Theme 2020

Honour

Honour a word we no longer use so much.

Honour is perhaps most commonly used as a languid homage to someone, or as a stern denunciation of other cultures whose code of honour seems so very clear to us. But we also have a code of honour.

We do not talk so much about honour, but we are acutely preoccupied with the other side of honour, shame.

The truth is that everyone lives according to a code of honour. All humans wish to uphold their own dignity. Some claim that what is happening in world politics in our time is first and foremost not about economics, but about dignity.

Honour is the theme for Olavsfest 2020. See you there!