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German & Scandinavian Studies, Deparment of Languages and Literatures


Jon Berndt Olsen

Adjunct Assistant Professor of German & Scandinavian Studies
Assistant Professor of History

Contact Information

Location: Herter Hall 609
Phone: (413) 545-6767
Email: jon[at]


Research Interests

East Germany, Post-1945 Germany, Collective Memory & Historical Consciousness, Public History, Museums, Cultural History, Diplomatic History, History & Literature

Relevant Links

Waldsee (Concordia Language Villages)


Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., Georgetown University
B.A., St. Olaf College

Current and Recent Courses

History 101 Western Thought since 1600
History 393N Germany since 1945
History 693B Digital History
History 693J Comparative Memory