Erasmus Prize 2024 awarded to Amitav Ghosh

The Praemium Erasmianum foundation has awarded the Erasmus Prize 2024 to the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh. The theme of the Erasmus Prize this year is ‘imagining the unthinkable’. 

We look forward to a festive award ceremony and a varied programme of activities in the autumn of 2024. 

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Diverse are the gifts of men of genius and many are the different kinds of ages. Let each one reveal the scope of his competence and let no one be envious of another who in keeping with his own ability and style tries to make a useful contribution to the education of all

Erasmus to
Jean de Carondelet
Basel 5th of January 1523

Stichting Praemium Erasmianum

Patron His Majesty the King

The Praemium Erasmianum is a cultural institution active in the fields of humanities, social sciences and the arts. It was founded in 1958 by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. The Foundation awards the annual Erasmus Prize and organises cultural and academic activities around the award ceremony. The Foundation is motivated by the cultural traditions of Europe and the ideas of Erasmus.

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