Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters


  • Stephen D. White, professor emeritus of history at Emory University, speaks during a seminar on 9 May 2018. Photo: Carl F. Straumsheim

    My Time at CAS: Stephen D. White

    The medieval historian talks about discovering his role in a collaborative book project during a six-month stint as a CAS fellow.

  • Peter Schwerdtfeger, professor of theoretical chemistry at Massey University, listens to a lecture by CAS fellow Trond Saue. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    My Time at CAS: Peter Schwerdtfeger

    The German scientist, based in New Zealand, reflects on coming to Norway to participate in a CAS project on chemistry in extreme environments.

  • Dan Flickinger, a senior researcher at Stanford University, gives a lecture. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    My Time at CAS: Dan Flickinger

    The Stanford University researcher discusses climbing metaphorical mountains and rattling cages in his year as a CAS fellow.

  • Scholars participating in the 2018 YoungCAS project 'Workshop on Indigenous Law and Methodology.' Photo: Carl F. Straumsheim

    YoungCAS 2018: Rebuilding Indigenous Law

    At a one-week workshop on indigenous law, scholars get a crash course in how to derive legal principles from stories.

  • Computational linguists attend a workshop hosted by CAS.

    Meaningful Work: Advancing Computational Semantics

    At a CAS-hosted workshop, linguists debate approaches to turning text into information that computers can understand.

  • Hans Jacob Orning, professor of history at the University of Oslo (UiO), and Gerd Althoff, senior professor of history at the University of Münster, speak during a seminar on 9 May 2018. Photo: Carl F. Straumsheim

    With God on Their Side: War and Religion in the Middle Ages

    At a half-day seminar on medieval civil wars, CAS fellows examine how an ascendant Catholic Church influenced conflicts across Europe.

  • 'Arv': Mankind's Unpleasant Cultural Heritage

    The temporary exhibition 'arv' at Tromsø Museum, co-hosted by CAS, provides a critical look at how the objects we leave behind influence the Earth.

  • Digitalising languages illustrated by a pixelated language tree in binary rain.

    Gaps and Errors: A Linguistic Struggle

    Scholars associated with the CAS project 'SynSem: From Form to Meaning – Integrating Linguistics and Computing' face a number of challenges 'regular' people would never consider, although they use language every day.

  • Arbitration, Humiliation, and Submission: Peacemaking in the Middle Ages

    At a conference co-hosted by the CAS and the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo (UiO), historians explore how medieval elites avoided bloodshed and settled disputes.

  • CAS fellows involved in the research project 'The Nordic "Civil Wars" in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective,' participate in a seminar. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar

    Project Update: 'The Nordic "Civil Wars" in the High Middle Ages in a Comparative Perspective'

    CAS fellows talk about redefining Nordic medieval civil wars in light of conflicts from other regions and time periods.