Nordic Whiteness and Migration to the USA

Tuesday October 6,  2020 at 3pm  

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Presenter: Terje Mikael Hasle Joranger

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The anthology "Nordic Whiteness and Migration to the USA. A Historical Exploration of Identity" was launched at an event at the Norwegian Emigrant Museum on August 26, 2020. Scroll down for videos of the various presentations!

The event was held in the Memorial Church of Norwegian Emigration. The church, which once was named Oak Ridge Lutheran Church, was moved built near Houson, Minnesota in 1896. It was later dismantled, shipped, and moved to the museum. The site has a symbolic value as the church is representative of a Norwegian American institution that conserved language and culture among white, Norwegian immigrants.

Three of the authors of the anthology were present at the event, and they have recorded their respective presentations after the book launch in order to make them available to a larger public. The two editors and one of the authors who reside in the United States have recorded presentations prior to the book launch. The presentations display various perspectives in conjunction with the concept Nordic Whiteness which all are relevant in conjunction with the content of the anthology.. 


Director at the Norwegian Emigrant Museum, Terje Mikael Hasle Joranger, is one of the editors and authors of the anthology. In this video he welcomes all to the museum and the book launch. His greeting includes a brief presentation of the museum and the anthology’s contributions to new perspectives in the field migration and ethnic studies and how the museum portrays Norwegian migration.