Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • Distinctions between nature and culture are artificial and not as sharp as they might seem, according to the CAS research group led by Professor Marianne Lien. What is culture in the Arctic, if it is understood as cut off from nature? Photograph: Shutterstock

    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.

  • The relationship between human and dogs go way back

    CAS fellow Rob Losey researches the history and development of the relationship between human and dogs.

  • Podcast: "Ta Træna med storm"

  • Book release: "Idioms of Sámi Health and healing"

  • Webradio: Life after the oil

  • 5 year Toppforsk grant to members of CAS group Metaphysics

    The project Conceptual Engineering, led by Camilla Serck-Hanssen, Øystein Linnebo and Herman Cappelen, has received a 5 year Toppforsk grant.

  • Webradio: Trippin' with the whales

  • Featured article in Nordlys

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