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Cluster held General Meeting

On Thursday afternoon, July 19, the Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies held its second General Meeting of the 2018 summer semester. The meeting took place at the Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies.

Christiane Brosius awarded grant by ARCADIA foundation

HCTS professor Christiane Brosius was awarded a grant of €775,000 by the British foundation ARCADIA to document endangered historical sites in Nepal. Over a test period of two years, four hundred temples, monasteries, and other building types will be documented and inventoried.

New volume co-edited by Monica Juneja

Prof. Monica Juneja, HCTS Professor for Global Art History, recently co-edited the volume "EurAsian Matters: China, Europe, and the Transcultural Object, 1600-1800" with Dr. Anna Grasskamp, associate member of the HCTS. The volume provides case studies on transcultural objects regarding their mobility, identities, and meanings.

HCTS Stadtgespräch at Karl Jaspers Centre

On Friday, July 27 at 6 pm, the next HCTS Stadtgespräch "Flüchtlingsbetreuung: Ehemalige Heimleiter/innen berichten aus den Krisenjahren 2015 und 2016" will take place at the Karl Jaspers Centre. It is the third event in a series initiated at the HCTS to engage in conversations with members of the Heidelberg community.

HCTS Lecture by Paola Zamperini

On July 25, at 6 pm, the next HCTS lecture takes place as part of the Tandem Fellowship that Prof. Paola Zamperini holds at the HCTS together with Prof. Barbara Mittler. Prof. Zamperini will talk about "Will the (Disciplinary) Twain Ever Meet? Thinking Sex East and West."

Kerstin von Lingen receives Heisenberg Fellowship

The German Research Foundation (DFG) appointed Dr. Kerstin von Lingen, associate member of the HCTS, as a Heisenberg Fellow. Her research project "Consumer Boycott as Female Ethics, 1800-1990," hosted by the Department of History at Heidelberg University, will commence in October 2018 with a duration of three years.

Three international guest lectures at the HCTS this week

This week, three lectures  will take place organised by the professorships at the HCTS. The invited speakers are Prof. Joseph Denis (University of Wisconsin-Maison), Prof. Ben Brose (University of Michigan), and Prof. Sheldon Garon (Princeton University). They will provide insights into Chinese legal culture and history, a Chinese novel, and lessons learned from World War II.

New book by Barbara Mittler and Thomas Maissen

Prof. Barbara Mittler, co-director at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, recently published "Why China did not have a Renaissance - and why that matters,"  a book co-authored with former Cluster director Prof. Thomas Maissen. The volume was published with De Gruyter and is part of the series "Critical Reading in Global Intellectual History."

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Media Reports

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.

Neue Südtiroler Tageszeitung interviewed Dr. Kerstin von Lingen.

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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Donations for Nepal

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

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

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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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