Alumni Spotlight: Michael Stausberg
We talked with professor on the study of religion Michael Stausberg about his new book "The Demise of Religion: How Religions End, Die, or Dissipate", a product of his CAS research project.
CAS scholars receive funding to study experts’ political power in the Nordic countries
Experts are seemingly everywhere during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, standing side by side with ministers during press briefings. But in the end, how much influence do these experts actually have?
A new perspective on the Levant
Former CAS project leader Terje Stordalen argues that writing about history from the perspectives of empires marginalizes and silences the lives and experiences of the majority. The third and final book based on his CAS research is due to be published this spring.
Former CAS scholars receive generous funding
The network Þóra Pétursdóttir built as a postdoctoral fellow at CAS has contributed to her landing a new research project funded by the Research Council of Norway.
Alumni Spotlight: Bjørnar Julius Olsen
Professor of Archaeology Bjørnar Julius Olsen is deeply engaged in what modern things, especially abandoned and discarded ones, can teach us about our own societies. His latest book is due to be published in December.
OsloMet gives extensive support to CAS affiliated scholars in an effort to become Centres of Excellence
Future CAS project leader Svenn-Erik Mamelund and former CAS Fellow Marit Haldar will both lead research centres granted the status of “research environments of excellence” by their institution, OsloMet.
Geometry, paintings, and Lance
Professor of Mathematics Paul Arne Østvær explains his CAS project, Motivic Geometry, through the act of painting and a professional biker’s tireless drive to bike on endless roads.
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Senter for grunnforskning (CAS) søker en rådgiver med teft for forskningskommunikasjon og administrasjon til et 11-måneders vikariat. Søknadsfristen er 15. november 2020.
The policies that affect us all: are they well-founded?
This question deserves a lot more attention, CAS scholars argue, as social scientists and political philosophers join forces.
Books known only by title: a widespread but unexplored phenomenon
CAS scholars argue that we need to acknowledge the diversity of the first millennium library, which includes references to books that may have never existed as anything other than fictitious titles.