Holberg Prize News
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 was today officially awarded to British author, scholar and critic Marina Warner by H.R.H. the Crown Prince of Norway.
We congratulate Helga Nowotny, former chair of the Holberg Committee, as newly appointed honorary doctor at the University of Bergen.
— 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.
The award ceremony takes place in Haakon's Hall in Bergen, on 10 June.
Holberg Prize Laureate Marina Warner in conversation with Palestinian-Egyptian poet, columnist and political scientist Tamim Al-Barghouti.
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.
International scholars, authors and critics meet to explore myths, images, modernity, legends, national identity and cultural reconstruction. Watch Live stream online from 09:00.
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.
The Holberg Prize is now offering scholarships to Nordic PhD students for the first ever Holberg Prize Masterclass.