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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


The displaced local: multiple agency in the building of ethnographic collections

Friday 8 November,

Free, booking essential

Booking via email to Amanda Vinson admin@therai.org.uk

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A joint British Museum/Royal Anthropological Institute lecture given by the visiting 2013 RAI Huxley Memorial Lecturer, Howard Morphy, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Research School of Humanities, Australian National University.

The lecture will focus on the motivations of Yolngu, Aboriginal Australians from Northern Australia, in collaborating with researchers and others in building collections over the past 75 years. This perspective from active engagement in the present provides a very different light on the past than one that subordinates the development of collections to the enterprise of a 'colonial science'.

Information and booking: admin@therai.org.uk

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Prof Howard Morphy delivering the Huxley Lecture in August 2013.