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1. PERSONAL DETAILS 2. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 3. LANGUAGE SKILLS 4. INFORMAL COMPETENCE 5. EDUCATION 6. ACADEMIC ACTIVITY 7. WRITING, EDITING ETC. 8. FILMOGRAPHY 9. VOLUNTARY WORK ETC. 10. AWARDS, GRANTS ETC. 11. FURTHER ONLINE SOURCES
1. PERSONAL DETAILS
1A. FIRST AND FAMILY NAME Morten Tønnessen 1B. DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH Born March 22nd 1976 in Stavanger, Norway 1C. CIVIL STATUS Married (September 25th, 2007) to Helena da Silva-Tønnessen (born Helena de Mesquita da Silva, 1981). 1D. CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCE Residing in Kristiansand, Norway : Norwegian citizen 1E. TELEPHONE NUMBERS, E-MAIL ADDRESSES, POSTAL ADDRESS : (+47) 9423 7093 (Norway) morten.tonnessen (Skype) : email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org : Address: Kokleheia 3, 4630 Kristiansand, NORWAY 1F. CURRENT OCCUPATION : Associate Professor at University of Stavanger’s Department of Health Studies (Institutt for helsefag) : Member of the board of University of Stavanger (2012-2013) : Researcher in an Estonian research project on zoosemiotics (University of Tartu) : Various assignments for the University of Stavanger 2009-2011, and for the University of Agder 20092012 : 80% parental leave January 1st-June 24th 2013 1G. BUSINESS Registered with a one-man company [enkeltpersonforetak], SPØR FILOSOFEN Tønnessen (organisasjonsnummer 986 621 024), in Norway. Webpage: www.sporfilosofen.no.
2. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
: 1994 : 1997 : 1997–1998 : 2001 : 2003 : 2003–2006 : 2005–2006 : 2007–2011 : 2009 : 2009-2010 : 2009-2011 : 2010 : 2012 : 2012-2013 Secretary, Vest-Agder Nei til EU, Kristiansand, half a year. Accountant assistant, Tumlare Corporation, Oslo, 4 months. Secretary, Statens Helsetilsyn [The Norwegian Board of Health], Oslo. Group teacher (ethics), University of Oslo, spring. National secretary of Miljøpartiet De Grønne [The Green Party of Norway], 5 months. Personal assistant [health care], Fet kommune. Biographer for Jens L. Seip, Oslo. Ph.D. student at University of Tartu (involved in four research projects altogether). Lecturer at University of Agder – history of philosophy (Examen Philosophicum), autumn of 2009. Research assistant for the Norwegian (University of Agder) research project „Multimodalitet, leseopplæring og læremidler“. Examiner (sensor) at University of Stavanger (Examen Philosophicum for nursing students). Teacher and examiner (sensor) at University of Agder (Philosophy in antiquity – “Antikkens filosofi”), autumn of 2010. Examiner (sensor) at University of Agder (Examen Philosophicum). Temporarily employed as Associate Professor at University of Stavanger’s Department of Health Studies (Spring 2012 25% position, Autumn 2012 100% position, Spring 2013 20% position), responsible for teaching in introductory philosophy (Examen Philosophicum) and a master course in theory of science (Vitenskapsfilosofi og etikk).
3. LANGUAGE SKILLS
3A. LANGUAGE SKILLS : CZECH Very basic : ENGLISH Fluent : ESTONIAN Basic : GERMAN Fluent (reading) : NORWEGIAN Fluent (mother tongue) : PORTUGUESE Practically fluent PRIMARY TRAINING University course, see below Up to upper secondary school University and non-university courses, see below Up to upper secondary school Up to upper secondary school University and non-university courses, private teacher; see below
3B. LANGUAGE COURSES : CZECH Basic level – Charles University/SF Servis, Prague, autumn 2002. : ESTONIAN : Basic level, taught in German – Tartu Saksa Kultuuri Instituut, spring 2007. : Basic level – University of Tartu, autumn 2007. : PORTUGUESE : 54 hours – Tartu Rahvaülikool, autumn 2007. : Intermediate level – University of Tartu, spring 2009 [exam not taken] 3C. PRIVATE LESSONS PORTUGUESE : 20 hours – Edith Gonçalves da Costa, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), summer 2007. : 80 hours – Isabel Martins, Magé-RJ (Brazil), 2008.
4. INFORMAL COMPETENCE
4A. INFORMAL COMPETENCE – EXEMPLIFIED BY EARLY PRODUCTIVE OUTCOME : ASTRONOMY – Astronomileksikon [Encyclopedia of Astronom y], a 56 pp. publication dating back to 1993.
