Holberg Prize News

Slavoj Žižek—Communist or Provocateur?

Slavoj Žižek is one of the world's best-known Marxists, who has frequently argued for replacing capitalism with another economic system. Does the “most dangerous philosopher of the West” call himself a communist just to be provocative?

Holberg Committee Meeting in Amsterdam

The Holberg Committee recently met in Amsterdam to decide on a shortlist of candidates for the 2020 Holberg Prize.

The 2017 Holberg Lecture, by Laureate Onora O'Neill

Baroness Onora O'Neill will take part in the Prize Winner Conversation on 4 September, 2019, in Bergen. We are pleased to be able to publish her 2017 Holberg Lecture here, in full.

Sir David Cannadine's Speech at the 2019 Holberg Prize Banquet

The Holberg Prize is very pleased to publish the speech delivered by Sir David Cannadine, President of the British Academy, at the 2019 Holberg Banquet.

Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy's Acceptance Speech

Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy's Acceptance Speech is published here in full.

The 2019 Holberg Lecture, by Laureate Paul Gilroy

Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy's lecture, "Never Again: Refusing Race and Salvaging the Human", is published here in full.

The 2019 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize conferred

Today, the Holberg Prize was conferred upon Professor Paul Gilroy, King’s College London, by HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.

Q&A with Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy

Professor Paul Gilroy is awarded the Holberg Prize in 2019 for his research contributions to cultural studies, critical race studies, literary studies and related fields. We asked him a few questions about his research, about the meaning of race, double consciousness, and what it means to be human.

Graduate Opportunity: Masterclass with Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy

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.

The Holberg Prize Announces Two Journalist Grants

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