Holberg Prize News

New Academic Director of the Holberg Prize

13.08.2015
Ellen Mortensen has been appointed academic director of the Holberg Prize as of August 1st. She follows Ivar Bleiklie, who has been director for the last five years.

The Holberg Prize awarded to Marina Warner

10.06.2015
The Holberg Prize was today officially awarded to British author, scholar and critic Marina Warner by H.R.H. the Crown Prince of Norway.

Helga Nowotny appointed as honorary doctor at UiB

07.06.2015
We congratulate Helga Nowotny, former chair of the Holberg Committee, as newly appointed honorary doctor at the University of Bergen.

Meet the panelists of Marina Warner's Holberg Masterclass 2015

02.06.2015
— It is a profound honor to be accepted to take part, says Houman Sadri, one of five PhD-candidates selected to participate in the first ever Holberg Prize Masterclass on June 8, in which Marina Warner initiates a discussion about what happens to the culture and history of displaced populations.

Award ceremony for the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize

04.05.2015
The award ceremony takes place in Haakon's Hall in Bergen, on 10 June.

The Holberg Conversation: "From the Mouths of Stories: New Songs for Old"

14.04.2015
Holberg Prize Laureate Marina Warner in conversation with Palestinian-Egyptian poet, columnist and political scientist Tamim Al-Barghouti.

Holberg Lecture 2015: Losing Home, Finding Words: Transformations of Story

14.04.2015
Can myths, legends, and stories provide alternative shelter, literary lieux de mémoire where a refugee, a migrant, or a wanderer might feel at home? The lecture is a part of the Holberg Symposium and the Holberg week.

The Holberg Symposium: Myth, Homelessness, and the "Country of Words”

14.04.2015
International scholars, authors and critics meet to explore myths, images, modernity, legends, national identity and cultural reconstruction. Watch Live stream online from 09:00.

Masterclass with Marina Warner: Living in Words: The question of myth

14.04.2015
Holberg Prize Laureate 2015, Marina Warner is inviting young Nordic scholars to a conversation about the value of immaterial culture and how culture and history is affected in the wake of conflict, migration and economic turmoil.

Graduate opportunity: Masterclass with Holberg Prize Laureate 2015

26.03.2015
The Holberg Prize is now offering scholarships to Nordic PhD students for the first ever Holberg Prize Masterclass.

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