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CfA: Doctoral Scholarships in Transcultural Studies

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” welcomes applications for up to four doctoral scholarships. Applicants should submit their papers until March 15, 2015.

CfP: Fourth International SEECHAC Colloquium

The European Society for the Study of Himalayan and Central Asiatic Civilizations (SEECHAC) and the Cluster "Asia and Europe" invite abstracts for the Fourth International SEECHAC Colloquium. The event titled "Religious Revivals and Artistic Renaissance in Central Asia and the Himalayan Region – past and present" will take place in Heidelberg from November 16 to 18, 2015.

Book on Indian Miniatures in European Art

The reception of Indian miniatures in European art of the 17th and 18th century is the topic of a new book by Dr. Corinna Forberg. The post-doctoral researcher is a member of the interdisciplinary research group MC5 "Global Concepts".

Conference on Innovations in Early Historic Societies

Prof. Dr. Joseph Maran and PD Dr. Philipp Stockhammer from project MC8 organised an international conference on "Appropriating Innovations: Entangled Knowledge in Eurasia, 5000-1500 BCE". The event took place from January 15-17, 2015, at Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH).

New Issue of the E-Journal “Transcultural Studies”

The new issue of the e-journal Transcultural Studies is now available online. It features articles by Bernd Schneidmüller, Rudolph Ng, Benjamin Zachariah, and Joyce Brodsky, in addition to a podcast of a lecture by Nikolas Jaspert.

Film with Armin Volkmann on Digital Humanities

This film introduces Dr. Armin Volkmann and his Junior Research Group "Digital Humanities". The group is establishing a body of knowledge for digital methods and standards in the humanities. It is part of the University's Field of Focus 3, the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing and the Cluster "Asia and Europe".

Ruperto Carola

The next issue of Heidelberg University’s research journal "Ruperto Carola" is available. Among other texts, it presents articles by the Cluster members Prof. Christiane Brosius on single women in India, Prof. Nikolas Jaspert on religious variety in medieval towns, and Prof. Andreas Kruse on aging and old age.

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Media Reports

Die Zeit: Article about disasters with Prof. Monica Juneja and Prof. Gerrit J. Schenk

Bild der Wissenschaft: Interview with Prof. Gerrit J. Schenk on crises and disasters.

Frankfurter Rundschau: Interview with Prof. Monica Juneja on Global Art History

Deutschlandradio: Interview with Dr. Marie Sander on expat teenagers in Shanghai

Deutschlandradio: Feature on Islamic sermons with Jan Scholz (MC2 "Sufism")

Deutsche Welle: Interviews with Sukla Chatterjee on violence against women in India

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

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

National Geographic: Reports on the exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute" organised by the Prof. Monica Juneja and Prof. Gerrit Schenk

The Hindu: Report on Dr. Daniel Münster's research on nature tourism in Wayand

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