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New release: Folia Orientalia 60/2023 (new edition)

The new edition of Folia Orientalia, edited by  Maciej Klimiuk  and Arkadiusz Płonka, is now available online : The current issue contains an article by Assaf Bar Moshe (Freie Universität):The Prefix Vowels of the Prefix-Conjugation in the Jewish Arabic Dialect of ʿĀna: A Chain of Innovations and two reviews by Maciej Klimiuk. 

Jan 25, 2024

New release: Focus Construction with kî ʾim in Biblical Hebrew

We are pleased to announce the publication of the book " Focus Construction with kî ʾim in Biblical Hebrew " by  Dr. Grace J. Park !

Dec 11, 2023

Dr. Simona Olivieri is one of the "100 wichtigsten Köpfe der Berliner Wissenschaft 2023"

The Seminar für Semitistik und Arabistik congratulates  Dr. Simona Olivieri on her nomination for the series "100 wichtigsten Köpfe der Berliner Wissenschaft" by the  Tagesspiegel (T+)  on the 12th of October 2023.

Oct 12, 2023

New Dean of the Department: Prof. Dr. Shabo Talay

On October 1, 2023, Prof. Dr. Shabo Talay , professor of Semitic Studies, starts his term as new Dean of the Department of History and Cultural Studies of Freie Universität Berlin. The institute of Semitic studies warmly congratulates Prof. Talay on the new position and responsibilities as Dean and wishes him a successful term!

Oct 01, 2023

New release: OBUA-Toolbox

We are pleased to announce the publication of the " OBUA-Toolbox for Ombudspersons at Berlin Research Institutions ". The volume, authored by  Simona Olivieri , Viktor Ullmann , and Ege Hazer is published in the framework of the  OBUA Project  at the Seminar für Semitistik und Arabistik.

Sep 29, 2023

Neuerscheinung: Der neuaramäische Dialekt von Midyat (Miḏyoyo). Band II: Glossar

We are pleased to announce the publication of the second volume of "The Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Midyat (Miḏyoyo)". The volume, created by Prof. Otto Jastrow and Prof. Shabo Talay in collaboration with Nikita Kuzin, consists of the glossary.

Sep 22, 2023

Dr. Simona Olivieri to receive ERC starting grant

Semitic and Arabic studies scholar Simona Olivieri has been selected by the European Research Council (ERC) for an ERC Starting Grant worth over 1.49 million euros. The funding will be used to finance a five-year research project titled “Arabic Linguistic Discourse in the Making” (ALiDiM), aimed at investigating the roots of Classical Arabic and the language’sits reception. The research data and the original sources will later be made freely available to the public. The goal of ERC Starting Grants is to support researchers who have already produced excellent supervised work and help them make the transition to carrying out independent research.

Sep 05, 2023

New Mailing List for Students

In order to inform students about possibilities of studying abroad and offers by partner universities, the International Office has created a mailing list. Students may sign up themselves and will receive a collection of offers (summer/winter schools, internships, language courses) on a (currently) weekly basis. Furthermore, the mailing list will be used to relay news about current programs (application deadlines, info events, activities, changes etc.) Mailing List: Internationale Chancen für Studierende der FU Berlin, sign up here: https://lists.fu-berlin.de/listinfo/studi-chancen-international (registration website in German)

Jan 11, 2023

Semitistisches Forschungskolloquium 2021

As part of professor Talay's Semitistisches Forschungskolloquium  several public lectures will be held during this semester.

Mar 29, 2021

Beyond the Bible - Hebrew in the Context of Semitic and Judaic Studies

49. Internationale Konferenz der Hebräisch-Lehrenden (IKH)

Mar 01, 2019

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