The 2013 Holberg Prize awarded to Bruno Latour
On 13th March 2013, the president of Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund Sigmund Grønmo, announced the laureate of the Holberg Prize, worth 4,8 millions NOK (630 000 USD).
Bruno Latour, in charge of the FORCCAST project, is the tenth laureate and second French to obtain this distinction.
The Holberg Prize Academic Committe explained:
‘Bruno Latour has undertaken an ambitious analysis and reinterpretation of modernity, challenging the most fundamental categories such as the distinction between modern and pre-modern, nature and society, human and non-human. (…) His influence has been felt internationally and well beyond the social study of science, in history, art history, philosophy, anthropology, geography, theology, literature and legal studies.’
The prize-giving ceremony will take place in Håkonshallen in Norway on 5th June 2013.