The next – FREE – on-line seminar, entitled ‘A great show-off: Carving as an expression of self in the runic inscriptions of Maeshowe’ will be on Friday April the 29th, when Dr Karen Langsholt Holmqvist will present her research on medieval runic graffiti.
The highest density of Norse runic inscriptions in Scotland are from Orkney. But what can we tell from them about the people who carved them ?
If you think Runes are a long dead language with nothing to tell us today then think again.
An exhibition of new research on Runes by UHI PhD Student Andrea Freund opens on Saturday 9th of March at Orkney Museum, Kirkwall.