Holberg Prize News

17.02.2016

On 11 February, the Holberg Committee convened in Berlin and put forward their recommendation for this year’s recipient of the Holberg Prize.

15.02.2016

On 11 February, an event was held at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Berlin, with a lecture on the topic: “The Power of Exempla.” The event was held in…

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.

06.10.2015

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

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…

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.

07.06.2015

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

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…

04.05.2015

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

14.04.2015

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