Celebration of new Chair in Runology

  • Datum: –19.15
  • Plats: Online Register to receive the link to join
  • Föreläsare: Henrik Williams
  • Arrangör: Uppsala University
  • Kontaktperson: Development Office
  • Föreläsning

Join us on 20 April to celebrate the new Chair in Runology at Uppsala University.

As part of the celebration, Professor Henrik Williams will give a lecture entitled “From Rök to the Mustang Mountains – The Challenges of Runology”, followed by a Q&A session. The celebration will also include an address from Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala University, Professor Coco Norén, and traditional Swedish folk music.

RVSP via this online form no later than 18 April. Please note that the number of attendees for this event is limited. This event will be held in English.

The event will be recorded and available afterwards at www.runforum.nordiska.uu.se/blog/ as well as www.uu.se/en/support/research-on-runes/.  

Should you have any questions, please contact development@uadm.uu.se


Runology is the science of reading and interpreting runic texts, which are the earliest written culture in north-western Europe. Reading runic inscriptions is like travelling a thousand years back in time. Runes intrigue us and entice us to try to understand the people and society of that time – and perhaps they can also help us to see our own time from another perspective.

Runes have been studied in Uppsala since the late 16th century. Runology at Uppsala University is a small discipline in terms of the number of researchers, yet it is world-leading and a node for all international runic research. Learn more about Runic research at Uppsala University.

Celebration of new Chair in Runology