Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study

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Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS) is a non-profit membership society. The society aims to advance the study, teaching and research in America of the languages, literature, history, culture and society of the Scandinavian or Nordic countries and to foster closer relationships between people interested in the field of Scandinavian studies. It publishes the quarterly journal Scandinavian Studies (ISSN 0036-5637), which has been published by the University of Illinois Press since 2013. Susan Brantly, professor of Scandinavian Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the current editor.[1] The society also publishes an internal newsletter, SASS News and Notes (ISSN 0891-7477) and arranges an annual conference.

History[edit]

The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS) was founded in 1911. Julius E. Olson from the University of Wisconsin-Madison served as the first President. In the same year, the first SASS conference was held at the University of Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois. No annual meeting was held in 1933 or between 1943 and 1945.[2] In 2003, the society was admitted as a member of the American Council of Learned Societies.[3]

Current Officers[edit]

Past Presidents[edit]

Annual Meetings[edit]

  • 103rd Annual Meeting (2013): San Francisco, CA hosted by the University of California, Berkeley. (Conference website)
  • 102nd Annual Meeting (2012): Salt Lake City, UT hosted by Brigham Young University. (Conference website)
  • 101st Annual Meeting (2011): Chicago, IL hosted by North Park University. (Conference website)
  • 100th Annual Meeting (2010): Seattle, WA hosted by the University of Washington. Held in collaboration with the 22nd Biennial Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies. (Conference website)
  • 99th Annual Meeting (2009): Madison, WI hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (Conference website)
  • 98th Annual Meeting (2008): Fairbanks, AK hosted by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
  • 97th Annual Meeting (2007): Quad Cities, IA-IL hosted by Augustana College.
  • 96th Annual Meeting (2006): Oxford, MS hosted by the University of Mississippi.
  • 95th Annual Meeting (2005): Portland, OR hosted by the Portland State University.
  • 94th Annual Meeting (2004): Redondo Beach hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles and University of California, Berkeley.
  • 93rd Annual Meeting (2003): Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN hosted by the University of Minnesota.
  • 92nd Annual Meeting (2002): Salt Lake City, UT hosted by Brigham Young University.
  • 91st Annual Meeting (2001): Chicago, IL hosted by North Park University.
  • 90th Annual Meeting (2000): Madison, WI hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 89th Annual Meeting (1999): Seattle, WA hosted by the University of Washington.
  • 88th Annual Meeting (1998): Tempe, AZ hosted by the Arizona State University.
  • 87th Annual Meeting (1997): Urbana-Champaign, IL hosted by the University of Illinois.
  • 86th Annual Meeting (1996): Williamsburg, VA hosted by the College of William and Mary.
  • 85th Annual Meeting (1995): Pullman, WA hosted by Washington State University.
  • 84th Annual Meeting (1994): Quad Cities, IA-IL hosted by Augustana College.
  • 83rd Annual Meeting (1993): Austin, TX hosted by the University of Texas, Austin.
  • 82nd Annual Meeting (1992): Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN hosted by the University of Minnesota.
  • 81st Annual Meeting (1991): Amherst, MA hosted by the University of Massachusetts.
  • 80th Annual Meeting (1990): Madison, WI hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 79th Annual Meeting (1989): Salt Lake City, UT hosted by Brigham Young University.
  • 78th Annual Meeting (1988): Eugene, OR hosted by the University of Oregon.
  • 77th Annual Meeting (1987): Columbus, OH hosted by the Ohio State University.
  • 76th Annual Meeting (1986): Decorah, IA hosted by Luther College.
  • 75th Annual Meeting (1985): Urbana-Champaign, IL hosted by the University of Illinois.
  • 74th Annual Meeting (1984): Seattle, WA hosted by the University of Washington.
  • 73rd Annual Meeting (1983): Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN hosted by the University of Minnesota.
  • 72nd Annual Meeting (1982): Nashville, TN hosted by Vanderbilt University.
  • 71st Annual Meeting (1981): Albuquerque, NM hosted by the University of New Mexico.
  • 70th Annual Meeting (1980): Ann Arbor, MI hosted by the University of Michigan.
  • 69th Annual Meeting (1979): Lawrence, KS hosted by the University of Kansas.
  • 68th Annual Meeting (1978): Amherst, MA hosted by the University of Massachusetts.
  • 67th Annual Meeting (1977): Seattle, WA hosted by the University of Washington.
  • 66th Annual Meeting (1976): Austin, TX hosted by the University of Texas, Austin.
  • 65th Annual Meeting (1975): Madison, WI hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 64th Annual Meeting (1974): Washington, DC hosted by George Washington University.
