Programme for the Holberg Week 2019

Publisert 25.02.2019
Join us in the celebration of the 2019 Holberg Laurate and Nils Klim Laureate. The Holberg Week will take place on 3 - 6 June in Bergen and Oslo.

There will be lectures by the laureates and by prominent international guests, discussions and much more. Save the dates!  Details in the programme will be updated after the prize winners are announced on 14 March.

3 June, Monday

The Nils Klim Seminar

Seminar with keynote address from the Nils Klim Prize winner and a panel discussion with invited guests.

Venue: Undecided
Time: 11:00 A.M. – 01:00 P.M.

Masterclass with the Holberg Laureate

The Holberg Prize has invited five Nordic PhD students, one from each of the Nordic countries, to participate in a Masterclass with the Holberg Laureate.

Venue: Undecided
Time: 02:00 P.M. – 04:00 P.M.


4 June, Tuesday

The Holberg Symposium

Four guest lecturers from different backgrounds and academic fields are invited to hold lectures at the Symposium in honour of the Holberg Laureate. The overarching topic is chosen by the Holberg Laureate. 

Venue: The University Aula
Time: 09:00 A.M. – 01:00 P.M.

The Holberg Lecture

Lecture by Holberg Laureate.

Venue: The University Aula
Time: 02.00 P.M – 03.00 P.M.

An Evening with the Holberg Prize

A Conversation with the Holberg Laurate and Nils Klim Laureate on their carreers, resarch and ideas.

Venue: The House of Literature, Bergen
Time: 06.00 P.M – 07.15 P.M


5 June, Wednesday

Award Ceremony
The Holberg Prize School Project

Announcement and Award Ceremony for the Holberg Prize School Project Winners and the Teacher's Prize.

Venue: Bergen Katedralskole, Kong Oscars gate 36
Time: 10.30 A.M. – 11.30 A.M.

Award Ceremony
The Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize

Iselin Nybø, Minister of Research and Higher Education, will confer the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize. By invitation only.

Venue: The University Aula
Time: 02:00 P.M. – 03:00 P.M. (All guests must be seated by 01:45 P.M. at latest)

6 June, Thursday (Oslo)

The Holberg Laureate Live

A conversation with Holberg Laureate.

Venue: The House of Literature, Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo
Time: 06.00 P.M. – 7.00 P.M.