In order to preserve the history and accomplishments of its distinguished faculty, the University of California Berkeley Emeriti Association (UCBEA) has begun making video recordings of interviews with individual emeriti.
Researchers use AI – and witchcraft folklore – to map the coronavirus conspiracy theories that have sprung up. Professor Timothy Tangherlini provides insight into the connection between conspiracy theories and folklore in this article in the Guardian.
In an article from USA Today, COVID conspiracy theories involving Bill Gates are compared to a with hunt.
The Department presents a new resource for undergraduate and graduate students: a list of recurring fellowships, grants, and scholarships. Find it under Resources > Fellowships and Grants, or click here.
After working thirty-one years as the Danish Literature Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of Scandinavian, Karin Sanders is retiring! During that time, Karin has poured her heart and soul in our small but mighty department and has done more than anyone else to create a rare intellectual and social milieu. (more…)
The Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the area of Danish Literature and Culture, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. For more information (more…)
Congratulations to Tiffany White for receiving a Fulbright Grant for dissertation research at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies in Reykjavík, Iceland. Additionally, she was awarded the Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Fellowship to aid her research in the academic year 2019-20. Brava Tiffany!
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!
Mark Sandberg, Professor of Norwegian and Film and Media, recently gave a talk on his new book, Ibsen’s Houses: Architectural Metaphor and the Modern Uncanny, at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn, New York.