Tobias Sick

Tobias Sick

Research Fellow

Arabistik und Islamwissenschaft
Institutsgebäude
Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Abstract

I have received my Bachelor’s degree in Languages, History and Cultures of the Middle East and Philosophy at Tuebingen University. During my Master’s degree in the same field I was able to study Persian Linguistics, Literature and History at Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, Iran and gather work experience during an internship at the Orient-Institut in Beirut, Lebanon. Since October 2020 I have been working as a research assistant at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the University of Leipzig, where I conduct research within the scope of the DFG Priority Programme 1981 “Transottomanica: Osteuropäisch-osmanisch-persische Mobilitätsdynamiken”. In the course of this research I am working on my dissertation project with the title "Inner-Islamic Transfer of Knowledge in the Ottoman Empire: on Translations of Works of Islamic Mysticism within Transregional Sufi Networks in the Anatolian and Arab Provinces" under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Verena Klemm.

Professional career

  • since 10/2020
    Research assistant at the Institute of Oriental Studies at Leipzig University.
  • since 02/2019
    Freelance employee at Linden-Museum in Stuttgart, Germany (Oriental Department).

Education

  • 10/2015 - 09/2020
    Master of Arts at Tuebingen University: Languages, History and Cultures of the Near East.
  • 09/2016 - 02/2017
    Semester abroad at Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran, Iran: Persian Linguistics, History and Literature.
  • 10/2011 - 09/2015
    Bachelor of Arts at Tuebingen University: Languages, History and Cultures of the Near East.
  • Language and translation in the Islamicate world and beyond
  • The mobility, transfer and adaption of knowledge, ideas and concepts
  • Islamic mysticism and discourses of ‘heterodoxy’
  • Islamicate manuscript cultures