The prize will be awarded at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities' annual ceremony on March 20. The prize amount is 1.5 million Swedish kronor.

Jordheim's research is characterized by broad perspectives, philological accuracy and theoretical sharpness. He has played a crucial role in the development and revitalization of cultural history, especially in regards to time, time scales, and time rhythms. His research also has relevance for the view of humanity's role in a world threatened by climate change.

Helge Jordheim is a strong advocate for the humanities and their significance in today's and future societies. His research has led to outstanding and lasting theoretical, methodological, and empirical results.

Read more about Helge Jordheim and the award here >