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September 2019

“Displaced Sympathies: Finnish Out- and In-Migration Then and Now”: A Musical Lecture with Jimmy Träskelin and Tallari

September 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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A lecture and musical performance featuring Jimmy Träskelin and Tallari of the Finnish Folk Music Institute, to mark the publication of the new book Songs of the Finnish Migration (by Thomas DuBois and B. Marcus…

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October 2019

Masculine Ideals: Folklore and Narratives on Men’s Work

October 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University Club, 803 State St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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The theme of masculinity was a key element in the old Finnish narrative culture. Historically, marriage was a foundation for production and reproduction in rural cultures. Husband and wife formed a team in which the…

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May 2021

Zoom & Loom Weave-Along Event

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Weaving is an ancient and universal activity that people have used to create basic necessities like clothing and tools as well as express identity and build community. Woven objects and textiles are ubiquitous in daily…

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