Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • 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.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Terje Stordalen

    The 2014/15 CAS project leader is the alumnus of the month for September 2018.

  • Michael Stausberg, professor of religion at the University of Bergen (UiB), speaks during the opening of the 2018/19 academic year at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS). Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Meet the Project: 'The Demise of Religions'

    The 2018/19 CAS project in the humanities will examine how different religions decline and ultimately die.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Camilla Serck-Hanssen

    The 2015/16 CAS project leader is the alumna of the month for August 2018 -- and the new executive director of the Centre.

  • Dan Flickinger, a senior researcher at Stanford University, gives a lecture. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    My Time at CAS: Dan Flickinger

    The Stanford University researcher discusses climbing metaphorical mountains and rattling cages in his year as a CAS fellow.

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