Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • NOK 30 million to research on multilingualism

    CAS project leader Marit Westergaard becomes Director of a new Aurora Center, which entails a generous grant from UiT The Arctic University of Norway, enabling her and some of her CAS colleagues to build on the group research carried out at CAS.

  • Geiranger in Møre og Romsdal county in Norway. The Research Council of Norway grants CAS project leader Terje Lohndal funding for studying grammatical gender in Norwegian dialects in Møre og Romsdal, Nordland, Vestland, Innlandet, Agder and western parts of Viken.

    How are Norwegian dialects changing?

    CAS project leader Terje Lohndal receives NOK 12 million from the Research Council of Norway to investigate grammatical gender in Norwegian dialects.

  • CAS Fellow receives ERC Consolidator Grant

    Former and returning CAS Fellow, Hugo Lundhaug, receives prestigious funding from the European Research Council (ERC) to study apocryphal texts and traditions in Coptic manuscripts, further strengthening the CAS project he will join in 2020.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Frode Kjosavik

    Frode Kjosavik and Camilla Serck-Hanssen recently published the book Metametaphysics and the Sciences: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives, a product of the CAS project the two philosophers led in 2015/16.

  • CAS Fellow receives ERC Synergy Grant

    Artemis Alexiadou aims to develop a new approach to language.

  • CAS project leaders Marit Westergaard and Terje Lohndal during the opening ceremony of the CAS year 2019/20. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar / CAS

    Meet the project: Do we really need grammatical gender?

    ‘For second language learners, gender is notoriously hard’, CAS project leader Terje Lohndal says. Half of the world’s languages manage without this grammatical category, so what is it good for?

  • The leader of the religious group Aum Shinrikyō, Shōko Asahara, was executed July 6, 2018. Photo: wikipedia_2

    Making “demise” a topic in religious studies

    The topic of demise has increasingly been captured by the natural sciences, Michael Stausberg says, referring to the collapse of insects and species: ‘We seem to forget that something similar is happening in the realm of culture’.

  • Michael Stausberg, professor of religion at the University of Bergen (UiB), gives a lunch seminar. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Project Update: 'The Demise of Religions'

    CAS fellows talk about their research on the why and how of the decline of religions.

  • Former CAS fellow awarded Tromsø Research Foundation Starting Grant

    Þóra Pétursdóttir, who spent the 2016/17 academic year at CAS, will use the grant to continue her work researching nature and cultural heritage.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Jakob Lothe

    The 2005/06 CAS project leader is the alumnus of the month for October 2018.

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