Holberg Prize News

Holberg Debate Sparked Public Discussion

21.12.2017
The University Aula in Bergen was packed on 2nd December, when more than 300 people watched Julian Assange, John Pilger and Jonathan Heawood discuss propaganda, fake news and the role of the news media.

Call for nominations: The Holberg Prize 2019

16.12.2017
The Holberg Board is inviting nominations for the Holberg Prize 2019 for outstanding scholarly work in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology.

Shortlist ready for the Holberg Prize 2018

24.10.2017
The Holberg Committee met in Vienna on 19-20 October, where they decided on a shortlist of candidates for the Holberg Prize 2018.

The Holberg Debate 2017: Propaganda, Facts and Fake News

24.10.2017
The Holberg team are preparing for what is expected to be a strikingly relevant Holberg Debate on 2 December, featuring prominent and even somewhat controversial media critics: John Pilger, Julian Assange and Jonathan Heawood.

Stephen Greenblatt Discusses Adam and Eve at the NYPL

19.10.2017
“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.”

Exploring Tribal Literacy with Michael Cook

04.10.2017
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.

Holberg Laureates Discuss Technology and Liberal Arts

27.09.2017
In a world in which distraction reigns, the humanities invite quiet focus, says Holberg Laureate Stephen Greenblatt–but he acknowledges that this is hard to do.

Laureates to Take Part in Holberg Prize Promotional Tour

04.09.2017
The Holberg Prize is planning a promotional tour of two US states this September. Three former Laureates will take part in the planned events.

The problem of good judgement

27.06.2017
On the opening day of the Holberg Week 2017, five PhD students from Nordic universities joined Holberg Laureate Onora O’Neill for a discussion on judgement and interpretation.

The 2017 Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize conferred

06.06.2017
Today, the Holberg Prize was officially conferred upon British author, scholar and Philosophy Professor Onora O'Neill Onora O’Neill by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.

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