Holberg Prize awarded to French sociologist Bruno Latour (Oslo, March 13, 2013)

The Holberg Foundation, which recognizes leading figures in the field of humanities and sociology, has just announced that its 2013 prize will be awarded to Bruno Latour, a sociologist and anthropologist, nine years after this institution awarded its first prize to Julia Kristeva.

This prize, which was conceived as the “Nobel prize for arts, humanities and social sciences,” is awarded to leading intellectuals, like Julia Kristeva in 2004 and Jürgen Habermas in 2005.

Bruno Latour is being recognized for his contribution to modernizing the field of humanities and his work to improve the understanding of the issues of political legitimacy and legal rights. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place on June 5.