Jour Fixe: Circulation of Religious Imagery
The Cluster hosted its first Jour Fixe of the winter term on Thursday, December 12, at the Karl Jaspers Centre. Prof. Birgit Meyer (Utrecht) gave a talk on "Sensational Pictures. Visual Culture, Objects and the Study of Religion".
Workshop on Alternative Agricultures
"Cultivating Futures. Ethnographies of Alternative Agricultures in (South) Asian Landscapes of Crisis" is the topic of a workshop held by Junior Research Group "Agrarian Alternatives". It takes place from December 12 to 14 at the Karl Jaspers Centre.
Special Issue on the Making of Neoliberal India
"The Making of Neoliberal India" is a new publication edited by Dr. Patrick Neveling and the two Cluster members Dr. Christian Strümpell and Dr. Daniel Münster. The special issue of the journal "Contributions to Indian Sociology" is available online.
New book on the History of Northeast China
"Entangled Histories. The Transcultural Past of Northeast China" is the title of a new book edited by Prof. Dan Ben-Canaan, Dr. Frank Grüner, and Dr. Ines Prodöhl. It is part of the Cluster's book series "Transcultural Research - Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context".
Karl-Steinbuch-Stipendium for Young Researchers
Students of the Cluster's Research Area C and the Institute of Sinology have been awarded the Karl-Steinbuch-Stipendium for innovative research projects. Their project "Eine offene Infrastruktur zur semantischen Annotation chinesischer Quellen anhand des Siku quanshu" will be funded from November 2013 to September 2014.
- Dec 05, 2013
- Nov 18, 2013
- Oct 24, 2013
- Oct 09, 2012
An exhibition on Usbek miniature paintings, "Die Kunst der Miniatur", with artists from Tashkent is displayed at the Ethnological Museum Heidelberg until March 2. There are accompanying talks and guided tours during December.
The joint PhD degree programme at Heidelberg University in Germany and Tohoku University in Japan welcomes applications. Interested candidates can submit the documents by December 15.
Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies
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.
Research Area A: Governance & Administration
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.
Research Area B: Public Spheres
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.
Research Area C: Knowledge Systems
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.
Research Area D: Historicities & Heritage
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.
Heidelberg Research Architecture
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.