The Department of Scandinavian Studies, established in 1875, is the oldest such department in North America.
It offers comprehensive study of the language, literature, and culture of the Nordic countries at undergraduate and graduate levels.
Courses include: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Old Norse-Icelandic language; Scandinavian linguistics, Scandinavian literature, Old Norse-Icelandic literature; and Scandinavian folklore.
Eighty high school students from 20 schools around the state had the chance to speak (and sing) in 10 different languages at the inaugural Wisconsin Global Youth Summit on Feb. 23 at Union South. The day focused on what high school students can do to bring international elements into their schools. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Language [...]
A group of UW-Madison students and faculty have received 2012-13 grants from the Fulbright Program, the country’s flagship program for international educational exchange. Of the 21 recipients from UW-Madison, all but three are from the College of Letters & Science. Thirteen L&S students have won fellowships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program; three graduate students in L&S [...]
The College of Letters & Science is proud to announce that to the seven L&S professors received 2012 Kellett Mid-Career Awards. The Kellett award, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), recognizes outstanding mid-career faculty members who are five to 20 years past the first promotion to a tenured position. Each winner, chosen by [...]
Congratulations to Professor Tom DuBois of the Scandinavian Studies Department, who will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Umeå in Sweden.
On Tuesday, April 5 at 7pm the Scandinavian Department will host John-Henri Holmberg, a personal friend of Stieg Larsson, author of the acclaimed Millennium Trilogy featuring the “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”.
Riddarasögur (Sagas of Knights) is a term used to designate a group of Old Norse-Icelandic prose texts from the 13th Century, many preserved in late Icelandic manuscripts. The texts are either based directly on extant Old French texts (usually romances or epics) or original compositions, and are finally beginning to receive impartial scholarly attention from [...]
The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia(CREECA) and theDepartment of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host the Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) this summer: June 14-August 6, 2010.
The Scandinavian Studies Department Newsletter is now available.
The Department of Scandinavian Studies is proud to have a visiting Fulbright Scholar on campus this year.
The Department of Scandinavian Studies and CES welcomed more than 200 participants to the 99th Annual Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS) conference in late April.
The Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA) and the Department of Scandinavian Studies launched the 2009 Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) on June 15, 2009.