Talk and Film on Garment Factories in Bangladesh
PhD student Hasan Ashraf gave a talk on the recent incidents in Bangladesh, followed by the screening of a documentary on garment factories in Bangladesh. The event was held on Wednesday, 22 May, at 6 pm in the Karl Jaspers Centre, room 212. Donations for the victims of the factory collapse are welcome.
Selection of Doctoral Students
Seventeen candidates, who have been shortlisted for the Cluster’s Graduate Programme, presented their proposed doctoral projects to a selection committee on Tuesday, May 21. The eight most promising students will be selected to join the Cluster’s Graduate Programme in October 2013.
Summer School on Sites of Knowledge
Young scholars from all over the world are invited to this year´s Summer School “Sites of Knowledge: Space, Locality, and Circulation between Asia and Europe”. It will take place at the Karl Jaspers Centre in Heidelberg from August 4 to 8, 2013. Applications are accepted until May 31.
Symposium on Artistic Knowledge Production
"Re-thinking artistic knowledge production: distributed creativity - global media cultures" is the title of a symposium held from May 23 to 24 at the Karl Jaspers Centre. It is organised by the DFG network "Media of Collective Intelligence" and the Cluster's Chair of Global Art History.
Film Screening: Pottery in China
A documentary about the manufacturing of pottery in China will be shown on May 23, 2013, at 7 pm, at the Karl Jaspers Centre in room 212. The film entitled “Abgedreht! China töpfert bodennah” focuses on specific body techniques and was produced by Anette Mertens with filmmaker Christof Thurnherr.
Newsletter Spring 2013
New issue of the newsletter available (PDF, 2MB)
- Mar 15, 2013
- Nov 28, 2012
- Nov 21, 2012
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: Health & Environment
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.