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 it in San Francisco in 2013. For more information on the annual conference, including past and future sites and programs, click here.

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