Arabic manuscript transcripts and research
Rima Redwan currently follows her MA curriculum in Arabic Studies specializing in manuscript studies.Her bachelor’s thesis dealt with an Arabic folk tale originating from Ancient India ‒ the stories of the Seven Sages الوزراء السبعة (al-Wuzarā' al-sab'a)‒ which she studied by means of two manuscripts of Berliner Staatsbibliothek (Sprenger 1368 and Glaser 166). In 2015, Rima spent several months as an intern at the Oriental Department of Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz, where she catalogued Arabic manuscripts according to the Ahlwardt Systematic Catalogue Verzeichnis der arabischen Handschriftenand worked on user requests concerned with identifying passages of manuscripts in Arabic.
From 2015 to 2017, Rima Redwan has been part of Professor Beatrice Gruendler’s team of the pilot project "Kalīla wa Dimna –Wisdom Encoded“. In March 2018, Rima Redwan joined the "Kalīla and Dimna –AnonymClassic"research project where she focuses on Arabic manuscript digitalisation and manuscript research.