Holberg Prize News


Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Holberg Week is cancelled.


The 2020 Holberg Prize is awarded to British-Canadian scholar Griselda Pollock for her contributions to feminist art history and cultural studies. The Nils…


The Holberg Board met in Bergen on 4 February for their annual winter meeting. Here they made the final decision on who will be named the 2020 Holberg Prize…


The 2020 Holberg and Nils Klim Laureatres will be announced on Thursday, 5 March, at 09:00 A.M CET. The ceremony will be live-streamed on this page.


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…


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…


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,…


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


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…


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.