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Annie C Humphrey (ASHM)
The World in 1000: The Viking in Context and Intro to Norse Mythology are the talks given by Annie C. Humphrey this year at ScanFest! Annie C. Humphrey is an education assistant at the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia. She majored in history and medieval studies at Rutgers University and earned her MA in medieval studies from the University of Connecticut. Annie began Viking era re-enactment and combat demonstration in 2007. She has previously served as a program volunteer at the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, MA and has lectured at a variety of universities on Old Norse language and folklore. Annie has a passion for educating the public about Norse, Irish, and medieval topics.
Scandinavian Genealogy: William B. Fagerstrom
Bill is amateur genealogist, doing genealogy for the past 15 years. He belongs to eleven Genealogical and History Organizations and is the Secretary and Past President of the Genealogy Club of the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia. Bill has authored and lectured on various aspects of genealogy.
The Norwegian Immigration Association, Inc.
Film: 2000 Ellis Island Exhibit opening celebration titled, "Norwegians in New York, 1825-2000"
The Secret Concentration Camp Diary of Odd Nansen
Hailed by The New Yorker as among the most compelling documents to come out of the war, From Day to Day is a World War II concentration camp diary, one of only a handful ever translated into English secretly written by Odd Nansen, a Norwegian political prisoner. Arrested in January 1942, Nansen, son of polar explorer and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen (Nobel Peace Prize 1922) was held captive for the duration of the war in various Nazi camps in Norway and Germany. Nansens diary entries detail his longing for his wife and family, his constantly frustrated hopes for release, and his horror at the especially barbaric treatment reserved for the Jews. The diary brilliantly illuminates Nansens daily struggle, not only to survive, but to preserve his sanity and maintain his humanity in a world engulfed by fear and hate. Timothy Boyce practiced law, specializing in real estate finance, for many years, most recently serving as the Managing Partner of the Charlotte, NC office of Dechert LLP, a global law firm with offices in 15 countries. He retired in 2014 to devote full time to writing. Tim holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Finance, and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He received a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Tim resides in Tryon, North Carolina, with his wife Tara, two horses, two barn cats, two dogs, and almost 5,000 books.
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