: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS – In 1994, I co-authored the first alternative federal budget [statsbudsjett] of The Green Party of Norway. : MATH, STATISTICS – I`ve composed two editions of the NGO report Svart bok [Black book], an analysis of environmental disposisions in the Norwegian federal budget (1996, 1997), for Natur og Ungdom and Naturvernforbundet respectively. 4B. UNIVERSITY COURSES ATTENDED INFORMALLY : CHARLES UNIVERSITY (Prague) Various seminars in English language literature (1998–1999) : UNIVERSITY OF OSLO Ethology (2001) : UNIVERSITY OF T ARTU : Various seminars in semiotics and philosophy (2006) : Environmental philosophy (2007) : Doctoral seminar in philosophy (2007, 2009) : Political philosophy (2009) 4C. NON-UNIVERSITY COURSES (IN SELECTION) : One-week course on Gaia theory (with Stephan Harding, James Lovelock), Schumacher College (UK) 1997 : Four-day seminar on Deep ecology (with Arne Næss), Åkerøya (Norway), 1998
: 1983–1989 : 1989–1992 : 1992–1995 : 1995–2003 ÅMLI SKOLE [primary school]. HAUMYRHEIA UNGDOMSSKOLE [lower secondary school]. KRISTIANSAND KATEDRALSKOLE [upper secondary school]. UNIVERSITY OF OSLO. 2002 : Cand. Phil. (comparable to master degree, but 6 years, not 5). Includes one year of ‘litteraturvitenskap’ (science of literature) and one year of ‘religionshistorie’ (history of religion), in addition to philosophy. : Philosophy topics covered include epistemology, philosophy of science, ethics and practical philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and logics. : My early specializations were in environmental ethics/philosophy (supervisor: Jon Wetlesen) and in ontology (supervisor: Inga Bostad). : My ‘hovedoppgave’ (master thesis), Umweltforskning og Ontologi: Skisse av en Bio-Ontologi Basert på Jakob von Uexküll’s Umwelt-Lære [Umwelt Research and Ontology: Sketch of a Bio-Ontology Based on the Umwelt Theory of Jakob von Uexküll] (supervisor: Nils Roll-Hansen) was mainly situated within ontology, epistemology and philosophy of biology. 2003 : Additional courses. : Social psychology [sosialpsykologi], autumn semester. : Demography and Applied demography, autumn semester. UNIVERSITY OF TARTU. 2011: Awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Semiotics and Culture Studies) following doctoral defence December 15th 2011. The decision of the 10-member Council of Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics was unanimous. Affiliation: Department of Semiotics Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics Faculty of Philosophy Title of doctoral project: Umwelt Transition and Uexküllian Phenomenology. An Ecosemiotic Analysis of Norwegian Wolf Management Supervisor: Kalevi Kull Consultant supervisor: Winfried Nöth
No. of study book: A73648
6. ACADEMIC ACTIVITY
6A. ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS — 2001. Outline of an Uexkullian Bio-Ontology. Sign Systems Studies 29 (2): 683-91. With Russian ("Гранипы Юкскюлловской биоонтологии") and Estonian ("Uexkülli bio-ontoloogia piirjoni") abstract. — 2002. Umwelt-forskning og ontologi: Skisse av en bio-ontologi basert på Jakob von Uexkülls Umweltlære [Umwelt Research and Ontology: Sketch of a Bio-Ontology Based on the Umwelt Theory of Jakob von Uexküll]. Master thesis (hovedoppgave). University of Oslo, Oslo. 98 pp. — 2003. Umwelt Ethics. Sign Systems Studies 31 (1): 281-299. With Russian ("Этика умвельта") and Estonian ("Omailmma eetika") abstract. — 2005. Fundamentals of Modern Ethics. Pgs. 98-99 in Riste Keskpaik, Silver Rattasepp & Kaie Kotov (eds.): Väärtused ja konfliktid Keskkonnaeetikas/Values and Conflicts in Environmental Ethics. Eesti Looduseuurijate Selts, Tartu. — 2008. The Statistician’s Guide to Utopia: The Future of Growth. TRAMES 12(62/57), 2: 115–126. Featured as additional content in Encyclopaedia Britannica (www.britannica.com). — 2009a. The Nature View Held by Environmentalists: Attitudes in the Norwegian Environmental Establishment. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, volume 6 (doi:10.1088/17551307/6/7/572037). 2 pp. Also included in a digital (CD) Abstract Book from the congress, which was distributed to about 2.000 participants. — 2009b. Umwelt Transitions: Uexküll and Environmental Change. Biosemiotics 2 (1): 47-64. — 2009c. An Ageing Giant. Arne Næss in memoriam, The Newsletter of International Society for Environmental Ethics, 20(2) (Spring 2009): 13. — 2009d. Where I End and You Begin: The Threshold of the Self and the Intrinsic Value of the Phenomenal World. Pp 1798-1803 in Eero Tarasti (ed.) [associated editors: Paul Forsell and Richard Littlefield]: Communication: Understanding/Misunderstanding; proceedings of the 9th congress of the IASS/AIS – Helsinki/Imatra, 11/17 June, 2007 (= Acta Semiotica Fennica XXXIV); volume III. Imatra: The International Semiotics Institute. — 2009e. The Semioethics Interviews I: John Deel y: 'Tell Me, Where Is Morality Bred?'. Hortus Semioticus, number 4 (August 2009): 57-80 (http://www.ut.ee/hortussemioticus/4_2009/deely.html). — 2009f. Signs Grow – But Should They? Semioethics and the Dominant Semiosis of Homo sapiens sapiens (= Meditationes Semioticae I). Hortus Semioticus, number 4 (August 2009): 81-84 (http://www.ut.ee/hortussemioticus/4_2009/tonnessen.html). — 2009g. Abstraction, Cruelty and Other Aspects of Animal Play (Exemplified By the Playfulness of Muki and Maluca). Sign Systems Studies 37(3/4) (special issue on zoosemiotics guest-edited by Dario Martinelli and Otto Lehto): 558-579. With Russian ("Абстракция, жестокость и другие аспекты игр животных") and Estonian ("Abstraktsioon, julmus ja teised loomamängu aspektid Muki ja Maluca mängude näitel") abstract. — 2010a. Guest aditor, along with Kati Lindström, of a special issue of Biosemiotics (Springer), vol. 3, no. 3; entitled Semiotics of Perception. 136 pp. — 2010b. Guest editor, along with Nelly Mäekivi and Riin Magnus, of a special issue of Hortus Semioticus (no. 6), entitled Semiotics of Nature. 106 pp. — 2010c. Being in the World of the Living – Semiotic Perspectives: Introduction to the special issue Semiotics of Perception. Co-written with Kati Lindström. Biosemiotics 3.3: 257-261 (online version, published April 20, 2010: DOI: 10.1007/s12304-010-9073-1). — 2010d. Steps to a Semiotics of Being. Biosemiotics 3.3: 375-392 (online version, published April 30, 2010: DOI: 10.1007/s12304-010-9074-0). — 2010e. Wolf Land. Biosemiotics 3.3: 289-297 (online version, published April 23, 2010: DOI: 10.1007/s12304-010-9077-x). — 2010f. A Stroll Around the Worlds of Zoosemioticians and Other Animals. Book review. Semiotica issue 181 (August 2010): 317-325 (online version, published August 24, 2010: DOI: 10.1515/semi.2010.047). — 2010g. Editors’ Foreword to the Special Issue Semiotics of Nature. Co-written with Riin Magnus and Nelly Mäekivi. Hortus Semioticus 6: 1-6 (includes Estonian version, "Toimetajate Eessõna"). T — 2010h. The Bio-Translator – Interview with Professor in Biosemiotics Kalevi Kull. Co-written with Riin Magnus. Hortus Semioticus 6: 77-103. Includes full bibliography of Kalevi Kull’s biosemiotic publications.
