The Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington offers both an undergraduate major and a minor in Danish, as well as opportunities for students to continue their study of Danish language, literature, culture, and society on the graduate level while working toward the M.A. and the Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies. A broad array of courses are offered, including a four-year program in language and literature, as well as a survey of Danish literary and cultural history and specialized courses on such writers as Hans Christian Andersen and Karen Blixen. Students majoring in Scandinavian Area Studies may select Danish as their language of emphasis.

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Visiting Lecturer of Danish
Graduate Program Coordinator; Professor

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Graduate Student
Nordic Studies Librarian/Assistant Instruction Coordinator
Visiting Lecturer of Danish
Former Department Administrator
Graduate Program Coordinator; Professor




Title Date Time Location
Celebrate the 75th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Apr 16 5:00pm Nothwest Danish Association Harmony Hall
Challenges to Freedom of Expression in a Changing World
Desiree Ohrbeck
Mar 26 7:00pm Nordic Heritage Museum
Terrorism and the Graphic Novel
Henrik Rehr
Mar 3 12:30pm to 2:20pm SAVERY 138


Title Date Time Location
Danish Christmas Service - Lille Juleaften Invitation  Dec 23 7:00pm St. John United Lutheran Church
Elevating the Ugly: Lars von Trier's Anti-Aesthetics and the Filmic Image
Pétur Valsson
Dec 8 10:30am Raitt Hall, Room 107
Whiteness in Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki Project
Associate Professor, School of Drama UW, Scott Magelssen
Oct 22 1:30pm Raitt 314
Ph.D. Pre-dissertation Colloquium
Sabina Ivenas
Jun 2 1:30pm THO 234
Nordic and Baltic Book Lust Series Presents "Modern and Danish - Karen Blixen at Midcentury"
Marianne Stecher
May 30 7:00pm Nordic Heritage Museum
Danish Modern: Design in Theory
Mark Mussari
May 15 4:00pm Paccar Hall (PCAR 293)
Creating an Imaginary World
Jesper Ejsing
Apr 17 12:30pm THO 135
H.M. Queen Margrethe II 74th Birthday Reception Apr 16 5:00pm to 7:30pm Northwest Danish Association, Harmony Hall
Free competition or state funded cultural Nordic programs?
Lea Carlsen Ejsing
Apr 10 12:30pm THO 135
Jazz Vocalist Sinne Eeg with Bill Anschell
Sinne Eeg
Mar 16 6:00pm
Kevin Jenson Performs with UW Studio Jazz Ensemble
Kevin Jenson
Mar 10 7:30pm Meany Hall


Title Date Time Location
"Lillejuleaften" Danish Language Christmas Service Dec 23 7:00pm St. Johns United Lutheran Church
Danish "Julestue" Dec 8 2:00pm to 5:00pm Northwest Danish Association (Harmony Hall)
The Danes Soccer Club, 37th Annual Dinner Nov 23 6:00pm Northwest Danish Association (Harmony Hall)
UW Scan|Design Fellowships Information Session Nov 20 12:30pm to 1:30pm 233 Dempsey Hall
Danish Night at the Swedish Club Nov 15 6:00pm Swedish Club
Himmelbjerget 2013 Jun 23 to Jun 29 9:30am to 5:00pm Corbett, Oregon
Global Food and Culture Exploring: Denmark May 16 5:00pm to 8:00pm McMahon Hall, 8 Pompeii Room
Reception to celebrate the 73rd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Apr 16 5:00pm University of Washington Club
Panel Discussion with Contemporary Danish Authors
Henriette E. Møller and Morten Brask
Mar 6 12:30pm PCAR 395
Nordic Cool 2013 (February 19th - March 17th) at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC. Mar 2 to Mar 4 The Kennedy Center


Title Date Time Location
"Lillejuleaften" - Danish Christmas Service Dec 23 7:00pm St. John United Lutheran Church
Danish Coffee and Pastries Oct 18 9:00am to 10:30am Raitt Hall, Room 314
Vikings Invade Ballard! Aug 18 9:00am Nordic Heritage Museum (in Ballard)
Danish Cultural Conference in Corbett, Oregon Jun 22 11:00am
Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's Reception Apr 16 5:00pm
Reception to honor the 72nd birthday of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Apr 16 5:00pm


Title Date Time
LECTURE: Livability or Gentrification? Democratic Neighborhood Revitalization in Copenhagen Nov 29 5:30pm
Visiting Lecture on Gender and Sacrifice in Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen's "Babette's Feast" and "Ehrengard" Nov 21 11:30am
Lecture on Karen Blixen in Raitt Hall, Room 121 Oct 28 2:00pm
Danish Cultural Conference in Corbet, OR Jun 24 11:00am
Colloquium "Karen Blixen and Søren Kierkegaard: Narration and Unreliability" with Mads Bunch May 26 1:30pm
Northwest Danish Association Gala Auction Event Apr 23 5:00pm
Birthday Celebration honoring Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Apr 16 5:00pm
Claus Elholm Andersen Talk Mar 3 3:00pm
Scan|Design Fellowship Deadline - January 14th Jan 14 4:00pm


Title Date Time
Marianne Stølen - Book Reception at the Nordic Heritage Museum Jun 3 7:00pm
Danish Architecture - Two Lectures by Dorte Mandrup May 5 6:30pm


Title Date Time
Lene Tranberg May 20 6:30pm
Danish Gothic: Ingemann, Andersen, Blixen and Høeg May 14 3:30pm
Helle Søholt Apr 29 7:00pm
Copenhagen Delegation at Nordic Heritage Museum Jan 18 4:30pm


Title Date Time
Urban Design for Walkable, Bikable Cities Oct 21 7:00pm
Peter Fogtdal Oct 21 1:30pm
Christiania: Our Heart is in Your Hands Oct 10 7:00pm
Svend Auken Jun 3 3:40pm
A Royal Birthday Celebration Apr 18 3:35pm


Title Date Time
Mette Hjort Oct 12 7:50pm
Bodil Marie Thomsen Apr 15 7:30pm


Title Date Time
Mikkel Bruun Zangenberg Nov 19 6:30pm
Kerstin Bergman Nov 4 6:20pm
Poul Behrendt Apr 1 6:00pm