Seminar with Christopher Gaffney

On Friday 8 September Christopher Gaffney, one of the world’s leading scholars of sporting mega-events and their impact on urban dynamics, will give a seminar at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen. Please see the full announcement here. TIme: 8 September at 14:15 – 15:30 Venue: 8th floor seminar room, Fosswinckelsgt. 6. The…

Documentary premiere

Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro  The project documentary Dirty Games: Olympic Evictions in Rio de Janeiro follows residents in Vila Autódromo, a neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro that was decimated as the city prepared to host the 2016 Olympics. The premiere screening will be held at Cafe Sanaa, Kaigaten 22, in Bergen, on 7…

Filmseminar: Drømmen om OL

Visning av dokumentarfilmen «Drømmen om OL». Regissør Anne Kjersti Bjørn og produsent Einar Braathen introduserer filmen og svarer på spørsmål fra publikum etter visningen.  Tid: 23. mai kl 12:15 – 14:00 Sted: Bergen Ressurssenter for Internasjonal Utvikling, Jekteviksbakken 31. Dokumentarfilmen «Drømmen om OL» følger en av Norges mest lovende snowboardkjørere, Isak Ulstein. Først i ungdoms-OL på Lillehammer og…

Living with Olympic Security

Living with Olympic Security Open Lecture on human rights violations, music and activism in Rio de Janerio. Sterre Gilsing, Utrecht University and Thainã de Medeiros, Coletivo Papo Reto. Date: 19 April Time: 13:15 – 15:00 Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen The preparations for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August…

Academic writing and publication: why, how, and where

Seminar on academic writing and publication with Eloísa Martín, associate professor at Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Sociais (IFICS) of Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and editor of Current Sociology. Time: Monday 23 March at 14:15 – 16:00 Venue: 9th floor of the Social Science Building, University of Bergen All Welcome! The seminar explores…

Panel debate: Rethinking Inequalities in Latin America

Several countries in Latin America have managed to reduce economic inequalities during the past decade. Yet, various forms of social, economic and cultural inequalities continue to be defining features of Latin American societies. This panel debate will bring together several prominent scholars on Latin America in order to discuss how we best can understand these…