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Swedish and Danish students at the universities of Lund and Copenhagen played a primary role in helping the Scandinavian movement grow strong in the late 1830s. At least in the case of Lund, several of the most prominent student representatives within the movement would stay at the university, later to become influential academic teachers and leaders. This was particularly true for many of the people put in charge of arranging the bicentenary festivities of the university in 1868, among them the key actor, Rector Gustaf Ljunggren. Taking place only four years after the blow caused by the Scandinavian movement due to the Second Schleswig War, the bicentenary was arranged very much in a spirit aimed at stressing the special bonds between Lund and Denmark, as well as breathing new life into the Scandinavian movement in general. This purpose is quite explicitly borne out in many of the official documents and official speeches released before and during the jubilee, as well as in the symbols chosen for the official commemorative medal, the guest list and the people chosen to receive honorary doctoral degrees. This chapter details all these various ‘Scandinavian messages’ sent out by the university while celebrating its 200th anniversary, but at the same time it aims to give an in-depth background to Lund’s particular place within the Scandinavian movement. Finally, it also looks at some practical examples of Scandinavian cooperation following the festivities.
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university history, jubilees, nineteenth century, political history, Northern Europe, cultural history

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Tersmeden, Fredrik, and Pieter Dhondt. 2011. “The Bicentenary of the University of Lund in 1868: a Low Point in Scandinavian Cooperation, or a Rebirth?” In National, Nordic or European? Nineteenth-century University Jubilees and Nordic Cooperation, ed. Pieter Dhondt, 25(4):99–137. Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston, UK: Koninklijke Brill NV.
APA
Tersmeden, F., & Dhondt, P. (2011). The bicentenary of the university of Lund in 1868: a low point in Scandinavian cooperation, or a rebirth? In Pieter Dhondt (Ed.), National, Nordic or European? Nineteenth-century university jubilees and Nordic cooperation (Vol. 25(4), pp. 99–137). Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston, UK: Koninklijke Brill NV.
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Tersmeden F, Dhondt P. The bicentenary of the university of Lund in 1868: a low point in Scandinavian cooperation, or a rebirth? In: Dhondt P, editor. National, Nordic or European? Nineteenth-century university jubilees and Nordic cooperation. Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston, UK: Koninklijke Brill NV; 2011. p. 99–137.
MLA
Tersmeden, Fredrik, and Pieter Dhondt. “The Bicentenary of the University of Lund in 1868: a Low Point in Scandinavian Cooperation, or a Rebirth?” National, Nordic or European? Nineteenth-century University Jubilees and Nordic Cooperation. Ed. Pieter Dhondt. Vol. 25(4). Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston, UK: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2011. 99–137. Print.
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  author       = {Tersmeden, Fredrik and Dhondt, Pieter},
  booktitle    = {National, Nordic or European? Nineteenth-century university jubilees and Nordic cooperation},
  editor       = {Dhondt, Pieter},
  isbn         = {9789004216945},
  keyword      = {university history,jubilees,nineteenth century,political history,Northern Europe,cultural history},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {99--137},
  publisher    = {Koninklijke Brill NV},
  series       = {History of science and medicine library : scientific and learned cultures and their institutions},
  title        = {The bicentenary of the university of Lund in 1868: a low point in Scandinavian cooperation, or a rebirth?},
  volume       = {25(4)},
  year         = {2011},
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