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  Scandinavian Glass from the Glass Encyclopedia
Scandinavian Glass was not widely known until the 1920's, when glass designers, especially in Sweden started a movement to bring high design standards to mass-produced glassware.
All four Scandinavian countries benefited commercially and industrially by their neutrality during the two world wars, and their glassworks evolved beautiful harmonious designs at a time when little was happening in the glassworks of Europe.
If you are looking for Scandinavian glass you can usually find items on offer on ebay - click here to see the current list of Orrefors glass offered on ebay, and - click here to see Flygsfors glass.
www.glassencyclopedia.com /Scandinavianglass.html   (612 words)

 Scandinavian Studies (University of Alberta): Programs
Scandinavian 410 is normally required for all students with a major subject of concentration in Scandinavian and is strongly recommended as pre- or co-requisite for all students in senior Scandinavian literature courses at the 400-level.
For Scandinavian as the minor concentration, the Department requires Danish 211 and 212, Norwegian 211 and 212 or Swedish 211 and 212 plus *6 at the 300- or 400- level.
For the Scandinavian component, the required courses are the same as for the major in Scandinavian.
www.arts.ualberta.ca /~scand/programs.htm   (545 words)

 DEPARTMENT OF SCANDINAVIAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Although, taken singly, the Scandinavian countries are relatively small in population (Sweden at 8.5 million; Denmark at 5 million; Norway at 4 million; Iceland at 250,000), they form as a whole a common linguistic and cultural community of some size.
Admissions are recommended by the Department of Scandinavian to the Dean of the Graduate Division and are subject to limitations on the number of annual admissions to the Department set by the Division.
Courses in Scandinavian literature and culture, ancient and modern, are taught in English.
ls.berkeley.edu /dept/scandinavian/graduate/grad.program.SC.04.htm   (4256 words)

The Scandinavian experience from the Viking Age to the present day; the background for contemporary Scandinavian democracy, with major emphasis on the cultural, political, and religious development of the Scandinavian countries.
Scandinavian history from the Viking Age to 1720, with an emphasis on the political, social, and economic development of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.
Scandinavian history from the Enlightenment to the Welfare State with emphasis on the political, social, and economic development of the modern Scandinavian nations of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland.
www.washington.edu /students/crscat/scand.html   (1955 words)

 Scandinavian Studies
The approach to Scandinavian Studies is inter-Scandinavian: students are required to be fluent in one language of Norden and specialize in that language, but a thorough knowledge of Scandinavian culture is required.
The department of Scandinavian Studies is the oldest such department in the Americas, tracing its roots to the year 1875.
Applicants are expected to have preparation equivalent to an undergraduate major in Scandinavian Studies at UW-Madison, and must either have taken three years of a Scandinavian language or must demonstrate (by examination) equivalent competence in one Scandinavian language or Finnish.
www.wisc.edu /pubs/home/archives/gopher/grad94/00000249.html   (1215 words)

 History of the Department of Scandinavian Studies
The Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the oldest such department in the country.
Scandinavian settlers began to arrive in Wisconsin in the early 1840's, and already in 1853 one of their pioneer newspapers suggested the possibility of establishing a chair in Scandinavian Studies at the State University in Madison.
It was n ot until 1869, however, that the University appointed its first instructor in Scandinavian languages, Rasmus B. Anderson, who in 1875 went on to become the department's first Professor.
scandinavian.wisc.edu /information/history.html   (610 words)

 Scandinavian Studies
Scandinavian studies is concerned with the study of languages, literature, history, politics, and cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Graduates of the Scandinavian studies program have the qualifications to embark on careers that require skills in the interpretation of information in various media, critical analysis, and effective communication and to continue in graduate programs and professional schools that value an international perspective.
An emphasis on Scandinavian area studies includes the study of Scandinavian folklore, mythology, history, politics, society, and Baltic studies, with an emphasis in one of these areas.
www.washington.edu /students/gencat/academic/scandinavian.html   (1015 words)

