Holberg Prize News

Shouldn’t Every Adolescent Wait for Godot?

Should free speech laws be changed, and if so, how? How should the US approach the issue of gun control? And has the US Supreme Court become too politicized? These are some of the questions that 2018 Holberg Laureate Cass Sunstein addresses in this interview.

Meet the 2018 Masterclass panellists

A record 49 applications were received for this year's Masterclass. From these, six PhD candidates from Nordic universities have been selected to discuss "What to do about human error" with 2018 Holberg Laureate Cass Sunstein on 4 June.

Programme for the Holberg Week, with streaming links

We are pleased to welcome everyone to the Holberg Week, 2018. In addition to award ceremonies, there will be academic events featuring this year's Laureates, Cass Sunstein and Francesca R. Jensenius, as well as high-profile international scholars. Several of the events will be livestreamed, see the links for each event.

Graduate opportunity: Masterclass with Cass R. Sunstein

The Holberg Prize is offering scholarships for five Nordic PhD candidates to participate in a Masterclass with Professor Cass R. Sunstein on "What to Do About Human Error". The event takes place during the Holberg Week, on 4 June, in Bergen.

2018 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize Laureates Announced

The Holberg Prize 2018 is awarded to American legal scholar Cass Sunstein for his groundbreaking research in law and related fields. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Norwegian political scientist Francesca R. Jensenius for her outstanding research on elections, development patterns, and the empowerment of minority groups and women in India and elsewhere.

Announcement for the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize 2018

On Wednesday, March 14, 09:00 (CET) we will announce the winners of the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize 2018.

The Value of the Holberg Prize Increases to NOK 6 Million (USD 760,000)

On 13 February the Holberg Board decided that the prize amount would increase from NOK 4.5 million to NOK 6 million (USD 760,000). The increase is effective this year.

Committee Meeting and Consulate General Event Held in Amsterdam

Last week, the Holberg Committee convened in Amsterdam, and Nils Klim Laureate Claes de Vreese spoke at the Norwegian Honorary Consulate General.

Holberg Debate Sparked Public Discussion

The University Aula in Bergen was packed on 2nd December, when more than 300 people watched Julian Assange, John Pilger and Jonathan Heawood discuss propaganda, fake news and the role of the news media.

Call for nominations: The Holberg Prize 2019

The Holberg Board is inviting nominations for the Holberg Prize 2019 for outstanding scholarly work in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology.