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Transcultural Forays: Activity and Publication Grants

The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies is renewing the call for applications in its initiative “Transcultural Forays”. Scholars in all career stages can apply for Activity and Publication Grants until January 8, 2018. These grants will support academic events and the writing of an academic publication, respectively.

Trafo Annual Conference with Members of the Cluster

From December 7-9, the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin is holding its 2017 Annual Conference “Chronologics: Periodisation in a Global Context". It is organized in cooperation with the Max Weber Foundation and several Members and Associate Members of the Cluster and HCTS are participating.

Takuma Melber publishes Dissertation

Dr. Takuma Melber, lecturer and coordinator of the M.A. Transcultural Studies, published his dissertation „Zwischen Kollaboration und Widerstand: Die japanische Besatzungspolitik in Malaya und Singapur, 1942-1945“ with Campus Verlag in September 2017.

'Race and Gender' Workshop with Kyoto University

On December 1, the Kyoto-Heidelberg joint workshop "Race and Gender" took place at the Karl Jaspers Center. Researchers from both universities gathered to develop their research as part of the DAAD-JSPS funded collaborative project "Entangled Pasts in a Global Present: Gender, Labor and Citizenship", led by Prof. Harald Fuess and Prof. Yoko Nagahara.

“HCTS Salon - Lectures in Dialogue” with David Damrosch

On Wednesday, November 29 at 8pm, the “HCTS Salon – Lectures in Dialogue”  took place at the Karl Jaspers Center for Advanced Transcultural Studies. David Damrosch (Harvard) talked about “Those Retrobates at New Youth: Modernist Magazines in Asia and the West” and engaged in a panel discussion afterwards.

Graduation Ceremony 2017

The graduation ceremony of the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) and MA Transcultural Studies 2017 took place on November 23 at the Karl Jaspers Centre. Students of both programs participated in the ceremony with their families, friends and further members of the Cluster and received their certificates.

New Book by Joseph Maran and Philipp Stockhammer

Prof. Joseph Maran, former Director of the Cluster “Asia and Europe”, and former Cluster member Prof. Philipp W. Stockhammer edited the volume “Appropriating Innovations: Entangled Knowledge in Eurasia, 5000‒1500 BCE”, which was published with Oxbow Books at the end of September.

HCTS welcomes New MATS Students

A new generation of students has arrived at the Cluster "Asia and Europe" and HCTS to pursue an M.A. in Transcultural Studies. Orientation days took place on October 11-12 at the Karl Jaspers Centre, introducing students to the programme’s structure, regulations and study foci.

Publications

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Media Reports

SWR2 features Joseph Maran in radio report.

Neue Südtiroler Tageszeitung interviewed Dr. Kerstin von Lingen.

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

Deutschlandfunk interviewed Dr. Susan Richter.

WDR interviewed Takuma Melber on Pearl Harbor.

Deutschlandfunk broadcast an interview with Prof. Barbara Mittler.

Deutschlandfunk broadcast an interview with Prof. Monica Juneja.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an article by Axel Michaels.

more media reports

Donations for Nepal

The South Asia Institute, supported by Cluster/HCTS members, runs "SAI help Nepal" for the earthquake victims.

Research

  • 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

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    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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  • 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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