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".
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.
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: Knowledge Systems
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.