American Association of Runic Studies lecture and reception featuring Professor Henrik Williams: Friday, May 12, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, The Women’s Club of Minneapolis (410 Oak Grove Street, a few blocks from the Hyatt Regency). Cost is $15, payable here.
Come to the historic Woman’s Club of Minneapolis for networking, dessert and lecture, hosted by the American Association for Runic Studies www.runicstudies.org.
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 Yet they seldom appear in historical documents or archeological records.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 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Social: assorted desserts with coffee or tea
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Program
Featured will be:
- Highlighted accomplishments of runic studies in the U.S.
- Learn about a collaborative project with the Minnesota Vikings.
- Special presentation by Professor Henrik Williams.
9:00 p.m. Stay and enjoy the beautiful Woman’s Club (cash bar)