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Ann-Sophie Schoepfel receives Jean-Baptise Duroselle Thesis Award

Cluster associate member Ann-Sophie Schoepfel was awarded the Jean-Baptiste Duroselle Thesis Award in History of International Relations for her dissertation on the Tokyo and Saigon Trials. The ceremony took place at the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Paris.

New book on religious aesthetics by former Cluster members

The book “Religion and Aesthetic Experience: Drama – Sermons – Literature” was co-edited by Sabine Dorpmüller, Jan Scholz, Max Stille and Ines Weinrich. It explores the links between transculturality and religious aesthetics and was published within the series Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality with Heidelberg University’s publishing branch heiUP.

New issue of "The Journal of Transcultural Studies" online

The latest (double) issue of the Cluster's e-journal "The Journal of Transcultural Studies" continues the exploration of novel interdisciplinary formats. It features five essays, which focus on local activity as well as on complex networks and linkages between states as inextricably linked to transcultural exchanges.

New Scholarships in HCTS Graduate Programme

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) at Heidelberg University welcomes applications for up to four doctoral scholarships beginning in the winter semester 2019/20. The scholarships amount to 1200,- EUR per month for a period of three years.

Jadwiga Kamola publishes dissertation

Dr. Jadwiga Kamola, associate member of the HCTS, published her dissertation „Tumor im Blick“ with Böhlau Verlag. Her study examines a comprehensive image collection and establishes the phenomenon of the patient's portrait within the wider genre of the medical portrait. Kamola conducted the research for her dissertation within the professorship of Global Art History.

CfA: Heidelberg-Tohoku Double Degree Programme

As part of the Heidelberg-Tohoku Double Degree Programme, PhD candidates at Heidelberg University in Asian and Transcultural Studies are eligible to apply for a one-year doctoral scholarship to study at the Graduate School of Law at Tohoku University, which starts in October 2019.

Kerstin von Lingen accepts professorship at University of Vienna

PD Dr. Kerstin von Lingen, former Junior Research Group leader at the Cluster and associate member of the HCTS, accepted a professorship at the Department for Contemporary History at the University of Vienna. She will take up her new position within the research focus "Dictatorship, Violence and Genocide" in March 2019.

Postdoctoral fellowship for Takahiro Yamamoto

Dr. Takahiro Yamamoto, assistant professor of Cultural Economic History, was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship for Leading Early Career Researchers of the Baden-Württemberg Foundation. It will finance his project "Cross-border mobility and documentary identification in Japan in the age of global networking" and offer different networking opportunities.

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Media Reports

SWR4 interviewed Prof. Christiane Brosius about her Nepal project.

Deutschlandfunk interviewed Prof. Barbara Mittler for "Tag für Tag."

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an article by Prof. Christiane Brosius.

SWR2 featured Prof. Joseph Maran in radio report.

SWR1 broadcasted an interview with Prof. Joachim Quack (at 7:20).

Deutschlandfunk interviewed Dr. Susan Richter.

WDR interviewed Takuma Melber on Pearl Harbor.

Deutschlandfunk broadcasted an interview with Prof. Monica Juneja.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an article by Axel Michaels.

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Research

  • Heidelberg Research Architecture

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    The Cluster brings together a multicultural, multilingual scholarly community for purposes of research in an interdisciplinary field. Efficient collaboration among the researchers in the analysis of transcultural flows requires an IT infrastructure for data storage and exchange, communication and on-line team-work, and, importantly, for information retrieval and analysis.

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  • Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies

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    The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) offers a structured PhD programme within the interdisciplinary research environment of the Cluster. The doctoral programme offers (a) an introduction to theories and methodologies of transcultural studies, (b) access to a well-equipped work environment supported by European and Asian institutions, (c) participation in the gathering of textual and nontextual source material, (d) support of PhD projects which are linked to the broad research fields pursued by the Cluster.  

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  • Research Area A: Governance & Administration

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    This Research Area deals with the cultural flows through which concepts, institutions and practices that have to do with governance and administration are transferred across cultures locally, regionally, or globally, and are reconfigured in a continuous but non-linear historical process.  

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  • Research Area B: Public Spheres

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    Central themes of Research Area B are public spheres - as media, events and spaces - that have been and are built by political and cultural flows between Asia and Europe. There are three research foci: a) aspects of mediality, visuality and textuality, b) aspects of public life, events and performance, and c) aspects of public space and urbanity.

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  • Research Area C: Knowledge Systems

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    Research Area C focuses on the transfer between Asia and Europe of practices concerning, institutions for, ideas about, and perceptions of health and environment. Practice is the privileged point of access in this Research Area because the processes underlying both health and environment are juxtaposed here with the often pressing need to find a working solution.

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  • Research Area D: Historicities & Heritage

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    This Research Area analyses different concepts of histories as competing interpretations of time and space. Instead of focusing on models of unified universal or world history, it puts the emphasis on the entanglement of multiple historicities with different cultural background through cultural flows in the way in which history, memory, and their trajectory are handled. 

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