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Mysteries of the Runes: From the Vikings to Tolkien and Modern Gamers
February 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Mysteries of the Runes presented by Catholic University for a fun and interactive event featuring Lilla Kopár, Ph.D! This event will be hosted on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 6–7:30 p.m at Alice’s Jazz and Cultural Society.
Come to discuss the origins and development of the runic script, the writing system of Germanic peoples on the Continent, in England, and in Scandinavia. The discussion will cover some of the most famous objects inscribed with runes (including the Franks Casket, the Ruthwell Cross, Scandinavian runestones, and the Kensington Runestone from Minnesota). Learn about everything from the afterlife of medieval runes to 21st century gamers.