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International Symposium on “Rethinking Justice”

Dr. Kerstin von Lingen, Leader of Junior Research Group “Transcultural Justice” at the Cluster “Asia and Europe”, organises an international symposium on “Rethinking Justice? Decolonization, Cold War, and Asian War Crimes Trials after 1945”. The event takes place from October 26 to 29 at the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH).

Muraqqa Project by Sumathi Ramaswamy

"Going Global in Mughal India" is the title of a digital muraqqa (album) project by Prof. Sumathi Ramaswamy, member of the Cluster's Advisory Board. The project documents cartographic practices in the Indian subcontinent, using the tools of digital humanities to explore the possibilities of online scholarship and curatorial work.

Student Lectureships at the University of Chicago

Advanced graduate students from the Cluster/HCTS can submit their applications for the Heidelberg Prize Lectureships. The two student lectureships are awarded by the University of Chicago in cooperation with the Cluster “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”.

Internships at United Nations Office in Geneva

The Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" welcomes applications from Cluster/HCTS students for two internships at the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG).

Impressive Career Steps of Post-Docs

The post-doctoral scholars of the Cluster successfully develop their careers. Most recently, Michael Falser completed his habilitation. Roland Wenzlhuemer, Antje Flüchter and Susan Richter were offered professorships at renowned universities. The Cluster provides innovative career paths for young top-level scholars.

Newsletter Autumn 2014

The next issue of the Cluster's newsletter is available. It reports about the latest developments, personnel changes, publications and events.

Media Reports

Schwäbische Zeitung: Interview with Prof. Harald Fuess on the resignation of two ministers in Japan

Südwestrundfunk: Interview with Prof. Christiane Brosius on the occasion of the Annual Conference

Uniprotokolle, Informationsdienst WissenschaftStadtredaktion: Announcement of the Annual Conference

Short News

  • Vanessa Schan is the new intern at the Cluster “Asia and Europe” of Heidelberg University. The 15-years old student from the Ludwig-Wilhelm-Gymnasium in Rastatt works a whole week at the IT Department. Her supervisor Alexander Darus shows her how to manage and design websites. In addition, she writes texts and post pictures about her experiences on her own website.

  • Andreas Eichleter, new doctoral candidate of Prof. Harald Fuess (Cultural Economic History) has been awarded a fellowship for a one-year research stay at the Faculty of Law of Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. In addition, he participates in the double degree programme of Tohoku University and Heidelberg University, which was initiated and is organised by Prof. Fuess. Another PhD candidate, who participated in the double-degree programme in 2013/14 is Tim Graf, who specializes in "Crisis and Disaster Response in Contemporary Japanese Temple Buddhism".

  • The awards-winning filmmakers Amit Madheshiya and Shirley Abraham, who worked as researchers at the Cluster, have produced a new documentary film. In the film "Black Roses and Red Dresses", three Indian acid-attack survivors confront the violence committed against them by writing letters to their attackers. Watch the new film "Black Roses and Red Dresses" on YouTube or the Al Jazeera website.