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The Importance of Runic Inscriptions for History - Dangers of Fake History

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University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

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The American Association for Runic Studies (AARS) invites students, faculty and the public to a presentation featuring Henrik Williams, Professor of Scandinavian Languages at Sweden's Uppsala University. Williams is an authority of Old Norse languages, and lectures on topics encompassing the Vikings, runes, Old Swedish and Old Icelandic. The title of his presentation is:

"The Importance of Runic Inscriptions for History--And the Dangers of Fake History in Runology."

Runic inscriptions are unique sources to our ancient history. Not all historians deal honestly with the runic evidence, however. Williams will illustrate how runic inscriptions offer surprising insights into the past but also why some sensational runic items are just too good to be true.

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10:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks:

  • Loraine Jensen, Founder, American Association for Runic Studies

  • Dean Laura Bloomberg, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minneosota

  • Dr. Mark Kinders, American Association for Runic Studies, President

11:00 a.m. Featured Speaker: Professor Henrik Williams, Uppsala University

11:45 a.m. Q & A

12:00 p.m. Adjourn

This event is dedicated to the late Nils Hasselmo, thirteenth president of the University of Minnesota.


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