Ander Lecture Series
Annually in October
Our annual lecture invites a prominent scholar in the field of immigration studies to give a lecture on the Augustana College campus.
About the Lecture Series
The annual O. Fritiof Ander Lecture invites a prominent scholar in the field of immigration studies to give a lecture on the Augustana College campus.
The lecture series is named in honor of Dr. O. Fritiof Ander, who taught history at Augustana from 1930 to 1968. A legendary professor, he was a pioneer and leading name in immigration history and the author of numerous books and articles in the field.
Some past lectures are available on YouTube.
Transatlantic Performances of Swedishness: The Opera Divas Jenny Lind and Christina Nilsson in the U.S. in the 19th Century
Author of "Swede Hollow"
Swede Hollow: A Different Swedish-American Story
Panel: Karin Henriksson, Martin Gelin, Wendy Hilton-Morrow, and moderator Ulf Jonas Björk
News from America: Reporting on the United States in Sweden
Author of "Myths of the Rune Stone: Viking Martyrs and the Birthplace of America."
American Rune Stone— Monument, Memorial and Myth
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Sociology and Social Welfare, Augustana College
Making and Marketing Heritage: Nostalgia, Dissonance, and Sustainability in Bishop Hill, Illinois
Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought, Augustana College
Immigration Backlash in the Nation of Immigrants
Philip J. Anderson
Professor Emeritus, North Park University
Voluntary Religion and the Swedish Immigrant Experience
Professor of History, Linnaeus University
Indians and Immigrants: Entangled Histories
Keynote address for the conference "Indians and Immigrants: Entangled Histories"
Professor of History, University of Minnesota
The Freedom to Move. Immigrants and Natives 1776-present
Jennifer Eastman Attebery
Professor of English and Director of Folklore Program, Idaho State University
Blending Celebrations in the Rockies: How Midsummer became American and Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Pioneer Day became Swedish
Professor of Scandinavian Languages, Uppsala University
The Kensington Runestone - Fact and Fiction
Professor of Theatre, San Diego State University
Yon Yonson ― The Original Dumb Swede But Not So Dumb: Swedish-American Comic Stereotypes in American Popular Culture
Professor of History, Concordia College
“I Go to America”: Swedish American Women and the Life of Mina Anderson
President Emeritus, Augustana College
Pinching Pennies in the Provinces: The Mid-Century Finances of an Immigrant College
Keynote address for the conference "Friends and Neighbors? Swedes and Norwegians in the United States"
Independent scholar, Beavercreek, Oregon
Being Swedish in America in the Post-War Period
Freelance author, Flagstaff, Arizona
Swedish America: Nostalgia for the past, or hope for the future?
Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English and Afro-American Studies, Harvard University
Gustaf Jarlson's "America letters" and the Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans as Told by Themselves
Keynote address for the conference "Jag lever och har hälsan (I'm alive and well)"
Professor of History, University of California-Berkeley
Freedom and the Immigrant Myth: European Immigrants in the United States
Director, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Uppsala University
Keynote address for the conference “Being Swedish-American Today”
Maria Jarlsdotter Enckell
Independent Scholar, Seattle and Chicago
Scandinavians Immigrants in Russian Alaska: 1800-1867
Ulf Jonas Björk
Associate Professor of Journalism, Indiana University-Indianapolis
The Swedish-American Press as an Immigrant Institution
H. Arnold Barton
Professor of History, Southern Illinois University
Crossings and Recrossings: America and Sweden in the 20th Century
Keynote address for the conference “The Migration of Ideas: Sweden and the United States in the 20th Century”
President Emeritus, University of Minnesota
Language Policy and Language Politics in the U.S. and Europe
Professor of History, University of Chicago
Pioneering as an Immigrant Process in the 19th Century American West
Keynote address for the conference "O Pioneers": Swedes on the American Frontier"
Professor of History and Scandinavian Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College
Dead Uncertainties: Swedish-American Images of History
Nils William Olsson
F.A.S.G., editor of Swedish American Genealogist
Naming Patterns Among Swedish Americans
Keynote address for the 1994 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS): "Naming Patterns Among Swedish Americans"
Professor of Art History, College of St. Thomas
Swedish American Art and Artists
Associate Professor of History, Uppsala University
‘We are all Swedish here, aren’t we, Mrs. O’Brien?’ Swedes and Other Ethnic Groups in American Life
Professor of History, University of Minnesota
The Trials and Tribulations of an Immigration Historian: George Stephenson and the Swedish-American Community
Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Geographic Perspectives on Swedish Immigrant Settlement in North America
Professor of History, Indiana University
The Origin and Function of Memory in Ethnic Communities