International Student Blog

Category: Enrichment

FiB and The Danish String Quartet

As final exams and projects are winding down, you might be seeking some summer time activities, or just a way to celebrate the end of another semester. Bergen International Festival (Festspillene i Bergen – or FiB) has many offerings that may fit the bill. FiB FiB is a festival of arts encompassing many different genres including music, dance, opera, theatre and visual…

Don Giovanni, you invited me to dinner and I have come!

I was lucky enough to get a ticket to see Don Giovanni last night at the Bergen National Opera (BNO), performed at Greighallen. Mozart’s Don Giovanni is based on the fictional, and womanizing, Don Juan. A commonly staged Opera, Don Giovanni is filled with sex and death. Bergen National Opera partners with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra to…

2015 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize

The Holberg and the Nils Klim prize are awarded annually. This year they will be awarded tomorrow, Thursday 12.03.2015, and you can attend! 5 Reasons to see the Holberg and Nils Klim Prize Ceremony tomorrow: 5. In 2003 the Norwegian government created the Holberg Prize in order to highlight the value of academic scholarship within arts, humanities, social sciences, law and…

SKOK’s Queer Art of (Political) Protest.

This week I got to sit in on part of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK)’s workshop, The Queer Art of (Political) Protest. SKOK is an interdisciplinary research centre striving to strengthen women’s and gender research at UiB throughout all the faculties. The workshop, lead by Prof. Jack J. Halberstam (USA) and Phd fellow Nadzeya Husakouskaya (Belarus/Norway),…