The National History Museum of Stockholm reopens its Vikings exhibit and Nature publishes an article about Viking heredity
About 260 Danish runestones from the Viking Age are known, which were raised from about 800–900, until around 1025. It is thought that the tradition of raising runestones for deceased relatives possibly originated in Blekinge (which was a Danish territory at the time), where at least 4 runestones were raised by a local warrior clan during the 6th and 7th centuries.
Uppsapa Runform post celebrates Professor Williams appointment to the new chair in Runology Read post in Uppsala Runforum
In a free webinar on March 21, a panel of academics will discuss why hate groups co-opt ancient runic symbols. You can register here: https://www.nordicmuseum.org/product/5694
The stunning discovery of a runic carving found on a bone may change the history of Slavic writing by centuries. https://www.rferl.org/a/early-slavs-archeological-discovery-runes-alphabet-germanic-lany-czech/31110277.html
AARS enjoys the opportunity to reach out to cultural organizations with what may be new insight into their Scandinavian heritage. Presentations on the subject of runes led to a true linking of old and new for an enthusiastic women’s organization, Lakselaget. Founded...
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... at sik sjalfa[n kvi]kvan ... ... in memory of himself while alive ... So reads part of the surviving inscription on the runestone U 962, which was discovered built into the wall of Vaksala church, not far from Uppsala. The stone dates to between 1100 and 1130,...
The New Yorker Magazine has named Neil Price's history of the Vikings to its Top 20 book list for 2020. It saluted his recapturing of true Viking history and culture. Read more at:...
Uppsala University's Department of Scandinavian Languages has launched a comprehensive, unique searchable database of runes. You can find it here: https://www.nordiska.uu.se/forskn/samnord.htm/?languageId=1