 Scandinavian Studies
NOTE: Three years of a Scandinavian language is required of all students entering the graduate program, and both Scandinavian Linguistics and Old Norse are required courses in that program.
Students wishing to graduate in Scandinavian Studies with honors are required to take 9 credits (not in honors) in advance of 251-252, 261-262, or 271-272, plus a Senior Honors Thesis of 6 honors credits (681-682).
Scandinavian culture in its widest aspects, including present-day trends and problems, given cooperatively by staff members.
www.wisc.edu /pubs/home/archives/gopher/lettsci94/00000162.html   (1314 words)

 Scandinavian Lodge
The Scandinavian Lodge is close to shopping, dining, entertainment and numerous points of interest.
Scandinavian Lodge’s unique setting can accommodate a variety of needs from a romantic and peaceful getaway for two to a serene and spacious place for family and friends to gather.
This is a lovely place for honeymoons, family vacations and reunions, or just a place to spend special time with friends.
www.scandlodge.com   (91 words)

 Scandinavian East Coast Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Scandinavian population in New York City initially was urban or became urban.
The contributions to the community, made by the Scandinavian element in New York, have been hidden under a bushel, because of lack of records, statistics and definite information concerning our life activities." The establishment of The Scandinavian East Coast Museum, formerly the Norwegian American Collection in Brooklyn, in December 1996, has ended this void.
They are no longer comprised of only Scandinavians but have broadened their base to include new immigrant groups and neighbors.
scandinavian-museum.org /about/about.htm   (664 words)

 Immigration...Scandinavian: Scandinavian America
As Scandinavian immigrants arrived in the U.S., they brought a diverse group of native languages with them, and they quickly established institutions to nurture and promote their linguistic heritage.
Most of the schools founded by new Scandinavian immigrants were operated by churches and other religious institutions, and a significant percentage of all Scandinavian-language publishing was religious in nature, often sponsored or directly owned by Lutheran synods.
From the 1840s on, Scandinavian immigrants were well represented in the movement for the abolition of slavery, and with the onset of the Civil War volunteered in great numbers to fight, overwhelmingly for the Union.
lcweb2.loc.gov /learn/features/immig/scandinavian7.html   (947 words)

 Scandinavian Airlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Scandinavian Airlines will be the first airline to allow the use of some mobile phone functions during flight.
In the so-called flight-safe mode, the mobile phone is switched on without sending or receiving signals and won’t therefore affect flight security.
Scandinavian Airlines plans to become the first airline in 2004 to offer Internet connection on board intercontinental flights.
www.scandinavian.net /EC/Appl/Core/Templ/PRView/0,3463,SO=0&CID=722531&MKT=GB,00.html   (281 words)

 Scandinavian Feasts
Scandinavian Feasts features the cuisine of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, and it includes menus made up of a bounty of appetizers, drinks, smorgasbord, meats, fish, soups, vegetables, desserts, and baked goods.
During the long, dark Scandinavian winter, the meals tend to be hearty and substantial.
Scandinavian Feasts is sure to delight enthusiasts of Scandinavian culture and lovers of fine food everywhere.
www.upress.umn.edu /Books/O/ojakangas_feasts.html   (368 words)

 ORB -- Secondary Sources For Medieval Scandnavia
So Medieval Scandinavian studies are both broader and more limited in scope than those of France, England, Germany, or Ireland.
Scandinavian interest in the diplomatic material began in the well before the eighteenth century.
Medieval Scandinavian studies, like the Scandinavian nations, have a tradition of separate trends sometimes allied but often distinct from the more commonly studied areas of England, France, Germany, and Italy.
www.the-orb.net /encyclop/early/pre1000/scanbib2.html   (3322 words)

 Nordic Culture > Scandinavian and Nordic - Scandinavica.com
Although in the rest of the world the words "Scandinavian" and "Nordic" are happily used in similar manner and are interchangeable, in northern Europe they are not.
Geographically speaking, the Scandinavian peninsula is a territory shared by Norway, Sweden and northern Finland.
Half of Greenland's historical and cultural heritage is Scandinavian and therefore these strong ties often bring Greenland together with the Nordic countries.
www.scandinavica.com /culture/society/nordic.htm   (710 words)

