Contact

Chair: Prof. Christoph Schmidt
Room: 7738
Office hours: Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 and by appointment

christoph.schmidt@mail.huji.ac.il 

Students’ Advisor: Dr. Amir Engel
Room: 7602
Office hours: Wednesday, 12:30-13:30 and by appointment
amir.engel@mail.huji.ac.il

Department Secretary: Mrs. Meital Biton
Room: 4503
Office hours: Sunday, 11:00 - 14:00
Monday thru Thursday, 10:00 – 13:00
Telephone: +972-2-588-3581
meitalb@savion.huji.ac.il

Prof. Michael Fisch

Fisch Oic
Room: 7603 Office Hours: Thursday 14:30 - 16:00 and by appointment
02-588.3849

Michael Fisch holds the Walter Benjamin Chair of German-Jewish Literature and Cultural Studies (Walter Benjamin Chair) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a novelist and literary scholar and studied German philology and philosophy. He received his master's thesis at the Free University of Berlin in 1994, his dissertation five years later and in 2010 his habilitation writing was printed. From October 2008 to June 2011 he was DAAD lecturer in Tunis. During this time, his life and work description about Michel Foucault, which appeared as the first German Foucault biography ever created. He is currently working on a text story on the work of Jacques Derrida, which is expected to be published in 2020.

After a teaching and research stay at the Institute of Semitic and Arabic Studies at Free University of Berlin, he took up the position of a visiting professor in Cairo in October 2012. He worked there for six years with the DAAD at several universities. During this time, his catalog of German-language Qur’ân-editions titled "umm-al-kitâb" (2013) and his list of international Qur’ân-research appeared under the title "ulûm-al-qur'ân" (2018). Together with young scientists he compiles a text-scientific Qur’ân-commentary titled "Qur'ân. Early Meccan suras. Transcription and transliteration". In addition, he is editor of the book series about contributions to transcultural science and writes a series of romances with the series title "A New World", whose first volumes titled "khamsa" (2010), "plural" (2013) and "victor" (2019).