Scandinavian Area Studies

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Connie standing on the dock, enjoying the sunshine.
Graduate Student
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Karen Eriksson
Graduate Student, Swedish TA, Nadia Christensen Top Scholar (2015-16)
Professor; Director, Center for West European Studies; Chair, Hellenic Studies Program
Graduate Student
Terje Leiren
Professor of Scandinavian Studies, Sverre Arestad Endowed Chair in Norwegian Studies
Nordic Studies Librarian/Assistant Instruction Coordinator
Former Department Administrator
Former American Scandinavian Foundation Visiting Lecturer AU14



Publications, Essays



Title Date Time Location
Ugland Departmental lecture Oct 29 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Icelandic Band to Bring Beautiful Music to the Nordic Heritage Museum Jul 23 7:00pm Nordic Heritage Museum
Midsommer Celebration with the Nordic Heritage Museum at the Ballard Farmer’s Market – Bergen Place Jun 21 10:00am to 3:30pm Nordic Heritage Museum
17th of May Parade in Ballard May 17 Ballard
Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study Annual Meeting May 6 to May 9 Columbus, Ohio
Cantus Choir from Norway Apr 27 7:00pm Plymouth Congregational Church – 6th & University, Seattle
Southern California's 41st Scandinavian Festival Apr 18 to Apr 19 10:00am to 5:00pm CLU Campus, Thousand Oaks, CA
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
Jewels of Sibelius Mar 15 6:00pm BRECHEMIN AUDITORIUM, UW Music BLDG
LEGO Photographer Artist Vesa Lehtimäki from Hesinki Will Be Visiting Seattle to Take Part in the Art Exhibition Opening, “In LEGO, We Connect.” Mar 5 6:00pm Bryan Ohno Gallery
Terrorism and the Graphic Novel
Henrik Rehr
Mar 3 12:30pm to 2:20pm SAVERY 138


Title Date Time Location
Finnish Folk Fiddling Legends: Arto and Antti Järvelä in Concert Dec 13 7:30pm Phinney Neighborhood Center Community Hall
The AIDS crisis and Cultural Amnesia: Male Homosexuality in Swedish Literature 
Timothy Warburton
Dec 10 10:30am Raitt Hall 314
Elevating the Ugly: Lars von Trier's Anti-Aesthetics and the Filmic Image
Pétur Valsson
Dec 8 10:30am Raitt Hall, Room 107
2014 Undergraduate Orientation Sessions
Ia Dübois
Nov 5 9:30am to 11:30am HUB 340
Study Abrod Fair Oct 23 10:00am to 2:00pm HUB Ballroom
Whiteness in Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki Project
Associate Professor, School of Drama UW, Scott Magelssen
Oct 22 1:30pm Raitt 314
Showing of Sami Daughter Joik (2007) by Swedish Filmaker Liselotte Wajstedt
Professor Anna Stenport Introduces and Leads Discussion of Film
Oct 17 7:00pm SAV 260
Changes in the Arctic: Old and New Debates
Astrid Ogilivie
Oct 17 3:30pm to 5:00pm PCAR 192
The Moo-Moo-Moomintrolls of Tove Jansson
Lotta Gavel Adams
Oct 13 7:00pm Nordic Heritage Museum
Small States Summer School in Reykjavik 2014 Jun 23 to Jul 5 8:00am to 8:00pm
Excess and Asceticism in Norwegian Cabin Culture
Ellen Rees
May 27 3:30pm SAV 137
Milestone Syttende Mai Celebration at Nordic Heritage Museum May 17 10:00am Nordic Heritage Museum
Syttende Mai Music at Bergen Place May 17 10:00am
Ph.D. Dissertation Oral Defense
Melissa M. Lucas
Feb 27 1:30pm to 3:20pm RAI 221
The Scandinavian Welfare State in the Neoliberal World
Per Selle
Feb 19 3:30pm 126 Communications


