Opening of the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies
The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS), a new Institute for Advanced Studies at Heidelberg University, will be inaugurated on April 28, 2014. The ceremony will take place in the main auditorium Alte Aula of Heidelberg University and starts at 4 pm. Philosopher Prof. Avishai Margalit (Princeton) will give the keynote speech.
HCTS Dinner with Ana Carolina Hosne
Dr. Ana Carolina Hosne will present her research on "Words and Images" during the next HCTS Dinner-Seminar. The event will take place at the Karl Jaspers Centre on April 24, 2014 at 6 pm.
Cluster holds General Meeting
On Thursday evening, the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" held its General Meeting at the Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies.
Academic Advisory Council appoints Axel Michaels
Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels was appointed for the Academic Advisory Council by Heidelberg University’s Rector Prof. Dr. Bernhard Eitel. There, he will represent the interests of the humanities and social sciences.
Lecture Series on Transculturality
This semester, a new lecture series on transculturality and interculturality will be held at Heidelberg University. All lectures will take place at lecture hall 010 of the Institute for German as a Foreign Language Philology of Heidelberg University at 7.15 pm. Within the series, three Cluster members will present their research to the university public.
DRadio Wissen: Interview with Marie Sander on her research on expat teenagers.
The Hindu: Report on Daniel Münster's research on nature tourism in Wayanad.
DhDBlog: Fabian Cremer reviews a session of the DhD 2014 conference, including a presention by Thorsten Wübbena and Matthias Arnold on the advantages of annotation in video databases for research and analysis.
Folia Magazine, University of Amsterdam: article on Hasan Ashraf and his research.
RNZ: Article on the Cluster's Open Access Project.
taz: Interview with Dr. Ananda Samir Chopra about Ayurvedic healing.
Süddeutsche Zeitung: Article on young expats, based on findings and contacts of Marie Sander who is also mentioned in the text.
Unispiegel: Articles on the Cluster's Open Access project, the Karl Jaspers Prize and the Graduate Programme in Transcultural Studies.
RNZ: Interview with Martin Nissen on the Cluster's new Open-Access Model.
RNZ: Article on Stefan Maul and Thomas Maissen's work in Cultural History.
FAZ: Article by Prof. Axel Michaels published on Wendy Doniger's book on Hindusim being banned in India.
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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: Knowledge Systems
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.