Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • 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.

  • Dag Trygve Truslew Haug, professor of linguistics at the University of Oslo (UiO), gives a lecture. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Research in Review: 'SynSem: From Form to Meaning - Integrating Linguistics and Computing'

    The CAS project set out to bridge the gap between the applied and theoretical camps of computational linguistics. Did it succeed?

  • Agnieszka Patejuk and Adam Przepiórkowski. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    CAS fellows win 'best paper award' at computational linguistics conference

    Adam Przepiórkowski and Agnieszka Patejuk's research will be recognised at the International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING).