Minister of Education and Research Kristin Halvorsen with Bruno Latour and Ingvild Almås (Photo: Marit Hommedal /Scanpix / Holbergprisen).
Bruno Latour, French sociologist and anthropologist, received the Holberg Prize Wednesday 5 June 2013. Minister of Education and Research, Kristin Halvorsen, awarded the Prize during a formal ceremony in Håkonshallen, Bergen. During the same ceremony Ingvild Almås from the Norwegian School of Economics received the Nils Klim Prize. The two prizes were established by the Norwegian Parliament in 2003. The Holberg Prize amounts to NOK 4, 5 million (EUR 610,000/USD 790,000), and is awarded by the Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund.
Date: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 09:00–15:15
Holberg International Memorial Prize is awarded annually for outstanding scholarly work in the fields of the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology. The prize amount is NOK 4.5 million (appr. EUR 570,000/ USD 800,000)
The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to young Nordic researchers under 35 years within the academic fields of the Holberg Prize. The prize for 2013 is NOK 250,000 (approx. 32 000EUR /42 000USD).
An important part of the objective of the Holberg Prize is to stimulate children and young people to take an interest in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology. The Holberg Prize wishes to contribute to greater understanding, interest and enthusiasm for these fields. Every year students at upper secondary schools in Norway are invited to carry out a research project in cooperation with established researchers.Read more.