Looking for Nordic Folklife Postdocs!

The Nordic Folklife Project, under the auspices of the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures (CSUMC), is looking for qualified candidates for two postdoctoral fellowships focused on public folklore and research among Nordic …

The Oulu Cultural and Heritage Center

  Oulu, Wisconsin, is a small town originally settled by Finnish immigrants in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. A group of residents formed The Oulu Cultural and Heritage Center in 2014 to preserve and share Oulu’s history and …

Show of Hands Recap

Folk artists from around the Upper Midwest and the Nordic region converged in Madison from May 2–4 for Show of Hands: Art in Education. In partnership with Wisconsin teachers of Local Culture and the Society …

Folklore and the Wisconsin Idea Recap

The folklorists were out in full force on campus from September 20–22, 2018, for the Folklore and the Wisconsin Idea conference in Madison. With folklorists from every corner of the country in attendance, the University …

Nordic Art on the Minnesota Prairie

by Johanna Weissing* The prairies of western Minnesota have more to offer than first meets the eye. The area is often overlooked in favor of popular tourist destinations along the North Shore or the state’s …