The 2023 Nils Klim Seminar: Enlightenment Perspectives on Fact and Fiction

How was the fact-fiction distinction established? This seminar investigates the emergence of new conceptions of fact and fiction in the 18th century.

Today, we take a division between fact and fiction for granted. It was, however, only in the 18th century that these categories became generic designators. This panel discusses manifestations of the emerging fact-fiction distinction in the 18th century in various outlets such as periodicals, novels, and pamphlets. Speaking from a point in time that has been labelled “post-truth”, the panelists address the Enlightenment era which established the fundamental fact-fiction distinction that we have since relied on.

The event is free and open to all.
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Academic seminar held in honour of the 2023 Nils Klim Prize Laureate Simona Zetterberg-Nielsen and her research. There will be an introduction of the topic by Zetterberg-Nielsen, followed by presentations by three invited guests, a panel discussion and Q&A.

Details to follow. 


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


to 15:00, CEST.

07:00 AM to 10:00 AM, EDT

The University Aula in Bergen
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Free admittance.