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Monday, September 26, 2016

Odin and Christ: The Conversion of Scandinavia in a Comparative Perspective

Lecture | September 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall


Maths Bertell, Mid Sweden University

Department of Scandinavian


A talk by Maths Bertell, Visiting Professor in the Department of Scandinavian and Senior Lecturer at Mid Sweden University.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What were they Fighting For?: German Mentalities in the Second World War

Lecture | September 27 | 4 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall | Note change in time


Nick Stargardt, Professor of History, University of Oxford

Institute of European Studies

Monday, October 3, 2016

Book Talk: Josephine Klougart

Lecture | October 3 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Josefine Klougart

Department of Scandinavian


Join the Department of Scandinavian and ScanGrads for a talk by Danish author Josefine Klougart.

Josefine Klougart has been hailed as one of Denmark’s greatest contemporary writers. She is the first Danish author ever to have two of her first three books nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize, and has been compared to Joan Didion, Anne Carson, and Virginia Woolf.

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Paganism Past

Conference/Symposium | October 29 – 31, 2016 every day | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 370 Durant Hall


Department of Scandinavian


What happens to a religious system when it becomes a part of the past instead of the present? What are the interpretive models used to understand the religious traditions one has turned from? How do we explain the continued survival and relevance of myths? These and related questions will be discussed at the two-day conference Paganism Past.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Paganism Past

Conference/Symposium | October 29 – 31, 2016 every day | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 370 Durant Hall


Department of Scandinavian


What happens to a religious system when it becomes a part of the past instead of the present? What are the interpretive models used to understand the religious traditions one has turned from? How do we explain the continued survival and relevance of myths? These and related questions will be discussed at the two-day conference Paganism Past.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Paganism Past

Conference/Symposium | October 29 – 31, 2016 every day | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 370 Durant Hall


Department of Scandinavian


What happens to a religious system when it becomes a part of the past instead of the present? What are the interpretive models used to understand the religious traditions one has turned from? How do we explain the continued survival and relevance of myths? These and related questions will be discussed at the two-day conference Paganism Past.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Music and Work

Lecture | November 3 | 4 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel


2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Celia Applegate, William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair of History; Professor of History; Associate Chair, Department of History, Vanderbilt University

Institute of European Studies


The history of music intertwines with the history of work in ways that reveal remarkable affinities between "homo faber" and "homo ludens," between the working man and the playing man. This lecture considers the broad outlines of these intertwined histories. It focuses especially on Germany in the half-century before the Great War, when the nature of music's relationship to work--and work to...   More >