The Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) at the University of Bergen was established as an interfaculty institution with the purpose of stimulating and supporting research involving a wide spectrum of questions under discussion by modern research-based societies. The Centre is intended to be a catalyst for the study of the sciences and the humanities for the entire University

Recent Submissions

  • Working with Research Integrity—Guidance for Research Performing Organisations: The Bonn PRINTEGER Statement 

    Forsberg, Ellen-Marie; Anthun, Frank Otto; Bailey, Sharon; Birchley, Giles; Bout, Henriette; Casonato, Carlo; Fuster, Gloria González; Heinrichs, Bert; Horbach, Serge; Jacobsen, Ingrid; Janssen, Jacques; Kaiser, Matthias; Lerouge, Inge; van der Meulen, Barend; Sarah de Rijcke, Sarah; Saretzki, Thomas; Sutrop, Margit; Tazewell, Marta; Varantola, Krista; Vie, Knut Jørgen; Zwart, Hub; Zöller, Mira (Springer, 2018-08)
    This document presents the Bonn PRINTEGER Consensus Statement: Working with Research Integrity—Guidance for research performing organisations. The aim of the statement is to complement existing instruments by focusing ...
    Journal article
  • Exploring the Concept of Integrity—Toward a Craft-Inspired Interpretation 

    Thomassen, Ole Jacob; Strand, Roger; Heggen, Kristin (Aalborg University, 2017)
    The concept of integrity is used as a psychosocial concept to describe tensions and dilemmas experienced by professional and semi-professional workers in a neoliberal working life. In Norway, the concept has even been ...
    Journal article
  • Applying Principles of Sociotechnical Systems onto Working Environment Research 

    Thomassen, Ole Jacob; Heggen, Kristin; Strand, Roger (Aalborg University, 2017)
    The sociotechnical system approach induced a consistent system thinking into the Scandinavian working life research. Workers’ social and psychological needs and technical/systemic conditions were seen as deeply interdependent. ...
    Journal article
  • Fringe Biotechnology 

    Vaage, Nora Sørensen (Springer, 2017-03)
    Recent amateur and alternative uses of wet laboratory biology techniques have been called by many names. However, none of the terms currently in use include institutional, entrepreneurial and amateur engagements in ...
    Journal article
  • Mapping ethical and social aspects of cancer biomarkers 

    Blanchard, Anne (Elsevier, 2016-12)
    Cancer biomarkers represent a revolutionary advance toward personalised cancer treatment, promising therapies that are tailored to subgroups of patients sharing similar generic traits. Notwithstanding the optimism driving ...
    Journal article
  • Do-it-yourself biology andelectronic waste hacking: A politics of demonstration in precarious times 

    Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria; Callén, Blanca (Sage, 2016)
    In recent years, there has been an explosion of do it yourself, maker and hacker spaces in Europe. Through makers and do-it-yourself initiatives, ‘hacking’ is moving into the everyday life of citizens. This article explores ...
    Journal article
  • What hat are you wearing? On the multiple roles of fishery scientists in the ICES community 

    Dankel, Dorothy Jane; Stange, Kari; Nielsen, Kåre Nolde (Oxford University Press, 2016)
    Trends towards a more participatory agenda in policy-relevant science imply that the roles and work tasks of scientists become more multifaceted. In Europe, the increased use of multiannual plans creates a need for fishery ...
    Journal article
  • Amplifying Ambiguities. Art on the Fringes of Biotechnology 

    Vaage, Nora Sørensen (The University of Bergen, 2016-05-31)
    This doctoral dissertation presents a study of artists’ engagements with wet biotechnologies, considering ‘bioart’ in relation to related approaches. Bioart is at present emerging as an important art form ...
    Doctoral thesis
  • What Ethics for Bioart? 

    Vaage, Nora Sørensen (Springer, 2016-04)
    Living artworks created with biotechnology raise a range of ethical questions, some of which are unprecedented, others well known from other contexts. These questions are often discussed within the framework of bioethics, ...
    Journal article
  • On Cultures and Artscience. Interdisciplinarity and Discourses of “Twos” and “Threes” after Snow’s Two Cultures 

    Vaage, Nora Sørensen (Nordic Journal of Science and Technology, 2015)
    At least since C.P. Snow’s seminal Rede lecture The Two Cultures, the idea of a significant difference in kind between the natural sciences and the arts and humanities has been prevalent in Western culture. A gap has been ...
    Journal article
  • The decision: Relations to oneself, authority and vulnerability in the field of selective abortion 

    Risøy, Sølvi Marie; Sirnes, Thorvald (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014-11-03)
    This article is about selective abortion. It concentrates on the existential, moral and social conditions that arise when pregnant women, using prenatal diagnosis (PND), are told that there is something seriously wrong ...
    Journal article
  • Effects of neonicotinoids and fipronil on non-target invertebrates 