— 2010i. The Global Species. New formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics 69 (Special Issue guest-edited by Ashley Dawson, Imperial Ecologies): 98-110. Featured as additional content in Encyclopaedia Britannica (www.britannica.com). — 2010j. Is a Wolf wild as Long as it Does Not Know that It Is Being Thoroughly Handled? Humanimalia – a journal of human/animal interface studies 2(1) (Fall 2010): 1-8 (http://www.depauw.edu/site/humanimalia/issue03/tonnesen.html). — 2010k. The Legality and Ethical Legitimacy of Wol f Hunting in Scandinavia. Pp. 65-72 in the Research seminar report 52 of the Scandinavian Council for Criminology. — 2010l. Da Lotman og semiotikken kom til Norge [When Lotman and semiotics came to Norway]. Cowritten with Dinda L. Gorlée. Pp 258-259 in Turid Farbregd and Øyvind Rangøy (eds.): Estland og Norge i fortid og nåtid – Norsk-estisk forening 25 år [Estonia and Norway past and present – NorwegianEstonian Society 25 years]. Oslo: Norsk-estisk forening. — 2011a. The Semioethics Interviews III: John Deely: Human Understanding in the Age of Global Awareness. Pp. 171-189 in Steven C. Hamel (ed.): Semiotics: Theory and Applications (New York: Nova Science Publishers). — 2011b. I, Wolf: The Ecology of Existence. Pp. 315-333 in Johannes Servan and Ane Faugstad Aarø (eds.): Environment, Embodiment and Gender, Bergen: Hermes Text. — 2011c. Mapping Human Impact – Expanding Horizons: Interdisciplinary Integration. Pp. 93-106 in Tiina Peil (ed.): The Space of Culture - the Place of Nature in Estonia and Beyond (= Approaches to Cultural Theory vol. 1). Tartu: Tartu University Press. — 2011d. Semiotics of Being and Uexküllian Phenomenology. Pp. 327-340 in Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (ed.): Phenomenology/Ontopoiesis Retrieving Geo-Cosmic Horizons of Antiquity (= Analecta Husserliana CX/110). — 2011e. Umwelt Transition and Uexküllian Phenomenology – An Ecosemiotic Analysis of Norwegian Wol f Management (= Dissertationes Semioticae Universitatis Tartuensis 16). Doctoral dissertation. Tartu: Tartu University Press. 232 pp. Introduction available online (http://dspace.utlib.ee/dspace/bitstream/handle/10062/19250/tonnessen_morten.pdf?sequence=1, uploaded December 16 2011). Full thesis includes Tønnessen 2009b (Paper I), 2010d (Paper II), 2011d (Paper III), 2011c (Paper IV), 2010i (Paper V), 2010e (Paper VI) and 2011b (Paper VII). ISBN 978– 9949–19–903–7 (print version); 978–9949–19–904–4 (PDF); ISSN 1406–6033. — 2011f. Fra by og land, mann mot mann til visjon 2040 [From city against countryside, man against man to vision 2040]. Kulturverk (online magazine – http://kulturverk.com), published in three parts Nov. 131, Nov. 172 and Nov. 243. — 2012a. Semiogenesis. In Donald Favareau, Paul Cobley and Kalevi Kull (eds): A More Developed Sign: Interpreting the Work of Jesper Hoffmeyer (= Tartu Semiotics Library 10), Tartu: Tartu University Press, 247-249. — 2012b. Semiotics in the Wild: Essays in Honour of Kalevi Kull on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday. Co-edited with Timo Maran, Kati Lindström and Riin Magnus. Tartu: Tartu University Press. 212 pp. — 2012c. Co-written by Kati Lindström, Riin Magnus and Timo Maran. Kalevi Kull and the rewilding of biosemiotics: Introduction. In 2012b, 7-13. — 2012d. Introducing semetics. In 2012b, 47-54. — 2012e. In the gaze of the other: Describing cultural affordances by conducting comparative umwelt mapping in animal studies. In Silver Rattasepp and Tyler Bennett (eds), Gatherings in Biosemiotics (= Tartu Semiotics Library 11), Tartu: Tartu University Press, 138-139. — 2012f. In the notion of induced semiosis, with emphasis on anthropogenic semiosis. In Silver Rattasepp and Tyler Bennett (eds), Gatherings in Biosemiotics (= Tartu Semiotics Library 11), Tartu: Tartu University Press, 220. — 2013a. Hvem er villest i landet her? Menneskets forbruk og kontroll av dyr [Who is wildest in this country here? Humans’ consumption and control of animals]. Co-edited with Ragnhild Sollund and Guri Larsen. Forthcoming, Oslo: Spartacus Forlag. — 2013b. The Semiotics of Animal Representations. Co-edited with Kadri Tüür. Forthcoming. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi. — 2013c. Introduksjon: Fra bruksdyr til dyreverd [Introduction: From animals of utility to animal dignity] [in 2013a]. Co-written by Ragnhild Sollund and Guri Larsen. Forthcoming. — 2013d. Menneskeveldet [The human empire] [in 2013a]. Forthcoming.
