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ONLINE: Nordic Spirit Symposium

January 29, 2022 - January 30, 2022

From Northern Lights and Winter Nights:
A Symposium of Nordic Stories and Culture

The 23rd annual Nordic Spirit symposium will be a free, two-day virtual program of live presentations from Scandinavia and the United States on diverse topics including the history of trolls; stories of Finnish immigrant women; the Poetic Edda – stories of Norse gods and heroes; control of Norway’s maritime traffic during and before the Viking Age and King Harald Fairhair; and animal allies and enemies of Sámi.

SATURDAY: 9:30 a.m.  Viking Age Roads to Power: King Harald Fairhair and the Control of Maritime Traffic in Western Norway, by Christopher Fredrik Kvæstad, M.A., Norway and Håkon Reiersen, Ph.D., Norway
Forming the Poetic Edda: Poems About the Norse Gods and Heroes, by Jackson Crawford, Ph.D., Colorado

1 p.m.  The Way She Told Her Story: Stories of Finnish Immigrant Women, by Diane Jarvi, Minnesota

Dogs, Wolves, and Bears: Sámi Non-Human Allies and Enemies, by Thomas DuBois, Ph.D., Wisconsin

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January 29, 2022
January 30, 2022
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Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation
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