    Pisa, Lennard W.; Amaral-Rogers, Vanessa; Belzunces, Luc P.; Bonmatin, Jean-Marc; Downs, Craig A.; Goulson, Dave; Kreutzweiser, David P.; Krupke, Christian H.; Liess, Matthias; McField, Melanie D.; Morrissey, Christy A.; Noome, Dominique A.; Settele, Josef; Simon-Delso, Noa; Stark, John D.; van der Sluijs, Jeroen Pieter; Van Dyck, Hans A.N.S.; Wiemers, Martin (Springer, 2014-09-17)
    We assessed the state of knowledge regarding the effects of large-scale pollution with neonicotinoid insecticides and fipronil on non-target invertebrate species of terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments. A large ...
    Journal article
  • Systemic insecticides (neonicotinoids and fipronil): trends, uses, mode of action and metabolites 

    Simon-Delso, Noa; Amaral-Rogers, Vanessa; Belzunces, Luc P.; Bonmatin, Jean-Marc; Chagnon, Madeleine; Downs, Craig A.; Furlan, Lorenzo; Gibbons, David W.; Giorio, Chiara; Girolami, Vincenzo; Goulson, Dave; Kreutzweiser, David P.; Krupke, Christian H.; Liess, Matthias; Long, Elizabeth Y.; McField, Melanie D.; Mineau, Pierre; Mitchell, Edward A.D.; Morrissey, Christy A.; Noome, Dominique A.; Pisa, Lennard W.; Settele, Josef; Stark, John D.; Tapparo, Andrea; Van Dyck, Hans A.N.S.; Van Praagh, James; van der Sluijs, Jeroen Pieter; Whitehorn, Penelope R.; Wiemers, Martin (Springer, 2014-09-19)
    Since their discovery in the late 1980s, neonicotinoid pesticides have become the most widely used class of insecticides worldwide, with large-scale applications ranging from plant protection (crops, vegetables, fruits), ...
    Journal article
  • Intellectual Practicians: An Exploration of Professionalism among Upper Secondary School Teachers with Icelandic Mother Tongue Teachers as a Contextualized Empirical Case 

    Lea, Kjersti (The University of Bergen, 2015-05-21)
    The study Intellectual practicians explores an educational practice; more particularly that of mother tongue teachers in upper secondary school in Iceland as experienced and described by some of these ...
    Doctoral thesis
  • Making common sense of vaccines: an example of discussing the recombinant attenuated salmonella vaccine with the public 

    Dankel, Dorothy Jane; Roland, Kenneth L.; Fisher, Michael; Brenneman, Karen; Delgado Alemán, Ana; Santander, Javier; Baek, Chang-Ho; Clark-Curtiss, Josephine; Strand, Roger; Curtiss, Roy III (Springer, 2014-07-10)
    Researchers have iterated that the future of synthetic biology and biotechnology lies in novel consumer applications of crossing biology with engineering. However, if the new biology’s future is to be sustainable, early ...
    Journal article
  • Making Sense of Rare Earth Elements. An interdisciplinary approach to mineral resources’ ethics and governance 

    Verrax, Fanny (The University of Bergen, 2013-05-24)
    This interdisciplinary PhD dissertation aims to identify and address the ethical challenges posed by rare earth elements, as a non-renewable, ill-distributed, and valuable resource. The overall theoretical framework in ...
    Doctoral thesis
  • Quantity in Old Norse and modern peninsular North Germanic 

    Kristoffersen, Gjert (Springer, 2011-02-08)
    This article discusses the transition from a system with contrastive, segmental quantity in Old Norse into the present day system characterizing most Norwegian and Swedish dialects, where stressed syllables are obligatorily ...
    Peer reviewedJournal article
  • Conversations About Responsible Nanoresearch 

    Kjølberg, Kamilla Anette Lein; Strand, Roger (Springer, 2011-04-03)
    There is currently a strong focus on responsible research in relation to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnology. This study presents a series of conversations with nanoresearchers, with the ‘European Commission ...
    Peer reviewedJournal article
  • Habermas' method: Rational reconstruction 

    Pedersen, Jørgen (The University of Bergen, 2011-10-07)
    This dissertation clarifies, discusses and elaborates on the method of Jürgen Habermas’ philosophical enterprise: rational reconstruction. The method is designed for a systematic reconstruction of the intuitive knowledge ...
    Doctoral thesis
  • The notion of ‘responsible development’ in new approaches to governance of nanosciences and nanotechnologies 

    Kjølberg, Kamilla Anette Lein (The University of Bergen, 2010-10-08)
    This PhD dissertation looks at the development of nanosciences and nanotechnologies (nanoST), a field that has gained tremendous political and economic momentum in the first decade of the 21st century. It is also a field ...
    Doctoral thesis

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