Seminar for Semitic and Arabic Studies
Research Fellow “Kalīla and Dimna – AnonymClassic” (ERC)
Digital methods in literary research
Mahmoud Kozae earned his B.Eng. in Telecommunications and Electronics at Tanta University, Egypt. Still a student himself, he tutored beginners’ introductory courses at IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Tanta Branch before working as software developer for Pushbot Inc. (Giza). In 2015, he was accepted as an MA student in Computational Science at Technische Universität Chemnitz, then enrolled in Arabic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin in 2016. His BA thesis in the field of Digital Humanities deals with „A Quantitative Approach to the Stylistics of Pre-Islamic Poetry“.
M. Kozae was part of the project team "Kalīla wa Dimna – Wisdom Encoded“ (2015-2017), then continued on the AnonymClassic project since January 2018. His tasks focus on digital support for the project, providing the conceptual and computational framework based on the LERA programme (in cooperation with the Universität Halle) for the Digital Synopsis and Edition of the Arabic Manuscript versions.