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Markus Viehbeck publishes volume with heiUP

Dr. Markus Viehbeck, Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Heidelberg, recently edited the book “Transcultural Encounters in the Himalayan Borderlands”. It was published as the third volume of the open access book series "Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality” with Heidelberg University’s publishing branch heiUP.

Franziska Koch in Bosch Foundation's Fast Track Program

Dr. phil. Franziska Koch, Assistant Professor to the HCTS’ Professorship for Global Art History, won a place in the program “Fast Track: Excellence and Leadership Skills for Outstanding Women in Science”. It is offered by the Robert Bosch Foundation and aims to smooth the participants’ path to a leadership position in research.

Call for Papers: Transcultural Studies Student Conference

The Cluster’s Student Association calls for papers for its conference „The Theory and Practice of Transculturation". The conference is designed for Master and PhD students who are performing research that employs or is related to transcultural theory and aims at creating a next generation of discourse in all relevant fields.

HCTS Stadtgespräch about the Massacre in Nanjing

On Wednesday, January 17, at 4 pm, the newly established series "HCTS Stadtgespräch" will continue with an event at the Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof in Heidelberg. The event "Im Gedenken: 80 Jahre nach dem Massaker von Nanjing", will feature readings, a movie presentation and a panel discussion with Thomas Rabe and researchers from Heidelberg University.

Fellowship of Harald Fuess at Marsilius-Kolleg

Prof. Harald Fuess, Professor for Cultural Economic History at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, was appointed as a Fellow of the Marsilius-Kolleg. The fellowship will start in April 2018 with a duration of one year.

Special Issue of Medieval History Journal published

Prof. Dr. Klaus Oschema and Dr. Christoph Mauntel, Associate Members of the Cluster “Asia and Europe”, coedited the collection “A World of Empires. Claiming and Assigning Imperial Authority in the High and Late Middle Ages” with Dr. Chris Jones. The publication is a special issue of The Medieval History Journal and includes seven articles.

Transcultural Forays: Activity and Publication Grants

The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies is renewing the call for applications in its initiative “Transcultural Forays”. Scholars in all career stages can apply for Activity and Publication Grants until January 8, 2018. These grants will support academic events and the writing of an academic publication, respectively.

Cooperation Agreement with Fudan University signed

On November 29, Prof. Christiane Brosius signed a cooperation agreement between the HCTS and the Center for Information and Communication Studies at Fudan University. Both centers agreed to develop interchanges in the areas of research, education and other academic activities during the next five years of cooperation.

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Media Reports

SWR2 features Joseph Maran in radio report.

Neue Südtiroler Tageszeitung interviewed Dr. Kerstin von Lingen.

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

Deutschlandfunk interviewed Dr. Susan Richter.

WDR interviewed Takuma Melber on Pearl Harbor.

Deutschlandfunk broadcast an interview with Prof. Barbara Mittler.

Deutschlandfunk broadcast an interview with Prof. Monica Juneja.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an article by Axel Michaels.

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Donations for Nepal

The South Asia Institute, supported by Cluster/HCTS members, runs "SAI help Nepal" for the earthquake victims.

Research

  • 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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  • 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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