Holberg Prize News

Nomination open for the 2017 Holberg Prize

10.11.2015
The Holberg Board opens the nomination period for the 2017 Holberg Prize today, 10 November 2015.

Shortlist ready for the Holberg Prize 2016

06.11.2015
The shortlist for the Holberg Prize 2016 is now ready and the process to find next year’s laureate is one step closer to the announcement 11 March 2016.

Helga Nowotny made Honorary Doctor at University of Bergen

06.10.2015
Former Holberg Committee member Helga Nowotny was made Honorary Doctor at the University of Bergen in a ceremony Friday October 2nd.

New Academic Director of the Holberg Prize

13.08.2015
Ellen Mortensen has been appointed academic director of the Holberg Prize as of August 1st. She follows Ivar Bleiklie, who has been director for the last five years.

The Holberg Prize awarded to Marina Warner

10.06.2015
The Holberg Prize was today officially awarded to British author, scholar and critic Marina Warner by H.R.H. the Crown Prince of Norway.

Helga Nowotny appointed as honorary doctor at UiB

07.06.2015
We congratulate Helga Nowotny, former chair of the Holberg Committee, as newly appointed honorary doctor at the University of Bergen.

Meet the panelists of Marina Warner's Holberg Masterclass 2015

02.06.2015
— It is a profound honor to be accepted to take part, says Houman Sadri, one of five PhD-candidates selected to participate in the first ever Holberg Prize Masterclass on June 8, in which Marina Warner initiates a discussion about what happens to the culture and history of displaced populations.

Award ceremony for the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize

04.05.2015
The award ceremony takes place in Haakon's Hall in Bergen, on 10 June.

The Holberg Conversation: "From the Mouths of Stories: New Songs for Old"

14.04.2015
Holberg Prize Laureate Marina Warner in conversation with Palestinian-Egyptian poet, columnist and political scientist Tamim Al-Barghouti.

Masterclass with Marina Warner: Living in Words: The question of myth

14.04.2015
Holberg Prize Laureate 2015, Marina Warner is inviting young Nordic scholars to a conversation about the value of immaterial culture and how culture and history is affected in the wake of conflict, migration and economic turmoil.

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