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Sweden Across the Disciplines - 2005-2006

North American Swedish Teachers' Conference, November 3-5, 2005 (Program [MS-Word doc])

Friday, November 4 4 pm, Avaya Auditorium, ACES Bldg.
Gunnar Broberg
Professor of Intellectual History and Cultural Studies, University of Lund.
"Of Cats and Men: On Writing the History of an Animal" (Details)

October 27, 2005.

Lecture by Dr. Paul Heise, one of the country's leading experts on composer Richard Wagner. Dr. Heise will be delivering a lecture entitled, "How Elsa Showed Wagner the Way to Siegfried." The talk will take place from 3:30 to 5:00 PM in the Germanic Studies Conference Room, EPS 4.104.

Thursday, October 20, 2005, 4 pm, ECJ 1.202
Maaret Koskinen
Professor of Cinema Studies, University of Stockholm.
"From Prose to Drama to Film to Radio to Television:
The Ingmar Bergman Archive and Intermediality" (

Sweden Across the Disciplines - 2004-2005

Tuesday, May 3, 3:30 pm - EPS 4.104
"Georg af Klercker and Hasselblads: Swedish Silent Cinema in Transition"

A talk by Astrid Søderbergh Widding, Professor of Film Studies at the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

On Tuesday, March 1 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in GEO 2.202
Nils Magne Knutsen, Professor at the University of Tromsø will present:
"The French Recherche-expedition to northern Scandinavia 1838-1840, with special emphasis on minister Lars Levi Læstadius and his manuscript on Sami mythology."
(Læstadius was the Swedish/Sámi clergyman whose revelation led to a form of Lutheranism that spread throughout Scandinavia in the latter half of the 19th century.)

On Thursday, March 3 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in GEO 2.202
Harald Gaski, Professor at the University of Tromsø will present:
"A Shaman with Words: Nils-Aslak Valkeapää."
(Nils-Aslak Valkeapää won the Nordic Council Literary Prize in 1991.)

Werner Jeanrond, Professor, Systematic Theology, University of Lund, Sweden

"Love in Sweden"

Friday, February 11, 4 pm, CBA 4.348
Cosponsored by The Swedish Excellence Endowment (details) [posted 4 February 2005]

Bodil Folke Frederiksen, Associate Professor, International Development Studies, Roskilde University, Denmark
"Henry Muoria: Journalism, Exile, and Kenyan Culture" (Details) [posted 11-10-04]

Lecture (details): Monday, 18 October, 4 pm
Dr. Görel Cavalli-Björkman
Director of Research, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
The Dutch Painting Collection in Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, and the Cultural Relations Between Sweden and Holland in the Golden Age [posted 10/1/04]

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All participants must be registered by Monday, April 4, 2005.