Holberg Prize laureate 2012 Manuel Castells. Photo: Holbergprisen / Marit hommedal / Scanpix
Your Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Minister, representatives of the Ludvig Holberg Fund, members of the Holberg Prize Academic Committee, my fellow laureate Dr. Sara Hobolt, my dear family and friends, respected colleagues, ladies and gentlemen.
Time: Monday June 4, 15:00-16:00
Location: Logen bar, Øvre Ole Bulls plass 6, 5012 Bergen
Holberg Prize laureate 2012, Manuel Castells, shares his perspectives on how the new information and media technologies influences cultural identity. Manuel Castells in conversation with Knut Helland, professor of Media Studies at the University of Bergen and board member of Bergen International Festival.
You have a comprehensive bibliography with a wide variety of topics on your CV. When you look back, what themes do you look upon as most important?
Holberg Prize laureate 2012 Manuel Castells and HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit at the award ceremony of the 2012 Holberg International Memorial Prize. Photo: Holbergprisen / Marit Hommedal / Scanpix. Download large version
Holberg International Memorial Prize 2012 is awarded to Manuel Castells.
Citation of the Holberg Prize Academic Committee:
"Manuel Castells is the leading sociologist of the city and new information and media technologies. His ideas and writings have shaped our understanding of the political dynamics of urban and global economies in the network society.
He has illuminated the underlying power structures of the great technological revolutions of our time and their consequences. He has helped us to understand how social and political movements have co-evolved with the new information technologies.
Date: Tuesday 5 June 2012, 09:00 - 16:15
Location: Auditorium A, Studentsenteret, Parkveien 1, University of Bergen
The event is open to the public. Free of charge.