Holberg Prize News

Holberg Committee Meeting and Embassy Event Held in Paris

The Holberg Committee convened in Paris recently to submit its recommendation for the 2017 Laureate, and Julia Kristeva held a talk at the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Robust Civility in an Age of Diversity and Conflict

How can we build a framework for ‘civilized conflict’ in multicultural societies characterized by political unrest and continuously changing media landscapes? Freedom of speech was on the agenda at the first ever Holberg Debate, with Timothy Garton Ash as keynote speaker.

Timothy Garton Ash confirmed for the Holberg Debate

Timothy Garton Ash is confirmed as keynote speaker for the first Holberg Debate, which will concern dilemmas related to free speech and exchange of information in the digital age. The debate is on Saturday 3 Desember, 15:00-17:00 at the House of Literature in Bergen.

Shortlist ready for the Holberg Prize 2017

The Holberg Committee met in Vienna 20-22 October and decided on the final shortlist for the Holberg Prize 2017. We are now one step further along in the process of selecting a Holberg Prize Laureate for next year.

Holberg Debate to be launched 3 December

3 December 2016 sees the launch of the Holberg Debate. The debate is inspired by Ludvig Holberg’s ideas of enlightenment and seeks to find answers on pressing issues to our time.

New members to the Holberg Board

The Holberg Prize is pleased to announce that Britt Andersen and Knut Olav Åmås have been appointed as new members to the Board of the Holberg Prize.

The Holberg Lecture: «Shakespeare’s Life-Making»

“What Shakespeare bequeathed to the world offers the possibility of an escape from the mental ghettos all of us inhabit,” Stephen Greenblatt said during this year’s Holberg Lecture

Why origin stories matter

On the first day of the Holberg week, five PhD students associated with Nordic universities met with Holberg Laureate Stephen Greenblatt for a discussion on origin stories.

The Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize conferred

Today, the Holberg Prize was officially conferred upon American author, scholar and literature Professor Stephen Greenblatt by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon.

The Holberg Symposium and Holberg Lecture 2016: Live Streams

On 7 June, international scholars, authors and critics meet with Stephen Greenblatt to explore the theme "Art in Life / Life in Art" at the 2016 Holberg Symposium. Watch the live stream from 09:00. We also broadcast the Holberg Lecture: "Shakespeare's Life-Making" from 13:30.