Holberg Prize News

Interview with Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy

Professor Paul Gilroy is awarded the Holberg Prize in 2019 for his research contributions to cultural studies, critical race studies, literary studies and related fields. We asked him a few questions about his research, about the meaning of race, double consciousness, and what it means to be human.

Graduate Opportunity: Masterclass with Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy

The Holberg Prize is offering scholarships for five PhD candidates from the Nordic countries to participate in a Masterclass with Professor Paul Gilroy on the topic "Multiculturalism or Melancholia". The event takes place in Bergen on Monday, 3 June. The deadline for applications is 1 May.

Programme for the 2019 Holberg Week

Join us in the celebration of the 2019 Holberg Laurate and the Nils Klim Laureate. The Holberg Week will take place on 3 - 6 June in Bergen and Oslo.

2019 Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize Laureates Announced

The Holberg Prize is awarded to British cultural historian Paul Gilroy for his contributions to critical race studies, post-colonialism and related fields. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Icelandic philosopher Finnur Dellsén for his research in epistemology and the philosophy of science.

The Holberg Conversation with Cass Sunstein

During the Holberg week of June 2018, Holberg Prize Laureate Cass Sunstein met with Anine Kierulf to talk about his research, backround and and how he has worked to promote enduring constitutional ideals –freedom, dignity, equality, self-government, the rule of law – under contemporary circumstances.