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— 2013e. Hvem er villest i landet her? Et ulveliv [Who is wildest in this country here? A wolf’s life] [in 2013a]. Forthcoming. — 2013f. Introduction: The semiotics of animal representations [in 2013b]. Co-written with Kadri Tüür. Forthcoming. — 2013g. Umwelt Trajectories. Forthcoming, Semiotica (in Special Issue on zoosemiotics, guest-edited by Timo Maran). 6B. TEACHING : 2001 Group teacher in ethics (grunnfagsstudenter), Institute for Philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF OSLO. One term. : 2003 Facilitator of philosophical study group at Holmlia, OSLO MUNICIPALITY, consisting of psychiatric patients under rehabilitation. About a dozen encounters. : 2007–2008 Teacher, along with Riin Magnus and Paul McLaughlin, in the seminar ’Ecosemiotics and Ecophilosophy’, Department of Semiotics, UNIVERSITY OF T ARTU (autumn semester). : 2009 Lecturer in the history of philosophy as part (2/3) of the course Examen Philosophicum (Ex.Phil.), UNIVERSITY OF AGDER, autumn 2010 (c280 registered students). : 2010 Teacher for the text seminar in Philosophy in antiquity (‘Antikkens filosofi’), Department of religion, history and philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF AGDER (Norway), autumn (6 classes à 3 hours). : 2011 Teacher for the seminar ‘Semiotics and phenomenology’, Department of Semiotics, UNIVERSITY OF T ARTU, spring. : 2012 Teacher (førsteamanuensis, emneansvarlig) at Examen Philosophicum, Department of Health Studies/Faculty of Social Sciences, UNIVERSITY OF STAVANGER, spring. Part of internet-based bachelor in nursing. Teacher (førsteamanuensis, emneansvarlig) at Examen Philosophicum, Department of Health Studies/Faculty of Social Sciences, UNIVERSITY OF STAVANGER, autumn. Part of bachelor in nursing. Teacher for master course in theory of science, Department of Health Studies/Faculty of Social Sciences, UNIVERSITY OF STAVANGER, autumn. : 2013 Teacher (førsteamanuensis, emneansvarlig) at Examen Philosophicum, Department of Health Studies/Faculty of Social Sciences, UNIVERSITY OF STAVANGER, spring. Part of internet-based bachelor in nursing. 6C. CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS : 2001 Jakob von Uexküll og Øyets Verden [Jakob von Uexküll and the World of the Eye]. Blikket (Oslo, Norway, April 21), arranged by Filosofisk prosjektsenter. : 2002 Um welt ethics (June 16). 2nd Annual International Gathering in Biosemiotics (Tartu, Estonia, June 14-17). : 2005 Fundamentals of modern ethics (October 28). Väärtused ja konfliktid [Environmental ethics – Values and conflicts] (Tartu, Estonia, October 28-29). : 2007 : Where I End and You Begin: The Threshold of the Self and the Intrinsic Value of the Phenomenal World (June 13). 9th World Congress of Semiotics (Helsinki/Imatra, Finland, June 11-17). : Um welt transition and the Umwelten of domesticated animals (June 8). 7th Annual International Gathering in Biosemiotics (Groningen, The Netherlands, June 6-9). : Umwelt transition: Uexküllian phenomenology (November 9). Finnish-Estonian Semiotics . Seminar ’Currents in European semiotics’ (Tartu, Estonia, November 7-10). : 2008 Environmental problems in light of Gabriel Marcel´s distinction problem/myster y. What’s wrong with nature? An interdisciplinary seminar investigating human perceptions of nature and environmental change (Tartu, Estonia, January 25-26). : 2009 : Wol f Land: The Phenomenal World of Wol ves on the Scandinavian Peninsula (February 7). Presentation at the workshop The Ecology of Perception: Landscapes in Culture and Nature (Tartu, Estonia, February 6-7). : Steps to a Semiotics of Being (February 10). Presentation at the workshop Animal Minds (Tartu, Estonia, February 9-10).
