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5 things you (maybe) didn’t know about Midsummer

Text: Patrik Sandgren, archivist at the Folklife Archives with the Scania Music Collections, Lund University 1. Collect midsummer dew during the night to transfer strength There are old descriptions of how to “draw midsummer dew”. The dew that was collected during the night was taken, for example, from someone else’s land to transfer the strength of the other person’s animals … Continue reading

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8 quick questions with the celebrated author…

… of Lund crime novel A Nearly Normal Family. Alumnus Mattias Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family is a gripping thriller about how far one would go to protect loved ones. In this twisted narrative of love and murder in Lund, a horrific crime leads a seemingly normal family to question everything they thought they knew about their life―and one another. … Continue reading

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Autumn – happy expectations or a stressful flying start?

During the summer we will publish popular articles from the Alumni Network newsletter, Lundensaren. This week you will get some useful advice on how to have a happy start at work after the summer holidays. Become a member of the Alumni Network here to receive Lundensaren on a regular basis. Text: Britta Collberg Autumn can be a time of new … Continue reading

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How to avoid summer hazards

During the summer we will publish popular articles from the Alumni Network newsletter, Lundensaren. This week you will get some useful advice on how to avoid summer hazards. Become a member of the Alumni Network here to receive Lundensaren on a regular basis. Text by Anna Mansfeld Summer is finally here. Everything is a bit prettier and easier, our energy … Continue reading

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Why are there meatballs in a Swedish Christmas buffet?

Our editor of the Alumni Network newsletter, Lundensaren, asked Håkan Jönsson, ethnologist at Lund University, what meatballs are doing in the Swedish Christmas buffet. Why are they there, and why are they so important to us? What is the meatball doing in the Christmas buffet? Brief answer: It is there because people like it. Slightly longer answer: Because the Swedish … Continue reading

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