In this course, we focus on the body of experiences related to the historical process of immigration, past and present, starting in the 19th century among the Scandinavians. Issues of homeland, emigration, immigration, settlement, language, identity, traditions, values, culture, and politics as expressed in texts and historical research, constitute the basics of this course. The histories of the Scandinavian groups are studied using a selection of scholarly studies on immigration and ethnicity in order to familiarize the students with historical methods.
Ph.D., Older Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, 2006. Senior Lecturer in Swedish in the department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota since 2005. The role of women in medieval Scandinavia is the focus of Dr. Norrman’s research, with special emphasis on the use of weaving as a means of communication. She is the author of Viking Women: Narrative Roles in Woven Tapestries (2008). She has also published articles on women, storytelling and weaving in Viking Age Scandinavia and Classical Greece. With DIS from 2018.