The PRIO Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict is devoted to the study of relations between culture and violent conflict.
When facing war or oppression, what motivates people to take action for social justice? How do small but brave acts of resistance inspire larger transformations and what is the role of storytelling in this? You will find answers in our online exhibition.
Thursday, 23 Jun 2022
On 15 August, PRIO, PRAKSIS and Motaz Habbash will kick off
a month-long residency with ten artists whose creative practices respond to
lived experiences of conflict and oppression.
Wednesday, 4 May 2022
The NORM project ('Shaping the Digital World Order: Norms and Agency along the Digital Silk Road in Southeast Asia') was officially launched with a kick-off meeting on 4 May.
Monday, 21 Mar 2022
The journal History and Anthropology has dedicated a special section to Norwegian anthropologist Axel Sommerfelt and his previously unpublished paper on ethnic groups and boundaries. The section has been put together by PRIO researcher Tone Sommerfelt – Axel Sommerfelt's daughter – Marek Jakoubek and Thomas Hylland Eriksen.
Tuesday, 29 Jun 2021
Please be invited and save the dates for the INSPIRE seminar series autumn 2021! The seminars will take place monthly, on Wednesdays from 12:00-13:00 CET, online, with invited researchers and artists.
Wednesday, 08 Jun 2022 12:00-13:00
We invite you to the last INSPIRE seminar this spring with filmmaker Ibrahim Mursal.
Wednesday, 30 Mar 2022 15:00-16:00
Please be invited to second INSPIRE seminar this spring with artist, writer and researcher Lois Klassen.
Wednesday, 16 Mar 2022 12:00-13:00
Please be invited to the first INSPIRE seminar this spring with Larissa-Diana Fuhrmann and Simone Pfeifer.
Wednesday, 11 May 2022 12:00-13:00
We invite you to the third INSPIRE seminar this spring, with artist and social anthropologist Cecilia G. Salinas.
Thursday, 24 Mar 2022 17:00-19:00
The PRIO Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict (CCC) invites you to a conversation on identity and cultural authenticity, followed by a double concert with violinist and composer Harpreet Bansal and guitarist, kora-player and vocalist Sankung Jobarteh.
Monday, 29 Nov 2021
PRIO is proud to be a part of Oslo Peace Days, an annual celebration since 2018. The City of Oslo, the Nobel Peace Center, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the University of Oslo work with peace and human rights issues in various ways.
Jan 2020 – Dec 2023
Inspirational Creative Practice: The Work of Artists after War and Violent Conflict (INSPIRE)
Led by Katarzyna Grabska
Apr 2021 – Mar 2025
Pop Culture, Art, and Indigenous Ideas of Legitimacy in Struggles over Democratization and Peace (POPAGANDA)
Led by Marte Nilsen