Laureates

2016

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.

2016

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.

2016

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

Graffiti i Sydney. Foto: Flickr: Wiredforlego, Creative Commons.
Saturday 3. December 2016
How can we build a framework for ‘civilized conflict’ in multicultural societies where different world views determine which types of expression that are deemed unacceptable? Timothy Garton Ash, Kari Steen-Johnsen and Jostein Gripsrud will meet to discuss this, and other issues related to free speech in Bergen, 3 December.

News Holberg Prize

Timothy Garton Ash is confirmed as keynote speaker for the first Holberg Debate, which will concern dilemmas related to free speech and exchange of information in the digital age. The debate is on Saturday 3 Desember, 15:00-17:00 at the House of Literature in Bergen.

The Holberg Committee met in Vienna 20-22 October and decided on the final shortlist for the Holberg Prize 2017. We are now one step further along in the process of selecting a Holberg Prize Laureate for next year.

Nils Klim Prize News

This years' shortlist is ready and the Nils Klim Committee is well under way with their work. Icelandic candidates are on the list, for the first time!

Are environmental issues a legal concern? What are the mechanisms that control environmental markets and emissions trading? These are some of the questions that 2016 Nils Klim Laureate Sanja Bogojević answers in this interview.