Nordic Spirit Symposium

This page contains information about a past Nordic Spirit Symposium and serves as an example of what you might see at future Symposium.

February 5–6, 2021

You are invited to the 2021 Nordic Spirit Symposium, Nordic Spirit Classics, Feb. 5 & 6.

We plan a virtual symposium bringing you some of the best presentations from the early Nordic Spirit years, including Dr. Richard Hall, Vikings in England; Dr. Steven Koblik, Scandinavia during WWII; and Prof. H. Arnold Barton, Scandinavian Immigrants to America.

For access information please contact nordicspiritclassics@gmail.com

The program for the Feb. 5 & 6, 2021 virtual symposium:

FRIDAY FEB. 5, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PST

VIKINGS AND GRIEG

From the 2000 Nordic Spirit Symposium

Lecture, “The Viking Dig: Unearthing the Viking Age City of York.”

Dr. Richard Hall, former director, Jorvik Viking Centre


Performance, “The Piano Music of Edvard Grieg.”

Dr. Dorothy Schechter, Prof. Em., California Lutheran University


SATURDAY FEB. 6, 2021, 9:30 AM – 11:45 AM PST

THE NORTHERN FRONT: SCANDINAVIA IN WORLD WAR 2.

NEUTRALITY, OCCUPATION AND RESISTANCE.

From the 2003 and 2004 Nordic Spirit Symposia

Lecture, “The Would-Be Neutrals: Scandinavia in World War II.”

Dr. Steven S. Koblik, diplomatic historian, former president, Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens


Lecture, “Norwegian War Sailors Fight In and After the Second World War.”

Magne Misje, former National Broadcasting Corporation radio and TV producer, Norway


SATURDAY FEB. 6, 2021, 1:00 PM  – 3:15 PM PST

SCANDINAVIAN IMMIGRANTS: BUILDERS OF NATIONS.

From the 2002 Nordic Spirit Symposium

Lecture, “Nordic Migration to America, 1825 – 1925.”

Prof. Em. H. Arnold Barton, Southern Illinois University


Lecture, “From Döderhult to Decorah: Scandinavian Figure Carving and Folk Art’s Migration to the New World.”

Prof. Harley Refsal, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa


All times are Pacific Standard.

Participation is free.

For access information please contact nordicspiritclassics@gmail.com


The organizers reserve the right to make any changes that may be necessary.