The Holberg Prize

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The 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 Nils Klim Prize is awarded to young Nordic researchers under 35 years within the academic fields of the Holberg Prize. The Holberg Prize School Project is a research competition for pupils in the upper secondary school. The Holberg Prize was established by the Norwegian Parliament in 2003.

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Episodes of The Holberg Prize

    • Andrew Chadwick: The Hybrid Media System: Politi...

      This talk provides a brief overview of Andrew Chadwick’s forthcoming book The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power (Oxford University Press). The hybrid media system is built upon interactions among older and newer media—their technologies, genres, norms, behaviors, and organizations. Actors in this system are articulated by complex and evolving power relations based upon adaptation and interdependence. The concept of hybridity allows for accounts of political communication that map where t...

      • Release date
        Jun 29, 2012
      • Runtime
        24:06
    • Annabelle Sreberny:Political Moment or Social Mo...

      The Middle East has long been constructed as the West’s “other” and can be seen as a boundary condition to globalized network culture. The spectacular political mobilizations witnessed in Iran in 2009 and across the Arab World in 2011 were built on longer and less visible political processes and pre-existing social movements, and can be seen as momentary conjunctions of on-line and off-line practices. These moments of participation were democratizing in that they summoned new actors and provid...

      • Release date
        Jun 29, 2012
      • Runtime
        25:37
    • Göran Therborn: The City and the State

      The importance of human urbanity has been highlighted recently by two events, one conceptual and one dramatic. Conceptually, the world has for the first time become predominantly urban. Dramatically, in 2011 urban revolutions returned to the front stage of world politics. Both events pertain to a contemporary understanding of media and democracy, power and participation. What do recent urban developments tell us about the state of democracy and civic participation? Have the new social media fu...

      • Release date
        Jun 29, 2012
      • Runtime
        30:56
    • Terhi Rantanen:How does the concept of Network C...

      When the concept of a media system (coupled with the concept of a political system) was originally introduced to media and communication studies, this was new and exciting. In this paper, I ask how useful the concept has turned out to be over the decades. I argue that its use has led to four types of methodological concerns (methodological nationalism, politicization, structuralism and democratization). I also raise the question of how the concept of a network culture could challenge the conce...

      • Release date
        Jun 29, 2012
      • Runtime
        29:36
    • Helen Margetts: Citizens Engaging with the State...

      The move of large tranches of social and political activity online, as well as facilitating social change, represents a big shift for the social sciences, allowing us to develop our understanding of social and political behaviour. Web-generated ‘big data’ offers social science researchers the potential for new forms of analysis, using real-time transactional data based on entire populations, rather than sample-based surveys of what people think they did or might do. Using such data to track in...

      • Release date
        Jun 29, 2012
      • Runtime
        18:51
    • Manuel Castells: Networked Social Movements: Cha...

      Manuel Castells is the Holberg Prize Laureate 2012. He is University Professor and Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles and Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. He is also Research Professor at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona, and Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley. His many books include City, Class, and Power (1978), The Rise of...

      • Release date
        Jun 20, 2012
      • Runtime
        01:25:47
    • 2012 Holberg Prize Award Ceremony

      2012 Holberg International Memorial Prize was awarded to Manuel Castells. HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit presented the 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. EUR 570,000/ USD 800,000). From the citation of the Holberg Prize Academic Committee: "Manuel Castells is the leading sociologist of the city and new information an...

      • Release date
        Jun 8, 2012
      • Runtime
        25:58
    • 2012 Nils Klim Award Ceremony

      Nils Klim Prize is awarded to young Nordic researchers under 35 years within the academic fields of arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology.The prize is worth NOK 250 000 (approximately EUR 32 000 / USD 42 000, as of November 2011). Nils Klim Prize 2012 is awarded to Sara Hobolt. Citation from the Nils Klim Prize Academic Committee: «Sara Hobolt (b. 1977) received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Cambridge in 2005. She has held positions in some of the leading...

      • Release date
        Jun 8, 2012
      • Runtime
        08:19
      • Release date
        Nov 9, 2011
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        01:37:50
      • Release date
        Nov 9, 2011
      • Runtime
        01:20:38