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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.

Summer School 2014

Young scholars from all over the world are invited to this year’s Summer School “Politics of Near Futures: Possibilities, Prophecies, Prognoses.” It will take place at the Karl Jaspers Centre in Heidelberg from July 27 to 31, 2014. Applications are accepted until May 31.

Media Reports

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. 

Daily News, Rajasthan Patrika and five further media reported a Workshop on Waterscapes" Jaipur organised by Prof. Jörg Gengnagel

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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