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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.

TRAFO Blog publishes report of Milinda Banerjee

The Forum Transregionale Studien (TRAFO) published a report by Cluster Associate Milinda Banerjee about his impressions of the 2017 Annual Conference “Chronologics: Periodisation in a Global Context” in Berlin. In his article, Banerjee summarizes the main arguments of the speakers and gives some concluding analytical thoughts.

TRAFO Blog for Transregional Research, 22 February 2018


Interview with Monica Juneja in SAI-Newsletter

The South Asia Institute (SAI) published an interview with Prof. Monica Juneja, HCTS Professor for “Global Art History”, in the last issue of its newsletter. In the interview, Juneja talks about her book “Miniatur-Geschichten – die Sammlung indischer Malerei im Dresdner Kupferstich-Kabinett”, which she wrote jointly with Petra Kuhlmann-Hodick. The book was published by the Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden with Sandstein Verlag.

SAI-Newsletter, 11 November 2017


The Hokkaido Shinbun reports about Students’ Field Trip to Hakodate

The Japanese daily newspaper Hokkaido Shinbun reported about a field trip of Dr. Steven Ivings, who is former Assistant Professor for Cultural Economic History at the HCTS, and currently working at Kyoto University. Alongside Dr. Ivings, two students from the M.A. Transcultural Studies, Rashaad Eschack and Datong Qiu, traveled to Hakadote to research the trade, foreign consuls and merchants of the then "treaty port" during the second half of the 19th century.

Hokkaido Shinbun, 23 January 2017


Interview with Swetlana Torno

The Central Asian Analytical Network (CAAN), a newly created platform to foster Central Asian citizens’ access to information, published an interview with Swetlana Torno on the role of Tajik women. Torno, who is Doctoral Candidate at the Cluster, defines the social category of Tajik women mainly by referring to their role within family. Both aspirations for studies, decisions on marriage and labor migration, she concludes, are to be analyzed in a broader socio-economic context to fully understand Tajik women’s individual and interpersonal challenges.

Central Asian Analytical Network, 20 December 2017


Tagesspiegel interviews Anette Hornbacher

Prof. Anette Hornbacher, Associate Member of the Cluster and Professor at the Institute for Anthropology, gave an interview to the Tagesspiegel. In the article “Eruptionen des Mount Agung rufen alte Riten wach“, Hornbacher explaines that the volcano is central to the Balinese culture and rites. Balinese people thusly consider the eruptions as result of desecration caused by tourists. Anette Hornbacher was doing field research in Bali when eruptions took place.

Tagesspiegel, 27 November 2017


SWR2 features Joseph Maran

The German radio station SWR2 broadcast a feature about Prof. Joseph Maran’s archaeological research in Greece. The program titled "Rätsel um die Bronzezeit: Warum Troja und andere Städte brannten" focuses on the Mycenaean archaeological site of Tiryns. Prof. Maran is former Director of the Cluster "Asia and Europe" and Professor of Pre- and Protohistory at Heidelberg University.

SWR2, 25 October 2017


Radio Bremen interviews Takuma Melber

Cluster member Takuma Melber gave an interview to German radio station Radio Bremen Zwei. He addressed North Korea’s latest missile launch over Japanese territory. The interview was broadcast within the program "Der Morgen". Takuma Melber is Lecturer and Coordinator of the Master Programme of Transcultural Studies at the Cluster of Excellence.

Radio Bremen, 30 August 2017


Rhein Main Presse interviews Takuma Melber

German daily newspaper Rhein Main Presse published an interview with Cluster member Takuma Melber. In the interview, he talks about Japanese and German food cultures and tourism trends in Europe and Asia. Takuma Melber is Lecturer and Coordinator of the Master Programme of Transcultural Studies at the Cluster of Excellence.

Rhein Main Presse, 18 August 2017


Die Rheinpfalz reports about M.A. Transcultural Studies

German daily newspaper Die Rheinpfalz published an article about the “Joint Degree Master of Arts in Transcultural Studies Program”, which was recently established at Heidelberg University. The program is offered by the Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) in cooperation with the Graduate School of Letters in Kyoto.

Die Rheinpfalz, 12 August 2017


CATS topping out ceremony

German newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ) reported on the topping out ceremony of the Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS). The ceremony took place at the construction site in Heidelberg Bergheim. Addresses were spoken by executive construction director Bernd Müller, Profs. Barbara Mittler and Axel Michaels, the deputy director of Heidelberg University Library Rike Balzuweit and architect Jan van der Velden-Volkmann.

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 3 August 2017


Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung reported on seminar by Christiane Brosius

The German newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung reported on the seminar “Ethnographischer Film — Konzepte, Methoden und Praxis“ which was led by Prof. Christiane Brosius, HCTS Professor of Visual and Media Anthropology. Over the course of two semesters, the seminar aimed at introducing professional camerawork for ethnographic documentations and gave participants the possibility to produce a short movie.

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 19 July 2017


Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung publishes article about Axel Michaels

German daily newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ) published an article about a talk by Prof. Axel Michaels on "Nepal am Rande der Globalisierung", that took place at the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften. Both, the article and the talk, focused on Nepal's global situation in the aftermath of the earthquake in 2015.

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 20 July 2017


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