Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • Dissecting the current debates on prehistoric migration

    New technology that enables DNA analysis of ancient material has sparked new discussions about prehistoric migration. Researchers at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) aim to dissect the current debates and to improve the interdisciplinary collaboration between archaeologists and natural scientists.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Mette Halskov Hansen

    Former CAS project leader and professor of China studies at the University of Oslo, Mette Halskov Hansen, has this autumn been appointed Vice-Rector for Climate, the Environment and Interdisciplinarity at the University of Oslo (UiO).

  • Meet the Young CAS Fellows for 2022-23: Veronika Kuchařová Pettersen

    The microbial community that lives inside the gut, the gut microbiome, is a key factor guiding human health and disease. Veronika K. Pettersen’s Young CAS Fellow project will give us new knowledge about how the maternal microbiome contributes to the founding of the infant microbiome.

  • Meet the Young CAS Fellows for 2022-23: Vadim Kimmelman

    Most of our theories of language are based on spoken languages. Vadim Kimmelman’s Young CAS Fellow project within the field of sign linguistics will help change that.

  • Introducing the Young CAS Fellows for January 2022 – December 2023

    Veronika Kuchařová Pettersen and Vadim Kimmelman are the two new scholars selected for the Young CAS Fellow programme.

  • CAS Director Camilla Serck-Hanssen during the opening of the Centre in 2018. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar/CAS

    Alumni Spotlight: Camilla Serck-Hanssen

    This month’s alumna is none other than our own Camilla Serck-Hanssen, professor of philosophy at the University of Oslo (UiO), former project leader at the Centre, and now director of CAS.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Espen Ytreberg

    Espen Ytreberg, professor of media studies at the University of Oslo (UiO), studies how we can live in sync with one another in complex, contemporary societies and the role of media in synchronisation. Ytreberg is now out with a new article on this idea based on his research at CAS.

  • Good policies: morality, democracy and experts

    What is good policy, and what is the role of morality, democracy and experts in policymaking? Scholars at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) have pursued these and other important questions as part of a multidisciplinary research project.

  • Paul Arne Østvær, professor of mathematics at the University of Oslo (UiO) together with three of his project participants at CAS. Photo: Marit Fiksdal / Centre for Advanced Study (CAS)

    Understanding mathematical motives

    Researchers at the Centre for Advanced Study have contributed to advancing the rapidly developing field of motivic geometry during their year at the Centre.

  • Marianne Bjelland Kartzow, professor of New Testament studies at the University of Oslo (UiO), and Liv Ingeborg Lied, professor of the study of religions at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society (MF). Photo: Marit Fiksdal / Centre for Advanced Study (CAS)

    Books known only by title: A widespread and misunderstood phenomenon

    Scholars at the Centre for Advanced Study have studied the use and functions of imagined books and argue that we need to rethink the first-millennium library in light of their findings.

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