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Friday, August 6, 2010

Final deadline for Nomination Holberg Prize 2011 is 15 September 2010

Dear Professor

The Board of the Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund invites you to nominate
the Holberg International Memorial Prize for outstanding work in the
academic fields of the arts and humanities, social science, law and
theology. The prize for 2011 is NOK 4,5 million (approximately EUR
530,000/USD 785,000*), and was established by the Norwegian Government
in 2003.

Letters of nomination must be sent to us by 15 September 2010.

Holberg Prize Laureates:
2010: Natalie Zemon Davis
2009: Ian Hacking
2008: Fredric R. Jameson
2007: Ronald Dworkin
2006: Shmuel N. Eisenstadt
2005: J├╝rgen Habermas
2004: Julia Kristeva

How to nominate?
Scholars holding a senior position at universities and other research
institutions within the above mentioned academic fields are entitled
to nominate candidates for the Holberg Prize. The Holberg Prize's
Academic Committee will base its assessment on the letters of
nomination which must state the reasons for the nomination (2 to 3
pages). Letters should also contain a brief CV for the candidate and
suggest referees who know the scholar and his/her work. Joint
nominations do not strengthen a candidacy. Nominations are strictly

For more information:

The award ceremony takes place in Bergen in June 2011.

If you have questions, please don´t hesitate to contact Ms Trine
Kleven, Project Manager in Holberg Prize:

Yours Sincerely,

Professor Jan Fridthjof Bernt
Chair of Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund

*Currency rates may change. Present rates from January 2010.

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