Alex­an­der Weber

Sekan­dar

After lear­ning the Ara­bic lan­guage auto­di­dac­ti­cal­ly during ado­lescence, I began my stu­dies of Ara­bic / Isla­mic Stu­dies and His­pa­nic Stu­dies at the Mar­tin-Luther-Uni­ver­si­tät Hal­le-Wit­ten­berg and con­ti­nued in Histo­ry and Cul­tu­re of the Near East with a focus on Ara­bic Stu­dies at the Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin. After my gra­dua­ti­on (Bache­lor of Arts), I enrol­led in the master’s pro­gram in Ara­bic Stu­dies, which I com­ple­ted with a the­sis on the Ara­bic Alex­an­der romance.

During my stu­dies, I spe­cia­li­zed lin­gu­is­ti­cal­ly in clas­si­cal Ara­bic as well as Modern Stan­dard Ara­bic, grammar, dialectology—predominantly Meso­po­tami­an and Levan­ti­ne Arabic—and I found my field of exper­ti­se and my love in clas­si­cal and modern Ara­bic poe­try. Sin­ce the sum­mer semes­ter 2015, I hold a tea­ching assign­ment for Ara­bic at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hal­le.

Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” 
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Ali­ce. 
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”

Lewis Car­roll: Alice’s adven­tures in Won­der­land

Vita

Expe­ri­ence

2015—today

Free­lan­cer

Free­lan­cer in tea­ching and trans­la­ting Ara­bic, proofrea­ding and edi­t­ing Ger­man texts

2015—2018

Lec­tu­rer

Tea­ching assign­ment at the Mar­tin-Luther-Uni­ver­si­tät Hal­le-Wit­ten­berg for Ara­bic

2014—2016

Stu­dent assi­stant

Stu­dent assi­stant at the Semi­nar for Semi­tic and Ara­bic Stu­dies, Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin

Edu­ca­ti­on

2018

Mas­ter of Arts

Ara­bic Stu­dies
Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin 
Mas­ter the­sis: Alex­an­der der Gro­ße in der ara­bi­schen Über­set­zung des Schahna­me (Alex­an­der the Gre­at in the Ara­bic trans­la­ti­on of the Shahn­a­meh)

2016

Bache­lor of Arts

Histo­ry and Cul­tu­re of the Near East, focus area Ara­bic Stu­dies 
Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin
Bache­lor the­sis: Ḍād – Eine sprach­wis­sen­schaft­li­che Ana­ly­se (Ḍād: A lin­gu­is­tic ana­ly­sis)

Lan­guages

Ger­man
Eng­lish
Spa­nish
Latin
Ara­bic
Per­si­an