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Administration and supervision of the institute and the library


Dr. Sven Wortmann

(History of religions, Tamil, library supervision)

e-Mail: swortman(at)

Phone: +49 (0)221 / 470 - 5346

Office hours: by appointment


Professors and Private Lecturers

Prof. em. Dr. Ulrike Niklas (Professor and Director of the IITS)
(Tamil Rural Culture; Tamil Literature; General Indology; Relations between South India and South East Asia, in particular Cambodia; Dalits)

Phone:  +49 (0)221 / 470 - 5344 

Fax:  +49 (0)221 / 470 - 6530 


Curriculum Vitae

Office hours: by appointment

Taught courses


Prof. Dr. Sandra Kurfürst (former contributor in the study program SASOA, Dept. of Social and Cultural Anthropology)

(Urbanism, media and communication, state-society relations, development, visualization in participatory programmes, audiovisual methods, Hip Hop studies)

email: s.kurfuerst(at)

Telefon: +49 (0)221 / 470 - 7412

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Phone +49-221-470/7412  

E-mail:  s.kurfuerst(at) 


Prof. em. Dr. Dieter B. Kapp (†)

web: / 

CV (German)



PD Dr. Lars Göhler (Private Lecturer)
(Indian philosophy; religions of India)

e-Mail:  lgoehler(at)

Office hours: by appointment

Courses taugt


Research Assistants


Dr. Claudia Weber

(KOHD project)

e-Mail: cweber15(at)

Phone: +49 (0)221/ 470-5345

Office hours: by appointment



Dr. Sven Wortmann

(History of Religion in South Asia, Tamil)

Phone: +49 (0)221 / 470 - 5346

email: swortman(at)

Office hours: by appointment



Former Lecturers


Hélène Nut

(Khmer language courses)

Office hours: by appointment


Annegret Nitzling, M.A.

(Indonesian language courses)

e-Mail: anitzling(at)

office hours: by appointment



Dr. Karl-Heinz Golzio (†)

(South Asian and South East Asian Epigraphy)


Phone:  +49 (0)221 / 470 - 5345