Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • Meet the Young CAS PI: Sigbjørn Løland Bore

    Meet Sigbjørn Løland Bore, one of the two Young CAS PIs for August 2023 to June 2025! Bore, a postdoctoral associate at the University of Oslo, will lead the Young CAS project ‘Can ice be described from first principles?’.

  • Meet the Young CAS PI: Maria Ingrid Teresa Olsson

    Meet Maria Ingrid Teresa Olsson, the Young CAS PI for August 2023 to June 2025! Olsson, an associate professor at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University), will lead the project 'Towards a new and culturally sensitive understanding of gender inequality: Women and men in modern (work) life.'

  • Publication on Reading and Interpreting Runic Inscriptions in Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies

  • CAS´ former project leader Helge Jordheim awarded The 'Gad Rausings pris' 2023

    Helge Jordheim, a former project leader at CAS, has been awarded the ‘Gad Rausings pris för framstående humanistisk forskargärning´ for his innovative and influential research in the field of cultural history. Jordheim led the research project 'In Sync: How Synchronization and Mediation Produce Collective Times, Then and Now' together with professor Espen Ytreberg in 2018/2019.

  • Liv Ingeborg Lied and Marianne Bjelland Kartzow during the CAS Opening Ceremony 2020, which was streamed on Facebook due to the Corona pandemic. Photo: Karoline K.Isaksen / Centre for Advanced Study (CAS)

    Alumna of the Month: Liv Ingeborg Lied

    Liv Ingeborg Lied, professor at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society (MF), served as project leader at CAS back in 2020/2021 together with professor Marianne Bjelland Kartzow. Their project, 'Books Known Only by Title: Exploring the Gendered Structures of First Millennium Imagined Libraries', delved into the largely unexplored category of "books known only by the title" in texts from the first millennium, focusing specifically on postulated books associated with female figures from the biblical narrative.

  • Meet the Project: Representation theory – Combinatorial aspects and applications

    Steffen Oppermann and Aslak Buan, both professors at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), are co-leading the CAS-project “Representation theory – Combinatorial aspects and applications” this year. Their project is about representation theory, which studies nonlinear algebraic structures by representing their elements as linear transformations of vector spaces.

  • Professor in sociology, Cathrine Holst, and Associate Professor in philosophy, Jakob Elster, presenting their CAS project What is Good Policy? Political Morality, Feasibility, and Democracy (GOODPOL)

    Cathrine Holst: Alumna of the Month

    Our alumna of the month is Cathrine Holst. Holst is a professor of sociology at the University of Oslo (UiO) and led the CAS project ‘What is Good Policy? Political Morality, Feasibility, and Democracy (GOODPOL)’ together with fellow UiO faculty member Jakob Elster back in 2020/2021. 

  • The influenza pandemic hit the native communities in Alaska hard. These children in an orphanage in Nushagak, Alaska, lost their parents. Summer of 1919. Source: Alaska Historical Library

    Meet the Project: Social Science Meets Biology: Indigenous People and Severe Influenza Outcomes

    For 27 years, Professor Svenn-Erik Mamelund has been studying the demography of epidemic diseases, mainly focusing on the influenza pandemic Spanish flu, which killed between 50 and 100 million people. We sat down with the group leader to learn more about his CAS project.

  • Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN) join 14 other Norwegian universities, university colleges and research institutions, as they become members of the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS).

    Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN) partners with CAS

    CAS is excited to announce our new partner institution!

  • Hans Jacob Orning speaking at their conference in 2017. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar / CAS

    Alumni Spotlight: Hans Jacob Orning

    ‘It is very rare to have the opportunity to concentrate so much on one project with a group of people as what CAS allows. For us, I think it would be safe to say that the fruits of CAS are materialising along two lines – the books we produced there, and the spinoffs that only now are starting to pop up.’ Hans Jakob Orning, professor of history at UiO and a former CAS project leader, said when thinking back at his year at the centre.