Holberg Prize News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Timothy Garton Ash is confirmed as keynote speaker for the first Holberg Debate, which will concern dilemmas related to free speech and exchange of information in the digital age. The debate is on Saturday 3 Desember, 15:00-17:00 at the House of Literature in Bergen.
The Holberg Committee met in Vienna 20-22 October and decided on the final shortlist for the Holberg Prize 2017. We are now one step further along in the process of selecting a Holberg Prize Laureate for next year.
3 December 2016 sees the launch of the Holberg Debate. The debate is inspired by Ludvig Holberg’s ideas of enlightenment and seeks to find answers on pressing issues to our time.
The Holberg Prize is pleased to announce that Britt Andersen and Knut Olav Åmås have been appointed as new members to the Board of the Holberg Prize.
“What Shakespeare bequeathed to the world offers the possibility of an escape from the mental ghettos all of us inhabit,” Stephen Greenblatt said during this year’s Holberg Lecture