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May 21, 2020
We are very proud to have teaching professor Lauren Poyer a part of "Humanities First", UW's new program to grow the Humanities for Freshman students! Meet her and the other lecturers and learn more about the program here: Read more
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April 15, 2020
This week at the UW, one can virtually tune in to events surrounding Earth Day, art history, and Scandanavian studies. Featured on UW News 
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April 1, 2020
Scandanavian studies lecturers Colin Gioia Connors and Kristian Næsby host a new podcast, "Crossing North," about Baltic and Nordic society and culture. Featured on UW News 
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March 16, 2020
Guntis Šmidchens, professor of Scandinavian studies, has received a decoration from Lithuania for the "active promotion of Lithuanian language, history, and culture." Featured on UW News 
Sean Eckard and Starship robot
February 24, 2020
On February 20-22, 2020, Sean Eckard from Starship Technologies gave presentations about the new self-driving delivery robots developed by a team of engineers in Estonia. Co-founded in 2014 by the inventors of Skype, Starship's rapid international success offered a fascinating case study for Autonomous Robotics students in the School of Engineering, and twenty MBA students from the Foster School of Business preparing for next month's tour to Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia. Eckard's... Read more
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February 6, 2020
This week at UW, see art ranging in topics from Valentine's Day to jazz, both on and off-campus. Featured on UW News 
Karen Blixen
February 5, 2020
Our own Professor Stecher is interviewed extensively, alongside American writer Judith Thurman, in a six-page feature article published 15 December 2019, in the major Danish daily POLITIKEN. The article explores the latest wave of interest in Denmark's iconic writer Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen). The Danish press debate concerns a new 700-page biography on the Danish writer (Karen Blixen) as well as a new book on Blixen as a culinary artist and a new "Blixen ballet" performed by... Read more
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January 21, 2020
Professor Christine Ingebritsen consulted for US News & World Report article on Europe and climate change. Check out the full article here
Andy, Ella, and Willa Nestingen
December 13, 2019
Taking a look back at 2019, it has been full of achievement and excitement. We are delighted to welcome new faculty members this fall -- Lecturer in Lithuanian Eglė Vaisėtaitė and Instructor in Norwegian Dr. Andy Meyer. Our language classes increased in enrollment this fall, reversing a downward trend. And our projects are enjoying increasing popularity and recognition with awards. Eglė comes to us from Vilnius University, where her work has focused on Lithuanian as a... Read more
Scandinavian 30 Logo
December 13, 2019
After an incredibly well-attended first year, the Scandinavian 30 lecture series returned to the National Nordic Museum for the 2019-20 academic year. Scand30 is a collaboration between the Department of Scandinavian Studies and the National Nordic Museum: short, snappy, 30-minute lectures by Scandinavian Studies faculty at the Museum every second Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM, free and open to the public.  With the 2010s drawing to a close, it seems that all three of the lecturers this... Read more