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 …

New Film about Nordic America

In 1965, citizens of the small town of Ulen, Minnesota, founded the Ulen Historical Museum. Since then, the museum has continued to be run by an all-volunteer staff and become a central part of the …

Building the Bonfire: 2018 Juhannus Midsummer Festival

As part of the 2018 summer field school—FOLKLORE 490: Field Methods and the Public Presentation of Folklore—students and instructors from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Finlandia University, and St. Olaf College volunteered at and documented the …

2018 Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Music Symposium Recap

The 2018 World Records Symposium was hosted at Memorial Library (April 12–14) and this year’s theme was Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Music in the Upper Midwest. Organized by three campus folklorists—Marcus Cederström (Community Curator of Nordic-American …