: The Nature View Held by Environmentalists: Attitudes in the Norwegian Environmental Establishment (March 11). Poster presentation at the IARU congress Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions (Copenhagen, Denmark, March 10-12); session 57: Culture, Values and World Perspectives as Factors in Responding to Climate Change. : On Contrapuntuality: Semiotic Niche vs. Ontological Niche: the Case of the Scandinavian Wol f Population (July 3). Presentation at 9th Annual International Gathering in Biosemiotics (Prague, The Czech Republic, June 30 – July 4), hosted by Department of Philosophy and History of Science of Charles University in collaboration with the International Society for Biosemiotic Studies. : Estranged, Endangered, Extinct: Lessons from the Extinction of the Scandinavian Wolf (August 5). Presentation at First World Congress on Environmental History (Copenhagen, Denmark, August 4-8), hosted by The International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations (ICEHO) and Roskilde University/Malmö University; session 3.3: Using and abusing wild animals: Terrestrial and aquatic case studies, chaired by Poul Holm. : The Changing Imagery of the Big Bad Wolf (September 25). Presentation at the 10th World Congress of Semiotics/X Congreso Mundial de Semiótica (A Coruña, Spain, September 22-26), organized by Asociación española de semiótica and IASS-AIS; in the session Semiótica de la cultura 1/Semiotics of culture 1, chaired by José Enrique Finol and Peeter Torop. : Mapping Human Impact: Ecological Footprint vs. Ontological Niche (October 22). Poster presentation at the second CECT (Center of Excellence in Cultural Theory) autumn conference, Spatiality, Memory and Visualisation of Culture/Nature Relationships / Ruum, Mälu ja Ilme Looduskultuuris: Teooriast (Tallinn, Estonia, October 22-24). Poster available online at http://www.ut.ee/CECT/image/CECT_II_Postrid/Morten_T.pdf. : 2010 : The Legality and Ethical Legitimacy of Wol f Hunting in Scandinavia (May 11). Presentation at the 52nd research seminar of the Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (Hønefoss, Norway, May 10-12). : We the Living: The Reception of Uexküll in Norwegian Ecophilosophy (June 25). Presentation at the 10th Annual International Gathering in Biosemiotics (Braga, Portugal, June 22-27). : Semiotics of Being and Uexküllian Phenomenology (August 11th). Presentation at the 60th International Congress of Phenomenology (Bergen, Norway, August 10-13), arranged under the auspices of The World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research and Learning. : En økosemiotisk analyse a v norsk ulveforvaltning [An ecosemiotic analysis of Norwegian wolf management] (November 17). Presentation at the annual research seminar of SKANDULV (the Scandinavian wolf project), (Strömsberg, Sweden, November 15-17). : 2011 : Bad dog: An Uexküllian analysis of Norwegian Wolf Management. Invited presentation (February 19) at the international collaborative workshop The History, Philosophy and Future of Ethology (Sydney, Australia, February 19-21), Macquarie University. : The Um welt Trajectories of Wol ves, Sheep and People. Presentation (April 6) at the international conference Zoosemiotics and Animal Representations (Tartu, Estonia, April 4-8). : Perception and the Levels of Biosemiosis. Presentation (May 6) at the Seventh Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (Lund, Sweden, May 6-8). : Integrated Biological Individualism and the Primacy of the Individual Level of Bi ological Organization. Presentation (June 25) at the 11th Annual International Gathering in Biosemiotics (New York, USA, June 21-26). : Wolf history: Agents in Hiding. Presentation (June 30) at the 6th conference of the European Society for Environmental History (Turku, Finland, June 28 – July 2), partaking in the session “Animal agency and environmental history – three different approaches to Nordic wolves”. : Two Global Species and Their Age-Old Foe: The Semiotic Eth(n)ology of Wolves, Sheep and People. Invited keynote speech (October 18) at the international workshop Zoo-Ethnographies (Uppsala, Sweden, October 17-18). : Offisiell og ’uoffisiell’ rovviltforvaltning i Norge sett med et humanøkologisk blikk: Hva er motivene og handlingene? [Offi cial and ’unofficial’ predator management in Norway seen from the perspective of human ecol ogy: What are the motifs and actions?]. Invited presentation (November 1) at Nasjonal konferanse om rovvilt, beitedyr og samfunn [National conference on predators, grazing animals and society] (Hamar, Norway, October 30―November 1).
: 2012 : Animals craving for meaning in the Anthropocene – a perspective on the global semiocide. Presentation (May 29th) at the international workshop The Rhetoric of Human-Animal Relations (Oslo, Norway, May 29-30, 2012). : The contemporary symbolic construction of Norwa y's big bad wolf. Presentation (July 4th) at Minding Animals 2: Building Bridges between Science, the Humanities and Ethics (Utrecht, the Netherlands, July 4-6, 2012). : Biosemiotics and animal ethics. Presentation (July 4th) at Minding Animals 2: Building Bridges between Science, the Humanities and Ethics (Utrecht, the Netherlands, July 4-6, 2012). : In the gaze of the other: Describing cultural affordances by conducting comparative Um welt mapping in animal studies. Presentation at the pre-conference seminar "Biosemiotics and the study of culture" (Tartu, Estonia, July 16th 2012). : A fora y into the hinterland of language: In search of the dark matter of our enlightened worlds. Presentation at the international pre-conference seminar Language and Life (Tartu, Estonia, July 17, 2012). : On the notion of induced semiosis, with emphasis on anthropogenic semiosis. Presentation (July 21st) at Gatherings in biosemiotics 12 (Tartu, Estonia, July 17-22, 2012). : Beyond the anthropocentric (aka linguistic) mistake: Languaging as if nature mattered. Presentation (September 13th) at 1st International Conference on Interactivity, Language and Cognition (Odense, Denmark, September 12-14, 2012). 