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- D: Geschichte & Kulturerbe
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- Heidelberg Research Architecture
Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius
With a background in Cultural and Social Anthropology, Art History and Art Education (Frankfurt/Oder, Oxford and SOAS/London) Christiane Brosius’ work is strongly related to Media and Visual Cultures in South Asia. For her book Empowering Visions, A Study on Videos and the Politics of Cultural Nationalism in India (London: Anthem Press 2005), Brosius explored the iconography, rhetoric and production context of video propaganda of the Hindu Right from the late 1980s to 1990s. Her post-doctoral project took her to the South Pacific where she explored silent films made by missionaries, explorers and travellers. Her latest book entitled India's Middle Class. New Forms of Urban Leisure, Consumption and Prosperity (2010 Routledge New Delhi), includes case studies about real estate advertising and urbanisation, religious leisure parks, heritage tourism, themed weddings, lifestyle specialists and magazines. Additionally, her research interests are Urban Anthropology, Diaspora Studies and Ritual Studies. Christiane Brosius heads a research project entitled "Agency and territorial Rituals in India" at the Collaborative Research Centre ‘Ritual Dynamics’, Heidelberg (www.ritualdynamik.de). She is co-founder of Tasveer Ghar/House of Pictures: A Digital Network of South Asian Popular Visual Culture (www.tasveerghar.net) which is now, in the context of the Cluster initiative, being expanded towards other Asian and Middle Eastern countries. Brosius currently prepares a monograph on Romantic love, media and urban youth cultures in India and Nepal and conducts research on contemporary art, public space and transculturation in India. [read more]
Phone: +49 (0) 6221-54 4343
Fax: +49 (0) 6221-54 4490
Office: KJC, room 007
Next office hours: December 19th, 11:00 - 12:00 and December 20th, 10:00 - 11:30.
Please note: Prof. Christiane Brosius will be on her sabbatical during the autumn/winter term from October 2012 until February 2013.
Brigitte Berger-Göken, Dipl. Pol.
Brigitte Berger-Göken studied Political Science at the Otto-Suhr-Institut (Freie Universität Berlin). After studying and teaching in Milan (Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori) for several years she worked as an officially appointed and sworn interpreter and translator for the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, as administrative assistant to the Secretary of the Institute for Advanced Study Berlin and later to the President of the Federal Research Institute for Animal Health (Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut) in Greifswald-Insel Riems. Presently she is administrative assistant to the Cluster Professorships "Global Art History" and "Visual and Media Anthropology".
Phone: + 49 (0) 6221-54 4097
Fax: + 49-(0)6221-54 4490
Office: KJC, room 110
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 10 to 1 pm and 2 to 4 pm
Cathrine Bublatzky, M.A.
As a trained photographer Cathrine Bublatzky received 2008 her Magister's degree in Anthropology with focus on South- Asian Studies at the South-Asian Institute, Heidelberg University in 2008. Since then she has been a member of the Cluster ‘Asia and Europe in a global Context. Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows’ (University of Heidelberg Heidelberg http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/) and is currently working as the assistant (professor) to the chair of 'Visual and Media Anthropology' at the Cluster. Since 2009 Cathrine also works on her dissertation "Indian Contemporary Art in a Transnational Context – An Ethnography on Art with Focus on the Travelling Exhibition 'Indian Highway'" and has, until today, conducted several short fieldwork trips to London, Oslo, Herning and Delhi.
Phone: +49 (0) 6221-54 4330
Office: KJC, room 120
Office hours: Tuesday 14:45 pm to 15:45 pm (during lecture time: April - July/ October - February).
Please always sign up for an appointment via e-mail to Cathrine Bublatzky.
Dr. Roos Gerritsen
Roos Gerritsen joined the Institute of Anthropology of Heidelberg University in 2012. Her courses primarily address topics on media, visual and urban anthropology and anthropology of South Asia. Her PhD research dealt with Tamil fan clubs and the production, dissemination, and consumption of cinematic imagery of movie stars. This research looked into the role of such fan imagery in the formation of cinematic publics as well as individual fan careers by empirically investigating the ways in which visual technologies have been deployed at the level of grassroots or vernacular politics. Roos particularly investigated the interplay between cinema and the street level appropriation of celebrities into more direct and intimate networks of patronage, praise and social mobility via street imagery. Other important foci of her research situate these vernacular fan images into neoliberalism and neoliberal publics that seemed to have indicated a shift in the use of public space. Roos is extending her research focus on visual culture by looking at ‘margins’ or ‘fringes’ of success. She is interested in the persons who work in the ‘margins’ of the movie industry as dancers and stand-ins, with the hope that one day they will succeed in the film industry. In addition, she is interested in the conceptualization of the popular or the vernacular in relation to the large field of art production or imagery that is produced in public spaces of Indian cities and town.
