Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • Close up picture of a brown bear Photo: Shutterstock

    - Humans, not climate, cause extinction

    The CAS project on harvested large mammals is a significant example of how basic research can fruitfully, if unpredictably, enhance new knowledge across fields.

  • Filosofene Camilla Serck-Hansen og Frode Kjosavik

    Beyond the limits of science

    'We learnt from Kant that science has a tendency to go beyond its own limits', Professor Camilla Serck-Hanssen says. She and Professor Frode Kjosavik lead a CAS project about the oldest, most basic philosophical questions that to untrained minds might seem unanswerable.

  • Professor Robert Losey analyzes dog skeletons in Siberia. Professor Losey is part of the CAS project Arctic Domestication in the Era of the Anthropocene.

    Dogs and humans' long-lasting relationship

  • Reindeer Norway Arctic

    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».

  • Scientific Director at The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) in Oslo, Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, and Postdoc Margit Ystanes recently published the book Trusting and its Tribulations: Interdisciplinary engagements with Intimacy, Sociality and Trust

    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.

  • Exhibition NyArktis by CAS researchers

    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.

  • New book by CAS fellow Gisli Palsson and Margaret Lock: Can science resolve the nature/nurture debate?

    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 NyArktis by CAS researchers

    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.

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