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Inaugural Lecture by Christian Förster

Prof. Dr. Christian Förster gave his inaugural lecture on May 27 in the main auditorium of Heidelberg University. The Professor for Transcultural Studies spoke about the topic "Collateral Damage – Ersatzansprüche koreanischer Soldaten gegen US-amerikanische „Agent Orange“-Hersteller".

Workshop on Religious Practices in Japan

The merging of different religions in Japanese history is the topic of a workshop at the Karl Jaspers Centre. The bilingual Japanese-English event takes place from May 28 to 30. It is jointly organised by MC3.1 "Economies of the Sacred", MC7 "Political Legitimation" and the Jōbodai'in Kaken Group (Japan).

Discussion on Political Theory and Transculturality

Political discourse theory and poststructuralism were the topics of two events with Prof. David Howarth (University of Essex) held in May. The political theorist was invited by the working group "Political Theory and Transculturality", an initiative by the Junior Research Group "Transcultural Dynamics of Pentecostalism", MC3 "Negotiating Religious Identities", and MC7 "Political Legitimation".

Call for Applications: Summer School 2015

The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” welcomes applications for the Summer School “Walking the line – Art of border zones in times of crisis.” It will take place from July 26 to 31, 2015 at Heidelberg University in Germany.

SAI "Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund Heidelberg"

The "Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund Heidelberg" provides help for the victims of the earthquakes that struck Nepal in late April and early May 2015. The initiative has been established by the South Asia Institute with support of members of the Cluster/HCTS.

Cultural Diversity of Ageing in Focus of Lectures

"Ageing Differently - Cultural Diversity and Creative Opportunities" is the topic of a lecture series taking place at Heidelberg University. Nine speakers from different institutions and from a variety of academic backgrounds will present their findings in irregular intervals from May 11 to July 13, 2015. The event is organised within the university's "Studium Generale" and open to the public.

Media Reports

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has published an article by Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius on artists and traditions in the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal.

Also in the context of the earthquake in Nepal, a number of other Cluster members were in the media: ARD ­– SWRSWR2SPIEGEL ONLINEFAZBildDeutschlandfunkSWR

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Donations for Nepal

The South Asia Institute, supported by Cluster/HCTS members, has launched a donation campaign for Nepal.

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