History of Sweden in Europe and the WorldSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course focuses on Sweden’s historical relationships to the Baltic region, Europe, and the U.S. We look at the Great Power Era, the poverty and mass emigration of the 19th century, the inter-war Middle Way, World War II, and, finally, the post-war era. With emphasis on post-1989 Sweden and Europe, we examine Sweden’s international profile and power, which influences Sweden’s national identity and future.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
International Relations


Steffen Werther

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary History at Södertörn University, with a PhD in Modern History from Stockholm University (2012) and an MA in political science from Oldenburg University (2004). Research interests include WWII, German-Scandinavian relations, scientific racism, far right memory politics, veteran studies, and the history of humanitarianism. Publications include Humanitarianism in the Modern World (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and Waffen-SS veterans and their sites of memory today (in: The Waffen-SS - A European History, Oxford University Press 2017). With DIS since 2021.  

Michal Salamonik

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Department of History, Södertörn University, 2017). M.A. (History, specialization Scandinavian History, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, 2010). Assistant professor at the Department of History at Södertörn University (2017-current). Fields of research interest include Early Modern media and international merchant networks; sustainable development in higher education as well as history and future of the Arctic. With DIS since 2021.