Cracking the Runic Code

Runes offer fascinating and surprising insights into an exciting past. Runic inscriptions are the only original sources for a thousand years, yet they are mostly overlooked in historical research. Front-line runology is carried out today at Uppsala University, where it has a 400-year past, but runic discovery is now entering a critical phase. New runic finds await interpretation and disinformation about runes, not least in the United States, needs exposing. More resources are needed. Are you ready to get involved?

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The Runic Tour

In 2010, 2015 and 2016, Henrik Williams made month-long lecture and fundraising tours in the United States, from Maine in the north-east to Los Angeles in the south-west. Altogether, he has visited 16 states and Washington DC, given more than 50 lectures and taken part in around 90 other events. He also made shorter visits in 2013, 2014 and 2017, for lectures and other events.

In the fall of 2017, a dozen Americans with an interest in runes visited Uppsala University where they were treated to a three-day program, including a full-day excursion.
In spring 2018, Williams made another brief visit to the US to lecture and meet active and potential donors. Another trip is planned for the fall.

Read more: American Association for Runic Studies

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