Holberg Prize News

Meet the 2018 Masterclass panellists

23.05.2018
A record 49 applications were received for this year's Masterclass. From these, six PhD candidates from Nordic universities have been selected to discuss "What to do about human error" with 2018 Holberg Laureate Cass Sunstein on 4 June.

Graduate opportunity: Masterclass with Cass R. Sunstein

3.04.2018
The Holberg Prize is offering scholarships for five Nordic PhD candidates to participate in a Masterclass with Professor Cass R. Sunstein on "What to Do About Human Error". The event takes place during the Holberg Week, on 4 June, in Bergen.

2018 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize Laureates Announced

13.03.2018
The Holberg Prize 2018 is awarded to American legal scholar Cass Sunstein for his groundbreaking research in law and related fields. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Norwegian political scientist Francesca R. Jensenius for her outstanding research on elections, development patterns, and the empowerment of minority groups and women in India and elsewhere.

Holberg Debate Sparked Public Discussion

21.12.2017
The University Aula in Bergen was packed on 2nd December, when more than 300 people watched Julian Assange, John Pilger and Jonathan Heawood discuss propaganda, fake news and the role of the news media.

The Holberg Debate 2017: Propaganda, Facts and Fake News

24.10.2017
The Holberg team are preparing for what is expected to be a strikingly relevant Holberg Debate on 2 December, featuring prominent and even somewhat controversial media critics: John Pilger, Julian Assange and Jonathan Heawood.

Exploring Tribal Literacy with Michael Cook

4.10.2017
Love letters and graffiti are some of the main uses for tribal scripts that are not very well known to much of the outside world, explains Holberg Laureate Michael Cook at a Holberg Prize event in New York.