Announcement of the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize 2013

Date: 13 March 2013.
Time: 12:00 — 13:00.
Venue: Det Akademiske Kvarter ("Kvarteret"), Olav Kyrresgate 49, Bergen (in cooperation with the Bergen Student Society).

Sigmund Grønmo, Rector at the University of Bergen and Chair of the Holberg Prize, will announce this year’s winner of the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize. The announcement will be followed by a short conversation on the laureates work with two expert commentators.

The event is organized in cooperation with Bergen Student Society and is open to the public.

The Holberg Prize is one of the largest prizes in the world within art and humanities, social sciences, law and theology. It is rewarded annually to scholars who have made an outstanding contribution to research either within these fields or through interdisciplinary work. The winner must have had a decisive influence on international research. The prize which have been called ‘the Nobel Prize of arts, humanities and social sciences’ amounts to 4.5 million NOK (610,000 EUR / 790,000 USD ) and celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013.

The Nils Klim Prize is given to Nordic scholars below the age of 35 in the fields of arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology.  The laureate is awarded for his or hers capability to present particularly outstanding work in light of his/her age and ability to present new knowledge. The prize amounts to 250,000 NOK (34,000 EUR /43,000 USD ).

Contact person:
Project manager Solveig Stornes; +47 97 14 3553,