Holberg Prize Laureates

Martha C. Nussbaum

The 2021 Holberg Prize is awarded to U.S. scholar Martha C. Nussbaum for her groundbreaking contribution to research in philosophy, law and related fields.

Griselda Pollock

The 2020 Holberg Prize is awarded to British-Canadian scholar Griselda Pollock for her groundbreaking contributions to feminist art history and cultural studies.

Paul Gilroy

The Holberg Prize 2019 is awarded to the British scholar Paul Gilroy for his research contributions to cultural studies, critical race studies, literary studies and related fields.

Cass R. Sunstein

The Holberg Prize 2018 was awarded to the American legal scholar Cass R. Sunstein.

Onora O'Neill

The Holberg Prize 2017 was awarded to the British philosopher Onora O'Neill.

Stephen Greenblatt

The Holberg Prize 2016 was awarded to the American literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt.

Marina Warner

The Holberg Prize 2015 was awarded to the British historian, writer and mythologist Marina Warner.

Michael Cook

The Holberg Prize 2014 was awarded to the British historian and scholar of Islamic history, Michael Cook.

Bruno Latour

The Holberg Prize 2013 was awarded to the French anthropologist and sociologist Bruno Latour.

Manuel Castells

The Holberg Prize 2012 was awarded to the Spanish sociologist Manuel Castells.

Jürgen Kocka

The Holberg Prize 2011 was awarded to the German historian Jürgen Kocka.

Natalie Zemon Davis

The Holberg Prize 2010 was awarded to the Canadian historian Natalie Zemon Davis.

Ian Hacking

The Holberg Prize 2009 was awarded to the Canadian philosopher Ian Hacking.

Fredric R. Jameson

The Holberg Prize 2008 was awarded to the American literary and cultural theorist Fredric R. Jameson.

Ronald Dworkin

The Holberg Prize 2007 was awarded to the American philosopher and scholar of constitutional law Ronald Dworkin.

Shmuel N. Eisenstadt

The Holberg Prize 2006 was awarded to the Israeli sociologist Shmuel N. Eisenstadt.

Jürgen Habermas

The Holberg Prize 2005 was awarded to the German philosopher and sociologist Jürgen Habermas.

Julia Kristeva

The Holberg Prize 2004 was awarded to the Bulgarian-French psychoanalyst and philosopher Julia Kristeva.