Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • Espen Ytreberg and Helge Jordheim, respectively professors of media studies and cultural history at the University of Oslo (UiO), speak during the opening of the 2018/19 academic year at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS). Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Meet the Project: 'In Sync: How Synchronisation and Mediation Produce Collective Times, Then and Now'

    The 2018/19 CAS project in the social sciences will explore how different forms of media help create shared experiences and times.

  • 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.

  • Camilla Serck-Hanssen, scientific director of the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS), speaks during a conference on 27 August 2018. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Meet the Scientific Director

    Camilla Serck-Hanssen discusses her career as a scholar, her time as a project leader, and her plans for the future of the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS).

  • Illustration. Source: Kaj Clausen Design

    2018/19 CAS Projects: Religion, Media and Time, and Mathematics

    The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) is welcoming a new cohort of scholars to Oslo as the 2018/19 academic year begins.

  • Andrew Teale, assistant professor at the University of Nottingham, gives a presentation during the 2018 YoungCAS workshop 'Do Electron Current Densities Determine All There Is to Know?' Photo: Carl F. Straumsheim

    Former CAS fellow joins YoungCAS workshop

    Andrew Teale, assistant professor at the University of Nottingham, is the first scholar to participate in both a standard CAS project and YoungCAS.

  • Scholars participating in the 2018 YoungCAS project 'Workshop on Indigenous Law and Methodology.' Photo: Carl F. Straumsheim

    YoungCAS 2018: Rebuilding Indigenous Law

    At a one-week workshop on indigenous law, scholars get a crash course in how to derive legal principles from stories.

  • Stephen D. White, professor emeritus of history at Emory University, speaks during a seminar on 9 May 2018. Photo: Carl F. Straumsheim

    My Time at CAS: Stephen D. White

    The medieval historian talks about discovering his role in a collaborative book project during a six-month stint as a CAS fellow.

  • Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson, professors of history at the University of Oslo (UiO), give a lecture. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Research in Review: 'The Nordic "Civil Wars" in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective'

    Leaders of a CAS project to better understand medieval civil wars look back on how their project unfolded during a year at the Centre.

  • CAS fellows elected to lead the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences

    Trygve Ulf Helgaker, Trond Saue, and Hans-Joachim Werner will help lead the academy for the next three years.

  • Peter Schwerdtfeger, professor of theoretical chemistry at Massey University, listens to a lecture by CAS fellow Trond Saue. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    My Time at CAS: Peter Schwerdtfeger

    The German scientist, based in New Zealand, reflects on coming to Norway to participate in a CAS project on chemistry in extreme environments.