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Holberg Prize Events 2010

Wedensday June 9 is date of Award ceremonies for Holberg International Memorial Prize, Nils Klim Prize and the Holberg Prize School Project. Symposiums, debates and Prize-lectures are held on the 8 and 10 of June. The events are open to the public.

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09.00–12.15 Holberg Prize Symposium: Doing decentered history
Location: Auditorium A, Studentsenteret, Parkveien 1, Bergen
Participants: Natalie Zemon Davis, Bonnie G. Smith, David Abulafia and Joan Scott.
Moderators: Ida Blom and Erling S. Sandmo.

Decentered history is one of Holberg Prize Laureate Natalie Zemon Davis’s main interests. In a long series of books, such as Fiction in the Archives (1987), Women on the Margins (1995) and Trickster travels (2006) she has insisted on relational perspectives, a multiplicity of voices, and the foregrounding of otherwise silent or marginal actors. Read more.

16.00–17.00 Natalie Zemon Davis meets Jo Strømgren
Location: Logen, Ole Bulls Plass 6, Bergen
Moderator: Erling S. Sandmo

Historian Natalie Zemon Davis will discuss the relationship between art and science with choreographer Jo Strømgren. Jo Strømgren is artistic director of Jo Strømgren Kompani. Their new performance The Experiment at the Bergen International Festival is an absurd story containing a wealth of historical and political references. Read more.

10.30–11.30 Award Ceremony Holberg Prize School Project
Location: Bergen Katedralskole, Kong Oscars gate 35

Holberg Prize School Project is a research competition for pupils in the upper secondary school. Read more.

14.00–15.00 Award Ceremony Holberg Prize and Nils Klim Prize
Location: Håkonshallen, Bergen 

Minister of Research and Higher Education will award the Holberg Prize to Natalie Zemon Davis and the Nils Klim Prize to Johan Östling. Music by Paolo Pandolfo & Thomas Boysen. Read more.

10.15–12.00 Nils Klim-lecture: Den nazistiska erfarenheten
Location: Auditorium B, Sydneshaugen skole, University of Bergen

Nils Klim Prize laureate Johan Östling (Lund University) lectures on “Den nazistiska erfarenheten: Bearbetning och nyorientering efter andra världskriget”.
The lecture is a cooperatin with Department of Archeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion. Read more.

About Holberg Prize:

Holberg International Memorial Prize is awarded annually for outstanding scholarly work in the fields of the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology. The prize amount is NOK 4.5 million (Appr. EUR550,000/ USD760,000).

Nils Klim Prize is awarded to young Nordic researchers under 35 years within the academic fields of the Holberg Prize.

Holberg Prize School Project is a research competition for pupils in the upper secondary school.

Holberg Prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament in 2003.