Programme for the Holberg Week 6-9 June

Publisert 10.05.2016
We look forward to the celebration of this year's laureates, lectures by prominent international guests, discussions and much more. Welcome to the Holberg Week!

Free admission to all events. 

6 June

The Nils Klim Conversation
Why Environmental Law Matters

Lecture by Nils Klim Laureate Sanja Bogojević. Comments by Professor Liz Fisher , University of Oxford, and Professor Christina Voigt, University of Oslo. Moderator: Professor
Sigrid Eskeland Schütz, University of Bergen.

Venue: Christie Café
Time: 9.00 AM–11.00 AM

Origin stories

Five Nordic PhD candidates are invited to parttake in an exclusive Masterclass with Holberg Laureate Stephen Greenblatt on the subject of “Origin Stories.”

Venue: Christie Café
Time: 2.00 PM–4.00 PM

7 June

The Holberg Symposium
Art in Life / Life in Art

Holberg Laureate Stephen Greenblatt has invited eight internationally renowned scholars, authors and critics to convene on the theme of the symposium.

Venue: The University Aula
Time: 9.00 AM–12.45 PM

The Holberg Lecture
Shakespeare's Life-Making

Lecture by Holberg Laureate Stephen Greenblatt. A reflection on Shakespeare’s uncanny ability to confer life upon the objects of imaginative attention.

Venue: The University Aula
Time: 1.30 PM–3.15 PM

The Nils Klim Seminar
Understanding Emissions Trading

Sanja Bogojević will give a presentation on “Understanding emissions trading through a discourse analysis,” followed by a plenary discussion.

Venue: Seminar room 2, Dragefjellet, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen
Time: 9.30 PM–11.00 PM

The Holberg Evening

Erling Sandmo will moderate an evening of personal meetings with this year’s prize winners. Entertainment by Kåre Conradi and Thea Hjelmeland.

Venue: Litteraturhuset i Bergen, Østre Skostredet 5-7
Time: 6.00 PM–7.15 PM

8 June

Award ceremony
The Holberg Prize School Project

This year’s school prize winners will receive their awards from the Norwegian Minister of Education Torbjørn Røe Isaksen and the Holberg Laureate Stephen Greenblatt.

Venue: Bergen Katedralskole, Kong Oscars gate 36
Time: 10.30 AM–11.30 AM

Award ceremony
The Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize

The awards will be officially presented to the laureates by H.K.H. Crown Prince Haakon and Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Norwegian Minister of Education.

The Prize Ceremony, followed by a reception, is by invitation only.

Venue: The University Aula
Time: 2.00 PM–3.00 PM

9 June (Oslo)

The Holberg Conversation

A conversation between the 2016 Holberg Laureate, Renaissance and Shakespeare Scholar, Stephen Greenblatt and Jakob Lothe, Professor of English Literature, University of Oslo and Ellen Mortensen, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Bergen. 

Venue: Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29
Time: 5.00 PM–6.00 PM