Holberg Prize News
3 December 2016 sees the launch of the Holberg Debate. The debate is inspired by Ludvig Holberg’s ideas of enlightenment and seeks to find answers on pressing issues to our time.
The Holberg Prize is pleased to announce that Britt Andersen and Knut Olav Åmås have been appointed as new members to the Board of the Holberg Prize.
“What Shakespeare bequeathed to the world offers the possibility of an escape from the mental ghettos all of us inhabit,” Stephen Greenblatt said during this year’s Holberg Lecture
On the first day of the Holberg week, five PhD students associated with Nordic universities met with Holberg Laureate Stephen Greenblatt for a discussion on origin stories.
Today, the Holberg Prize was officially conferred upon American author, scholar and literature Professor Stephen Greenblatt by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon.
On 7 June, international scholars, authors and critics meet with Stephen Greenblatt to explore the theme "Art in Life / Life in Art" at the 2016 Holberg Symposium. Watch the live stream from 09:00. We also broadcast the Holberg Lecture: "Shakespeare's Life-Making" from 13:30.
Five PhD candidates from the Nordic countries have been selected to partake in a Masterclass with Holberg Laureate Stephen Greenblatt during the Holberg week 6-9 June.
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!
20 PhD candidated from all the five Nordic countries have applied to take part in the Masterclass with 2016 Holberg Laureate Stephen Greenblatt during this year's Holberg week June 6-9.
What are the paths and life events that have led 2016 Holberg Laureate Professor Stephen Greenblatt to where he is today? Where will he go from here? How will the humanities survive the current crisis? Those are some of the questions Greenblatt answers in this exclusive interview.