The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS) is the leading academic society in North America promoting the study of Nordic languages, literatures, history, art, music, and other area-studies topics. SASS hosts an interdisciplinary conference on these topics every spring that is attended by several hundred scholars from North America and Scandinavia. The UCB Department of Scandinavian faculty and graduate students typically show a strong attendance at that conference and hosted the conference in San Francisco in 2013.

Upcoming SASS conferences will be held in:

Columbus May 7-9, 2015

New Orleans April 28-30, 2016

SASS also has editorial responsibility for the peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal Scandinavian Studies, published by the University of Illinois Press.