Title Date Time Location
Documentary Film Screening of Blueberry Soup Nov 5 9:00am Kane Hall 210
Scandinavian Studies Summer Celebration Jun 7 9:30am to 11:20am Haggett Hall Cascade Room
A Swedish Sojourn: Reflections on 13 years in a Swedish College Town
Susan Holmberg
May 17 2:00pm Raitt Hall Room 314
17th of May Parade May 17 Ballard, Washington
Global Food and Culture Exploring: Denmark May 16 5:00pm to 8:00pm McMahon Hall, 8 Pompeii Room
Application Deadline for Tallinn University's Summer School May 15 Tallinn University, Estonia
"Labor Yields: Norwegian Economic Management in the 21st Century" Apr 23 4:00pm to 6:00pm University of Washington Club Conference Room
The Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle invites You to Their Annual Fishcake and Meatball Dinner Apr 14 4:00pm to 8:30pm Leif Erikson Lodge
Intricate Paper Cutting Exhibit from Danish-Nor​wegian Artist Mar 22 2:00pm Nordic Heritage Museum
Norwegian Male Chorus of Seattle Mar 10 5:30pm Leif Erikson Lodge
Swedish Finnish Historical Society Annual Luncheon Mar 9 11:00am Swedish Cultural Center
Nobel Peace Prize Forum   Mar 8 to Mar 10 Augsburg College & University of Minnesota West Bank
"Jean Sibelius and Finland's Awakening"
Glenda Goss
Mar 4 3:30pm Raitt Hall Room 314
Stockholm Summer School (Application Deadline) Mar 1 Online
Book Reading and Signing
Aldis Purs
Feb 26 7:00pm University Bookstore
Bad Art Makes Good - Adventures in Thinking and Making Feb 7 6:00pm to 9:00pm Nordic Heritage Musuem
Crab feed with Silent and Dessert Auctions for Leif Erikson Lodge 2-001, Sons of Norway, Educational Foundation Jan 26 6:00pm Leif Erikson Hall
Amundsen Expedition Continues to Influence and Inspire 100 Years Later Jan 18 to Mar 3 The Nordic Heritage Museum


Title Date Time
Small States Summer School in Reykjavik Jun 22 9:00am
Nordic American Voices Symposium Jun 6 2:30pm
The Greek Financial Crisis Jun 3 4:00pm
Call for Papers - Nordic Translation Conference 2013 Jun 1 11:00am
Distinguished Alumni Lecture - Professor Rochelle Wright May 7 3:30pm
102nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study May 3 10:00am
Sara Kärrholm talks on The Violated Body and the State Apr 11 4:00pm
Pre-Dissertation Colloquim by Melissa Lucas, Ph.D. student in Scandinavian literature Mar 1 1:30pm
Department Scholarships Applications Due! Feb 16 3:00pm
Nordic Lights Film Festival at SIFF Jan 8 6:00pm


Title Date Time
Undergraduate Orientation Fair - Kane Hall Room 225 Nov 9 8:30am
Study Abroad Fair Oct 19 10:00am
Lola Rogers will speak about her translation from Finnish, the novel by Sofi Oksanen, PURGE (2008) Jun 2 1:30pm
Director Daniel Alfredson Visits Crime Scenes Class May 25 11:30am
SASS 2011 - 101st Annual Conference in Chicago Apr 28 8:00am
Sex in Scandinavia: A Lecture with Dr. Ia Dübois at the Nordic Heritage Museum Mar 10 6:00pm


Title Date Time
Dead Kings and National Myths: Why myths of founding and martyrdom are important Nov 23 1:30pm
Student Exchange Day in Mary Gates Hall Commons Nov 18 10:30am
Study Abroad Fair in Mary Gates Commons Oct 27 10:00am
Gathering to Celebrate the Life of Folke Nyberg Oct 24 3:15pm
Sustainability at Work Panel Discussion Oct 11 7:00pm
Fall Quarter Begins Sep 29 12:00pm
Exhibit in Suzzallo Library: Echoes of Three Woodlands Jun 14 5:00pm
SASS/AABS 2010 Seattle Apr 22 7:00pm
Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study and the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies Apr 22 to Apr 24
The Helsinki Academic Male Choir Tour to USA & Canada Mar 30 7:00pm


Title Date Time Location
Swedish Club Performs Lucia Dec 13 2:00pm
Nordic-Baltic Oak Grove Ceremonial Planting Sep 26 12:00pm Parrington Lawn, University of Washington Seattle Campus
Iceland's Path to Responsible Fisheries Sep 10 6:00pm
Summer Classes Jun 22 12:00pm


Title Date Time
Christine Ingebritsen Nov 12 6:00pm


Title Date Time
Hans Blix Oct 18 6:15pm
Victoria Middleton Feb 15 2:10pm


Title Date Time
Gunnar Lund Nov 3 8:30am
Peter Viggo Jakobsen Oct 13 12:00pm
Olav Orheim May 11 1:30pm


Title Date Time
Matti Anttonen Apr 29 7:35pm


Title Date Time
University of Washington Alumni Association Baltic Sea Cruise Jul 8 to Jul 20