Holberg Prize News

18.11.2016

Timothy Garton Ash is confirmed as keynote speaker for the first Holberg Debate, which will concern dilemmas related to free speech and exchange of…

28.10.2016

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…

14.10.2016

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…

24.08.2016

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.

10.06.2016

“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…

9.06.2016

On the first day of the Holberg week, five PhD students associated with Nordic universities met with Holberg Laureate Stephen Greenblatt for a discussion on…

8.06.2016

Today, the Holberg Prize was officially conferred upon American author, scholar and literature Professor Stephen Greenblatt by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon.

12.05.2016

Five PhD candidates from the Nordic countries have been selected to partake in a Masterclass with Holberg Laureate Stephen Greenblatt during the Holberg week…

10.05.2016

We look forward to the celebration of this year's laureates, lectures by prominent international guests, discussions and much more. Welcome to the…

28.04.2016

20 PhD candidated from all the five Nordic countries have applied to take part in the Masterclass with 2016 Holberg Laureate Stephen Greenblatt during this…