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Selection of further Press Clippings

This is a small selection of further press clippings. Click on the name of the medium for further information or the reporting.

IIAS Newsletter publishes article about CATS

Prof. Barbara Mittler and Prof. Axel Michaels had an article published in the newsletter of the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) about the official opening of the Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS) in June. The piece "Asia and Europe from a transcultural perspective. The new Heidelberg Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS)" gives a comprehensive and detailed overview about the newly built centre and its concepts. The newsletter of IIAS is one of the most widespread newsletters concerning Asia.

IIAS, The Newsletter 82 Spring 2019


MyRepública reports about Nepal Research Bhavan

The Nepalese online newspaper "myRepública" reported about the opening of the Nepal Research Bhavan situated at the SAI Branch Office in Lalitpur. The inauguration of the Nepal Research Bhavan as well as the opening of the conference "Masters and Servants" took place on March 2, 2019. The Nepal Heritage Documentation Project (NHDP) at the HCTS was one of the hosts of the event.

MyRepública, 5 March 2019


RNZ reports about Takuma Melber’s new research project

The daily newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung reported about Dr. Takuma Melber’s new research project "Digitales Tsingtauarchiv", which aims at a systematic collection of written records and photographs of former German soldiers who were taken in Japanese captivity shortly after the outbreak of the First World War and the fall of Tsingtau.

RNZ, 15 January 2019


RNZ reports about new book by Axel Michaels

The daily newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung published an article about former Cluster director Prof. Axel Michael’s new book "Kultur und Geschichte Nepals". It is the first comprehensive publication about Nepal's complex and diverse cultural history in German and follows the distinct histories of rituals, traditions, art and craftsmanship in great detail. The book was published with Kröner Verlag in 2018.

RNZ, 8 January 2019


Deutschlandfunk interviews Axel Michaels

German radio station Deutschlandfunk Kultur interviewed former Cluster director Prof. Axel Michaels for the piece "Astrologie im Hinduismus: Ein Tempel für die Planeten". The report focuses on the role of Indian astrology, Jyotish, for Hindus in their daily life, as well as in politics and economy. The podcast and the script are available in German.

Deutschlandfunk, 6 January 2019


Takuma Melber interviewed by BR2

German radio station BR2 interviewed Dr. Takuma Melber for their program "radioWelt". The piece "Kaiser zeigt sich ein letztes Mal" is in context of Japanese Emperor Akihito’s New Years’s speech, which was his last public appearance until his resignation of in May 2019

BR2, 2 January 2019


Campus-TV reports on Christiane Brosius’ research project in Nepal

Campus TV Rhein-Neckar broadcast a piece about HCTS professor Christiane Brosius’ ongoing research project in Nepal (NHDP), which aims at the documentation of endangered historical sites. Experts from architecture, history, ethnology, and digital humanities from Heidelberg and Kathmandu collaborate to build an extensive online database about buildings that were damaged by the 2015 earthquake. The project is funded by the British ARCADIA foundation and is a collaboration between the HCTS and the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Campus TV Rhein-Neckar via YouTube, 13 December 2018


SWR 4 interviews Christiane Brosius

Prof. Christiane Brosius gave an interview to the regional radio station SWR4 Baden-Württemberg about her cultural heritage project in Nepal. It aims at cataloguing 400 buildings that have been destroyed or damaged by earthquakes and urban change. In Heidelberg, the project is led by the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) in cooperation with the Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities, and the Heidelberg University Library. In the scope of the project, experts from interdisciplinary fields such as architecture, history, ethnology, and digital humanities from Heidelberg and Kathmandu will collaborate.

SWR 4, August 30 2018


RNZ publishes articles on Christiane Brosius‘ research project in Nepal

The daily newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung published two articles – "Heidelberger forschen in Nepal" and "Das Kulturerbe Nepals erfassen" – about HCTS professor Christiane Brosius, who recieved a grant of €775,000 by the British foundation ARCADIA. The grant is provided for Brosius‘ research project in Nepal which aims at the documentation of endangered historical sites. Over a test period of two years, 400 temples, monasteries, and other building types will be documented and inventoried. In Heidelberg, the project is a collaboration of the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) and the Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities.

RNZ, 30 July 2018
RNZ, 17 August 2018


Cosmos publishes article on Michael Brown’s research

The online edition of the science magazine Cosmos published a news item about Dr. Michael Brown’s research on the biological properties of ancient beer in Hittite Anatolia. Referring to Brown’s publication in the latest edition of Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, the article „Ancient brewing was not a Hittite or miss process“ discusses brewing practices and beer-drinking in the Hittite Empire during the second millennium BC. It also highlights the importance of these findings for archaeologists, ancient historians, and potentially modern craft brewers.

Cosmos, 25 June 2018


Takuma Melber interviewed by Spiegel TV

Spiegel TV | Spiegel Geschichte interviewed Dr. Takuma Melber in the scope of its series "Der Zweite Weltkrieg." The series consists of four episodes – "Der Überfall" and "Angriff auf Europa" were broadcasted on June 7 by Spiegel Geschichte, and the episodes "Neue Allianzen" and "Die Welt am Abgrund" were broadcasted on June 14. The documentation presents the course of World War II chronologically, starting with the German invasion of Poland in 1939 and concluding with Japan’s capitulation six years later.

Spiegel Geschichte, June 14 2018


Deutschlandfunk interviews Barbara Mittler about „King of Kings“

Deutschlandfunk posted an interview with Prof. Barbara Mittler, co-director of the HCTS, in its podcast series "Tag für Tag." The interview focuses on the multireligious way in which Händel's Messiah was re-interpreted in the scope of the concert project "King of Kings" by the choir Junge Kantorei. Prof. Mittler talks about the way the componists CHEN Cheng-wen and Ali Gorji used music as language to interconnect different religions and question the role of their prophets. "King of Kings" was presented in two concerts in Frankfurt and in Heidelberg in May. Prof. Mittler gave the introduction to the event in Heidelberg.

Deutschlandfunk, 25 May 2018


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