Press Room

Press room for the Holberg Prize, the Nils Klim Prize and the Holberg Prize School Project. Here you will find the latest press releases, photos and biographies for the laureates.

RECENT PRESS RELEASES

PRESS CONTACT

Ole Sandmo
Communications adviser for Holbergprisen
E-post: ole.sandmo@holbergprisen.no
Tel: +47 980 01 878

THE 2020 HOLBERG PRIZE / GRISELDA POLLOCK

BIOGRAPHY

Griselda Pollock (b. 1949) is Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of CentreCATH (Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory & History) at the University of Leeds. She is a transdisciplinary cultural analyst of modernity and its traumas and a dedicated feminist art historian, which means critically examining the discipline of art history with the assistance of the widest range of cultural theory and multiple perspectives.

Born in South Africa where she spent critical years of her childhood, she also grew up in both Francophone and English Canada, before migrating to Britain where she completed her education. She studied Modern History at the University of Oxford and did an MA and PhD in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. She has taught at the Universities of Reading (1972-74), Manchester (1974-77) and Leeds (1977-),  where she has devoted 43 years of her active and diverse teaching career teaching art history, cultural studies, fine art and feminist theory.

In 1990 she became Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art, stating with that title her commitment to a radical challenge to the discipline and to its pluralization. She co-founded an interdisciplinary Centre for Cultural Studies in 1985, a Centre for Jewish Studies in 1995 focussing on visualities, and she is the founding director of the transdiscipinary Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (2001-).

PRESS PHOTOS

(download all press photos of Griselda Pollock in high resolution here)

  • Photo 1 Griselda Pollock Portrait Credit: University of Leeds
    Photo 1: Portrait of Griselda Pollock
    Credits: University of Leeds
  • Bilde 2: Portrett av Griselda Pollock Kreditering: University of Leeds
    Photo 2: Portrait of Griselda Pollock
    Credits: University of Leeds
  • Bilde 3: Portrett av Griselda Pollock Kreditering: Antony Bryant
    Photo 3: Portrait of Griselda Pollock
    Credits: Antony Bryant
  •  Bilde 4: Portrett av Griselda Pollock Kreditering: Antony Bryant
    Photo 4: Portrait of Griselda Pollock
    Credits: Antony Bryan
  • Bilde 5: Portrett av Griselda Pollock Kreditering: Antony Bryant
    Photo 5: Portrait of Griselda Pollock
    Credits: Antony Bryan
  • Bilde 6: Portrett av Griselda Pollock Kreditering: Joan Russel
    Photo 6: Portrait of Griselda Pollock
    Credits: Joan Russel

Links

Citation from the Holberg Committee
Prize Winner Page for Griselda Pollock
Personal page at the University of Leeds
 

EXPERT CONTACT FOR THE PRESS

Mathias Danbolt
Associate Professor, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies
University of Copenhagen
Phone: +45 41 15 16 13
E-mail: danbolt@hum.ku.dk

THE 2020 NILS KLIM PRIZE / FREDERIK POULSEN

BIOGRAPHY

Frederik Poulsen (b. 1984) is Assistant Professor of Old Testament at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen. His current research project “Stories in a Strange Land” is supported by the Carlsberg Foundation.

In 2014, Poulsen received his PhD degree at the University of Copenhagen; in 2019, he obtained the title of dr.theol. (doctor theologiae) at the same university for his dissertation on exile in the book of Isaiah. He has worked as a visiting researcher in Oxford, Jerusalem, Bonn, and at Yale.   

Poulsen’s research interests include exile and diaspora in the Bible, Old Testament prophecy, biblical theology, and reception history. In addition to a number of articles, he is the author of three research monographs: God, His Servant, and the Nations in Isaiah 42:1-9 (2014), Representing Zion: Judgement and Salvation in the Old Testament (2015), and The Black Hole in Isaiah: A Study of Exile as a Literary Theme (2019).

Poulsen lives near the Baltic Sea south of Copenhagen together with his wife Maren and their three children Johan, Samuel, and Ada.

PRESS PHOTOS 

(download all press photos of Frederik Poulsen in high resolution here)

  • Frederik Poulsen 1 Credit: Suste Bonnén
    Photo 1: Portrait of Frederik Poulsen
    Credit: Suste Bonnén
  • Bilde 2: Portrett av Frederik Poulsen Kreditering: Suste Bonnén
    Photo 2: Portrait of Frederik Poulsen
    Credit: Suste Bonnén
  • Bilde 3: Portrett av Frederik Poulsen Kreditering: Suste Bonnén
    Photo 3: Portrait of Frederik Poulsen
    Credit: Suste Bonnén

LINKS

Citation from the Nils Klim Committee
Prize Winner Page for Frederik Poulsen
Personal page at the University of Copenhagen

EXPERT CONTACT FOR THE PRESS

Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme
Professor at the Faculty of Theology
University of Oslo
Phone: +47 22850356 / +47 96618058 
E-mail: a.k.de.h.gudme@teologi.uio.no
(From 4/3 to 8/3: Please send SMS for contact)

 

LOGO FILES AND GRAPHICS

Logo files and other graphics for the Holberg Prize, Nils Klim Prize and Holberg Prize School Project can be downloaded from the online brand guide.

 

  • THE HOLBERG PRIZE

    The Holberg Prize is an international research prize, awarded annually to a scholar who has made outstanding research contributions to the arts and humanities, social sciences, law or theology. 
    The Holberg Board awards the prize at the recommendation of the Holberg Committee. The Prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament in 2003 and is administered by the University of Bergen on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Research. It has a money value of NOK 6 million (approx. USD 700,000 / EUR 620,000).
    The Holberg Prize is named after the scholar and author Ludvig Holberg, who played an important role in bringing the Age of Enlightenment to the Nordic countries.

  • NILS KLIM PRIZE

    The Nils Klim Prize is awarded annually to a Nordic scholar under the age of 35 for outstanding scholarly work in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law or theology.
    The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to a young Nordic scholar who has made an outstanding research contribution within one of these academic fields or through interdisciplinary work. The scholar’s ability to be original and innovative is highly emphasised.
    The Prize has a monitary value of NOK 500,000 (approx. EUR 50,000). It is awarded by the Holberg Board at the recommendation of the Nils Klim Committee.
    The Prize is named after the hero in Ludvig Holberg’s novel Nils Klim’s journey to the underworld from 1741.