Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Henrik Ibsen's Writings


Former 1992/1994 Humanities - Theology

End Report

During the academic year of 1993-94, four international scholars were invited to CAS to participate in our research project on Ibsen’s writings. The scholars came to the Centre to work on their individual projects, and there were no joint collaboration planned other than to discuss each respective project and to give feedback and comments.

The participants also arranged a series of lectures in Oslo, and they were invited to hold talks across different nations.

In the future, anthologies and papers from the research period at CAS will be published. Some of the papers will be published as a joint manuscript, which came to fruition during our stay at the Centre.

Although there was no collaborative project going on at CAS, the stay, with additional funding from the Research Council of Norway, has helped establish an international research community. All participants though the stay was fruitful, and contributed to the extension of their research network. The Norwegian community of Ibsen-researchers has benefitted tremendously from the international group’s stay in Oslo, especially doctoral candidates who had the opportunity to meet with the scholars during the academic year.

The professional outcomes of the year at CAS will be seen in the years to come, both in Norway and internationally.


  • Aarseth, Asbjørn
    Professor University of Bergen (UiB) 1992/1994
  • Andersen, Per Thomas
    Professor University of Oslo (UiO) 1992/1994
  • Engebretsen, Rune
    Professor Concordia College 1992/1994
  • Ewbank, Inga-Stina
    - University of Leeds 1992/1994
  • Gecau, Kimani
    - University of Zimbabwe 1992/1994
  • Jakobsen, Arnbjørn
    Cand. Philol Rosenhof Adult Education Centre for Refugees and Immigrants 1992/1994
  • Mori, Mitsuya
    - Seijo University 1992/1994
  • Northam, John
    Retired University of Cambridge 1992/1994
  • Paul, Fritz
    - University of Göttingen 1992/1994
  • Rønning, Helge
    Professor University of Oslo (UiO) 1992/1994
  • Saari, Sandra
    - Rochester Institute of Technology 1992/1994
  • van Laan, Thomas
    Professor Rutgers University 1992/1994

Group leader

  • Åse Vigdis Ystad

    Title Professor Institution University of Oslo (UiO) Year at CAS 1992/1994