The 2023 Holberg Masterclass with Joan Martinez-Alier: Political Ecology in the Arctic

How can the study of social metabolism in Ecological Economics and Industrial Ecology lead to Political Ecology, through the Arctic region.

For the 2023 Holberg Week we are offering scholarships for five PhD candidates from the Nordic countries to participate in a masterclass with the Holberg Prize Laureate.

The Arctic region can be seen as a growing and changing commodity extraction frontier, comparable to others around the world. PhD candidates will remember that the world industrial economy is not circular, but entropic. They will also remember concepts such as Social Metabolism, Ecological Distribution Conflicts, Frontiers of Commodity Extraction and Waste Disposal, as well as Valuation Languages. This masterclass will also be an occasion for PhD candidates to learn about the Environmental Justice Atlas.

Each participant will be asked to prepare a 5-minute presentation related to the topic and reading list chosen by the Holberg Prize Laureate. After the presentations there will be a free discussion moderated by the Holberg Prize Laureate.

For more information and to apply for the scholarship click here.

Detailed programme to be announced.
The event is free and open to all.
Register here.


This event is a part of the Holberg Week, which this year takes place 6 - 9 June.


to 12:00, CEST.

04:00 AM to 06:00 AM, EDT

The University Aula in Bergen
Practical information
Free admittance.