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Press room for the Holberg Prize, the Nils Klim Prize and the Holberg Prize School Project. Here you will find the latest press releases, photos and biographies for the laureates.

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THE HOLBERG DEBATE 2019: Slavoj Žižek: «Why I Am Still A Communist»

Time: 7 December, 15:00 - 17:15
Venue: The event will take place in the University Aula, Muséplass 3, Bergen

At the 2019 Holberg Debate, we are honoured to be joined by two big thinkers: Slavoj Žižek and Tyler Cowen. Prof. Žižek will deliver his keynote address, “Why I Am Still A Communist”, before being interviewed by Prof. Cowen. In the subsequent Q & A session, we encourage everyone to contribute with questions and comments, either from the floor, or via Twitter. Twitter users may use hashtag #qholberg for questions and submit their comments either in writing or as video snippets. Questions may be submitted at any time, before or during the event. In other words: You are welcome to submit your questions today.

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Ole Andreas Sandmo
Communications Adviser for the Holberg Prize
E-mail: ole.sandmo@holbergprisen.no
Tel: +47 980 01 878

THE HOLBERG PRIZE 2019 / PAUL GILROY

BIOGRAPHY

Paul Gilroy (b. 1956) was born within the sound of East London’s Bow Bells. After studying at Sussex University he completed his doctoral research at the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies under the supervision of Stuart Hall and Richard Johnson. Gilroy has held professorships in several disciplines at Goldsmiths, Yale and the London School of Economics among other institutions. His writing on politics, culture, art and music has been widely translated. At present, he teaches in the Literature department of King’s College London. Paul Gilroy is a fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds honorary doctorates from Goldsmiths College, and the Universities of Liege and Sussex.

SELECTED WORKS

Darker Than Blue: On The Moral Economies of Black Atlantic Culture (2010)
Black Britain: A Pictorial History (2007)
Postcolonial Melancholia (2005) 
Against Race: Imagining Political Culture Beyond The Color Line (2000)
The Black Atlantic Modernity and Double Consciousness (1993)
Small Acts: Thoughts on the Politics of Black Cultures (1993)
There Ain't No Black In the Union Jack” The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation (1987/2002)

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THE NILS KLIM PRIZE 2019 / FINNUR DELLSÉN

BIOGRAPHY

Finnur Dellsén (f. 1984) is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland, Faculty of History and Philosophy, and holds a part-time position as associate professor II at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.

Dellsén received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014 and has previously worked as postdoctoral researcher at University College Dublin on the project "When Experts Disagree". Dellsén’s research focuses on a variety of issues at the intersection of philosophy of science and epistemology (the theory of knowledge). His work has been published in leading journals in his field, including AnalysisAustralasian Journal of PhilosophyBritish Journal for the Philosophy of SciencePhilosophical StudiesPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research, and Synthese.

Dellsén is a dual citizen of Iceland and Sweden, but resides with his family in Iceland.

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Logofiles and other graphics for the Holberg Prize, Nils Klim Prize and Holberg Prize School Project can be downloaded from the online brand guide.

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