Monday, July 10, 2017: LECTURE – Death and Letters in Finnish North America
Valhalla Room, Scandinavian Centre
739 – 20 Ave. NW, Calgary, AB T2M 1E2
A Guest Lecture by Dr. Samira Saramo
John Morton Center for North American Studies University of Turku
Abstract: Using personal letters and autobiographical writings by Finnish immigrants, this lecture builds a History of Everyday Life view of death and mourning in Finnish North America and examines attitudes and approaches to death and community life.