Holberg Prize News

The problem of good judgement

On the opening day of the Holberg Week 2017, five PhD students from Nordic universities joined Holberg Laureate Onora O’Neill for a discussion on judgement and interpretation.

The 2017 Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize conferred

Today, the Holberg Prize was officially conferred upon British author, scholar and Philosophy Professor Onora O'Neill Onora O’Neill by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.

Meet this year’s Masterclass panellists

From a total of 11 applicants, five PhD candidates from Nordic universities have been selected to discuss «Judgement and Interpretation» in a Masterclass with 2017 Holberg Laureate Onora O’Neill on 6 June.

Programme and streaming links for the Holberg Week, 6-9 June

Join us in the celebration of this year's Holberg Laureate Onora O'Neill and Nils Klim Laureate Katrine Vellesen Løken. There will be lectures by the laureates and by prominent international guests, discussions and much more. Several events will be live streamed, see the links for each event.

Graduate opportunity: Masterclass with Onora O'Neill

The Holberg Prize is offering scholarships for five Nordic PhD students to participate in the 2017 Masterclass with Onora O'Neill on "Judgement and Interpretation". The event takes place during the Holberg Week, 6 June, in Bergen. Application deadline: 1 May.

“What ought we do?” Interview with Onora O'Neill

How did the 2017 Holberg Laureate come to be interested in Kant? To what extent is public reasoning lacking today? Is Brexit a good or bad thing, and what are the dark side of human rights? These are some of the questions Professor Onora O'Neill addresses in this interview.

Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize Laureates 2017 Announced

The Holberg Prize 2017 is awarded to British scholar and Philosophy Professor Onora O'Neill, University of Cambridge, for her influential role in ethical and political philosophy. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Norwegian Professor of Economics Katrine Vellesen Løken, University of Bergen, for her ground-breaking research on the Nordic welfare states.

Announcement of the Holberg Prize & the Nils Klim Prize 2017

On March 14 we will announce the winner of the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize 2017. The ceremony can be watched live from 9:00.

Holberg Committee Meeting and Embassy Event Held in Paris

The Holberg Committee convened in Paris recently to submit its recommendation for the 2017 Laureate, and Julia Kristeva held a talk at the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Robust Civility in an Age of Diversity and Conflict

How can we build a framework for ‘civilized conflict’ in multicultural societies characterized by political unrest and continuously changing media landscapes? Freedom of speech was on the agenda at the first ever Holberg Debate, with Timothy Garton Ash as keynote speaker.