King presents Vega Medal

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The King presenting the Vega Medal to Ulf Hannerz, Professor Emeritus in Social Anthropology at Stockholm University, during a ceremony at the Royal Palace. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix.

On Wednesday 12 May The King presented the 2010 Vega Medal in the form of Anders Retzius' medal in gold, at a ceremony at the Royal Palace.
The recipient of the medal is Professor Emeritus in Social Anthropology at Stockholm University, Ulf Hannerz.

Professor Emeritus Ulf Hannerz has been awarded the medal for his achievements within international anthropologyexternal link, in particular for his ground-breaking contributions within urban anthropology, media anthropology and the anthropology of globalisation.