Armenian pianist Mariam Kharatyan concluded the artistic component of her doctoral degree on Armenian folk music in a concert given earlier this month at Kristiansand Cathedral, accompanied by renowned musician Vigen Balasanyan. With a cycle closed, Kharatyan has now less than half a year to write down her reflections on this journey.
Thomas V. H. Hagen says that cinemas became an arena that contributed to preserving democratic values during the second world war. His new doctoral thesis opposes earlier studies about cinemas in Norway under the Nazi dictatorship.
In his new book on Practicing Safe Sects, Professor F. LeRon Shults at the Department of Religion, Philosophy and History at the faculty of Humanities and Education explains why non-believers have better sects.
Professor Ole-Christoffer Granmo has, in secret, developed a solution which will be quicker, simpler, and more precise than established methods for self-learning machines. The results were presented at a seminar at the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research.
In her doctoral work, Maryam Kharatyam interprets the Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian, and on February 8 she gives a solo concert in Kilden with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and the recognised conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen.