Rasmus Bjørn Andersen: The Hub of Norwegian-American Cultural Life" with Dr. Susan Brantly
Rasmus Bjørn Anderson was born on a farm in Southern Wisconsin on January 12, 1846. He became the first professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin in 1875, thereby establishing the UW Department of Scandinavian Studies as the oldest in the nation. He served in this position until 1883, when he was appointed as minister to Denmark by President Grover Cleveland. When he returned from Europe, he took over as editor for Amerika, a Norwegian-American newspaper, which he ran for twenty-four years. Our presenter, Susan Brantly is a Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin, where she has held a position since 1987. Professor Brantly was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award and in she received the U.W. System Alliant Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013.
Rasmus Bjørn Andersen: The Hub of Nor...
Date and Time
Saturday Oct 2, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
October 2, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Here is the registration link for this virtual presentation: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DPcKSmNnTYKZL15SOb9GWQ Hosted by Livsreise Norwegian Heritage Center Online via Zoom