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Conference on Transcultural Framing(s)

"Transcultural Framing(s): Materials and Metaphors" is the title of a conference organised by the interdisciplinary research group MC4 "Frames". It takes place at the Karl Jaspers Centre from October 31 to November 2, 2014.

International Symposium on “Rethinking Justice”

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

Workshop on Evangelicalism and Charismatic Christianity

The interdisciplinary workshop “Studying Contemporary Evangelicalism and Charismatic Christianity: Themes, Theories and Methods” will take place at the Karl Jaspers Centre from November 7 to 9, 2014. The event is organised by Junior Research Group B21 "Pentecostalism" in cooperation with the German Association for the Study of Religion (DVRW).

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).

Short News

  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Friedrich Quack gave a talk on the vision of the future in the Late Period of Ancient Egypt. The event took place on November 28 at the Cluster of Excellence "Religions and Politics" in Münster, which also provides a review of the talk on its 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.

Media Reports

Darmstädter Echo: Article on the exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute" by project "Images of Disasters"

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