Laureates

2019

Finnur Dellsén

The Nils Klim Prize 2019 is awarded to the Icelandic-Swedish philosopher Finnur Dellsén for his research in the fields of philosophy of science and epistemology.

2019

Paul Gilroy

The Holberg Prize 2019 is awarded to the British scholar Paul Gilroy for his research contributions to cultural studies, critical race studies, literary studies and related fields.

2018

Heggen Upper Secondary School

First prize in the Holberg Prize School Project 2018 was awarded to Elin Haugum, Emilie Jensen og Adele Grønningsæther from Heggen VGS.

News Holberg Prize

The Holberg Prize is offering scholarships for five PhD candidates from the Nordic countries to participate in a Masterclass with Professor Paul Gilroy on the topic "Multiculturalism or Melancholia". The event takes place in Bergen on Monday, 3 June. The deadline for applications is 1 May.

Two journalists will be invited to attend the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize Award Ceremony, as well as Academic Celebrations in Bergen and Oslo, Norway

Nils Klim Prize News

The Nils Klim Committee met in Stockholm on 21 January for a final round of deliberations before deciding on their recommendation for the 2019 Nils Klim Prize Winner.

In 2011, Jørn Jacobsen was awarded the Nils Klim Prize for his research into Norwegian criminal law. In this interview from 2017 he talks about why he chose an academic career, the value of legal theory, and challenges in criminal law.