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Conference „Spaces and Flows“ at Heidelberg University

On October 25 and 26, the ninth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies „Spaces & Flows“ will take place at the Marsilius Kolleg in Heidelberg. The conference, in which the HCTS is one of the cooperation partners, aims to address the changing shape of human spaces.

Evening Chats with Perry Link during winter semester

Prof. Perry Link, professor emeritus of East Asian Studies at Princeton University, will be spending a year at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies as an associate fellow. During the winter semester, he will offer a series of interactive lectures on his readings of Chinese intellectual fervours and the possibilities of thinking across borders; colleagues and students are to take an active part.

HCTS Interactive Lecture Series: Burkhard Liebsch

The HCTS Interactive Lecture Series "Recalibrating Culture – Reenvisioning the (Trans-)Cultural – C’est quoi la (trans-)culture?" continues until December 2018. It is supported through an Activity Grant in the Transcultural Forays initiative and features a guest lecture by Prof. Burkhard Liebsch on October 18.

New book co-edited by Eliane Ettmüller

Dr. Eliane Ettmüller, postdoctoral researcher at the HCTS, co-edited the volume "Flüchtlingsunterkunft Vordere Zollamtsstrasse 7, Wien Mitte. Ein Massenquartier wird zum Haus der Möglichkeiten". It shows how an empty office building in Vienna became a transition center for refugees and developed into a "house of possibilities." 

MATS-students visit the Lindenmuseum´s Hawaii exhibition

On May 2, 2018, students of the Master Programme for Transcultural Studies (MATS) visited the special exhibition “Hawai´i – Königliche Inseln im Pazifik” (Hawai´i – royal islands in the Pacific) at the Lindenmuseum in Stuttgart. The field trip was part of the seminar “The Pacific – a history of an ocean” taught by MATS Coordinator Dr. Takuma Melber in the summer semester.

New volume co-edited by Nikolas Jaspert

HCTS director Prof. Nikolas Jaspert edited the volume „Entre mers - Outre-mer: Spaces, Modes and Agents of Indo-Mediterranean Connectivity“ together with Dr. Sebastian Kolditz. It was published by Heidelberg University Publishing, and comprises twelve essays related to transmarine relations between seas and imaginations of lands.

Susan Richter publishes new book about atheism

The volume is called "Verfolgter Unglaube. Atheismus und gesellschaftliche Exklusion in historischer Perspektive" and was edited by Cluster associate member Prof. Susan Richter. It was published with Campus Verlag and explores the history of persecution and social exclusion of atheists and disbelievers in Europe and Asia.

Call for Papers: International workshop “Recalibrating Culture”

The international workshop “Recalibrating Culture–Reconfiguring the (Trans-)Cultural” will take place at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies from November 22-24. It is both a part and the highlight of the HCTS Interactive Lecture Series "Recalibrating Culture–Reenvisioning the (Trans-)Cultural." Papers can be submitted until September 25, 2018.

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  • PD Dr. Michael Falser, associate member of the HCTS, will take on the position as interim professor of Global Art History during the winter term 2018/19 at the HCTS. He will substitute Prof. Monica Juneja who has taken on the position as Acting Director for the upcoming winter semester 2018/19. During the last academic year Falser was a visiting professor at the universities of Bordeaux-Montaigne and Paris-Sorbonne. As interim professorship he will teach two seminars, one on cultural heritage as a transcultural concept and one on global architectural histories.

  • PD Dr. Kerstin von Lingen, associate member at the HCTS, has been appointed as interim professor for Modern History for the winter semester 2018/19. She will be taking over the professorship that focuses on the 19th and 20th century and is based at the Department of History of Heidelberg University. Furthermore, she was offered the Chair for Research on Genocide, Violence, and Dictatorship at the University of Vienna. Kerstin von Lingen was a visiting professor at the University of Vienna during the academic year 2017/2018 at the Department for Contemporary History (Institut für Zeitgeschichte).

Media Reports

SWR4 interviewed Prof. Christiane Brosius about her Nepal project.

Deutschlandfunk interviewed Prof. Barbara Mittler for "Tag für Tag."

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an article by Prof. Christiane Brosius.

SWR2 featured Prof. Joseph Maran in radio report.

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

Deutschlandfunk interviewed Dr. Susan Richter.

WDR interviewed Takuma Melber on Pearl Harbor.

Deutschlandfunk broadcasted an interview with Prof. Monica Juneja.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an article by Axel Michaels.

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Research

  • 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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  • 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

    Meditation

    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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Upcoming Events

Oct 18, 2018

General Meeting

Oct 25, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018

Spaces & Flows