Orient- und Islamwissenschaft

Nicolas A. Hintermann

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.


Summer term 2021:
Ü "Ibn Taymīya und sein Werk " (Wednesday, 14:15-15:45)
PS "Arabische Philosophie: Zwischen Wunsch nach Moderne und Forderung nach Aufklärung " (Tuesday, 12:15-13:45)


Administrative responsabilities


  • Study counceling for B.A. SGKNO
  • Coordinator for Erasmus
  • Accreditation of academic achievements and internships & accreditation issues, semester abroad
  • Academic certificates for the BAFöG- and examination office

Research interests

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