Germanic philology, runology, historical sociolinguistics
Michael Schulte holds a PhD in historical linguistics from the University of Bonn and has studied in all the Nordic countries, particularly in Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Schulte has published abundantly in high-profile journals on runology, language history, historical sociolinguistics and writing systems. At present he is working on the national language project "Norsk språkhistorie" (Norwegian language history), to appear in Oslo in 2015 in four volumes. Schulte is a member of several Academies such as Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters and The Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters (Agder vitenskapsakademi, AVA) and the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy in Sweden (Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för Svensk Folkkultur, KGAA). He is an "International Cooperation Partner" of the Academy Project "Runische Schriftlichkeit in den germanischen Sprachen ‒ Runic Writing in the Germanic Languages (RuneS)", a long-term research project under the umbrella of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Schulte is engaged as professor-II at the University of Iceland, and he is a vice-president of the International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics (ISDG) since 27 September 2015.
Schulte has also been a member of the board of SEKEM Scandinavia since 2008.