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Runic Writing in the Germanic Languages (RuneS)

The research project „Runic Writing in the Germanic Languages (RuneS)“ investigates the oldest independently developed writing system in the Germanic languages, the runic script.
As a means of communication this script was used in different variants in large regions of Europe (with centres in the German-speaking area, in Great Britain and Scandinavia) over a period of more than 1,400 years. In these languages, it preceded and for a long co-existed with Latin literacy.

Kiel (project coordination)

Dr. Christiane Zimmermann