6D. TALKS GIVEN IN REGULAR SEMINARS (IN SELECTION) : 2001 Norra ökofilosoofiast [Norwegian Ecophilosoph y]. Seminar looduse semiootikast [Seminar on semiotics of nature], Tartu, January 18th. : 2005 A dissonance in the symphony of nature: Lessons in social ontology. Tartu semiootika seminar [doctoral seminar in semiotics], Tartu, October 31st. : 2007 : Animal play. Zoosemiotics (English language), Tartu, February 1st. : Muki`s play. Animal play in its relation to (a)symmetric communication and (im)moral behaviour. Eriseminar [Supervision seminar], Tartu, March 1st. : The phenomenal world: From Plato to Uexküll and beyond. Doctoral seminar in philosophy, Tartu, June 1st 2007. : On the self, relational being and the philosophy of Gabriel Marcel. Eero Tarasti’s seminar on Existential semiotics, Helsinki, November 11th. : Zoosemiotics review. Eriseminar [Supervision seminar], Tartu, December. : 2009 Expanding horizons: Interdisciplinary integration. Presentation (December 4) in the seminar Methodology in the humanities, headed by Peeter Torop (Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu). : 2010 : Territory vs. confinement: The Umwelten of free-range vs. captive wol ves. Presentation at Research Seminar in Zoosemiotics and Animal Representations, Department of Semiotics, Tartu April 2. : More-than-human needs: The needs of the living. Lecture (April 5) in Riin Magnus’ seminar in Ecosemiotics (Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu). : Ulovlig jakt på ulv [Illegal wolf hunting]. Presentation in the seminar series Kriminalpolitisk seminar; opponent: Professor Emeritus in criminology Nils Christie (Oslo, Norway, November 11). : The nature view and worldview of People in Rendalen municipality in the region of Hedmark. Presentation at 2nd Research Seminar in Zoosemiotics and Animal Representations, Department of Semiotics, Tartu, November 28. : 2011 : Det menneskeskapte økologiske hierarki [The human-made ecological hierarchy]. Guest lecture in the seminar Økologisk-global kriminologi, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo, October 19. : The cultural semiotic of wolves and sheep. Presentation at 3rd Research Seminar in Zoosemiotics and Animal Representations, Department of Semiotics, Tartu, October 25. : 2012 : Den globale arten sett i lys av Um welt-etikken [The global species seen in light of the Umwelt ethics]. Presentation at Minding Animals Norges forskningsseminar 2012: Dyr, menneske og
mat: Dyreetikk i landbruket [Minding Animals Norway’s research seminar 2012: Animal, human and food: Animal ethics in agriculture] (Oslo, Norway, September 22, 2012). : Det menneskeskapte økologiske hierarki [The human-made ecological hierarchy]. Guest lecture in the seminar Økologisk-global kriminologi, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo, October 31. 6E. ORGANIZING OF ACADEMIC CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS : 2008 CO-ORGANIZER of What’s wrong with nature? An interdisciplinary seminar investigating human perceptions of nature and environmental change, Tartu – January 25-26. Foreign presenters: Alan Costall, Nils Lindahl-Elliot, Kurt Jax, Otto Lehto, Ville Lähde. Formally arranged by Jakob von Uexküll Center (Estonian Naturalists’ Society) in cooperation with Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics (University of Tartu). : 2009 : MAIN ORGANIZER of the workshop The Ecology of Perception: Landscapes in Culture and Nature, Tartu – February 6-7. Presenters: David Abram, Kalevi Kull, Kati Lindström, M.T., Wendy Wheeler. Organized as part of the research project "The Cultural Heritage of Environmental Spaces" (see below) in cooperation with the project "Neolithisation and Modernisation: Landscape History on the East Asian Inland Seas" (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto). : MAIN ORGANIZER of the workshop Animal Minds, Tartu – February 9-10. Presenters: David Abram, John Deely, Timo Maran, M.T., Wendy Wheeler. Organized by the research project "Dynamical zoosemiotics and animal representations" (see below); sponsored by Estonian Green Party MP Toomas Trapido. : 2011 : MEMBER OF THE ORGANIZING TEAM of the international conference Zoosemiotics and Animal Representations (along with Timo Maran, Jelena Grigorjeva, Kadri Tüür, Silver Rattasepp and Nelly Mäekivi), arranged in Tartu, Estonia, April 4-8, 2011. Invited plenary speakers: Colin Allen, Jesper Hoffmeyer, Graham Huggan, David Rothenberg. : MEMBER OF THE ORGANIZING TEAM of the Oslo Minding Animals Pre-Conference Lecture event Shared Worlds (along with Rhys Evans and Rune Ellefsen), arranged in Oslo October 1415, 2011. Formally arranged under the auspices of Minding Animals International in association with Nordic HAS. : 2012 : MEMBER OF THE ORGANIZING TEAM of Arne i 100, which commemorated the 100th year anniversary of philosopher Arne Næss (1912-2009) January 27th 2011 in the university aula, Oslo. Attended by 5-600 people. : MEMBER OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE of the workshop the Variations of Animal Agency: Animal Agents in the North, arranged in Turku, Finland April 12-13 at Åbo Akademi University, with the aim of producing a project plan and chart funding possibilities for a new Nordic research project on this theme. Other members: Karin Dirke, Laura Hollsten and Jukka Nyyssönen. : CO-FOUNDER OF THE CONFERENCE SERIES Dyreetikkonferansen [The animal ethics conference]. : MEMBER OF THE ORGANIZING TEAM of Dyreetikkonferansen 2012: Dyret bak maten og mennesket bak forbrukeren [The national conference on animal ethics 2012: The animal behind the food, the human behind the consumer], arranged in Oslo September 21 by The Council for Animal Ethics, Centre for Development and the Environment (University of Oslo) and Minding Animals Norway. Attended by approximately 150 people. : 2013 : MEMBER OF THE ORGANIZING TEAM of Dyreetikkonferansen 2013: Hvem er villest i landet her? [The national conference on animal ethics 2013: Who is the wildest in the country here?], to be arranged August 22 at Litteraturhuset, Oslo. : COORDINATOR of the scientific workshop Agency in health care: Phenomenology and experience, to be arranged at University of Stavanger April 15. 6F. CHAIRING OF SESSIONS AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS : 2009 : At the workshop The Ecology of Perception: Landscapes in Culture and Nature, Tartu, February 6-7. : At the workshop Animal Minds, Tartu, February 9-10. : 2010 : At the 10th Annual International Gathering in Biosemiotics (June 25), Braga (Portugal), June 22-27.
