"Viking Women in Runic Times" with Henrik Williams

Event Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Event Time: 7:00 pm 
Event End Time: 9:00 pm 
Event Category / Group: Public Events / Public Events


Join us at The Woman's Club of Minneapolis for networking, dessert and a special presentation hosted by the American Association for Runic Studies (www.runicstudies.org).

A Special Presentation by Professor Henrik Williams

Viking Women in Runic Times

Women in the Viking age and medieval times played vital, multifaceted roles in daily life. Yet they seldom appear in historical documents or archaeological records. Recent runic research has revealed a different story about women from all walks of life. Women were queens, pilgrims and priestesses. They were also important in the conversion to Christianity.

Henrik Williams is an authority of Old Norse languages, and lectures on topics encompassing the Vikings, runes, Old Swedish and Old Icelandic. Awarded a 2015 Rudbeck medal for groundbreaking research, Williams is a scholar and Professor of Scandinavian Languages at Sweden’s Uppsala University.



7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Social and Networking
Enjoy an assortment of delicious desserts with coffee or tea.

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Program
Learn about runic studies in the U.S.including a collaborative project with the Minnesota Vikings.
Special Presentation by Professor Henrik Williams.

9:00 pm Stay and enjoy the Woman's Club (cash bar)

Registration Fee: $15.00
Register online through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/viking-women-in-runic-times-with-henrik-williams-tickets-31997916630

Questions? Contact Loraine Jensen, President of the American Association for Runic Studies at lorainejc@earthlink.net.

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