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Scand30: Viking Y2K—Ragnarök, Doomsday, and the End of the World (as We Know It)

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Dec 12
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Scand30: Viking Y2K—Ragnarök, Doomsday, and the End of the World (as We Know It)
Dec 12, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm PST
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Scand30: Viking Y2K—Ragnarök, Doomsday, and the End of the World (as We Know It)
Lauren Poyer, Lecturer in Scandinavian Studies, UW

What can our medieval sources for Ragnarök tell us about what people in Scandinavia in the Viking Age thought about the end of the world? How did their understanding of the future affect their actions in their present? Was Old Norse religion really just a Doomsday cult?

Scandinavian 30 is a series of free, thirty-minute talks by Scandinavian Studies and other UW faculty held on the second Thursday of each month at the Nordic Museum. Grab a drink at our café, Freya, enjoy the evening, and learn about Scandinavia!

Doors: 6:30pm | Lecture: 7pm

Cost: Free; RSVP appreciated

Scand30: Viking Y2K—Ragnarök, Doomsday, and the End of the World (as We Know It)
Lauren Poyer, Lecturer in Scandinavian Studies, UW

What can our medieval sources for Ragnarök tell us about what people in Scandinavia in the Viking Age thought about the end of the world? How did their understanding of the future affect their actions in their present? Was Old Norse religion really just a Doomsday cult?

Scandinavian 30 is a series of free, thirty-minute talks by Scandinavian Studies and other UW faculty held on the second Thursday of each month at the Nordic Museum. Grab a drink at our café, Freya, enjoy the evening, and learn about Scandinavia!

Doors: 6:30pm | Lecture: 7pm

Cost: Free; RSVP appreciated

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