Dr. Hélène Ohlsson will present this year's O. Fritiof Ander Lecture in Immigration History: "Transatlantic Performances of Swedishness: The Opera Divas Jenny Lind and Christina Nilsson in the U.S. in the 19th Century."
The annual Ander Lecture invites a prominent scholar in the field of immigration studies to give a lecture on the Augustana campus.
This year's lecture will take place virtually at noon. To watch it live and also hear a Q&A with Dr. Ohlsson, please register in advance.
The lecture is offered in conjunction with the Association of Swedish Teachers and Researchers in America conference, on occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Jenny Lind.
Dr. Ohlsson has a Ph.D. in theatre studies from Stockholm University. Her research has focuses on femininity and divas in 19th century theater.
FreeRegister for the lecture and Q&A