Byron Nordstrom

Emeriti

Professor Emeritus in History and Scandinavian Studies

Byron Nordstrom joined the faculty in 1974, and retired in 2009. During his years at the college, he taught the European history survey courses as well as courses on the history of Scandinavia, European war and diplomacy, and 20th century Europe. He received his BA from Lawrence University in 1965, and an MA and PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1968 and 1971 respectively.

Nordstrom is the editor of The Swedes in Minnesota (1976), compiler and editor of The Dictionary of Scandinavian History (1986) and author of Scandinavia Since 1500 (2000), The History of Sweden (2002), and The Culture and Customs of Sweden (2010). He has contributed chapters in books and written articles on various aspects of Swedish-American life in Chicago and Minneapolis, and authored numerous reference work entries on Scandinavian history. Currently, he is editor of The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly. Nordstrom's research focuses on neighborhood development and the role of organizations in creating and maintaining identities in Swedish America and on Scandinavia in the 1920s and 1930s. The latter is the subject of one of his current research and writing projects.

 

Education

B.A. Lawrence University, 1965M.A. University of Minnesota, 1968PhD. University of Minnesota, 1971


Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
CUR-110Historical Perspective II142008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2004/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, and 1999/SP
HIS-110Modern Europe I, 14001815112010/SP, 2009/SP, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
HIS-219Scandinavia Since 1800102009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
HIS-218Scandinavia to 180072007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
HIS-326European War and Diplomacy62007/FA, 2005/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
HIS-32520th Century Europe52009/SP, 2006/FA, 2005/SP, 2003/SP, and 2000/SP
HIS-268Career Exploration52008/JN, 2007/JN, 2004/JN, 2003/JN, and 2000/JN
CUR-399Senior Seminar22005/SP and 2004/FA
HIS-120Modern Europe II, 1789Present22003/SP and 2000/SP
HIS-209Things & Us:Inventions12012/JN
HIS-397Honors Tutorial II12007/JN
MUS-165Gustavus Band12002/JN

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.