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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.

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


hr2 Kultur interviews Barbara Mittler

The radio station hr2 Kultur interviewed Prof. Barbara Mittler, co-director of the HCTS, and Jonathan Hofmann, conducter of the Junge Kantorei, for its podcast series „Das aktuelle Kulturgespräch.“ The interview reflects the forthcoming concert „King of Kings“ by the Junge Kantorei as part of their series „Neues Hören“ and gives insights into the reinterpretation of Händel’s Messiah. During the interview, Prof. Mittler talks about the idea of combining music, religion and transculturality in the piece. She will give the introduction to the concert in Heidelberg on May 21, 2018.

hr2 Kultur, 14 May 2018


Romanian Newspaper interviews Dr. Amelia Bonea

The Romanian newspaper Adevărul published an interview with Dr. Amelia Bonea, who is a research fellow at the HCTS. In the interview, Amelia Bonea introduces her academic work and talks about her first monograph The News of Empire: Telegraphy, Journalism, and the Politics of Reporting in Colonial India, c. 1830-1900, and about the book prize she was awarded with, the AHA Eugenia M. Palmegiano Prize for the History of Journalism.

Adevărul, 12 May 2018


WELT publishes book review of Takuma Melber‘s dissertation

The German newspaper WELT published the article "Was Japans Massaker und den Holocaust unterscheidet" that discusses Dr.Takuma Melber’s dissertation "Zwischen Kollaboration und Widerstand." The article points out that the dissertation closes a research gap by relying on Japanese literature and giving insights on Japan’s occupation policies in Singapur and the Malay Peninsula. It furthermore introduces Melbers comparison between Japanese and German occupation policies, and finds similarities and differences between both practices.

WELT 23 April, 2018


Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung reports on Joachim Quack

The daily newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung published the article “Datenbank zum Altägyptischen” on the database project of Prof. Joachim Quack, which aims at encrypting and gathering ancient Egyptian documents and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The article explains how the database works and illustrates the objectives of the project, which will provide numerous unpublished ancient Egyptian documents to researchers on an open-access-platform.  

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 18 April 2018


Mannheimer Morgen interviews Eliane Ettmüller

The daily newspaper Mannheimer Morgen published the interview "Kommt darauf an, wie die Gesellschaft reagiert" with Dr. Eliane Ursula Ettmüller, Postdoctoral Researcher at the HCTS. In the interview, Dr. Ettmüller discusses veiling - its origins, its development, its relation to religion, its relation to German law. She also states the acceptance or rejection of veiling depends on the mainstream society’s attitude towards veiling in general.

Mannheimer Morgen, 13 April 2018


Die Welt reports on research of Joseph Maran

The German daily newspaper Die Welt published the article “Gewalttaten trieben Mykenes Paläste in den Untergang” about recent research findings of Prof. Joseph Maran and his team. The article reports on their research into the causes of the destruction of the Mycenaean Palaces in southern Greek. Contrary to previous theories, they suggest that the damages can not be explained by earthquakes, but could also be caused by violent clashes. 

Die Welt, 8 April 2018


Bild quotes Rudolf Wagner

German daily newspaper Bild quoted Prof. Rudolf Wagner on China’s announcement of punitive tariffs on US commodities in their article “China kündigt Strafzölle von 25 Prozent auf US-Waren an”. Prof. Wagner explains, how China increasingly competes with Western economies and simultaneously protects its own. Despite using questionable means, Wagner is quoted, China’s reaction towards US tariffs would be as legitimate as the policies applied by the United States.

Bild, 4 April 2018


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