Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • The church of Lom in Gudbrandsdalen. Published in Nordiska Taflor. Pittoreska utsigter från Sverige, Norge och Danmark, bind II (1867). Photo: The Directorate for Cultural Heritage.

    Alumni Spotlight: Sine Halkjelsvik Bjordal

    By studying different forms of knowledge about stave churches that circulated in a wide variety of texts in the 18th and 19th centuries, Sine Halkjelsvik Bjordal has written a cultural history of the medieval wooden churches.

  • 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?