Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • Violent Reverberations: Global Modalities of Trauma (Palgrave Macmillan)

    Book Release: 'Violent Reverberations: Global Modalities of Trauma'

    Fresh, multidisciplinary perspectives are needed to understand the connections between culture and emotional distress, Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, scientific director of CAS, and her colleague Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen argue in a new book.

  • Hans Jacob Orning, professor of history at the University of Oslo, speaks during the opening of the 25th anniversary year at CAS Oslo. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Hans Jacob Orning on 'Ekko': Women in the Middle Ages

    In an appearance on the NRK show Ekko, Hans Jacob Orning, professor of history at the University of Oslo and CAS Oslo research group leader, discusses whether historians have traditionally overlooked stories about women in the Middle Ages.

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    CAS announces selection of 2019/20 research projects

    The Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) is proud to announce the three research projects selected for the 2019/20 academic year.

  • Alumni Spotlight: Dag O. Hessen

    The 2003/04 CAS project leader is the alumnus of the month for September 2017.

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    CAS responds to call for input on Norwegian research policy

    Norway should expand the Centre for Advanced Study concept and continue to invest in Centres of Excellence to support cutting-edge research, Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, scientific director of CAS, argues in comments submitted to the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

  • Professor Vigdis Broch-Due, scientific director of CAS, speaks during the opening of the 25th anniversary year. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    CAS celebrates opening of 25th anniversary year

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017, marked the official opening of the 2017/18 academic year at the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS), the centre's 25th anniversary.

  • Illustrasjonsbilde. En kvinne speider utover et landskap. På venstre side ser hun Egypt. På høyre side, norsk natur og et vikingskip.

    CAS to host 'Researcher Relay Race'

    Bears, bacteria, and blueberries are some of the topics on the agenda as the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS) invites you to a ‘Researcher Relay Race’ at Kulturhuset on Thursday, 21 September, at 18:00.

  • Trygve Ulf Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, during his residency at CAS. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Meet the Group Leaders: Trygve Ulf Helgaker

    Chemistry normally deals with the predictable behaviour of matter – how atoms form molecules, and how the molecules react when introduced to one another. But how do those same molecules behave in unpredictable conditions? Trygve Ulf Helgaker, professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Oslo, is aiming to find out.

  • Stephan Oepen (left) and Dag Trygve Truslew Haug, professors of informatics and classics, respectively, at the University of Oslo, during their residency at CAS. Photo: Camilla Kottum Elmar

    Meet the Group Leaders: Dag Trygve Truslew Haug and Stephan Oepen

    Today nearly everyone walks around with a device capable of translating the world’s major languages. But where some see opportunity, Dag Trygve Truslew Haug and Stephan Oepen, professors of classics and informatics, respectively, at the University of Oslo, see limitations.

  •  Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson

    Meet the Group Leaders: Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson

    War! What is it good for? Absolutely something, according to Hans Jacob Orning and Jón Viðar Sigurðsson, professors of history at the University of Oslo.

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