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

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.

  • Norway-Poland research project lands major grant

    Did you know that there were many common traits between Norwegian and Polish societies during the High Middle Ages and how they developed? Former CAS project leader Hans Jacob Orning and his colleagues have received a €1.4 million grant to find out more.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Michael Stausberg

    We talked with professor on the study of religion Michael Stausberg about his new book "The Demise of Religion: How Religions End, Die, or Dissipate", a product of his CAS research project.

  • Johan Christensen and Cathrine Holst outside CAS in Oslo. They will lead the University of Oslo financed project "Experts in Nordic policy-making – increasingly powerful?". Karoline K. Isaksen / Centre for Advanced Study (CAS)

    CAS scholars receive funding to study experts’ political power in the Nordic countries

    Experts are seemingly everywhere during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, standing side by side with ministers during press briefings. But in the end, how much influence do these experts actually have?

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