Orient- und Islamwissenschaft

Nicolas A. Hintermann

on leave of absence until 21.02.2023! Substituted by Leonie Rau.

Since October 2020, Nicolas A. Hintermann is a research associate at the Dept. of Oriental and Islamic Studies. He is pursuing a PhD in Islamic Studies (Islamwissenschaft) on "Arabic-Muslim commentaries of Maimonides’ Dalālat al-Ḥāʾirīn".

He studied Islamic Studies, Philosophy and Ancient Judaism at the University of Zürich.


SoSe 2022:
PS "Geschichte des modernen Jemen" (Tue, 14:15-15:45)


Administrative responsibilities


  • Study counselling for B.A. SGKNO
  • Accreditation of academic achievements and internships & accreditation issues, semester abroad
  • Academic certificates for the BAFöG- and examination office
  • Responsible for evaluations at the department of Oriental and Islamic Studies

Research interests

  • Philosophy in the Islamicate World
  • Literary forms of knowledge transfer
  • Arabic manuscripts
  • Judeo-Arabica
  • Yemen as a center of scholarship