THE NORWEGIAN AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN SEMINAR XI
The Norwegian-American Experience in a Multicultural Context
Decorah, Iowa, USA
June 14–17, 2011
The eleventh seminar of the Norwegian-American Historical Association, Norway Chapter, entitled “Migrant Journeys: The Norwegian-American Experience in a Multicultural Context" will be held on June 14–17, 2011, at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, USA. As its title suggests, the seminar welcomes a wide range of topics within Norwegian-American studies. We are particularly interested in papers on subjects related to emigration / immigration and the experience of the migrant in relation to the ethnic group, the host culture, and other ethnic cultures.
NAHA-Norway encourages seminar contributions based on many academic traditions. Topics related to literary, linguistic, and religious studies, to history, social science, fine and folk arts, and cultural studies—as well as multi- and interdisciplinary approaches—are appropriate. NAHA-Norway also emphasizes the need to see Norwegian-American Studies in the context of international migration and ethnic studies in general. Presentations may be delivered in English or Norwegian and, except for invited lecturers, should not exceed twenty minutes. We require an abstract in English for all presentations, including those held in Norwegian.
Prospective speakers are invited to submit a half-page proposal and a one-page CV to NAHA-Norway Chair Terje Hasle Joranger, Haslebråten, 2933 Reinli (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Board Member David C. Mauk, Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, P.O. Box 1003 Blindern, University of Oslo, NO-0315 Oslo (email@example.com), by December 31, 2010. For further information please contact Terje H. Joranger or David C. Mauk.
Those who wish to attend the seminar without giving a paper should also notify NAHA-Norway Chair Knut Djupedal or Terje Hasle Joranger at the above addresses to receive information (program, travel, accommodations, registration).