Colonial Past

Denmark was the seventh-largest participant in the trans-Atlantic Slave trade by number of slaves transported. Many people do not realize that the US bought the Virgin Islands: St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas, from Denmark in 1917. Prior to this, all three islands were part of the Danish colonial empire that included Greenland, Iceland, …

Danish & USA Politics

In my Danish Politics and Society class, we gave presentations on all ten parties represented in Danish parliament after the 2019 election. From these presentations as well as discussing such parties with my host family I have found some intriguing comparisons. In the US we have two main parties: Democrats and Republicans. Denmark has 10 …

Review of Five Weeks

I sit here thinking back on my first five weeks in Denmark. I still remember looking out the train window in awe as we pulled into København H after my 11 hour journey from Amsterdam, wondering what life would be like, about my host family, and about the upcoming year. Thus far I have been …

Core Course Week

Last week was Core Course Week. This meant that for the entire week, I was with my core course doing different activities. Monday To start it off, my studio went to our furniture workshop in Amager (pronounced Ama). Here we spent all day learning how to use the machines from table saws to biscuit/domino cutters. …

Stockholm

The lack of focus on women’s history has been a greater problem than the lack of sources.VasaMuseet Kvindnoord Exhibit Planning This weekend I spent Saturday in Stockholm. After my nine hours of classes on Friday, a group from my homestay-network left, by train, for a day in Stockholm. While planning this trip, the group that …

One week of explorations

This past week was full of different explorations throughout the city of København, filled with swimming, laughing, and learning. Last Saturday, the homestay network in Roskilde got together to go swimming in the harbor baths. With about the same temperature as Puget Sound ~50 F, I was a touch skeptical on how long I could …