Laureates

2017

Dahlske Upper Secondary School

Aina Pedersen, Beate Haugen, Helene Storenes, Helene Storsæter, Serina Hansen from Dahlske Upper Secondary School in Aust-Agder, won theHolberg Prize School Project 2017.

2017

Katrine Vellesen Løken

Katrine Vellesen Løken is awarded the 2017 Nils Klim Prize for her research on the Nordic welfare states, with particular emphasis on family economics, labour economics and health economics.

2017

Onora O'Neill

The British philosopher Onora O'Neill is awarded the Holberg Prize 2017 for her influental work in the field of moral and political philosophy. She is particularly well known for her work on Kant, bioethics, human rights, trust and communication ethics.

Upcoming events

Saturday 2. December 2017
At this year's Holberg Debate, John Pilger, Julian Assange og Jonathan Heawood will discuss the presence of propaganda in news and social media, and its democratic implications.

News Holberg Prize

“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 it means to be human.”

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 Michael Cook at a Holberg Prize event in New York.

Nils Klim Prize News

On 17 January, the Nils Klim Committee met in Bergen to discuss this year’s candidates for the Prize and recommend a winner.

The Holberg Board is now inviting nominations for the Nils Klim Prize 2018. Candidates are young Nordic scholars under the age of 35 who have made outstanding contributions to research within the arts and humantities, social science, law and theology.