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Scand30: Wise Words from Past Generations to the Present—A New Look at North European Proverbs in America

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May 21
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Scand30: Wise Words from Past Generations to the Present—A New Look at North European Proverbs in America
May 21, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Scand30: Wise Words from Past Generations to the Present—A New Look at North European Proverbs in America
 Guntis Smidchens, Professor of Folklore, UW


“Whatever you have in your head, nobody can take from you," is one traditional proverb passed on by a Latvian immigrant to his American-born grandson. Proverbs are a rich form of oral poetry, carrying memories and worldview from generation to generation, 
across time and great distances, and yet they are also embedded in an individual person's identity. What are the proverbs and wisdom that Nordic and Baltic immigrants have passed on, and what do they tell us about these cultures?  

Scandinavian 30 is a series of free, thirty-minute talks by Scandinavian Studies and other UW faculty held on the second Thursday of each month at the Nordic Museum. Grab a drink at our café, Freya, enjoy the evening, and learn about Scandinavia!

Doors: 6:30pm | Lecture: 7pm

Cost: Free; RSVP appreciated

Scand30: Wise Words from Past Generations to the Present—A New Look at North European Proverbs in America
 Guntis Smidchens, Professor of Folklore, UW


“Whatever you have in your head, nobody can take from you," is one traditional proverb passed on by a Latvian immigrant to his American-born grandson. Proverbs are a rich form of oral poetry, carrying memories and worldview from generation to generation, 
across time and great distances, and yet they are also embedded in an individual person's identity. What are the proverbs and wisdom that Nordic and Baltic immigrants have passed on, and what do they tell us about these cultures?  

Scandinavian 30 is a series of free, thirty-minute talks by Scandinavian Studies and other UW faculty held on the second Thursday of each month at the Nordic Museum. Grab a drink at our café, Freya, enjoy the evening, and learn about Scandinavia!

Doors: 6:30pm | Lecture: 7pm

Cost: Free; RSVP appreciated

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