 Scandinavian Turning Dance I Classes I Scandia Camp Mendocino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
I teach Scandinavian turning dance, international folk dance, adults and children, folk crafts, culture workshops, costumes workshops, teaching techniques and more.
We have a basics class, social Scandinavian dancing, snacks and an intermediate class during each class meeting.
A great source for information about Norwegian (and Scandinavian) music and dance classes, events, resources, etc. with links to numerous wonderful and informative sites around the USA and in Scandinavia is the HFAA or Hardanger Fiddle Association of America site.
members.aol.com /DancingRoo   (899 words)

 Tracing Scandinavian Latter Day Saints
A Brief History of the Scandinavian Mission provides an overview while the articles Mormon Influence on Scandinavian Settlement in Nebraska and Scandinavians to Zion: From the Old World to the New World provide more details on some migration patterns.
Another resource that details church and emigration records is the Scandinavian LDS Records page and it can be useful if you don't find your ancestor on the Emigration from LDS Scandinavian Mission page.
The Scandinavian Emigrant Ship Companies page lists these major companies with film numbers for LDS and US rosters, which you can then verify that your ancestor was on that ship.
www.xmission.com /~nelsonb/scand.htm   (1280 words)

 Why Study Scandinavian Studies?
A Scandinavian Studies major indicates that you have mastered a foreign language - an asset in a global economy.
Scandinavian literature spans centuries and is of a very high quality.
You can do virtually anything with a Scandinavian Major that you could do with any other major in the humanities, such as English or History.
scandinavian.wisc.edu /information/why.html   (223 words)

 GSD: German & Scandinavian Studies Ph.D. Requirements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Students who have not yet completed the equivalent of a Germanic Medieval Studies course are required to take one course in that area in their Ph.D. program.
Students should have native or near-native fluency in German and one Scandinavian language; students who also read at least two other Scandinavian languages with fluency are preferred.
For Scandinavian Emphasis: 3 credits (1 course) from each of the Scandinavian groups plus 3 credits (an additional course) from any of them and 9 credits (3 courses) from the German list.
www.folwell.umn.edu /gsd/grad/gs_phd.html   (408 words)

 Scandinavian Fest
The NJ Convention Center at the Raritan Center, Edison, NJ Scandinavian Fest invites you to an all day celebration of the culture, history and ethnic variety of the Nordic area - Denmark with Faeroe Islands and Greenland, Estonia, Finland with Åland, Iceland, Norway, Sapmi and Sweden with Scania.
Scandinavian Fest is a not for profit event to celebrate and promote the cultures, histories and current life of the Nordic area countries.
If you would enjoy the satisfaction of helping to produce the largest Nordic event in the East, and possibly the country, please consider volunteering your help on the day of the fest.
www.scanfest.org   (214 words)

 Scandinavian | Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In 1944 the California Chapter of the American-Scandinavian Foundation undertook to raise funds sufficient to finance a program of study in Scandinavian languages and literatures.
It is thanks to the efforts of Professor Goodspeed (President of the Chapter), Dean Voorhies, and Chief Accounting Officer Lundberg (all of UC Berkeley) and to the financial contributions of Carl M. Friden, President of Friden Calculating Machine Company and Fritz O. Fernström, President of Fernstrom Paper Mills, that $15,000.00 was raised.
Today, the UC-Berkeley department is one of only three independent Scandinavian departments in the United States, with faculty positions in Old Norse, Folklore, and modern Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian, lecturers in Finnish and language coordination and instruction, and graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Scandinavian language, history, culture, and literature.
ls.berkeley.edu /dept/scandinavian/resources/history.html   (298 words)

