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Sat, May 07


Olin Auditorium, Olin Center, Augustana

Symposium, 40th Anniversary

The Migration and Beyond: New Perspectives on Swedish-American Relations

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Symposium, 40th Anniversary
Symposium, 40th Anniversary

Time & Location

May 07, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM CDT

Olin Auditorium, Olin Center, Augustana, 820 38th St, Rock Island, IL 61201

About the Event



"The Migration and Beyond: New Perspectives on Swedish-American Relations" 

This symposium highlights the new developments in our field. We have invited four younger scholars—two Americans and two Swedes—to join us in Rock Island. They will talk about the work they are doing and help us understand the new directions in the field of Swedish-American history and relations.

 Saturday, May 7, 2022 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Olin Auditorium, Olin Center, Augustana College 

This program is free and open to the public.

Registration is strongly suggested.

 Schedule of events 

Times are approximate

1:00 – 1:10 p.m. Opening remarks by Dag Blanck

1:10 – 1:50 p.m. Erika Jackson, Vikings and Dumb Blondes: The Construction of American Discourse on Nordic and Scandinavian Whiteness

1:50 – 2:30 p.m. Kim Fahlstedt, The Swedish Peril! Warner Oland and the Birth of Film Propaganda

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Coffee break

3:00 – 3:40 p.m. Adam Hjorthén, Beyond Family: Swedish-American Genealogy, Business, and Cultural Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century

3:40 – 4:20 p.m. Saniya Ghanoui, An American Myth: Birth Control, Sex Education, and the Creation of the Swedish Sin

4:20 – 4:30 p.m. Concluding remarks by speakers and Dag Blanck

Following each talk will be the opportunity for disucssion with the speakers.

You are welcome to come and go as you are able/interested.

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