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  • 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 …

  • Songs of the Finnish Migration from Laulu Aika

    Hundreds of thousands of migrants came from Finland to the United States beginning in the 1870s. Some sought religious freedom, others economic opportunity. Some followed family, friends, and lovers. Others fled Russification. Still others simply …

  • Gloria Johnson’s “Finnish bread with a Swedish touch”

      Gloria Johnson is known for her cardamom bread, but it was only about 10 years ago that she made her first loaf. For 55 years, Gloria and her husband Arnold raised strawberries and ran …

  • 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 …

  • Carving Community: Preservation and Revival of Scandinavian Styles

    By Mirva Johnson Interviews and Documentation by Johanna Weissing Wood carving in the Nordic countries has a long history with styles distinctive and representative of specific eras and regions: Acanthus style carving such as that …

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