Holberg Prize News
The Holberg Prize is very pleased to publish the speech delivered by Sir David Cannadine, President of the British Academy, at the 2019 Holberg Banquet.
Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy's Acceptance Speech is published here in full.
Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy's lecture, "Never Again: Refusing Race and Salvaging the Human", is published here in full.
Today, the Holberg Prize was conferred upon Professor Paul Gilroy, King’s College London, by HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.
Professor Paul Gilroy is awarded the Holberg Prize in 2019 for his research contributions to cultural studies, critical race studies, literary studies and related fields. We asked him a few questions about his research, about the meaning of race, double consciousness, and what it means to be human.
The Holberg Prize is offering scholarships for five PhD candidates from the Nordic countries to participate in a Masterclass with Professor Paul Gilroy on the topic "Multiculturalism or Melancholia". The event takes place in Bergen on Monday, 3 June. The deadline for applications is 1 May.
Two journalists will be invited to attend the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize Award Ceremony, as well as Academic Celebrations in Bergen and Oslo, Norway
Join us in the celebration of the 2019 Holberg Laurate and the Nils Klim Laureate. The Holberg Week will take place on 3 - 6 June in Bergen and Oslo.
The Holberg Prize is awarded to British cultural historian Paul Gilroy for his contributions to critical race studies, post-colonialism and related fields. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Icelandic philosopher Finnur Dellsén for his research in epistemology and the philosophy of science.
On Thursday 14 March you can watch the announcement of the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize 2019 live from Media City Bergen. The streaming starts at 9:00 CET.