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CAS projects during the pandemic

A new year, another semester affected by the pandemic. Despite the strict disease control measures, our researchers are in good spirit and are doing their best to get the most out of their stay at CAS. As the pandemic caused the Centre to shut down during the spring semester of 2020, CAS has extended the timeframe for the 2019/2020 projects. That is why there are currently six active CAS projects. The 2020/2021 projects are based at the Centre. We are optimistic that the spring semester will bring fruitful collaborations and results, yet in a different manner than before the Corona outbreak.

Call for CAS Project Applications

The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) invites researchers to pursue excellent, fundamental, curiosity-driven research in Oslo during the 2023/2024 academic year. Assemble your international dream team of prominent researchers and apply for a research stay at CAS.

Active CAS Projects

  • Books Known Only by Title: Exploring the Gendered Structures of First Millennium Imagined Libraries

    Led by Professor Marianne Bjelland Kartzow (UiO) and Professor Liv Ingeborg Lied (MF).

  • What is a Good Policy? Political Morality, Feasibility, and Democracy (GOODPOL)

    Led by Professor Jakob Elster (UiO) and Professor Cathrine Holst (UiO).

  • Motivic Geometry

    Led by Professor Paul Arne Østvær (UiO).

  • MultiGender: A Multilingual Approach to Grammatical Gender

    Led by Professor Terje Lohndal (NTNU) and Professor Marit Westergaard (UiT).

  • The Body in Translation: Historicising and Reinventing Medical Humanities and Knowledge Translation

    Led by Professor Eivind Engebretsen (UiO) and Professor John Ødemark (UiO).

  • Evolvability: A New and Unifying Concept in Evolutionary Biology?

    Led by Professor Thomas Fredrik Hansen (UiO) and Professor Christophe Pelabon (NTNU).

News

Introducing the Young CAS Fellows for 2021-23

Helen Frances Leslie-Jacobsen, Daniele Miano, Kristin Shaw and Kjetil Lysne Voje are the first scholars selected for the expanded Young CAS Fellow programme.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Espen Ytreberg

    Espen Ytreberg, professor of media studies at the University of Oslo (UiO), studies how we can live in sync with one another in complex, contemporary societies and the role of media in synchronisation. Ytreberg is now out with a new article on this idea based on his research at CAS.

  • Good policies: morality, democracy and experts

    What is good policy, and what is the role of morality, democracy and experts in policymaking? Scholars at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) have pursued these and other important questions as part of a multidisciplinary research project.

  • Paul Arne Østvær, professor of mathematics at the University of Oslo (UiO) together with three of his project participants at CAS. Photo: Marit Fiksdal / Centre for Advanced Study (CAS)

    Understanding mathematical motives

    Researchers at the Centre for Advanced Study have contributed to advancing the rapidly developing field of motivic geometry during their year at the Centre.

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