Phone: +49 (0)6221 54-3945
Office: Institute of Anthropology, room 0018
Office hours during lecture time: Tuesday, 2 to 3 pm
Laila Abu-Er-Rub, M.A.
Laila Abu-Er-Rub finished her M.A. in Cultural Anthropology, Religious Studies and Media Studies. She started to work for the Chair for Visual and Media Anthroplogy in September 2009. Ever since she is working on her PhD thesis about the representation of Western women in Indian media. Besides that, she is teaching and the project manager of the Cluster project B4 "Transcultural Visuality Learning Group". Her main research interests are women's magazines, anthropology and advertising, images of feminity and masculinity as well as whiteness studies.
Phone: +49 (0) 6221 54 3945
Office: KJC, c/o Institut für Ethnologie, Sandgasse 7, room 018
Office hours: Monday, 3 to 4 pm (during lecture period)
Laura Klöpping, Student Assistant
Laura Klöpping is currently finishing her studies in Anthropology at the University of Heidelberg. She joined our team in August 2012 as student assistant. She supports our teaching team in preparations for e-learning seminar, visual processing and editing and the maintenance of the visual data bank.
Office: KJC, Room 120
Office hours: Tuesday
Tim Schmidt, Student Assistant
Tim Schmidt is a student assistant at the chair of Visual and Media Anthropology of Professor Christiane Brosius since June 2012. He began studying Philosophy and Anthropology at Heidelberg University in the summer term of 2007 and is currently in his last year. His main tasks are the preparation of course literature, literature research and working with Zotero.
Office: KJC, Room 120
Office hours: Mondays or Fridays
Tina Schilbach, PhD
Tina Schilbach joined the research group of “New Urban Imaginaries” (B11) as project coordinator in June 2010. Her research explores themes of social change, aspirational modernity and everyday life in urban China, and in particular in Shanghai, which she studies as a place where ideas and images of the world are reworked into the local imagination of the global city itself. She is currently finalising a PhD at the University of Sydney, where she examines the politics of class and cosmopolitanism in Shanghai. For her post-doc project she will be investigating changing forms and formats of white-collar work and the emergence of new career patterns among young people in Shanghai. She asks how modern middle-class work lives and work regimes are negotiated around a complex nexus of class entitlement, individualised life plans, and social responsibility in an increasingly cosmopolitan urban context. In this, she is particularly interested in the growing "normalisation" and localisation of middle class and its global reference points; the project enquires in what ways this process intersects with shifting discourses on the meaning of success in China and relates to new expectations about biographical paths, gender relations and individual attainment among young urban Chinese.
Office: KJC, c/o Institut für Ethnologie, Sandgasse 7, room 020
Teresa Tanner, Student Assistant
Teresa Tanner war ungeprüfte Hilfswissenschaftlerin von Anfang September 2010 bis Ende Februar 2013 am Lehrstuhl für Visuelle und Medienethnologie. Sie hat den Lehrstuhl aus Zeitgründen verlassen, um ihr Studium im Fach Ethnologie abzuschließen. Gerne können dringende und wichtige Anfrage weiterhin bis einschließlich 30. Juni 2013 an die unten aufgeführte E-Mail Adresse gesendet werden.
Alexander Ebinger, M.A.
Alexander Ebinger studierte Erziehungswissenschaft und Ethnologie an der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. Seit September 2009 arbeitet er am Lehrstuhl Visuelle und Medienethnologie als Spezialist für eLearning und Research Based Teaching. Er berät und unterstützt unsere Dozierenden bei der Konzeption und Durchführung von Lehrveranstaltungen und ist als Online-Tutor einer der Hauptansprechpartner für unsere Studierenden. Neben seiner Arbeit am Lehrstuhl absolviert Alexander derzeit ein MBA-Studium mit dem Schwerpunkt Bildungsmanagement an der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.