Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study 2015 annual conference, May 7-9, 2015

April 29, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015 to Saturday, May 9, 2015
Columbus Ohio (multiple locations)
Finnish Yoik Band, Ulda

The 105th Annual Conference of

The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies

in Columbus, OH

7-9 May 2015

 

In collaboration with:

 

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Ohio State University

The Scandinavian Program and the European Union Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Presidential Theme:

Indigenous Discourses, Methodologies, and Histories

 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

THURSDAY MAY 7

 

7:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Optional excursion to Newark Earthworks of Ohio. Fee includes breakfast buffet, bus transportation to and from the Hilton Columbus Downtown, and docent-led tour. Bus departs from the Hilton’s lobby entrance.

 

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. SASS Executive Council Meeting. Edward Parker Hayden Board Room Hilton Columbus Downtown.

 

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Conference Registration. Hilton Columbus Downtown.

 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Ibsen Society Council Meeting. Edward Parker Hayden Board Room. Hilton Columbus Downtown.

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Society for Historians of Scandinavia (SHS) Executive Meeting. Edward Parker Hayden Board Room. Hilton Columbus Downtown.

 

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Keynote Speech. Elijah Pierce Room B. The Hilton Columbus Downtown

Title: “The Global Futures—and Pasts—of Indigenous Studies”

Speaker: Dr. Chadwick Allen. Professor of English and American Indian Studies. The Ohio State University.

 

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Welcome Reception. Elijah Pierce Room A. The Hilton Columbus Downtown.

Sponsors: The American Scandinavian Foundation and SASS

 

FRIDAY MAY 8

 

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM. Shuttles from Hilton Columbus Downtown to The Ohio Union. Shuttles depart from the Hilton’s lobby entrance.

 

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Conference Registration. The Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room, 2nd Floor.

 

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Book Exhibit. The Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room, 2nd Floor.

 

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. SESSION 1 (concurrent panels). The Ohio Union, 2nd and 3rd Floor.

 

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM. Coffee break. The Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room, 2nd Floor.

 

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM. SESSION 2 (concurrent panels). The Ohio Union, 2nd and 3rd Floor.

 

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM. Lunches. ASTRA, Finnish Scholars, and DANA. The Ohio Union, Lower Level and 2nd Floor.

 

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM. SESSION 3 (concurrent panels). The Ohio Union, 2nd and 3rd Floor.

 

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM. Coffee break. The Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room, 2nd Floor.

 

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. SESSION 4 (concurrent panels). The Ohio Union, 2nd and 3rd Floor.

 

4:45 PM – 6:15 PM: Shuttles from the Ohio Union to The Hilton Columbus Downtown.

 

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM. Roundtable discussion: Indigenous Discourses, Methodologies, and Histories. The Ohio Union, Senate Chamber, 2nd Floor.

Moderator: Tom Dubois (University of Wisconsin)

Participants: Chadwick Allen, The Ohio State University; Harald Gaski (The University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway); Troy Storfjell (Pacific Lutheran University); and Kirsten Thisted (University of Copenhagen)

 

6:00 PM – 6:15 PM. Shuttles from the Ohio Union to The Hilton Columbus Downtown.

 

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Pre-Concert Drinks Reception. The Hilton Columbus Downtown.

Sponsor: The Nordic Heritage Museum.

 

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Concert: Ulda, a Finnish-Sami Yoik Band. Bellows Ballroom. The Hilton Columbus Downtown.

 

SATURDAY MAY 9

 

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM. Shuttles from Hilton Columbus Downtown to The Ohio Union. Shuttles depart from the Hilton’s lobby entrance.

 

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Conference Registration. The Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room, 2nd Floor.

 

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Book Exhibit. The Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions, 2nd Floor.

 

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. SASS Business Meeting. The Ohio Union, Cartoon Room II, 3rd Floor.

 

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. SESSION 5 (concurrent panels). The Ohio Union, 3rd Floor.

 

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Coffee break. The Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room, 2nd Floor.

 

11:15 AM – 12:45 PM. SESSION 6 (concurrent panels). The Ohio Union, 3rd Floor.

 

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM. Lunches. Society of Historians of Scandinavia, NORTANA, and the Women’s Caucus. The Ohio Union, 2nd and 3rd Floor.

 

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM. SESSION 7 (concurrent panels). The Ohio Union, 3rd Floor.

 

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM. Coffee break. The Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room, 2nd Floor.

 

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. SESSION 8 (concurrent panels). The Ohio Union, 3rd Floor.

 

5:30 PM – 5:45 PM. Shuttles from the Ohio Union to The Hilton Columbus Downtown.

 

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cash bar. Elijah Pierce Pre-Function Room. The Hilton Columbus Downtown.

 

7:00 PM – 2:00 AM. Dinner and dance. Music provided by DJ Tim Williams. Elijah Pierce Ballroom. The Hilton Columbus Downtown. 

 

For more information about the conference, as well as a more detailed conference listing, visit the SASS website.

With other questions and issues, please contact the conference organizers Merrill Kaplan (OSU); Julie Allen (Wisconsin); and Anna Stenport (Illinois) at SASSin2015 at gmail.com.

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