Upcoming events

7 June 2021

The symposium is held in honour of the 2020 Holberg Laureate, Griselda Pollock.

7 June 2021

Lecture by the 2020 Holberg Laureate, Griselda Pollock.

8 June 2021

The 2021 Nils Klim Seminar is held in honour of 2021 Nils Klim Laureate Daria Gritsenko.

8 June 2021

Lecture by 2021 Holberg Laureate Martha C. Nussbaum.

8 June 2021

We have recently witnessed, in many nations, outbreaks of ungrounded fear and destructive anger. How does our work as philosophers help societies to confront these problems? Three scholars are invited to speak on the topic chosen by the 2021 Holberg Laureate Martha C. Nussbaum.

8 June 2021

Award Ceremony and dinner for the winners of the Holberg Prize School Project and the Teacher's Prize.

9 June 2021

Award Ceremony for the 2020 and 2021 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize Laureates.

Previous events

5 March 2021

Watch live on Friday, 5 March, at 15:00 CET, to discover who will be awarded the 2021 Holberg Prize and the 2021 Nils Klim Prize.

17 December 2020

In this years' Nils Klim Conversation Frederik Poulsen discusses his background and research in Old Testament Studies with peer Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme.

12 December 2020

In this year's Holberg Conversation, 2020 Laureate Griselda Pollock discusses her background and her research, the history of art history, the women's movement, and more with Mathias Danbolt.

10 December 2020

Like last year, the Holberg Prize is planning a film screening event in connection with the Holberg Debate.

5 December 2020

At the 2020 Holberg Debate, Amb. John Bolton and Member of the Hellenic Parliament Yanis Varoufakis discussed current threats to regional and global stability.

22 October 2020

In this seminar, 2020 Nils Klim Laureate Frederik Poulsen and his peers Casey Strine and Kristin Joachimsen will discuss how ancient texts can enrich our thinking about migration.

5 March 2020

On Thursday, 5 March, at 09:00 CET, we will announce the Holberg Prize Laureate and Nils Klim Prize Laureate for 2020. The ceremony will be live-streamed on this page.

7 December 2019

Slavoj Žižek has been called the «the most dangerous philosopher in the West» and a cultural theorist superstar, as he mixes Marxism with pop culture and psychoanalysis. Three decades after the fall of «Communism» in Eastern Europe, why does Žižek still call himself a communist?

4 September 2019

One laureate from each of the three Norwegian academic prizes have been invited to the University of Bergen to discuss the challenges for the future of humanity and what remains to be discovered within the academic fields of the prizes.

6 June 2019

A conversation between 2019 Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy and Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen.

5 June 2019

The Official Award Ceremony for the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize.

4 June 2019

Holberg Laurate Paul Gilroy and Nils Klim Laureate Finnur Dellsén in conversation.

4 June 2019

Lecture by the 2019 Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy, Professor of American and English Literature, King’s College London.

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.

3 June 2019

Five PhD candidates from Nordic universities are invited to participate in a masterclass with the 2019 Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy.