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Published on Jun 7, 2013
From the award ceremony of the Holberg Memorial Prize 2013. Introduction by Sigmund Grønmo, rector at University of Bergen and chair of Holberg Memorial Fund. Acceptance Speech by Bruno Latour.
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 610,000/ USD 790,000)
From the citation of the Holberg Prize Academic Committee:
"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.
He has completely re-imagined Science Studies, pioneering new ethnographic methods and introducing new concepts and possibilities of communication to engage in collective research projects. He combines empirical methods and observation with the unsettling of concepts, reconfiguring the organization of knowledge and inviting participation. 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 [...]" More information: http://www.holbergprisen.no/en/bruno-...