Don’t miss the second Anthrobreakfast of 2022 on March 24

Welcome back to Anthrobreakfast!

Join us for the second Anthrobreakfast of the Spring 2022 semester! Introducing our next guest:

Our presenter this time is Dr. Marianne Lien, a professor at UiO’s Department of Social Anthropology. Marianne’s research is focused on nature, human-animal relations, and the politics of food and landscapes.

To read more about Marianne and her work, check out her academic staff page here.

Learn about landscapes as archives

Marianne’s presentation topic is «Beyond Ethnographic Presence: Landscapes as Relational Archives».

She will talk about areas in Finnmark where traces of colonization and accompanying horrors are still visible in the landscape. A focus of the presentation will also be ethnic identity, which for some people in the area remains a «social stigma».

Marianne’s research traverses time and methods. She uses material, archival, human, and botanical remains to explore both historical backgrounds and present manifestations.

Underlying her research is a mindfulness of how (in her own words) «silence is often the companion of shame». As such, one of her goals is to seek ways to articulate the fallout of colonization.

Anthrobreafast – full schedule for spring of 2022

Find the full event schedule for this semester in the flyer below.


Anthrobreakfast is an event run by SAPU where a member of the Department of Social Anthropology (or other affiliate departments) presents their current research interests and an overarching discussion on modern anthropology. It is a casual event where students can hear a short 30-45 minute presentation, discuss, and socialize with each other as well as the speaker. It’s a great opportunity to get to know your fellow students and professors.