The 2018 Fulbright Lecture

  • Date: 10 April, 16:15–17:00
  • Location: Humanistiska teatern Hus 22, Engelska parken
  • Lecturer: Professor Thomas J. Brown, University of South Carolina
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  • Organiser: Svenska Institutet för Nordamerikastudier
  • Contact person: Dag Blanck
  • Phone: 0701480217
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Lecture title: Ironclad Icon: Remembering John Ericsson in Sweden and America

Immigrant engineer John Ericsson became a symbol for the ties between Sweden and the United States after his death in 1889. His mausoleum in Filipstad and public monuments in Stockholm, Gothenburg, New York, and Washington celebrated his invention of the ironclad warship USS Monitor in the Civil War. These memorials expressed shifting Swedish and American ideals and relations during a period of dramatic social change and international tension.

The 2018 Fulbright Lecture