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  • New Interpretation of the Rök Runestone Inscription Changes View of Viking Age

    [2 May 2016] The Rök Runestone, erected in the late 800s in the Swedish province of Östergötland, is the world¿s most well-known runestone. Its long inscription has seemed impossible to understand, despite the fact that it is relatively easy to read. A new interpretation of the inscription has now been presented - an interpretation that breaks completely with a century-old interpretative tradition. What has previously been understood as references to heroic feats, kings and wars in fact seems to refer to the monument itself.

  • Critical heritage studies as global challenge

    [29 Apr 2016] On the 21st of April, the newly established Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS) was launched ceremoniously at the University of Gothenburg. An important goal for the center is to study how cultural heritage are perceived and used in different arenas today. The research aims to provide critical alternatives for the future.

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