Laureates

2019

Finnur Ulf 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

Francesca Refsum Jensenius

The Nils Klim Prize for 2018 was awarded to the Norwegian political scientist Francesca R. Jensenius.

News Holberg Prize

The Holberg Prize is awarded to British cultural historian Paul Gilroy for his contributions to critical race studies, post-colonialism and related fields. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Icelandic philosopher Finnur Dellsén for his research in epistemology and the philosophy of science.

Join us in the celebration of the 2019 Holberg Laurate and Nils Klim Laureate. The Holberg Week will take place on 3 - 6 June in Bergen and Oslo.

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.