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Hygge, Health and Happiness

  • December 03, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online

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Hygge, Health and Happiness

Thursday, December 3 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Online via Zoom or by Phone

Claus Elholm Andersen

UW Madison Assistant Professor of Scandinavian Studies


FREE TO PLATO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE LINK TO ATTEND.  PLEASE REGISTER Before the event starts. QUESTIONS can be written in during the event.


Grab a warm beverage, put on your favorite sweater, cuddle up in a big chair by the fireplace,and find out how Hygge (pronounced hoo-guh or hue-guh) can help us through another cold, dark Wisconsin winter.  How can we embrace winter, especially this coming pandemic winter, instead of dreading it? 

We”ll learn about the Danish concept of Hygge from Dr. Claus Elholm Andersen, a Denmark native and professor of Scandinavian Studies at UW-Madison during a PLATO Madison lecture on "Hygge, Health and Happiness" on Thursday, December 3 from 10-11am. 

In this talk, Professor Claus Elholm Andersen will introduce the concept of hygge, explain how it relates to the Scandinavian way of life, and show what Americans can learn from it.

As the lecture is online, you can use your computer or smartphone to access the lecture and see the speaker during the presentation. You will not be visible during the lecture, but you will be able to chat with the speaker by typing in your comments.

If you do not have a computer or smartphone you can also use your regular phone to dial a phone number and listen to the talk.

Questions? - contact the lecture organizer, Joy Cardin, at cardinjoy@gmail.com


SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:

Professor Elholm Andersen is a native Dane who came to Wisconsin in August 2017. He has been teaching in the field of Scandinavian Studies for more than 15 years at places like the University of Minnesota, UCLA, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Helsinki in Finland. He conducts research on Scandinavian culture, history, and literature. His current research focuses on the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard and his six-volume autobiography, My Struggle.

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