Holberg Prize News

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.

Meet this year’s Masterclass panellists

04.06.2017
From a total of 11 applicants, five PhD candidates from Nordic universities have been selected to discuss «Judgement and Interpretation» in a Masterclass with 2017 Holberg Laureate Onora O’Neill on 6 June.

Programme and streaming links for the Holberg Week, 6-9 June

12.05.2017
Join us in the celebration of this year's Holberg Laureate Onora O'Neill and Nils Klim Laureate Katrine Vellesen Løken. There will be lectures by the laureates and by prominent international guests, discussions and much more. Several events will be live streamed, see the links for each event.

Graduate opportunity: Masterclass with Onora O'Neill

07.04.2017
The Holberg Prize is offering scholarships for five Nordic PhD students to participate in the 2017 Masterclass with Onora O'Neill on "Judgement and Interpretation". The event takes place during the Holberg Week, 6 June, in Bergen. Application deadline: 1 May.

“What ought we do?” Interview with Onora O'Neill

17.03.2017
How did the 2017 Holberg Laureate come to be interested in Kant? To what extent is public reasoning lacking today? Is Brexit a good or bad thing, and what are the dark side of human rights? These are some of the questions Professor Onora O'Neill addresses in this interview.

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