A Day With Runologist Henrik Williams

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A Day With Runologist Henrik Williams
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Henrik Williams, the charismatic and award-winning authority on Vikings, Runes and Old Norse languages, returns by popular demand to the American Swedish Institute on Nov. 2 to lead two classes and a talk on his groundbreaking Runic research.

Swedish Viking Age Rune Stones
9:30 a.m. (class)
What are runes and what did the Vikings have to say on them? Enter the fascinating world of runic inscriptions with its lively Pagans, pious Christians, warriors, graffiti and death poems.

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll in Runic Times
11 a.m. (class)
There is little human activity not revealed in runic inscriptions. People will be people, even long ago.

Each class is $20 ASI members / $25 Non-members (includes museum admission)

Runic Women: Priestess and Pilgrim, Slave and Queen
5:30 p.m. Reception - hors d’oeuvres, cash bar
6:30 p.m. Lecture
Women in the Viking age played vital roles in daily life, yet seldom appear in historical records. Recent runic research has revealed much about women from all walks of life - queens, pilgrims, slaves and priestesses.
$10 per person.

Williams is Professor of Scandinavian Languages at Uppsala University and also advising the Vikings football team on the authenticity of its symbols. These events were made possible through American Swedish Institute, Uppsala University, American Friends of Uppsala University, Uppsala University Alumni Association – Minnesota Chapter, American Association for Runic Studies and the Minnesota Vikings
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By: American Swedish Institute