Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

CAS 2021/2022

A new academic year has started and we are happy to welcome three new CAS research project to the Centre. The projects for the 2021/2022 academic year are within the fields of archaeology, medieval law and chemical physics. We are crossing our fingers that this academic year will be one with fewer pandemic restrictions where we can welcome many international scholars to the Centre. In addition, our Young CAS Fellows will organise workshops throughout the academic year.

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

  • Exploring the Archaeological Migration Narrative: The Introduction of Farming and Animal Husbandry in Southern Norway

    Led by Professor Martin Furholt (UiO) and Associate Professor Daniela Hoffamnn (UiB).

  • Social Governance Through Legislation

    Led by Professor Erik Opsahl (NTNU) and Professor Jørn Øyrehagen Sunde (UiO).

  • Attosecond Quantum Dynamics Beyond the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation

    Led by Senior Researcher Simen Kvaal (UiO) and Professor Thomas Bondo Pedersen (UiO).

  • 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).


Introducing the Young CAS Fellows for January 2022 – December 2023

Veronika Kuchařová Pettersen and Vadim Kimmelman are the two new scholars selected for the Young CAS Fellow programme.

  • CAS Director Camilla Serck-Hanssen during the opening of the Centre in 2018. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar/CAS

    Alumni Spotlight: Camilla Serck-Hanssen

    This month’s alumna is none other than our own Camilla Serck-Hanssen, professor of philosophy at the University of Oslo (UiO), former project leader at the Centre, and now director of CAS.

  • 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.