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Scand30: 1 Object, Nordic War Stories and the forgotten ‘freedom fighter’ armband of 1945 w/ Marianne Stecher-Hansen



Our ever-popular Scand30 series returns with a twist! Join University of Washington's Marianne Stecher-Hansenas she sheds light on an important World War II artifact .

Marianne Stecher-Hansen sheds light on a World War II artifact at the National Nordic Museum as well as her recent book Nordic War Stories, 2021. She’ll tell the story of the forgotten “freedom fighter” armband worn by her father in Denmark in 1945 and discuss her edited collection about the Nordic countries in World War II.

About the Series:

Co-presented with the University of Washington's Department of Scandinavian Studies, this latest iteration of our popular Scand30 series uses one object in the Museum's collection as a point of departure for the speaker's topic. These short, snappy talks are delivered by University of Washington faculty and reflect current research. A light reception will follow the presentation.


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    Marianne Stecher-Hansen

    Marianne Stecher-Hansen (PhD, UC Berkeley, 1990) is Professor of Danish and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she has taught as a full time faculty member in the Department of Scandinavian Studies since 1991. 


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