Upcoming events

2 December 2020

Like last year, the Holberg Prize is planning a warm-up event before the Holberg Debate.

5 December 2020

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

Previous events

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.

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.

14 March 2019

On March 14, at 09:00 CET, the recipients of 2019 the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize will be announced. The ceremony will be livestreamed on this page.

1 December 2018

Fifty years after the 1968 revolt, how important are affects in influencing the behavior of voters, activists and policy makers? Achille Mbembe, Kathleen Cleaver and George Galloway will meet in Bergen on December 1 to discuss these issues.

7 June 2018

Research Director Anine Kierulf and Professor Cathrine Holst invite Holberg Laureate Cass R. Sunstein to a conversation about expertise and policy making at the House of Literature in Oslo.

5 June 2018

If people have freedom of choice, do their lives go better? Under what conditions? By what criteria?