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Remembering the Schleswig War of 1864: A Turning Point in German and Danish National Identity


May 16 • 2 p.m.
Rodholm Room, Humphrey Center

Presented by Julie Allen, associate professor of Danish, Danish-American and German culture at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
This year marks 150 years since the Dano-Prussian War of 1864, a conflict that shifted control of Schleswig and Holstein from Denmark to Prussia.   This history of Schleswig and Holstein is explored in a new exhibition at the Museum of Danish America, “Schleswig-Holstein: Turmoil on the Danish-German Border.”  Events in this small corner of the world have re-shaped the boundaries between nations and inspired waves of immigrants to the United States.  This exhibition and related programs are supported  by a grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.   Julie’s faculty page, with additional information and photo can be found HERE