The Holberg Prize 2015
This year’s Holberg Prize goes to the distinguished and praised mythographer and author Marina Warner (b. 1946). In this special episode of Udannet Knut talks with professor Warner about her upbringing and her way into the academy. Warner also elaborates on her approach to fairytales, myth, history and gender. At the end of the episode, Warner talks about the significance of getting the Prize and why she quit her position at the University of Essex.
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Nils Klim Prize 2015
Udannet is a proud partner of the Holberg Prize 2015
The Holberg Prize is awarded annually to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social science, law or theology.
The Prize amounts to 4.5 million NOK (app. €538.000 / $735.000)
Who was Ludvig Holberg?
Ludvig Holberg (1684–1754), the man for which the prize was named, was an author, playwright, philosopher and historian born in Bergen, Norway. He held the Chairs of Metaphysics and Logic, Latin Rhetoric and History at the University of Copenhagen. Holberg played an important part in bringing the Enlightenment to the Nordic countries. Through his interdisciplinary and internationally oriented efforts, Holberg endeavoured to modernise academic subjects and teaching methods. For those of you who understand Norwegian (or just like to listen to foreign languages) can check out the episode we did with ph.d.-fellow at the University of Bergen, Inga H. Undheim about the influental figure.
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Holberg Prize Winner 2014 Michael Cook
Knut talks with professor Michael Cook on his work on the history of Islam.
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Holberg Prize Winner 2013 Bruno Latour
Knut talks with professor Lars Nyre about Bruno Latour’s perspectives on technology.
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