Markt in Damaskus, Syrien

Department of Oriental Studies

Language - Religion - Culture - History
Markt in Damaskus, Syrien
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Discover the diversity of the Arab world!

Begrüßungsformel im Arabischen
Begrüßungsformel im Arabischen
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The Department of Oriental Studies is home to the study and research of the languages, cultures, religions, history and literature of the Near and Middle East from Late Antiquity to the present. The program includes a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Arabic Studies, within which students can set their own focus and choose between different profiles. In addition to numerous research projects, the staff of the department is in charge of two unique collections.

Arabic Studies in Jena are ...

  • interdisciplinary
    Straßenschilder in der Nabi-Danial-St, Alexandria, Ägypten
    Straßenschilder in der Nabi-Danial-St, Alexandria, Ägypten
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    • In addition to the study of Arabic, we offer interdisciplinary curriculum that provides insights into the fields of linguistics, literary studies, religious studies, and history.
    • Students of Arabic Studies benefit from the department's numerous collaborations with other departments, such as the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and the Center for culturally and religiously sensitive education.
  • practice oriented
    Markt in Damaskus, Syrien
    Markt in Damaskus, Syrien
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    • In addition to Classical Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), students have the opportunity to learn the Syrian dialect, which enables them to communicate through Arabic in their daily lives.
    • As part of the B.A. Arabic Studies, students are required to complete an internship that gives them insight into the various professional applications of their studies. The following internship reports offer an impression of the students' experiences:

    Sozialamt/Flüchtlingsangelegenheitenpdf, 2 mb · de

  • international
    Die arabische Welt
    Die arabische Welt
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    The easiest way to learn Arabic is by spending time abroad. Therefore, we support students in planning and organizing a stay in the region through our various local contacts. For questions regarding financing, students can get help from the university's International Office.

  • multifaceted
    Sprachangebot des Instituts
    Sprachangebot des Instituts
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    In addition to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and an Arabic dialect, students of Arabic Studies may learn up to 7 other languages during the course of their studies. The Department of Oriental Studies offers students of all disciplines a unique selection of languages, including Turkish, Persian, Syriac Aramaic, Old South Arabian, and Old Ethiopian.

  • informed by cutting edge research
    Arabische Handschrift mit Lehrgedichten zur Koranrezitation des 18. Jahrhunderts
    Arabische Handschrift mit Lehrgedichten zur Koranrezitation des 18. Jahrhunderts
    Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
    • The Department of Oriental Studies is home to two important collections: The Oriental Coin Cabinet and the Alphons Stübel Collection of Early Oriental Photographs.
    • In various research projects we study the languages and cultures of ancient South Arabia and Ethiopia.

Research projects

DAI Sirwah 2005–50
Erstellung eines Online-Wörterbuchs für das Sabäische
Arabische Handschrift mit Lehrgedichten zur Koranrezitation des 18. Jahrhunderts
Das Heiligtum des sabäischen Hauptgottes Almaqah in Yeha (Tigray/Äthiopien)
Rekonstruktion des antiken Kulturraums von Yeha

Collections

Gizeh, Cheops-Pyramide, vor 1864
500 Fotos geben Einblicke in die arabische Welt zw. 1850 u. 1890
Münzen aus der Münzsammlung
Sammlung orientalischer Münzen mit mehr als 21.000 Objekten
Claudia Schröder
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Seminar für Orientalistik
Room 204
Zwätzengasse 4
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