Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • Meet the Young CAS Fellows for 2021-23: Daniele Miano

    The roots of universal history: irrevocably imperialistic or a form of resistance to imperialism?

  • Meet the Young CAS Fellows for 2021-23: Helen F. Leslie-Jacobsen

    The medieval Faroese ballads ‘Sjúrðar kvæði’ that tell the story of the hero Sigurðr Fáfnisbani have so far not been widely studied. Helen F. Leslie-Jacobsen’s Young CAS Fellow project will change that.

  • Meet the Young CAS Fellows for 2021-23: Kristin Shaw

    Tropical geometry – a two-way bridge between mathematical fields.

  • Photo: Kjetil Lysne Voje

    Meet the Young CAS Fellows for 2021-23: Kjetil Lysne Voje

    Despite its critical role in conducting good science, measurement theory remains largely unknown in large parts of biology. Kjetil Lysne Voje seeks to change that with his Young CAS Fellow project.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Edwin Schmitt

    It is not only through the Young CAS Fellow programme that young scholars get an opportunity at CAS. Edwin Schmitt is one of the many young scholars who have joined one of CAS’s regular research projects.

  • Norway-Poland research project lands major grant

    Did you know that there were many common traits between Norwegian and Polish societies during the High Middle Ages and how they developed? Former CAS project leader Hans Jacob Orning and his colleagues have received a €1.4 million grant to find out more.

  • Introducing the Young CAS Fellows for 2021-23

    Helen Frances Leslie-Jacobsen, Daniele Miano, Kristin Shaw and Kjetil Lysne Voje are the first scholars selected for the expanded Young CAS Fellow programme.

  • 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.

  • Johan Christensen and Cathrine Holst outside CAS in Oslo. They will lead the University of Oslo financed project "Experts in Nordic policy-making – increasingly powerful?". Karoline K. Isaksen / Centre for Advanced Study (CAS)

    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?

  • Caption:  Aerial view of Tall Ḥisbān. Courtesy of APAAME © Michael John Neville, Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East (APAAME)

    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.