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International Symposium on “Rethinking Justice”

Dr. Kerstin von Lingen, Leader of Junior Research Group “Transcultural Justice” at the Cluster “Asia and Europe”, organises an international symposium with the title “Rethinking Justice? Decolonization, Cold War, and Asian War Crimes Trials after 1945”. The event will take place from October 26 to 29 at Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH).

Certificates for Graduate Students

On Thursday evening, the third round of students of the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies received their certificates. The eight students were selected in 2011 out of nearly 200 applicants to pursue their doctoral degree within the framework of the Cluster.

Cluster welcomes MA Students

A new batch of MA students has arrived at the Karl Jaspers Centre to pursue an M.A. in Transcultural Studies (MATS). About 90 students, which is the largest first year MATS cohort ever, have taken up their studies in the MATS this winter semester. The welcoming and introductory session took place on Monday.

DFG Meeting Urges for Excellence Initiative Continuation

With an urgent appeal to policy makers for a continuation of the Excellence Initiative, the largest meeting for clusters of excellence, graduate schools and institutional strategies has ended. The Cluster "Asia and Europe" was represented at the meeting by Director Prof. Axel Michaels and Scientific Project Manager Oliver Lamers.

Annual Conference 2014

More than 150 scholars from Heidelberg and all over the world participated in the sixth Annual Conference “Cultural Mediation: Creativity, Performance, Display” from October 8-10. The event was organised by Research Area B “Public Spheres”.

Exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute"

The exhibition “Von Atlantis bis heute – Mensch. Natur. Katastrophe” displays the findings of the research project "Images of Disasters". It takes place at the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums of Mannheim from September 7, 2014, until March 1, 2015.

Media Reports

Schwäbische Zeitung: Interview with Prof. Harald Fuess on the resignation of two ministers in Japan

Südwestrundfunk: Interview with Prof. Christiane Brosius on the occasion of the Annual Conference

Uniprotokolle, Informationsdienst WissenschaftStadtredaktion: Announcement of the Annual Conference

Short News

  • Andreas Eichleter, new doctoral candidate of Prof. Harald Fuess (Cultural Economic History) has been awarded a fellowship for a one-year research stay at the Faculty of Law of Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. In addition, he participates in the double degree programme of Tohoku University and Heidelberg University, which was initiated and is organised by Prof. Fuess. Another PhD candidate, who participated in the double-degree programme in 2013/14 is Tim Graf, who specializes in "Crisis and Disaster Response in Contemporary Japanese Temple Buddhism".

  • The awards-winning filmmakers Amit Madheshiya and Shirley Abraham, who worked as researchers at the Cluster, have produced a new documentary film. In the film "Black Roses and Red Dresses", three Indian acid-attack survivors confront the violence committed against them by writing letters to their attackers. Watch the new film "Black Roses and Red Dresses" on YouTube or the Al Jazeera website.