Short CV/Education and training

    Studied Arabic, Semitic studies and classical philology; Universities of Berlin, Germany; Teheran, Iran; Göttingen, Germany; Jerusalem, Israel; and Munich, Germany

  • 1970

  • 1972

  • 1977
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification).

  • 1977 – 1983
    Visiting professor at the University of Jordan

  • 1984
    Heisenberg Fellowship and lectureship at LMU Munich

  • 1984 – 1991
    Professorship at the University of Bamberg, Germany

  • 1988 – 1989
    Visiting professor at 'Ayn Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

  • Since 1991
    Professor's chair at Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 1994 – 1999
    Director of the Oriental Institute, German Orientalist's Society of Beirut and Istanbul

  • 2009
    Honorary doctorate

Selected publications

  • Angelika Neuwirth: Der Koran als Text der Spätantike, Frankfurt am Main 2010 (in press).

  • Angelika Neuwirth et a (eds.): The Qur'an in Context. Historical and Literary Investigations into the Qur'anic Milieu, Leiden 2010.

  • Angelika Neuwirth, Dirk Hartwig (eds.): Im vollen Licht der Geschichte. Die Wissenschaft des Judentums und die Anfänge der kritischen Koranforschung. Würzburg 2008.

  • Angelika Neuwirth: Studien zur Komposition der mekkanischen Suren, Berlin 1981; 2nd, revised edition, Berlin 2008.

Selected projects

  • "Philology of the future! Revisiting the canons of philology"

    Research project within the Transregional Studies Forum at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin – Institute for Advanced Study, since 2010

  • "Corpus Coranicum: Text documentation and commentary on the Quran". Long-term research project within the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, since 2007

  • "Aesthetic dimensions of the Arabic language: Text, image, sound and artistic artefact"

    A subproject within Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 626 "Aesthetic experience under the sign of debordering of the arts" at Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany, since 2007


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