Transcultural Entanglements of Islamicate Cultures
The core philologies of the Middle East (Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hebrew) provide a basis for further studies on diversity and historical change in this region. The interdisciplinary and transcultural approach of this program offers the opportunity to analyze interconnections between diverse Middle Eastern cultures, and with related minority cultures, as a long-term phenomenon.
Studying under excellent conditions, students will acquire a profound methodological background and will experience research-oriented approaches. Students participate in the shared foundational modules, and then select one of five areas of specialization: History, art and archaeology, religious studies, language and literature, linguistics.
A further core component of the program is the English language module ‘Theory and Methods’, in which students organize and conduct their own workshop on a selected interdisciplinary topic. Students also benefit from visiting scholars with an international background. Interdisciplinary workshops, and specialized soft skills courses enhance the study program, so that our graduates are excellently prepared for a PhD. The presentation of preliminary results of research on expert conferences is actively supported.