: 2011 : Of the roundtable Futures of Zoosemiotics (April 6), at Zoosemiotics and Animal Representations, Tartu, April 4-8 : Of the roundtable The Shared Worlds of Wolves and People (October 14), at the Oslo Minding Animals Pre-Conference Lecture event Shared worlds, October 14-15 : 2012 : Scribe for the roundtable Animals & Philosophy (July 4th) at Minding Animals 2: Building Bridges between Science, the Humanities and Ethics, Utrecht, July 4-6 : Of the session Animals in Literature VI (July 6) at Minding Animals 2: Building Bridges between Science, the Humanities and Ethics, Utrecht, July 4-6 : Of Dyreetikkonferansen 2012: Dyret bak maten og mennesket bak forbrukeren [The national conference on animal ethics 2012: The animal behind the food, the human behind the consumer], Oslo, September 21 (after lunch) 6G. PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS : 2007–2009 Partaking in the research project METHODS OF BIOSEMIOTICS, headed by Kalevi Kull, starting July 1st 2007; Estonian Science Foundation ETF/EST grant no. 6669. : 2008–2010 Main researcher in the research project THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF ENVIRONMENT AL SPACES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS BETWEEN ESTONIA AND NORWAY; grant no. EEA–ETF Grant EMP 54 (until September 30, 2010). : 2008–2011 Personnel in the Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory (CECT) semiotics research group 'Meaning-generation and transdisciplinary methodology of semiotic analysis of culture'. : 2009–2010 Research assistant of the Norwegian research project MULTIMODALITET, LESEOPPLÆRING OG LÆREMIDLER, University of Agder (until September 15, 2010). : 2009–2013 A main researcher in the research project DYNAMICAL ZOOSEMIOTICS AND ANIMAL REPRESENTATIONS; Estonian Science Foundation ETF/EST grant no. 7790. : 2010-2011 Senior personnel in the research project BIOSEMIOTIC MODELS OF SEMIOSIS; Estonian Science Foundation ETF/EST grant no. 8403. 6H. FURTHER ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENTS : 2000–2002 Co-founder of Ecophilosophical colloqium (University of Oslo); participating actively. : c. 2001, 2003 Organizer of public talks by Arne Næss, Oslo. : 2007– Member of International Society for Biosemiotic Studies. : 2009 Organizer of public lecture by David Abram, Tartu. : 2009– Member of Nordic Society for Phenomenology. : 2009 Co-founder of Filosofisk Forum (Agder University); member of steering group (styringsgruppe). : 2010Member of Nordic HAS (The Nordic Animal Studies Network). : 2011 Co-founder of Minding Animals Norway. Co-founder of the NGO „Arne i 100“. : 2011Member of Concerned Scientists Norway. : 2012 Co-founder of International Society of Code Biology (ISCB) 6I. RESEARCH FIELDS AND INTERESTS Current research fields : Biosemiotics, ecosemiotics, zoosemiotics : Climate change (esp. CCS; ethics of; politics of) : Domestication, early human history : Ecophilosophy, env. philosophy, env. ethics : Ontology, epistemology : Phenomenology (esp. eco-) : Philosophy of science (esp. ph. of biology) : Wildlife management (esp. wolf management)
Further academic interests : Demography : Economy (esp. historical, and future) : Existentialism : Political philosophy : Semiotics of culture, cultural studies : Semioethics; existential semiotics
7. WRITING, EDITING ETC.
A. BOOKS As author: : Tønnessen, Morten 2008. Tidsvitne: Jens L. Seips livshistorie fortalt til Morten Tønnessen [Time Witness: The life story of Jens L. Seip told to Morten Tønnessen]. Produced and distributed by Kolofon forlag, Oslo. 252 pp. : MV Bill & Celso Athayde 2010. Kongen på haugen: På innsiden av Brasils narkogjenger [The king on the hill: Inside Brazil’s drug gangs]. Translated from Portuguese (Falcão: Meninos do tráfico, Rio de Janeiro 2006: Objetiva) to Norwegian by Helena da Silva-Tønnessen and Morten Tønnessen. Oslo: Livro Forlag. 158 pp.
B. EDITORIAL WORK Editor of NGO publications etc., c. 1992-2002 (in selection): : Grønn Kontakt (Miljøpartiet De Grønne) : KNUS (Kristiansand Natur og Ungdom) : Vegetarnytt (Norsk Vegetarforening) : Væren-på-Blindern – Filosofistudentenes blad Member of the Editorial Board of the NGO publication Natur og Samfunn (Natur og Ungdom), c1995-97. Member of the Editorial Board of the academic journal Biosemiotics, 2010-. Peer-reviews conducted for Sign Systems Studies (Tartu University Press) 2009, 2010, 2011, for Biosemiotics 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; for Semiotica 2011, for New formations 2012, for Environmental Humanities 2012, for post-Minding Animals 2 publications (3 journals, abstract review) 2013. Guest editor, along with Kati Lindström, of a special issue of Biosemiotics (Springer), vol. 3, no. 3 (December 2010), entitled Semiotics of Perception. 136 pp. Contributors: David Abram, Kalevi Kull, Kati Lindström, Kati Lindström and Morten Tønnessen, Timo Maran, Renata Sõukand and Raivo Kalle, Morten Tønnessen, Wendy Wheeler, Ane Faugstad Aarø. Guest editor, along with Nelly Mäekivi and Riin Magnus, of a special issue of Hortus Semioticus (no. 6 – August 2010), entitled Semiotics of Nature. Tartu 2010. 106 pp. Contributors: Svitlana Biedarieva; Sara Cannizzaro; Remo Gramigma; John Haglund and Johan Blomberg; Kaie Kotov; Riin Magnus and Morten Tønnessen; Patrick Masius; Nelly Mäekivi, Riin Magnus and Morten Tønnessen; Silver Rattasepp; Arlene Tucker. Available online (http://www.ut.ee/hortussemioticus/). Co-editor of two book volumes in press, cf. Tønnessen 2013a and Tønnessen 2013b in the bibliography (6A. Academic publications). C. TEXTS WRITTEN FOR NEWSPAPERS AND M AGAZINES : FREELANCE : I have conducted freelance work in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro/São Paulo), the Czech Republic (Prague), Estonia (Tartu/Tallinn), Latvia (Riga) and Norway – and published in Norwegian as well as in English. Freelance journalism for: : City Paper (Baltic magazine) : Journalisten (Norwegian magazine) : Klassekampen (Norwegian daily) : Ny Tid (Norwegian weekly) : Ren Mat (Norwegian NGO magazine) : Ukebrevet Mandag Morgen (Norwegian weekly) : ZOBB Magasin (Norwegian magazine) Writing for/in:
