Decentered Western Identies
Professor Bonnie G. Smith, Rutgers University
Bonnie Smith is Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University.Her many publications include Changing Lives (1989), The Gender of History (1998), Imperialism (2000), Gendering Disability (ed, 2003) and Europe in the Twentieth Century World (2008). She is general editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History (2008) and co-editor of the New Oxford World History.
Decentered history is one of Holberg Prize Laureate Natalie Zemon Davis’s main interests. In a long series of books, such as Fiction in the Archives (1987), Women on the Margins (1995) and Trickster travels (2006) she has insisted on relational perspectives, a multiplicity of voices, and the foregrounding of otherwise silent or marginal actors. Read more.
Historian and Holberg Prize laureate Natalie Zemon Davis discusses the relationship between art and science with choreographer Jo Strømgren.
The meeting between Strømgren and Davis was a collaboration between Holberg Prize and Bergen International Festival. Listen to the conversation.
Holberg International Memorial Prize is awarded annually for outstanding scholarly work in the fields of the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology. The prize amount is NOK 4.5 million (appr. EUR 610,000/ USD 790,000)