Holberg Prize News

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…

14.02.2018

On 13 February the Holberg Board decided that the prize amount would increase from NOK 4.5 million to NOK 6 million (USD 760,000). The increase is effective…

13.02.2018

Last week, the Holberg Committee convened in Amsterdam, and Nils Klim Laureate Claes de Vreese spoke at the Norwegian Honorary Consulate General.

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…

24.10.2017

The Holberg Committee met in Vienna on 19-20 October, where they decided on a shortlist of candidates for the Holberg Prize 2018.

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…

19.10.2017

“The story of Adam and Eve is about what it means for a myth to become real to millions of people,” says Holberg Laureate Stephen Greenblatt, “and also what…

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…

27.09.2017

In a world in which distraction reigns, the humanities invite quiet focus, says Holberg Laureate Stephen Greenblatt–but he acknowledges that this is hard to…

4.09.2017

The Holberg Prize is planning a promotional tour of two US states this September. Three former Laureates will take part in the planned events.