: Adresseavisa (Norwegian regional daily) : Aftenposten (Norwegian national daily) : Antirasisten (Norwegian NGO magazine) : Bonde og Småbruker (Norwegian NGO magazine) : Dagbladet (Norwegian national daily) : Dagens Næringsliv (Norwegian national daily) : Estlands-Nytt (Norwegian NGO magazine) : Filologen (Norwegian NGO/student magazine) : Friliberaleren (Norwegian NGO magazine) : Fædrelandsvennen (Norwegian regional daily) : Grønn Kontakt (Norwegian NGO magazine) : Kulturverk (Norwegian online magazine, http://kulturverk.com) : Morgenbladet (Norwegian national weekly) : Nationen (Norwegian national daily) : Natur og Samfunn (Norwegian NGO magazine) : NfNU (Norwegian NGO magazine) : Ny Tid (Norwegian national weekly) : Putsj (Norwegian NGO magazine) : Roheline Värv [Green Gate] (Estonian NGO magazine) : Sirp – Estonia (Estonian national weekly) : Vegetarnytt (Norwegian NGO magazine) : VG : Vårt Land (Norwegian national daily) : Petitist for the Norwegian daily Klassekampen 2003-2006 D. BLOGS : UTOPISK REALISME : UTOPIAN REALISM
Political blog (in Norwegian) Academic blog (in English)
Extra Text contribution Acting as myself Interview 1999 2003 2004 2013 : In two Bollywood feature films – Biwi No. 1 and an Indian remake of Titanic. : To the Norwegian feature film Play. : Sofisten (The Sophist). Short documentary, directed by Kikki Engelbrektson. Vipro Produksjoner. : Sårbar [Vulnerable]. Video installation by artist Anne Helen Robberstad.
9. VOLUNTARY WORK ETC.
A. ELECTED POSITIONS (IN SELECTION) As an activist: c. 1991-1998 : I have been elected to positions as leader of the board, secretary, accountant, member of the board etc. in local branches of several Norwegian NGOs, including: Miljøpartiet De Grønne [The Green Party of Norway], Natur og Ungdom, SOS Rasisme and Ungdom mot EU. I’ve further had elected positions partaking in the annual high-school charity campaign Operasjon Dagsverk and the political campaign Fellesaksjonen mot gasskraftverk.
As a student:
2011-2013 2012-2013 2012-
: Member, at INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF OSLO, of Fagutvalget (‘The Academic Committee’ – the student body), Fagrådet (‘The Academic Council’) and Bibliotekskomiteen (‘The Library Committee’). : Chair of Minding Animals Norway : Norway’s Alternative Representative in Minding Animals International’s Board of Directors : Secretary of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS) : Norway’s Ordinary Representative in NASS : Representing NASS (along with Luis Emilio Bruni) in the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS) : Member of the board of “Arne i 100” (and webmaster – http://arnei100.no) : Member of the board of University of Stavanger : Member of the Governing Board of International Society of Code Biology (ISCB)
B. FURTHER VOLUNTARY ENGAGEMENTS (IN SELECTION) : c. 1992–2003 Participating at national general assemblies etc. of various Norwegian NGOs, including Forum for Utvikling og Miljø, Miljøpartiet De Grønne, Natur og Ungdom and SOS Rasisme. : 1998 A founding member of Fellesaksjonen mot gasskraftverk [The joint campaign against natural gas powered electric plants], Norway. : 1999 3 months working as a volunteer at Schumacher College (UK). : Organizer/co-organizer of several public meetings, debates, political campaigns, direct actions etc, first of all in Norway.
10. AWARDS, GRANTS ETC.
As an activist: c. 1995 : VEST-AGDER FYLKESKOMMUNES MILJØPRIS (The Environmental Award of Vest-Agder Region, Norway). Awarded to the NGO Kristiansand Natur og Ungdom, for which I was the leader. 20.000 NOK. : Grant from THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH FOUNDATION, Norway (Stiftelsen Fritt Ord), for preparing and developing my debate book Utslippsfrie nye verden? [Emission-free new world?]. 50.000 NOK. : Monthly stipend from the research project BIOSEMIOOTIKA MEETODID, September 2007 to April 2008, for writing the article ’Umwelt Transitions’. 3.500-4.500 EEK/month. : Monthly stipend from the research project THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SPACES, starting May 2008, until September 2010. 6.000 EEK/month. : Monthly stipend from the research project BIOSEMIOOTIKA MEETODID, March to December 2009. 2.500 EEK/month. : Monthly Estonian state grant (as PhD student), starting October 2010. 6.000 EEK/month.
As a writer:
As a researcher: 2007–2008
11. FURTHER ONLINE SOURCES
Academic activity Academia.edu: http://ut-ee.academia.edu/MortenT%C3%B8nnessen University of Stavanger: http://www.uis.no/om_uis/kontakt_oss/_tilsettkatalog/tilsettkatalog/?ans_nr=2908098 Estonian Research Portal:
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