Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

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.

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

Call for Young CAS Fellow applications

Are you a young researcher looking for a unique opportunity to grow your professional network and develop your research? The Centre is now accepting applications for the period of January 2022 to December 2023. Application deadline: June 9, 2021.

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: Dag Michalsen

    The idea and practise of legislation is something that fascinates former CAS project leader and Professor of Law Dag Michalsen. This autumn he is returning to CAS.

  • Celebrating the Young CAS Fellows for 2021-23

    This year's Young CAS Fellowships were awarded to researchers from four different disciplines: medieval philology, ancient history, geometry and evolutionary theory.

  • The church of Lom in Gudbrandsdalen. Published in Nordiska Taflor. Pittoreska utsigter från Sverige, Norge och Danmark, bind II (1867). Photo: The Directorate for Cultural Heritage.

    Alumni Spotlight: Sine Halkjelsvik Bjordal

    By studying different forms of knowledge about stave churches that circulated in a wide variety of texts in the 18th and 19th centuries, Sine Halkjelsvik Bjordal has written a cultural history of the medieval wooden churches.

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