Professor Joan W. Scott, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Joan W. Scott is Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. She is known internationally for writings that theorize gender as an analytic category. She is a leading figure in the emerging field of critical history. Her ground-breaking work has challenged the foundations of conventional historical practice, including the nature of historical evidence and historical experience and the role of narrative in the writing of history, and has contributed to a transformation of the field of intellectual history. Scott’s recent books focus on gender and democratic politics. They include Gender and the Politics of History (1988), Only Paradoxes to Offer: French Feminists and the Rights of Man (1996), Parité: Sexual Equality and the Crisis of French Universalism (2005) , and The Politics of the Veil (2007).
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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)