Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

In focus

  • 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.

  • New website up and running!

    You are now browsing The Centre for Advanced Study's brand new website, which will be complete and formally launched April 19.

  • Two CAS group leaders in the final round for SFF

    We are proud to announce that two of the 34 centres invited to the final round for the new Norwegian Centres of Excellence (SFF) are led by two of our current CAS group leaders, Atle Mysterud and Camilla Serck-Hanssen.

  • The relationship between human and dogs go way back

    CAS fellow Rob Losey researches the history and development of the relationship between human and dogs.