Sense a different Arctic
In the exhibition NyArktis, CAS researchers challenge portrayals of the Arctic as bare and without human’s presence, and experiment in new ways of presenting the region.
"An engaging love letter to ethnography"
In The Times Literary Supplement CAS group leader Professor Marianne Lien's book Becoming Salmon, Aquaculture and the domestication of a fish is described as «...a masterly ethnographic study of mankind’s relationship with farmed fish».
Book release: challenging the conventional wisdom about trust
Scientific Director at CAS, Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, and colleague Postdoc Margit Ystanes want to introduce the complexities of trust in a debate they criticise as ethnocentric, abstract and limited.
NRK radio interview with CAS researchers
Listen to a radio interview with the CAS researchers behind the exhibition NyArktis, project leader Gro Ween and CAS group leader Professor Marianne Lien.
Nature/Nurture: a never-ending debate
– Downplaying the environment, epigenetics may reinforce the nature/nurture divide it is set to challenge, CAS fellow Professor Gisli Palsson argues as he publishes the book "Can science resolve the nature/nurture debate?".
Exhibition: sense a different Arctic
In the exhibition “NyArktis”, CAS researchers challenge portrayals of the Arctic as bare and without human’s presence, and experiment in new ways of presenting the region.
CAS’ new website celebrated at Litteraturhuset
Tuesday April 19, CAS arranged a celebration of the new website. The event was open to all.
Where does nature end and culture begin?
Through different stories about ways of living in the Arctic, Professor Marianne Lien and her research group at CAS challenge what they see as the dominant understanding of relations among humans, animals, and landscapes. What is culture in the Arctic, if it is understood as cut off from nature?
New website up and running!
You are now browsing The Centre for Advanced Study's brand new website, which will be complete and formally launched April 19.
Two CAS group leaders in the final round for SFF
We are proud to announce that two of the 34 centres invited to the final round for the new Norwegian Centres of Excellence (SFF) are led by two of our current CAS group leaders, Atle Mysterud and Camilla Serck-Hanssen.