Article | Last updated: 2017-03-22 | Ministry of Education and Research
The Holberg Prize recognises path-breaking scientific work in the humanities, social sciences, law and theology. The prize shall in addition contribute to raising the status of these disciplines in society and to stimulating interest in these fields among children and young people.
The prize is administered by a board appointed by the University of Bergen, on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Research. The prize value is 4.5 million NOK.
Holberg Prize laureates
|2011||Jürgen Heinz Kocka|
|2010||Natalie Z. Davis|
|2006||Shmuel N. Eisenstadt|
The Nils Klim Prize
The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to researchers from the Nordic countries aged under 35 and within the same fields as the Holberg Prize.
Ludgig Holberg (1684–1754) was a Danish-Norwegian writer and sholar. He was born in Bergen in Norway, and studied and worked in Denmark. He held the Chairs of Metaphysics and Logic, Latin Rhetoric and History at the University of Copenhagen, and also studied theology and law.