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Global REM: Commemorating Presence: Sweden, The United States, and The Making of Entangled Histories

Date: 05/07/2013

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: 308 Elmer L. Andersen Library

Cost: Free


Join us for a Global REM (Race, Ethnicity, and Migration) talk by Adam Hjorthén, Visiting Scholar, Sweden America Foundation and American Scandinavian Foundation Fellow. Hjorthén's talk is entitled "Commemorating Presence: Sweden, The United States, and The Making of Entangled Histories." This talk will focus on commemorations of immigration and colonization celebrated jointly by several groups in Sweden and the United States. Special attention will be paid to the 1938 New Sweden Tercentenary and the 1948 Swedish Pioneer Centennial. Having predominantly been of interest to Swedish-Americans during the 19th century, this history was from the 1920s appropriated by a wider array of actors. The talk will probe the ways in which circulations of history were entangled across national, regional, and ethnic borders in the commemorations.

The Immigration History Research Center's Global Race, Ethnicity, and Migration series is an interdisciplinary program which features the cutting-edge scholarship of faculty and advanced graduate students as part of the research center's mission.

Bring a bag lunch; beverages will be provided.





  • Name: Immigration History Research Center
  • E-mail: ihrc@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Immigration History Research Center, IHRCA

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact The Immigration History Research Center at 612-625-4800.

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