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14 March 2018

On March 14 we will announce the winner of the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize 2018. The ceremony can be watched live from 9:00.

2 December 2017

At this year's Holberg Debate, John Pilger, Julian Assange og Jonathan Heawood will discuss the presence of propaganda in news and social media, and its democratic implications.

8 June 2017

A conversation with the 2017 Holberg Laureate Onora O’Neill about trustworthiness and trust.

7 June 2017

The official award ceremony for the Holberg Prize and the Nils Klim Prize

6 June 2017

Should freedom of expression protect speech and writing that damage, undermine or distort communication?

14 March 2017

On March 14 we will announce the winner of the Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize 2017. The ceremony can be watched live from 9:00.

3 December 2016

How can we build a framework for ‘civilized conflict’ in multicultural societies where different world views determine which types of expression that are deemed unacceptable?

9 June 2016

A conversation with the 2016 Holberg Laureate, Renaissance and Shakespeare Scholar, Stephen Greenblatt.

7 June 2016

“Understanding emissions trading through discourse analysis”

7 June 2016

How does life enter into the formal structure of works of art and literature? How do those works enter into the life of their own and future times?

11 June 2015

Holberg Prize Laureate Marina Warner in conversation with Palestinian-Egyptian poet, columnist and political scientist Tamim Al-Barghouti.

9 June 2015

This is a celebration of the Holberg Laureate, Nils Klim Laureate and the Holberg Prize School Project winners.

8 June 2015

Marina Warner is inviting five Nordic Phd. candidates to come to Bergen in june to take part in the first ever Holberg Masterclass: “Living in Words: The question of myth”.

3 June 2014

The symposium "Ancient Religions, Modern Dissent" was held in honour of Michael Cook, Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University and the Holberg Laureate of 2014.

4 June 2013

The 2013 Holberg Symposium "From Economics to Ecology" was held in honour of Holberg Laureate Bruno Latour.