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Annual Meeting for The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies (SASS)
May 2 - May 4
The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies will hold its annual academic conference in Madison from May 2nd through May 4th. Each year the conference draws hundreds of presenters from various parts of the world, particularly the Nordic region, Europe, Canada, and the United States.
The conference theme “Closing the Frontiers?” is highly relevant when dealing with contemporary Scandinavia. Frontiers are borders – real and imagined, present and historical. Scandinavia, like the United States, is a place where previously open borders have started to close. This holds not only to those trying to enter as immigrants or refugees, but also to those wishing to move within the once open Nordic region. “Closing the Frontiers” raises the question of what and whom to include when talking about Scandinavia – today and in the past. The question mark in the title indicates our openness to explore all aspects of the theme from all angles, encouraging a dynamic interdisciplinary discussion.
Please note: Membership in SASS is required to attend.
European studies is proud to co-sponsor the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies as a Bronze Donor