SCAS News - 9 February, 2017

Barbro Klein has been Awarded The King’s Medal

On Tuesday, 7 February, 2017, Barbro Klein was presented with a medal by His Majesty the King of
Sweden at a ceremony held at the Royal Castle in Stockholm. She was awarded The King’s Medal for
‘significant contributions to Swedish and international research and as an ethnologist’.

Barbro Klein is Deputy Principal Emerita and Permanent Fellow Emerita at the Swedish Collegium and
Professor Emerita of Ethnology, Stockholm University. Klein has written extensively on oral narration,
rituals, museum displays and other forms of expressive culture in complex multiethnic settings, primarily
in the United States and northern Europe. She has also worked on broad methodological issues and on
the entangled disciplinary histories pertaining to folkloristics, ethnology, anthropology, museology and
related fields.

Read more about the Medal Ceremony >> (in Swedish)

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