her research lies at the intersection …

Environmental Archeology with Phil Buckland

Phil Buckland will give a lecture “Understanding past environments through digital environmental archaeology” on Monday, February 26 from 13-15, in R-218, Hulda Garborgs hus, University of Stavanger, in the Greenhouse speaker series. All are welcome! Environmental archaeology deals with the reconstruction of past environments and climates through the interpretation of proxy indicators such as fossil plant and insect remains. Most often, these reconstructions take the form of a written narrative, describing the past in terms of …

UiS Auditorium podcast on environmental humanities

In September 2017, Finn Arne Jørgensen and Dolly Jørgensen participated in the UiS Auditorium podcast series with a conversation about environmental humanities. You can find the whole podcast here: http://nettop.guru/wordpress/auditorium-uis-28-september-2017/ I hovedsak er det ingeniører og teknikere som har forsket på klima- og miljø-utfordringer. Men i september lanserte professorene Finn Arne Jørgensen og Dolly Jørgensen The Greenhouse, et prosjekt for humanistisk miljøforskning ved UIS. Hva kan en litteraturviter eller filosof bidra med i miljøforskningen? Blant annet …

Anthropocene Art? Guest lecture with Katja Kwastek

On January 18, 2018, from 13:30-14:30, The Greenhouse arranges a guest lecture with Katja Kwastek at Stavanger Art Museum. This talk will discuss works of contemporary art which strive to disentangle and make graspable the complex interrelations of environmental, social, and technological processes of what has been called the Anthropocene, to denote the geological epoch in which humans have started leaving irreversible traces on our planet. Artists to be discussed are Femke Herregraven, Angela Melitopoulos, …

Putting the human into a sustainable campus

Finn Arne and Dolly Jørgensen, as founders of The Greenhouse, presented the opening talk at a miniseminar on Sustainable Campus Development put together by Statsbygg (the owner of campus buildings) and the UiS Forskningsnettverket for miljøvennlig energi (Research Network for Alternative Energy). Their talk stressed that we need to have three things to make a successful sustainable campus initiative: Lesbarhet (legibility) Grønn medborgerskap (green citizenship) Medskapelse (co-creation) The legibility part has to do with how environmental actions, …