Holberg Prize News

Graduate Opportunity: Masterclass with Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy

The Holberg Prize is offering scholarships for five PhD candidates from the Nordic countries to participate in a Masterclass with Professor Paul Gilroy on the topic "Multiculturalism or Melancholia". The event takes place in Bergen on Monday, 3 June. The deadline for applications is 1 May.

The Holberg Prize Announces Two Journalist Grants

Two journalists will be invited to attend the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize Award Ceremony, as well as Academic Celebrations in Bergen and Oslo, Norway

Programme for the 2019 Holberg Week

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.

2019 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize Laureates Announced

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.

Livestream: Announcement of the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize 2019

On Thursday 14 March you can watch the announcement of the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize 2019 live from Media City Bergen. The streaming starts at 9:00 CET.

Committee Meeting and Mary Beard Lecture in Rome

On 8 February, the Holberg Committee met in Rome, and Committee member Mary Beard delivered a lecture at the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Professor Achille Mbembe's Address at the 2018 Holberg Debate

The Holberg Prize is delighted to be able to publish the written version of Prof. Achille Mbembe's address, given at the Holberg Debate on 1 December, 2018, in Bergen, Norway.

Activism and Affects Explored During Holberg Debate

Legendary researchers and activists joined the panel for the 1 December Holberg Debate.

The Holberg Conversation with Cass Sunstein

During the Holberg week of June 2018, Holberg Prize Laureate Cass Sunstein met with Anine Kierulf to talk about his research, backround and and how he has worked to promote enduring constitutional ideals –freedom, dignity, equality, self-government, the rule of law – under contemporary circumstances.

The Holberg Committee in Amsterdam

The Holberg Committee recently met in Amsterdam to decide on a shortlist for the 2019 Holberg Prize.