 Dannevirke Scandinavian Club - Home Page
Dannevirke, in Southern Hawkes Bay, is located in what was once known as the 'Seventy Mile Bush.' In the 1870s, this district was the heartland of Scandinavian settlement in New Zealand.
Three of the country's original Scandinavian settlements (Dannevirke, Norsewood and Eketahuna) are in Tararua District, while two others, Mauriceville and Makaretu are nearby in Wairarapa and Central Hawkes Bay Districts respectively, while the sixth, the city of Palmerston North, is across the Ranges in Manawatu.
The towns of Dannevirke and Norsewood now actively promote their Scandinavian heritage, and the club is part of this ongoing connection.
www.geocities.com /scandannevirke   (166 words)

 Scandinavica.com - The Nordic Community Online
Scandinavian folk bands Garmarna, Frigg, Hoven Droven and Väsen will be playing in NYC at the Satalla's Nordic Voices Festival...
The Finnish town of Savonlinna becomes every year the capital of the newest sport to come from the land of mobile phones: Mobile Phone Throwing...
Here you will find a selection of the best courses, grammars and dictionaries to help you to learn your next language.
www.scandinavica.com   (496 words)

 Scandinavian Studies/DEGREES/MSU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
You can complete a major or a minor in the Scandinavian Studies Program, which is an interdisciplinary program involving MSU departments and programs in four colleges of the university: the Colleges of Arts and Humanities; Business; Science, Engineering and Technology; and Social and Behavioral Sciences.
We recommend that you combine a Scandinavian Studies major or minor with studies in fields such as international business, international relations, modern languages, political science, or social work.
If you are interested in focusing on Scandinavian languages and literature, you may choose to major in Scandinavian Studies, but we also strongly encourage you to pursue a second major in another B.A. program or even two minors that will complement your interdisciplinary studies.
www.mnsu.edu /modernlang/scandegrees.html   (336 words)

The Scandinavian collections in the British Library represent one of the largest and richest collections of books published in the Scandinavian countries outside Scandinavia itself.
One of its strengths is that it brings together in one place a range of Scandinavian books that one would otherwise have to visit several Scandinavian countries to find.
The aim of the Scandinavian Section is to build on this richness by acquiring and making available research-level publications in the humanities and social sciences from all five Scandinavian countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and also to provide information for specialist enquiries about these collections.
www.bl.uk /collections/westeuropean/scandinavian.html   (140 words)

 ScanSelect - Finest Quality Scandinavian Foods and Gifts
Scandinavian Specialties (the leader in Scandinavian foods and imports) first opened its doors in April of 1962 under the name of Norwegian Sausage Company.
With the move we were also able to expand our Scandinavian gift items, books, CDs, etc., and have a large selection.
If there are items you are interested in that you cannot find on our web site, please feel free to send us an e-mail at foods@scanspecialties.com and we will try to add those to our list of products.
www.scanspecialties.com   (222 words)

 Junction City Oregon's Scandinavian Festival Homepage
ince 1961, the people of Junction City Oregon have been celebrating their rich Scandinavian heritage by transforming the downtown area into a charming old world town.
Offering cultural entertainment and activities in the authentic Scandinavian spirit, this four day event pays homage to the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland.
Colorful costumes are highlighted during the fashion show, and storytellers and actors bring to life the tales of Hans Christian Andersen; and the ever-popular folk dancers are commonly caught with both feet off the ground.
www.scandinavianfestival.com   (265 words)

 SM3CER Contest Service/Rules - The 47th SCANDINAVIAN ACTIVITY CONTEST 2005 - (General Rules for Non-Scandinavians)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The aims of the contest are to promote amateur radio activity within Scandinavia as well as to encourage amateur radio communications between Scandinavian and non-Scandinavian amateur radio stations.
All other legal prefixes according to the ITU definition of Scandinavian prefixes are good for the contest and multipliers as well.
NON-EUROPEAN stations credit their logs with one (1) point for every Scandinavian QSO on 14, 21 and 28 MHz and with three (3) points for complete QSO on 3.5 and 7 MHz bands.
www.sk3bg.se /contest/sacnsc.htm   (1534 words)

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