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Young Scholars will teach at the University of Chicago

27. Dez. 2011

Hanna Werner and Nicolas Schillinger are granted the Heidelberg Prize Lectureships. The two PhD candidates will give courses at the University of Chicago in spring term 2012.

Hanna Werner and Nicolas Schillinger have received the Heidelberg Prize Lectureship for their oustanding academic achievements and their proposals for courses to be taught at the University of Chicago. The Heidelberg Prize Lectureship is awarded by the University of Chicago in cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context". Every year, two students are given the opportunity to teach a course at the University of Chicago's Department of History under supervision of a mentor from the faculty.

In the next spring term, Hanna Werner will give a course on the question of "development" in a transcultural perspective. Under the title "Modernity for the West, Development for the Rest? History Making in Transcultural Perspective", Hanna Werner will not only the discuss the historical emergence of the concept but also its southward spread. Hanna Werner is a member of the research project C2 "Large Dams" coordinated by Prof. Gita Dharampal-Frick and Prof. Marcus Nüsser.

Nicolas Schillinger will give a course on Chinese military culture. Under the title "The Culture of War in China", he will examine the role of military in China from the perspective of cultural and social history, with a focus on the modern period from 1840 to 1949. Nicolas Schillinger is a member of the research project A4 "Bureaucracies" coordinated by Dr. Susan Richter.

The University of Chicago's Department of History is one of the international key partners of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context". The department offers studies in cultural and intellectual history, interdisciplinary and comparative history, as well as international history. The University of Chicago is well-known for its high-quality research and has approximately 15,000 students enrolled.


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