Livsreise to host virtual presentation on Norwegian-American cultural mediator October 2 | Community


The life of Rasmus Bjørn Anderson, a native of Dane County in the 1800s and the son of Norwegian immigrants, will be on display during a virtual Livsreise program in October.


From 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday October 2, Livsreise will host a virtual show on Anderson titled “The Center of Norwegian-American Cultural Life” which will discuss its role as a cultural mediator between Norway, other Scandinavian countries and the states -United. The presentation will be led by Dr. Susan Brantly, Ph.D, professor of Scandinavian studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the department that Anderson founded in 1875.

Brantly has written on several Scandinavian writers and cultural navigators, and is the editor of the journal “Scandinavian Studies”, a description of the Livsreise States event.

In addition to founding the UW-Madison Department of Scandinavian Studies, the country’s oldest, he was also an American diplomat in Denmark and ran an American-Norwegian newspaper called “Amerika” for more than two decades, the description of the event.

Registration is required for the event and can be done on the Livsreise website at

For more information, visit the Livsreise event website at

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