At Congress 2015 for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa, Professor Marianne Stecher was the invited Keynote Speaker for the AASSC (Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada).
In response to the overarching conference theme "Capital Ideas," Professor Stecher delivered the Keynote on June 2nd: "Liberating Ideas - Marriage, Morality and Nordic Women Writers at 1915: Karen Blixen's 'On Modern Marriage and Other Observations.'"
Through a competitive process, the AASSC had received funding for the invited lecture from the International Keynote Speaker Support Fund which supports international scholars of distinction at the Congress.
More information about the keynote and conference program may be found on the congress website here.
Photographed here at the AASSC opening reception hosted by Her Excellency Mona E. Brøther, Norway's Ambassador to Canada, at the Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa (Crichton Lodge), is Marianne Stecher with Assistant Professor Mads Bunch (University of Copenhagen), who chaired the keynote session.