Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Emilie Demant Hatt reading and slideshow in Portland January 10, 2014

The Friday Night Lecture Series

WHEN:  Friday, January 10, 2014, 7:30pm

WHERE:  Portland State University, Cramer Hall 171, 1721 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon, 97201

TITLE:  Talk and slideshow of the work of Danish artist and early ethnographer Emilie Demant Hatt

PRESENTER:  Barbara Sjoholm
Emilie Demant Hatt (1873-1958) lived with the nomadic Sami in 1907-8 and later became a prominent artist in Denmark.  She helped Johan Turi write and publish his book, An Account of the Sami, which appeared in 1910 in an innovative bilingual Sami/Danish edition.  Her own book, With the Lapps in the High Mountains, is both an exciting travel narrative and an early example of participant anthropology.  Translated into English for the first time, it tells the story of her year with the Swedish Sami, and includes her own photographs.
Barbara Sjoholm is an award-winning novelist, nonfiction writer, and Danish and Norwegian translator.  Her other books include The Snow Queen:  Winter Travels in Lapland.  Ms. Sjoholm's translation, With the Lapps in the High Mountains, will be available for sale after the lecture.

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The Friday Night Lecture Series is sponsored by the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation (SHF) and Portland State University, Department of World Languages and Literatures.  Lectures are held in 171 Cramer Hall, at PSU, 1721 SW Broadway.  The lectures are free and open to the public.  Refreshments are served next door in the PSU Finnish Room (Room 124, Cramer Hall) after the lecture.

For further information regarding the Friday Night Lecture Series or the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, please contact SHF at 503-977-0275 or see SHF's website:

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