Helge Jordheim awarded the 2023 Gad Rausing Prize
The 2023 Gad Rausing Prize for Outstanding Humanities Research is awarded to Professor Helge Jordheim, Oslo, for his groundbreaking and influential research in the field of cultural history. The prize is to be awarded at the Academy’s Annual Meeting on 20 March. The prize sum is SEK 1.5 million.
Helge Jordheim, Professor of Cultural History at the University of Oslo, receives the 2023 Gad Rausing Prize for groundbreaking and influential research in the field of cultural history. His research is characterized by broad perspectives, philological accuracy and theoretical sharpness. Helge Jordheim has played a crucial role in the development and revitalization of cultural history. This applies not least to his efforts concerning time, time scales and time rhythms. His research is also relevant to the view of humanity´s role in a world threatened by climate change. Helge Jordheim is also a strongly committed and fearless advocate for the humanities and their importance in society today and in the future. His research has brought to theoretical, methodological and empirical results that are truly outstanding and of lasting significance.
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The Academy's most prestigious award, the Gad Rausing Prize for Outstanding Humanities Research, commemorates the Academy’s Honorary Member Gad Rausing and was instituted by his three children in his memory. It is awarded to an outstanding Nordic researcher, primarily in archaeology, history, or linguistics. The prize sum is SEK 1.5 million.
About the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities – Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien
The Academy annually confers several prizes and medals. Besides the Gad Rausing Prize the best known prizes are the Swenson Prize and the Rettig Prize. They are awarded in accordance with the donors’ wishes, as are all the donated prizes. All prizes and medals are awarded at the Academy’s Annual Meeting on 20 March, to mark the day of the Academy's foundation in 1753. Since the early 1920s, the Annual Meeting has been held in the Great Hall of the House of Nobility.
Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien is an independent learned society, supporting research in the humanities and social sciences and in cultural heritage management. Its work is financed by donations and by public and private foundations. The Academy also owns and manages several historic buildings and sites: Skånelaholm Castle, Stjernsund Castle, Rettig House in Stockholm (which houses the offices of the Academy), Stensjö by and Borgs by.
Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien har som sitt främsta syfte att främja och finansiera forskning inom humaniora och samhällsvetenskap samt kulturmiljövård. Vitterhetsakademien förvaltar också de egna kulturfastigheterna Skånelaholms slott, Stjernsunds slott, kulturreservatet Stensjö by, Borgs by och Rettigska huset i Stockholm. Vitterhetsakademiens förlag publicerar ett antal vetenskapliga skrifter varje år samt samarbetar med andra förlag. Läs mer på www.vitterhetsakademien.se.