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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Jonathan Williams

Deputy Director

Contact

jwilliams@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

Jonathan is Deputy Director, with overall responsibility for the Museum’s collection and research.

Previously, Jonathan was curator of Iron Age and Roman coins at the Museum. He went on to coordinate the Museum’s international strategy, and until 2012 was Keeper of the Department of Prehistory and Europe (now Britain, Europe and Prehistory).

External fellowships/ honorary positions

Recent publications

J. Williams, ‘Parliaments, Museums, Trustees, and the Provision of Public Benefit in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World’, Huntington Library Quarterly 76 (2013), pp. 195-214.

J. Williams, 'Indigenous voices, archaeology and the issue of repatriation', in B.W. Cunliffe, C. Gosden and R.A. Joyce (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2009), pp. 1001-28.

J. Williams, ‘New light on Latin in pre-conquest Britain’, Britannia 38 (2007), pp. 1-12.

J. Williams, Beyond the Rubicon. Gauls and Romans in Republican Italy (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2001).

J. Williams, ‘Coin-inscriptions and the origins of writing in pre-Roman Britain’, British Numismatic Journal 71 (2001), pp. 1-17.

J. Williams, Money, A History, ed., with J. Cribb and E. Errington (London, British Museum Press 1997; also published in USA, and in Korean, Japanese, Greek, Hungarian and Polish translations; 2nd UK and US edn, ed. with C. Eagleton, 2007).