Stephen Greenblatt

Stephen Greenblatt receives the 2016 Holberg Prize for his distinctive and defining role in the field of literary studies and his influential voice in the humanities over four decades.


Sanja Bogojević

Sanja Bogojević receives the 2016 Nils Klim Prize for her original work within the field of EU environmental law and emissions allowance trade.


Randaberg Upper Secondary School

William Thomas Middelthon from Randaberg Upper Secondary School was awarded first place in the Holberg Prize School Project in 2016.

Upcoming events

Tuesday 14. March 2017
On March 14 we will announce the winner of the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize 2017. The ceremony can be watched live from 9:00.

News Holberg Prize

The Holberg Committee convened in Paris recently to submit its recommendation for the 2017 Laureate, and Julia Kristeva held a talk at the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

The Holberg Bards is inviting nominations for the Holberg Prize 2018 for outsstanding scholarly work within the academic fields of the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology.

Nils Klim Prize News

On 17 January, the Nils Klim Committee met in Bergen to discuss this year’s candidates for the Prize and recommend a winner.

The Holberg Board is now inviting nominations for the Nils Klim Prize 2018. Candidates are young Nordic scholars under the age of 35 who have made outstanding contributions to research within the arts and humantities, social science, law and theology.