Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

In focus

  • Graham Harman Philosopher

    Defining Things

    How do you define an object if not by its composition or usage? Contemporary philosopher Graham Harman presented his Philosophy of Things in an open lecture at Litteraturhuset in Oslo.

  • Call for project illustration by Kaj Clausen

    CAS announces research projects 2018/2019

    After a comprehensive election process, the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has the pleasure of announcing the three selected research projects at CAS for the 2018/2019 academic year.

  • Kavli prize winners 2016

    The Kavli Week 2016: honoring nine scientific pioneers

    September 6, the Kavli Prize honors the 2016 Laureates for their seminal advances in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience. The program of the Kavli Week also facilitates for dialogues on significant research in the fields of Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience

  • Interdisciplinary

    2016/2017: From math to air pollution and archaeology

    Three new research groups are settling in at CAS, and we are excited to present highly diverse and internationally composed research groups.

  • "An engaging love letter to ethnography"

    In The Times Literary Supplement CAS group leader Professor Marianne Lien's book Becoming Salmon, Aquaculture and the domestication of a fish is described as «...a masterly ethnographic study of mankind’s relationship with farmed fish».

  • Scientific Director at The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) in Oslo, Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, and Postdoc Margit Ystanes recently published the book Trusting and its Tribulations: Interdisciplinary engagements with Intimacy, Sociality and Trust

    Book release: challenging the conventional wisdom about trust

    Scientific Director at CAS, Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, and colleague Postdoc Margit Ystanes want to introduce the complexities of trust in a debate they criticise as ethnocentric, abstract and limited.

  • Exhibition NyArktis by CAS researchers

    NRK radio interview with CAS researchers

    Listen to a radio interview with the CAS researchers behind the exhibition NyArktis, project leader Gro Ween and CAS group leader Professor Marianne Lien.

  • New book by CAS fellow Gisli Palsson and Margaret Lock: Can science resolve the nature/nurture debate?

    Nature/Nurture: a never-ending debate

    – Downplaying the environment, epigenetics may reinforce the nature/nurture divide it is set to challenge, CAS fellow Professor Gisli Palsson argues as he publishes the book "Can science resolve the nature/nurture debate?".

  • Exhibition NyArktis by CAS researchers

    Exhibition: sense a different Arctic

    In the exhibition “NyArktis”, CAS researchers challenge portrayals of the Arctic as bare and without human’s presence, and experiment in new ways of presenting the region.

  • CAS’ new website celebrated at Litteraturhuset

    Tuesday April 19, CAS arranged a celebration of the new website. The event was open to all.

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