John Comaroff: Conflict and (Dis)order Among Tswana in Colonial and Postcolonial South Africa
John Comaroff, professor of African and African-American Studies and Anthropology at Harvard University, deconstructs myths about political structures in Southern Africa in this CAS Oslo seminar.
Alumni Spotlight: Jan Fagerberg
The 2007/08 CAS project leader is the alumnus of the month for November 2017.
CAS fellow wins ERC Consolidator Grant
Assistant Professor Andrew Teale, a participant in the project 'Molecules in Extreme Environments,' is recognised by the European Research Council as one of Europe's top scholars.
Are There 'Good' Civil Wars?
CAS fellows involved in the research project 'The Nordic "Civil Wars" in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective' debate whether some civil wars can have positive consequences -- and whether they should even be called civil wars.
Researching Something That Does Not Exist
Extreme chemistry may sound exciting to work with, but for most of us it can be very hard to grasp what researchers in such fields are actually working on. This is especially true if they are looking into the composition and properties of elements that do not exist on Earth.
Alumni Spotlight: Signe Kjelstrup
The 2007/08 CAS project leader is the alumna of the month for October 2017.
Call for Applications: CAS Projects 2020/21
The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS), Norway’s premier institute for excellence in interdisciplinary fundamental research, is now accepting project proposals for the 2020/21 academic year. Deadline: 15 January 2018.
Dag O. Hessen: The Value of Nature
As part of Forskningsdagene 2017, CAS Oslo invited six current and former research fellows to give a 12-minute talk about science and values. In his talk, biologist Dag O. Hessen presents a range of ways to look at the value of nature.
Book Release: 'Violent Reverberations: Global Modalities of Trauma'
Fresh, multidisciplinary perspectives are needed to understand the connections between culture and emotional distress, Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, scientific director of CAS, and her colleague Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen argue in a new book.
Hans Jacob Orning on 'Ekko': Women in the Middle Ages
In an appearance on the NRK show Ekko, Hans Jacob Orning, professor of history at the University of Oslo and CAS Oslo research group leader, discusses whether historians have traditionally overlooked stories about women in the Middle Ages.