Novel by Somnath Batabyal
“The Price You Pay” is a novel written by former Cluster Member Somnath Batabyal. It tells the story of Delhi through the eyes of an ambitious reporter, a veteran news editor and a trigger-happy policeman. The book has been published by Harper Collins.
Digital Humanities Project with Columbia University
A new digital humanities project was awarded to Prof. Birgit Kellner, Chair in Buddhist Studies at the Cluster, who will collaborate in this project with Prof. Sheldon Pollock, Columbia University (New York).
Call for "Graduate Student Workshop"
The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” welcomes applications for funding a “Graduate Student Workshop”. Successful applicants will receive funds to organise an academic event. The application deadline is July 1, 2013.
Film on the M.A. Transcultural Studies
The film introduces the M.A. Transcultural Studies, an interdisciplinary and trans-regional programme focused on Asia and Europe at Heidelberg University.
Newsletter Spring 2013
New issue of the newsletter available (PDF, 2MB)
- Mar 15, 2013
- Nov 28, 2012
- Nov 21, 2012
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: Health & Environment
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.