A generous gift from Ann O. Thomson, whom Lois referred to as her Swedish adoptive mother, provides supplementary project support for American Fulbrighters in Sweden every year. This year, Roth-Thomson Awards went to Svea Larsen and Elizabeth Doe Stone.
Elizabeth Doe Stone (University of Virginia) is exploring fin-de-siècle artistic and social connections between the US artist John Singer Sargent and Swedish painter Anders Zorn. Her award allowed her to expand her archival research in Sweden and Denmark.
Svea Larsen’s (Pacific University) research explores how the return of Swedish immigrants in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries influenced Swedish rural society. Her awarded funded and exhibition on the movement of immigrants between Sweden and the U.S.
For a complete list of recipients of the Roth‐Thomson Award for work in Sweden, please consult Swedish Project Alumni.