  • 63rd Annual Meeting (1973): Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN hosted by the University of Minnesota.
  • 62nd Annual Meeting (1972): New York, NY hosted by Columbia University.
  • 61st Annual Meeting (1971): Lexington, KY hosted by the University of Kentucky.
  • 60th Annual Meeting (1970): Chicago, IL hosted by the University of Chicago.
  • 59th Annual Meeting (1969): Minneapolis, MN hosted by Augsburg College.
  • 58th Annual Meeting (1968): Berkeley, CA hosted by the University of California, Berkeley.
  • 57th Annual Meeting (1967): Bloomington, IN hosted by Indiana University.
  • 56th Annual Meeting (1966): Madison, WI hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 55th Annual Meeting (1965): New York, NY hosted by Columbia University.
  • 54th Annual Meeting (1964): Los Angeles, CA hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles.
  • 53rd Annual Meeting (1963): Minneapolis, MN hosted by Augsburg College.
  • 52nd Annual Meeting (1962): Seattle, WA hosted by the University of Washington.
  • 51st Annual Meeting (1961): Lincoln, NE hosted by the University of Nebraska.
  • 50th Annual Meeting (1960): Chicago, IL hosted by the University of Chicago.
  • 49th Annual Meeting (1959): Rock Island, IL hosted by Augustana College.
  • 48th Annual Meeting (1958): Berkeley, CA hosted by the University of California, Berkeley.
  • 47th Annual Meeting (1957): Chicago, IL hosted by North Park University.
  • 46th Annual Meeting (1956): Lawrence, KS hosted by the University of Kansas.
  • 45th Annual Meeting (1955): Williamsburg, VA hosted by the College of William and Mary.
  • 44th Annual Meeting (1954): Rock Island, IL hosted by Augustana College.
  • 43rd Annual Meeting (1953): Lincoln, NE hosted by the University of Nebraska.
  • 42nd Annual Meeting (1952): Decorah, IA hosted by Luther College.
  • 41st Annual Meeting (1951): Chicago, IL hosted by North Park University.
  • 40th Annual Meeting (1950): Northfield, MN hosted by St. Olaf College.
  • 39th Annual Meeting (1949): East Orange, NJ hosted by Upsala College.
  • 38th Annual Meeting (1948): Grand Forks, ND hosted by the University of North Dakota.
  • 37th Annual Meeting (1947): Chicago, IL hosted by the University of Chicago.
  • 36th Annual Meeting (1946): Lindsborg, KS hosted by the Bethany College.
  • No annual meetings held between 1943 and 1945
  • 32nd Annual Meeting (1942): Blair, NE hosted by Dana College.
  • 31st Annual Meeting (1941): Chicago, IL hosted by North Park University.
  • 30th Annual Meeting (1940): Northfield, MN hosted by St. Olaf College
  • 29th Annual Meeting (1939): Rock Island, IL hosted by Augustana College.
  • 28th Annual Meeting (1938): Madison, WI hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 27th Annual Meeting (1937): Lincoln, NE hosted by the University of Nebraska.
  • 26th Annual Meeting (1936): Chicago, IL hosted by the University of Chicago.
  • 25th Annual Meeting (1935): Decorah, IA hosted by Luther College.
  • 24th Annual Meeting (1934): Minneapolis, MN hosted by Augsburg College.
  • No annual meeting held in 1933
  • 22nd Annual Meeting (1932): Evanston, IL hosted by Northwestern University.
  • 21st Annual Meeting (1931): Rock Island, IL hosted by Augustana College.
  • 20th Annual Meeting (1930): Ann Arbor, MI hosted by the University of Michigan.
  • 19th Annual Meeting (1929): Northfield, MN hosted by St. Olaf College.
  • 18th Annual Meeting (1928): Chicago, IL hosted by the University of Chicago
  • 17th Annual Meeting (1927): Madison, WI hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 16th Annual Meeting (1926): Minneapolis, MN hosted by the University of Minnesota.
  • 15th Annual Meeting (1925): Chicago, IL hosted by the University of Chicago.
  • 14th Annual Meeting (1924): Urbana, IL hosted by the University of Illinois.
  • 13th Annual Meeting (1923): Iowa City, IA hosted by the University of Iowa.
  • 12th Annual Meeting (1922): Chicago, IL hosted by Chicago Svenska Klubben
  • 11th Annual Meeting (1921): Northfield, MN hosted by St. Olaf College
  • 10th Annual Meeting (1920): St. Peter, MN hosted by Gustavus Adolphus College
  • 9th Annual Meeting (1919): Chicago, IL hosted by Chicago Norske Klub
  • 8th Annual Meeting (1918): Chicago, IL hosted by University of Chicago
  • 7th Annual Meeting (1917): Minneapolis, MN hosted by University of Minnesota
  • 6th Annual Meeting (1916): Madison, WI hosted by University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 5th Annual Meeting (1915): Evanston, IL hosted by Northwestern University
  • 4th Annual Meeting (1914): Minneapolis, MN hosted by University of Minnesota
  • 3rd Annual Meeting (1913): Rock Island, IL hosted by Augustana College
  • 2nd Annual Meeting (1912): Evanston, IL hosted by Northwestern University
  • 1st Annual Meeting (1911): Chicago, IL hosted by University of Chicago[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "UI Press | Journals | Scandinavian Studies", Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "SASS 2011 - A Century of Scholarship: Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, Conference Program", 28-30 April, 2011.
  3. ^ "Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study", Retrieved 25 May 2013.

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