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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

 

Virtual visitors: why would anyone want to visit the virtual British Museum collections online?

UCL lunch hour lecture on tour at the British Museum. Melissa Terras, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities.

Launched in October 2007, the British Museum provides virtual access to objects via an online database, and by the end of 2009 nearly 2 million records had been made available.

However, why would anyone want to view a collection online rather than in person, and what would they use it for? Melissa Terras, UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, will discuss what is known about the use of this virtual online resource, and if indeed it is even used.

This talk will also present analysis undertaken by UCL's Centre for Digital Humanities in conjunction with Claire Ross and Vera Motyckova and colleagues at the British Museum.

This event took place on 14 June 2012.

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