Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • The influenza pandemic hit the native communities in Alaska hard. These children in an orphanage in Nushagak, Alaska, lost their parents. Summer of 1919. Source: Alaska Historical Library

    Meet the Project: Social Science Meets Biology: Indigenous People and Severe Influenza Outcomes

    For 27 years, Professor Svenn-Erik Mamelund has been studying the demography of epidemic diseases, mainly focusing on the influenza pandemic Spanish flu, which killed between 50 and 100 million people. We sat down with the group leader to learn more about his CAS project.

  • Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN) join 14 other Norwegian universities, university colleges and research institutions, as they become members of the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS).

    Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN) partners with CAS

    CAS is excited to announce our new partner institution!

  • Hans Jacob Orning speaking at their conference in 2017. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar / CAS

    Alumni Spotlight: Hans Jacob Orning

    β€˜It is very rare to have the opportunity to concentrate so much on one project with a group of people as what CAS allows. For us, I think it would be safe to say that the fruits of CAS are materialising along two lines – the books we produced there, and the spinoffs that only now are starting to pop up.’ Hans Jakob Orning, professor of history at UiO and a former CAS project leader, said when thinking back at his year at the centre.