Holberg Prize News
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.
The Holberg Prize is now offering scholarships to five Nordic PhD students for the 2016 Masterclass with Stephen Greenblatt on Origin Stories. The event takes place June 6th, in Bergen.
The Holberg Prize Laureate 2016 is American Literature Professor and Shakespeare Scholar Stephen Greenblatt. Nils Klim Prize Laureate 2016 is Swedish law-scholar Sanja Bogojević.
On 11 February, the Holberg Committee convened in Berlin and put forward their recommendation for this year’s recipient of the Holberg Prize.
On 11 February, an event was held at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Berlin, with a lecture on the topic: “The Power of Exempla.” The event was held in connection with the meeting of the Holberg Committee on the following day, during which the Committee put forward its recommendation for this year’s Holberg Prize recipient.