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Dr Mohamed Ahmed

Affiliated Researcher


Mohamed studied Semitic languages and Modern Hebrew language and literature at Mansoura University, Egypt, where he graduated with a MA degree in 2010.

He then went on to complete a DAAD funded PhD at Leipzig University, Germany, in 2015. His dissertation focussed on Arabic use in nine Hebrew novels written between the 1950s and 2010s by three Iraqi Jewish authors.

Between November 2009 and April 2010, he was the recipient of a scholarship from the DAAD as a guest scholar at the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture, Germany, and in 2016, he worked on a postdoc project funded by Thyssen Stiftung Stipend, for the Postdoc project "Code-switching in Religious, Secular and Philosophic Judeo-Arabic Texts" at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. This project investigates the phenomena related to mixed language texts in general and code-switching in particular regarding data from Judeo-Arabic texts.

Mohamed will work with Esther-Miriam Wagner on Arabic letters of The Prize Paper Collections in the National Archives in Kew Gardens, in a project entitled "From Tuscany to Alexandria: Arabic letters in the Prize Paper Collections".

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