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The anthropopod and videos

The Antro podcast is a collection of various podcasts where we invite anthropologists from north to south to a pleasant conversation about their field of expertise. The goal is to convey anthropology in a digital format that makes it easy for people to update themselves on current projects in a busy everyday life. If you want to have the Antropodden on your ear, we are available on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud. 

New anthropod out:

Sorrow with Unni Wikan

Grief is taboo. In this episode of the Antro podcast, professor emerita (UiO) Unni Wikan and Elisabeth Fosseli Olsen have a discussion about death and grief. Both how different grief can manifest itself in the individual, and what it can do to those around us. Unni also takes us through an iconic anthropological journey of discovery in her career, in what can only be described as a "master class" in anthropological knowledge formation.

Former anthropods:

The digital human with Lene Pettersen

We talk about digitization with positive signs, but are there any unintended consequences of this development? This time, Lene Pettersen, associate professor at Kristiania University College, talks about how we can produce technology that takes care of meetings between people.

The voice against the current with Unni Wikan

What leads a young woman to anthropology? What choices does this young researcher make that shape her path forward in academia? And what happens when her voice goes against the norm among her peers? In this exclusive episode, Unni tells stories from her first encounter with anthropology, and her long experience and the unique perspectives she has acquired.

Who will manage society's narratives? with Brit Kramvig

How do we create narratives about others? This time we have Professor Britt Kramvig (UiT) with us. Britt shares with us how she found her love for anthropology. She also talks about how to interact with informants, rather than just writing about them.

What is the pandemic doing to us? 
with Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Can the corona era be understood as a slow learning process? What does the pandemic do to us as people and as a society? In this episode, UiO professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen talks about what has happened to us since March 2020. He also talks about anthropological knowledge formation.

Typical Norwegian with Runar Døving

What is typically Norwegian? In this episode, Runar Døving deals with various aspects of Norwegian culture, such as the importance of turnips and fish at the dinner table, cross-border trade, and inheritance settlements. With a twinkle in his eye, Runar gives some insight into what makes us in Norway see ourselves as independent and independent, and points out that we are perhaps more dependent on our social safety nets than we think. Runar also tells about what it is like to do fieldwork in Norway.

In war and management with Tone Danielsen

What is it like to do fieldwork in the Marine Hunter Command? And what can we learn from them when it comes to innovation and leadership in the workplace? In this episode, Tone Danielsen talks about his long research in the Norwegian Armed Forces.

Field work in the Pacific, male cults and the corona crisis with Thorgeir Kolshus

How is a relatively small island community affected by the pandemic? What can we learn from them in relation to preparedness and unity? In this episode, Thorgeir Kolshus talks about how Vanuatu handles crisis situations. In addition, Thorgeir tells about his fieldwork in the Pacific, as well as what he thinks about the future of anthropology in Norway.

Corona, the cabin ban and change
with Marianne Lien

What does cabin mean to Norwegians? and why was the cabin ban so deeply polarizing? In the first episode, Elisabeth sits in the garden of UiO professor Marianne Lien to have a chat about the cabin ban and change in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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