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Bruno Latour receives the Holberg Prize

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Education and Research

The Holberg Prize was awarded today at a formal ceremony at Håkonshallen in Bergen. Minister of Education and Research Kristin Halvorsen presented the prize to the French anthropologist and sociologist Bruno Latour. Bruno Latour is professor at Sciences Po in Paris.

The Holberg Prize was awarded today at a formal ceremony at Håkonshallen in Bergen. Minister of Education and Research Kristin Halvorsen presented the prize to the French anthropologist and sociologist Bruno Latour. Bruno Latour is professor at Sciences Po in Paris.

The Holberg committee’s citation states that ”Bruno Latour has undertaken an ambitious analysis and reinterpretation of modernity, challenging the most fundamental categories such as the distinction between modern and pre-modern, nature and society, human and non-human.”

The Nils Klim Prize for young Nordic researchers was awarded to Ingvild Almås from the Norwegian School of Economics.

The Holberg Prize recognizes outstanding scientific work in the fields of arts and humanities, social sciences, law or theology. The prize carries a cash reward of 6,000,000 NOK. The Holberg Prize was established in 2003 by the Norwegian Government.

The Nils Klim Award is awarded annually to a young nordic researcher in the fields of arts and humanities, social sciences, law or theology. The prize carries a cash reward of 250,000 NOK.

Read more about The Holberg Prize here.