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Covers artists and movements beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century, up to the 21st century. Emphasis on new and lesser-known artists with coverage of foreign-language literature. Covers painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, installation works, video art, theater, arts and crafts.
Covers Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, from Norse sagas to the present day, including Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales, the stories of Isak Dinesen, and the plays of Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg.
Vem är det? came out every other year from 1912-2001. Nationalencyklopedins förlag publishes a digital version; editions up to 1997 are freely available from Projekt Runeberg. Vem är det? served as a key source for initial content in the development of Swedish Wikipedia.
Entries on historical figures, important battles, archaeological finds, and key works and sources, with bibliographies for different themes and locations, and an intro to the Viking Age.
About Scandinavian resources in the Penn Libraries
Penn Libraries collections cover the history and literature of Northern Europe from the medieval period to the modern. Our Scandinavian-language collections are selective, primarily supporting the Penn Swedish Language Program and Penn Abroad programs in Sweden and Denmark. Our partnership with other BorrowDirect libraries, including Harvard and Yale, ensures access to large, current collections in the Nordic languages, while Penn offers access to databases and indexes; reference works; and digitized collections.
Libris is the Swedish National Library's research database and index portal with the Swedish national bibliography, Women's literature index KVINNSAM, bibliographies for Swedish history, lit, film, and Jewish Studies, the Swedish-American Bibliography, Swedish regional history indexes, and the CivLib index about Swedish civil life.
A searchable archive of Swedish-American Swedish-language newspaper, a joint project of the Minnesota Historical Society, Kungliga biblioteket (National Library of Sweden), the American Swedish Institute, and the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College.