Holberg Prize News

4.03.2021
The Holberg Board has decided who will be awarded the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize in 2021. They have also decided to establish a nomination pool for each of the Prizes.
4.03.2021
The Holberg Prize is an international research prize in the humanities, social sciences, law and theology. The nomination form for the 2022 Holberg Prize is now open and the deadline is 15 June 2021.
4.03.2021
The Holberg Committee met on Friday 16 October to discuss the nominations for the 2021 Holberg Prize and has now agreed on a shortlist. Due to the ongoing corona pandemic, this year's nomination meeting took place digitally.
4.03.2021
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Holberg Week is cancelled.
4.03.2021
The 2020 Holberg Prize is awarded to British-Canadian scholar Griselda Pollock for her contributions to feminist art history and cultural studies. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Danish theologian Frederik Poulsen for his research on The Old Testament.
4.03.2021
The Holberg Board met in Bergen on 4 February for their annual winter meeting. Here they made the final decision on who will be named the 2020 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize laureates. The names will be announced on 5 March.
4.03.2021
The 2020 Holberg and Nils Klim Laureatres will be announced on Thursday, 5 March, at 09:00 A.M CET. The ceremony will be live-streamed on this page.
4.03.2021
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?
4.03.2021
5 March will see the announcement of the 2020 Holberg Laureate and Nils Klim Lauerate. Celebrations in their honour will take place on 2 - 5 June in Bergen and Oslo.
4.03.2021
Slavoj Žižek is one of the world's best-known Marxists, who has frequently argued for replacing capitalism with another economic system. On 7 December, he is the keynote speaker at the 2019 Holberg Debate. Does the “most dangerous philosopher of the West” call himself a communist just to be provocative?