• 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
  • Assistant Professor in Scandinavian Studies Position Available

    The Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch in the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Scandinavian Studies, beginning August 28, 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue a … [Continue Reading]

    Assistant Professor in Scandinavian Studies 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
  • Propose A Thematic Stream or Seminar for the SASS 2017 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis! You Betcha!

    Propose a THEMATIC STREAM or SEMINAR (NEW FOR 2017!) for SASS 2017 in Minneapolis! DEADLINE is July 15, 2016. In anticipation of the general call for papers for SASS 2017, the 107th annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, to be held in Minneapolis, MN, 11-13 May 2017, the SASS … [Continue Reading]

    Propose A Thematic Stream or Seminar for the SASS 2017 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis! You Betcha!
  • 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