Upcoming events

4 June 2024

Join us in celebration of outstanding research in the humanities, social sciences, law and theology. The Holberg Week 2024 will take place 4 –7 June in Bergen and Oslo. Save the dates!

4 June 2024

In African cosmogonies, all living entities are composed of symbiotic relations while complex infrastructures are required to sustain personhood.

4 June 2024

Under dire circumstances worldwide, how can the insights that energy social scientists hold enable equitable transitions to low-carbon energy futures?

4 June 2024

The Holberg Prize Laureate and the Nils Klim Prize Laureate in conversation.

5 June 2024

The greatest challenge facing critical theory now is the reframing of the disciplines in light of the long-term sustainability of life on Earth.  

5 June 2024

How should we inhabit anew and share as equitably as possible a planet whose life-support system has been so severely damaged by human activities as to be in dire need of repair?

6 June 2024

The award ceremony for the Holberg School Programme, a research competition for students in Norwegian upper secondary schools.

6 June 2024

The Official Award Ceremony for the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize.

7 June 2024

The end of Apartheid in South Africa coincided with a renewed drive to expand our definition of the human and to reimagine democracy as a community of life.

Previous events

3 May 2024

Join us as we celebrate Nils Klim Laureate Siddharth Sareen and his actionable research.

26 April 2024

Welcome to an open seminar about this year’s Holberg Prize winner: historian, political theorist and public intellectual Achille Mbembe.

22 April 2024

Organized by the Center for Digital Narrative, in collaboration with the Holberg Prize, this reading group will explore selected texts by 2024 Holberg Prize Laureate Achille Mbembe, before discussing his approach to technology.

14 March 2024

On Thursday, 14 March, the 2024 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize will be announced at the University Aula in Bergen.

26 January 2024

This event will feature the 2023 Holberg Prize Laureate Joan Martinez-Alier and other distinguished speakers. They will discuss current global challenges and the role of global political ecology to understand and tackle these.

18 January 2024

How can local and historical knowledge contribute to rethinking current, planetary issues? Four excellent young researchers form the Nordics share perspectives from their research.

2 December 2023

Do conscious experiences happen both within and outside the brain, and can science solve the 'hard problem' of consciousness?

1 December 2023

Elisa Katariina Uusimäki received thye Nils Klim Prize in 2022. On 1 December, 2023, she will organize the symposium "Travel and Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean".

28 November 2023

The 2 December Holberg Debate will explore whether or not cosciousness extends beyond brains. As a warm-up to the debate, three researchers from the University of Bergen will discuss how consiousness should be understood.

3 November 2023

In this session, the participants will engage in an open-ended conversation and consider what acts of public imagination are most needed in the present – to establish the grounds of collective thought and within the turnings and sometimes the convulsions of generational time.

2 November 2023

This symposium will take the form of an moderated open-ended panel discussion, in which the participants seek answers and insight to the following key question: What are the key elements of future institutions that are needed to deepen democracy and to support intergenerational fair transitions?

2 November 2023

In this symposium the speakers each present their perspectives on co-production in the Anthropocene before engaging in a moderated panel discussion.

1 November 2023

Keynote by Professor Sheila Jasanoff followed by commentary and a conversation with Professor Achille Mbembe and moderator Professor Zeblon Vilakazi.

12 June 2023

Seminar on environmental justice and related issues, in collaboration with CICERO and NMBU.

9 June 2023

Social Metabolism, Ecological Distribution Conflicts and Valuation Contests in the Environmental Justice Movements arising worldwide.