News Archive

Congratulations, Ida!

Congratulations to Ida Johnson for winning this year’s Birgit Baldwin Fellowship to support her dissertation research on “The Barn and the Beast: The Queerness of Child-Animal Figurations in Scandinavian Literature and Culture.” Impressively, Ida was also slated for (but had to defer) an award from the American Scandinavian Foundation (ASF). Hjertelig tillykke!

Congratulations, Rosie!

We are happy to announce that Rosie Taylor is this year’s recipient of the Department’s Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. Congratulations to Rosie.

Arts Research Center Fellows

Professor Karin Sanders and Scandinavian graduate student Zachary Blinkinsop have been awarded a 2018 ARC fellowship to advance interdisciplinary research in the arts at UC Berkeley!

Sibelius 150 Jubilee in the Bay Area

In celebration of the 150th birthday of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Finlandia Foundation is co-presenting concerts and symposia, starting November 1. (more…)

Congratulations, Christian!

Congratulations to graduate student Christian Gullette, who has been awarded the SASS Aurora Borealis Prize for Languages and Literatures for his presentation at the 2014 SASS conference at Yale University. (more…)

Congratulations, Ben Bigelow!

The Birgit Baldwin Fellowship, administered by the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study,  has been awarded to our graduate student Ben Bigelow for the academic year 2015-16. (more…)


Each of the first-year language courses in the department is now listed under the name of the individual language in the Online Schedule of Classes for Fall 2015, i.e. Danish 1A, Finnish 1A, Icelandic 1A, Norwegian 1A, and Swedish 1A. The old numbering system using “Scandinavian 1-4A” has been retired.