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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