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

Blue-washed image of 7 instructor portraits with Scand 30 in text across the top
Apr 09
Lecture
POSTPONED - Scand30: Wise Words from Past Generations to the Present—A New Look at North European Proverbs in America
Apr 09, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event date

w/ 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

Please note: this lecture was originally scheduled for May 21. May 21st's lecture will now be:
Cabin Fever: Crime and Horror in Norway with Professor Ellen Rees

w/ 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

Please note: this lecture was originally scheduled for May 21. May 21st's lecture will now be:
Cabin Fever: Crime and Horror in Norway with Professor Ellen Rees

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