Oslo Waldorf School
Winner of the Holberg Prize School Project
Oslo Waldorf School won the Holberg Prize School Project 2019. Kongsberg Upper Secondary School got second place and Kirkenes Upper Secondary School got third place.
First Place to Oslo Waldorf School
Felicia Wolden Hoel and Silje Haugerud from Oslo Waldorf School (Oslo by steinerskole) won the Holberg Prize School Project 2019 with their research project: A walk from East to West: A study of status differences in Oslo street names ("Gatelangs fra øst til vest: En studie av statusforskjeller blant gatenavnene i Oslo.")
This research project inquires about the social meaning of street names. Who decides whom or what a street should be named after? How does the 2807 street names of Oslo convey information about the wealth, power and social status of its inhabitants.
Second Place to Kongsberg upper secondary school
Andreas Yul Kim from Kongsberg upper secondary school came on second place with the research project He who spoke against Rome: How did King Sverre keep the throne? ("Han som talte Roma midt imot").
This research project in history is about Sverre Sigurdsson, who reigned as the King of Norway from 1184 to 1202. The project investigates the historical circumstanses which made it possible for King Sverre to keep the Throne after he split with the Church and was excommunicated by Pope Innocens III in1194.
Third Place to Kirkenes upper secondary school
Pia Kristine Larsen Wickstrøm and Emilie Madelen Biti-Jessen from Kirkenes Upper Secondary School came third with their research project The spiritual world in the modern era ("Åndeverdenen i den moderne verden").
This research project investigates if and how Sámi Noaidi traditions are still practiced today. Noaidis were traditionally Sámi shamans, healers and spiritual guides. Most Noaidi practices died out by the 18th century.
The Holberg Prize School Project
20 upper secondary schools and more than 800 students from all over Norway participate in the Holberg Prize School Project each year. The students are assisted by scholars and the projects are integrated into their regular curriculum. Three research projects are awarded prizes of NOK 30,000, NOK 20,000 and NOK 10,000, respectively.
The finalists are announced in mid May and the School Project Award Ceremony is held during the Holberg Week in early June each year.