Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters


  • Dag O. Hessen, professor of biology at the University of Oslo, during his talk at Kulturhuset, as part of Forskningsdagene 2017. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Dag O. Hessen: The Value of Nature

    As part of Forskningsdagene 2017, CAS Oslo invited six current and former research fellows to give a 12-minute talk about science and values. In his talk, biologist Dag O. Hessen presents a range of diffenent ways to look at the value of nature.

  • Hans Jacob Orning, professor of history at the University of Oslo, speaks during the opening of the 25th anniversary year at CAS Oslo. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Hans Jacob Orning on 'Ekko': Women in the Middle Ages

    In an appearance on the NRK show Ekko, Hans Jacob Orning, professor of history at the University of Oslo and CAS Oslo research group leader, discusses whether historians have traditionally overlooked stories about women in the Middle Ages.

  • Levi Bryant at Litteraturhuset event by Centre for Advanced Study/ CAS Oslo

    Talk by Levi Bryant: A critique of object-oriented philosophy

    In this talk, philosopher Levi R. Bryant talks about the history of speculative realism and object-oriented ontology. He then moves into a brief discussion of Graham Harman’s object-oriented philosophy, and an alternative vision he would like to propose.

  • Robert Macfarlane went to Greenland in 2016, and found it difficult to articulate what happened in front of his eyes: a drastically changing landscape.  Photo: Helen Spenceley

    Robert Macfarlane: – We are the Generation Anthropocene

    April 6 2017 writer and scholar Robert Macfarlane gave the talk Deep Time, Thin Place And Thick Speech in the Anthropocene at Litteraturhuset in Oslo.

  • Glacier ice melting arctic

    Glaciers retreat: - The mountain is sad

  • Professor Robert Losey analyzes dog skeletons in Siberia. Professor Losey is part of the CAS project Arctic Domestication in the Era of the Anthropocene.

    Dogs and humans' long-lasting relationship

  • Reindeer Norway Arctic

    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.