Upcoming events

Monday 3. June 2019
Nils Klim Laureate Finnur Dellsén and other prominent scholars discuss the role of experts in public debate, as well as issues of trust.
Foto: Susan Sermoneta, (via Flickr, CC 2.0)
Monday 3. June 2019
Five PhD candidates from Nordic universities are invited to participate in a masterclass with the 2019 Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy.
Tuesday 4. June 2019
Four scholars are invited to this year's Holberg Symposium to share perspectives on critical race theory, conceptions of otherness, colonial history and what it means to be human in our time.




Finnur Dellsén

The Nils Klim Prize 2019 is awarded to the Icelandic-Swedish philosopher Finnur Dellsén for his research in the fields of philosophy of science and epistemology.


Paul Gilroy

The Holberg Prize 2019 is awarded to the British scholar Paul Gilroy for his research contributions to cultural studies, critical race studies, literary studies and related fields.


Heggen Upper Secondary School

First prize in the Holberg Prize School Project 2018 was awarded to Elin Haugum, Emilie Jensen og Adele Grønningsæther from Heggen VGS.

News Holberg Prize

Join us in the celebration of the 2019 Holberg Laurate and the Nils Klim Laureate. The Holberg Week will take place on 3 - 6 June in Bergen and Oslo.

The Holberg Prize is awarded to British cultural historian Paul Gilroy for his contributions to critical race studies, post-colonialism and related fields. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Icelandic philosopher Finnur Dellsén for his research in epistemology and the philosophy of science.

Nils Klim Prize News

The Nils Klim Committee met in Stockholm on 21 January for a final round of deliberations before deciding on their recommendation for the 2019 Nils Klim Prize Winner.

In 2011, Jørn Jacobsen was awarded the Nils Klim Prize for his research into Norwegian criminal law. In this interview from 2017 he talks about why he chose an academic career, the value of legal theory, and challenges in criminal law.