Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • WHO ebola vaccines. Photo: WHO/S. Hawkey

    From Fundamental Research to Policy

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has asked one of the CAS projects to write a report on the cultural contexts of health and knowledge translation.

  • Professor Mette Halskov Hansen opens the conference of the CAS project "Airborne: Pollution, Climate Change, and New Visions of Sustainability in China" ,photo: Centre for Advanced Study (CAS)

    Institutionalising interdisciplinary collaboration: China-Norway research centre opens

    Mette Halskov Hansen wanted to formalise the interdisciplinary collaboration she experienced whilst leading her CAS project on air pollution in China. A Norway-China research centre on climate and environment is now a reality.

  • Helle Vogt, photo: Camilla K. Elmar / CAS

    Alumni Spotlight: Helle Vogt

    We talked with the ever-returning scholar, Professor of Law, Helle Vogt, who returns to CAS for the third time in 2021.

  • What are the cultural underpinnings of translating medical knowledge? The CAS project the Body in Translation: Historicising and Reinventing Medical Humanities and Knowledge Translation aims to reinvent the field of medical humanities.

    Humanities + medicine = ❤︎

    Translating knowledge from a research lab is not merely a scientific practice. CAS project leaders call for a greater inclusion of culture.

  • Former CAS Fellow, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, during his seminar at CAS in May 2019. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar, CAS

    CAS Alumnus Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay receives prestigious ERC stipend: ‘CAS helped me prepare to be prepared’

    Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay is one of seven researchers in Norway receiving the prestigious ERC Starting Grant. He says that CAS freed up time and offered an environment that prepared him for what would be the toughest interview he ever faced.

  • ‘No community can survive without synchronisation’

    CAS fellows argue that the world needs synchronisation more than ever in order to save the planet. What is it, and how does it work?

  • Alumni Spotlight: Marianne Elisabeth Lien

    The 2015/16 CAS project leader is the alumna of the month for January 2019.

  • Espen Ytreberg and Helge Jordheim, respectively professors of cultural history and media studies at the University of Oslo (UiO), give a lunch seminar. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Project Update: 'In Sync: How Synchronisation and Mediation Produce Collective Times, Then and Now'

    CAS fellows give an update on their project examining the connection between media and different forms of time.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Terje Tvedt

    The 2008/09 CAS project leader is the alumnus of the month for November 2018.

  • Marianne Elisabeth Lien, Heather Anne Swanson, and Gro B. Ween, celebrate the release of their anthology 'Domestication Gone Wild: Politics and Practices of Multispecies Relations.' Photo: Carl F. Straumsheim

    Book release: 'Domestication Gone Wild: Politics and Practices of Multispecies Relations'

    Members of the 2015/16 CAS project 'Arctic Domestication in the Era of the Anthropocene' release an anthology that challenges and expands the concept of domestication.