Scandinavian Impulses

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"Viking Fighting Moves from the Sagas of Icelanders"
"Witchcraft & the Law in Medieval Scandinavia"
"Give and Take: Negotiating Cultural Politics during the Nazi Occupation of Denmark"
"Norwegian Terrorist Breivik, Music, and Ideological Affiliation"
"Transformations in the Scandinavian Welfare State: Real or Imagined"
"Vengeance and Narrative in Old Scandinavian Literature and Society"
"The Facts and Fiction of Scandinavian Crime Fiction: Investigating and Criticizing"
Jens Lapidus

William Short's lecture & demonstration: "Viking Fighting Moves from the Sagas of Icelanders"

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Hurstwic website

Higgins Armory Museum

Stephen A. Mitchell's lecture: "Witchcraft & the Law in Medieval Scandinavia"

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Stephen A. Mitchell's home page

 

Benjamin Teitelbaum's lecture: "Norwegian Terrorist Breivik, Music, and Ideological Affiliation"

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Benjamin Teitelbaum's home page

"Mördarens idol: Saga från Sverige" Aftonbladet

"Hvit nasjonalist" Dagbladet

"Behring Breivik inspirerad av musik" Dagens Nyheter

"Musik viktig för hans ideologi" Sveriges Radio

"Kan ha brukt musikk som inspirasjon" NRK Radio

Saga's home page

 

Christine Ingebritsen's lecture: "Transformations in the Scandinavian Welfare State: Real or Imagined"

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"Transformations in the Scandinavian Welfare State: Real or Imagined" by Christine Ingebritsen and German & Scandinavian Studies, UMass Amherst is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License

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Professor Christine Ingebritsen's home page

Small States in International Relations

Scandinavia in World Politics

Europeanization and Cultural Identity: Two Worlds of Eco-Capitalism

Globilization, Europeanization, and the End of Scandinavian Social Democracy?

The Nordic States and European Unity

"Norm Entrepreneuers: Scandinavia's Role in World Politics"

 

John Lindow's lecture: "Vengeance and Narrative in Old Scandinavian Literature and Society"

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Professor John Lindow's home page

Norse Mythology: A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs

Swedish Legends and Folktales

Handbook of Norse Mythology

Medieval Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs


Jens Lapidus, attorney and author of Easy Møney

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Jens Lapidus' home page

Salomonsson Agency Profile

Easy Money (Book)

Easy Money (dir. Daniél Espinosa, 2010) (The Swedish Film Database)

Never Screw Up

 

Andrew Nestingen's lecture: "The Facts and Fiction of Scandinavian Crime Fiction: Investigating and Criticizing"

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Professor Andrew Nestingen's home page

University of Helsinki article, "Laconic Humor, Melodrama and the Language of Silence," about Professor Nestingen and his research on film director Aki Kaurismäki

A collection of essays, Scandinavian Crime Fiction (2011), edited by Professor Nestingen

Andrew Nestingen, Crime and Fantasy in Scandinavia: Fiction, Film, and Social Change (2008)

Cinema in a Global North: Nordic Cinema in Transition (2005), edited by Andrew Nestingen and Trevor G. Elkington

Preview at Google Books

Professor Nestingen's collaborative project, MIRG: Moving Image Research Group at the University of Washington

Finnish Studies at the University of Washington

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