Laureates

2017

Dahlske Upper Secondary School

Aina Pedersen, Beate Haugen, Helene Storenes, Helene Storsæter, Serina Hansen from Dahlske Upper Secondary School in Aust-Agder, won theHolberg Prize School Project 2017.

2017

Katrine Vellesen Løken

Katrine Vellesen Løken is awarded the 2017 Nils Klim Prize for her research on the Nordic welfare states, with particular emphasis on family economics, labour economics and health economics.

2017

Onora O'Neill

The British philosopher Onora O'Neill is awarded the Holberg Prize 2017 for her influental work in the field of moral and political philosophy. She is particularly well known for her work on Kant, bioethics, human rights, trust and communication ethics.

Upcoming events

Saturday 2. December 2017
During this year's Holberg Debate, John Pilger, Julian Assange og Jonathan Heawood will discuss the presence of propaganda in news and social media, and its democratic implications.
Thursday 28. September 2017
On 28 September, the Holberg Prize will co-present a facilitated conversation between 2016 Holberg Laureate Stephen Greenblatt, literature professor at Harvard University and Shakespeare scholar, and the American playwright Tony Kushner.
Wednesday 27. September 2017
On 27 September, the Holberg Prize and the Norwegian Consulate General will host a reception at the Consul General’s residence.

News Holberg Prize

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

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.

Nils Klim Prize News

On 17 January, the Nils Klim Committee met in Bergen to discuss this year’s candidates for the Prize and recommend a winner.

The Holberg Board is now inviting nominations for the Nils Klim Prize 2018. Candidates are young Nordic scholars under the age of 35 who have made outstanding contributions to research within the arts and humantities, social science, law and theology.