• Response to President Trump’s Remarks on Sweden

    "look at what’s happening last night in Sweden" ASTRA Statement: February 22, 2017 We are an association of researchers, professors and teachers whose work focuses on teaching Swedish language and culture and communicating with North Americans about Sweden and its role in the world, both historical and contemporary. … [Continue Reading]

    Response to President Trump’s Remarks on Sweden
  • Highlight On: St. Olaf College Excursion

    Excursion to St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN:  Noon to 5:00 PM, Thursday, May 11th  Cost $25, for round-trip bus transportation Located about 45 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, St. Olaf is the home of Rolvaag Memorial Library, with its college archives, the Norwegian-American Historical Association archives, the … [Continue Reading]

    Highlight On: St. Olaf College Excursion
  • U of Colorado: Instructor of Scandinavian Literature and Culture Position Available

    The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Colorado seeks a full-time instructor of Scandinavian literature and culture.  Three-year appointment with possibility of renewal, starting August 2017.  A strong generalist background is required, with ability to teach core curriculum … [Continue Reading]

    U of Colorado: Instructor of Scandinavian Literature and Culture Position Available
  • Anna Peterson, Luther College wins award.

    Luther College Assistant Professor of History Anna Peterson, Ph.D., received the prize for the best and most innovative contribution to Historisk Tidsskrift (the Norwegian Journal of History) for 2015. She is the first American historian to receive the award. http://www.luther.edu/headlines/?story_id=716831 … [Continue Reading]

    Anna Peterson, Luther College wins award.
  • American-Scandinavian Foundation grants 2017-18

    The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Fellowships and Grants program for the 2017/18 academic year. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016.  Awards for Research/Study in Scandinavia  The ASF will offer around $300,000 to … [Continue Reading]

    American-Scandinavian Foundation grants 2017-18
  • SASS 2017 Presidential Theme: Nordic Connections Old and New

    We’d like to extend our warmest invitation to SASS 2017, which will take place In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the traditional capital of Scandinavian America. While the late 19th and early 20th century connections between the Nordic countries and the Upper Midwest have always run long and deep, we faculty here in the Twin … [Continue Reading]

    SASS 2017 Presidential Theme: Nordic Connections Old and New
  • Position Available: Visiting Assistant Professor at Gustavus Adolphus College

    Scandinavian Studies: Swedish Language and Scandinavian Studies Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Scandinavian Studies during the period January 1, 2017, to January 31, 2018. Minimum Required Qualifications: We … [Continue Reading]

    Position Available: Visiting Assistant Professor at Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Books and Publications of Interest

    Roy Andersson’s "Songs from the Second Floor": Contemplating the Art of Existence by Ursula Lindqvist University of Washington Press’ Nordic Film Classics Series, 2016 https://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/LINROY.html Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson's celebrated and enigmatic film Songs from the Second Floor, … [Continue Reading]

    Books and Publications of Interest
  • 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards in the Nordic Countries

      Interested in a teaching and/or research opportunity in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden? Advance your career with a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award during the 2017-2018 academic year! Applications are currently being accepted for all program opportunities, with the following representing a sample … [Continue Reading]

    2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards in the Nordic Countries
  • SASS on Facebook

    We are excited to announce that SASS has a new Facebook page!  Please "like" us and share with other interested parties.  The page is located at: www.facebook.com/scandinavianstudyorg We'd love to hear from you so feel free to post questions or event notices of interest to members! … [Continue Reading]

    SASS on Facebook