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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).

Newsletter Autumn 2014

The next issue of the Cluster's newsletter is available. It reports about the latest developments, personnel changes, publications and events.

Impressive Career Steps of Post-Docs

The post-doctoral scholars of the Cluster successfully develop their careers. Most recently, Michael Falser completed his habilitation. Roland Wenzlhuemer, Antje Flüchter and Susan Richter were offered professorships at renowned universities. The Cluster provides innovative career paths for young top-level scholars.

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

  • Vanessa Schan is the new intern at the Cluster “Asia and Europe” of Heidelberg University. The 15-years old student from the Ludwig-Wilhelm-Gymnasium in Rastatt works a whole week at the IT Department. Her supervisor Alexander Darus shows her how to manage and design websites. In addition, she writes texts and post pictures about her experiences on her own website.

  • 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.