Emeritus Professor Roland Thorstensson to speak at ASI

Posted on March 5th, 2013 by

rolandASI Forum ― “In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun: Introducing the Sami of the Nordic North”

Gustavus Professor Emeritus of Scandinavian Studies Roland Thorstensson will be the featured lecturer for the March American Swedish Institute Forum. On March 27 he will present a multimedia program on the Sami, an indigenous people living in the northern parts of Norway, Sweden, and Finland and on the Kola Peninsula in Russia. The program will look at the Sami and Sami culture in a broad sense, but with a focus on conditions, circumstances, and “realities” in Samiland during the last three-four decades.

The Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. on March 27 at the American Swedish Institute (2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis). Forum presentations are included with museum admission. Reservations for this event are encouraged but not mandatory; call 612-871-4907.


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