Holberg Prize News

03.12.2019

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…

20.11.2019

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…

12.11.2019

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,…

12.11.2019

The Holberg Committee recently met in Amsterdam to decide on a shortlist of candidates for the 2020 Holberg Prize.

11.11.2019

Baroness Onora O'Neill will take part in the Prize Winner Conversation on 4 September, 2019, in Bergen. We are pleased to be able to publish her 2017…

11.11.2019

The Holberg Prize is very pleased to publish the speech delivered by Sir David Cannadine, President of the British Academy, at the 2019 Holberg Banquet.

11.11.2019

The Holberg Prize was conferred upon Professor Paul Gilroy, King’s College London, by HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.

11.11.2019

Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy's Acceptance Speech is published here in full.

11.11.2019

Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy's lecture, "Never Again: Refusing Race and Salvaging the Human", is published here in full.

27.05.2019

Professor Paul Gilroy is awarded the Holberg Prize in 2019 for his research contributions to cultural studies, critical race studies, literary studies and…