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Dima M. Sakran

Image Credit: private, 2020

Seminar für Semitistik und Arabistik

Arabic Studies

Student Assistant

Manuscript Transcription

Fabeckstr. 23/25
Room -1.0006
14195 Berlin

Dima M. Sakran joined the Kalīla and Dimna research project in April 2020 as a BA student of the Arabic Studies’ curriculum, having contributed as a freelance subcontractor to our manuscript tran­scrip­tions. She initially trained as a medical student at the University of Aleppo, but later switched to languages, literary studies and journalism. She has been moderator and redactor in Arabic TV and broadcast as well as cultural institutions in Istanbul, Turkey. Now in Germany, Dima Sakran continues to regularly write in her native Arabic for the Al-Jazeera network, also en­gaging in Ger­man organizations for social refugee’s work and language teaching. 

In the Kalīla and Dimna project, Dima Sakran focuses both on manuscript transcription and the implementation of data to the project’s LERA platform. Her tasks also include the monitoring of additional manuscript descriptions that help to classify the manu­scripts as well as contributing to the project’s manuscript survey.