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MATS-students visit the Lindenmuseum´s Hawaii exhibition

On May 2, 2018, students of the Master Programme for Transcultural Studies (MATS) visited the special exhibition “Hawai´i – Königliche Inseln im Pazifik” (Hawai´i – royal islands in the Pacific) at the Lindenmuseum in Stuttgart. The field trip was part of the seminar “The Pacific – a history of an ocean” taught by MATS Coordinator Dr. Takuma Melber in the summer semester.

New volume co-edited by Nikolas Jaspert

HCTS director Prof. Nikolas Jaspert edited the volume „Entre mers - Outre-mer: Spaces, Modes and Agents of Indo-Mediterranean Connectivity“ together with Dr. Sebastian Kolditz. It was published with Heidelberg University Publishing, and comprises twelve essays related to transmarine relations between seas and imaginations of lands.

Susan Richter publishes new book about atheism

The volume is called "Verfolgter Unglaube. Atheismus und gesellschaftliche Exklusion in historischer Perspektive" and was edited by Cluster associate member Prof. Susan Richter. It was published with Campus Verlag and explores the history of persecution and social exclusion of atheists and disbelievers in Europe and Asia.

Call for Papers: International workshop “Recalibrating Culture”

The international workshop “Recalibrating Culture–Reconfiguring the (Trans-)Cultural” will take place at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies from November 22-24. It is both a part and the highlight of the HCTS Interactive Lecture Series "Recalibrating Culture–Reenvisioning the (Trans-)Cultural." Papers can be submitted until September 25, 2018.

Kerstin von Lingen publishes habilitation

PD Dr. Kerstin von Lingen recently published her habilitation "Crimes against Humanity. Eine Ideengeschichte der Zivilisierung von Kriegsgewalt 1864–1945." It traces the path of international humanitarian law and focuses on the development of "Crimes against Humanity" as judicial tool for judging mass atrocities against civilians.

Priya Paul Collection now in open access format

The Priya Paul Collection of Popular Art is now available online to the public via the HeidICON image database in an open access format. For the archive, over 4,200 images from Indian contemporary as well as popular art and advertisement were digitalized and catalogued at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context."

Johanna Beamish publishes dissertation

Cluster associate member Dr. Johanna Beamish published her dissertation Im Transit auf dem Ozean – Schiffszeitungen als Dokumente globaler Verbindungen im 19. Jahrhundert with Campus in August. The book analyses the transit experience of passengers aboard intercontinental vessels by examining newspapers written and edited aboard ship.

"OpenDACHS" introduced at the CATS and HCTS

The Digital Archive for Chinese Studies (DACHS) comprises a collection of website resources and was launched in 2001 by the Institute for Chinese Studies. Its main goals are to capture and archive relevant web resources and to serve as citation repository for authors and publishers. The archive currently is expanding its online resources and establishing access to CATS and HCTS.

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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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Upcoming Events

Oct 10, 2018 - Oct 11, 2018

MATS-Orientation Days 2018

Oct 25, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018

Spaces & Flows

Nov 30, 2018 - Dec 01, 2018

Workshop: The Burden of Superfluous Matters