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"Transatlantic Dreaming" - Sweden and the U.S. since 1850 - A Recorded Talk with Professor Dag Blanck

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Event update:

Today we had planned to facilitate a "live" lecture with Prof. Dag Blanck entitled "Transatlantic Dreaming.'" Unfortunately, due to health considerations, Prof. Blanck will not be able to deliver this lecture remotely from Stockholm.  We regret this and thank you for understanding.

Rather than cancelling and trying to reschedule it, we have located a videotape of a nearly-identical lecture to the one he had planned to deliver today. This lecture was given by Dag several weeks ago for friends of the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. Below you'll find information about how to link up with the taped lecture on the Swenson Center's website - which you can watch at any time you choose.

This lecture will cover Swedish-American relations since 1850, including different types of contacts between the two countries, flows of persons and ideas back and forth across the Atlantic, and how the two countries have understood (and misunderstood) each other.

Dag Blanck grew up in Sollentuna, north of Stockholm. After graduating from a Swedish high school, he received a scholarship to study at Augustana College (through the Sweden-America Foundation in Stockholm).  He graduated after four years from Augustana with a bachelor's degree in history in 1978.

Since then, he has maintained an on-going affiliation with Augustana College as director of the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center since 1985. The Swenson Center is a national library and archives providing resources for the study of Swedish immigration to North America and Swedish-American studies, and supporting genealogy research.

In Sweden, Dag is most closely associated with Uppsala University, where he earned a Ph.D. in history and where he currently serves as Professor of North American Studies and directs the Swedish Institute for North American Studies, or SINAS. As Professor of North American Studies, he teaches courses in American history, politics, and race and ethnicity. SINAS is the only unit in a Swedish university to focus on American studies.

For more information about SINAS, please visit its website at

And for more information about the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research, please visit its website at

Click here to view the recording of Prof. Blanck's "Transatlantic Dreaming" talk thanks to the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center. 

Free for ASI members / $5 non-members

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