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Lecture by Emiko Ochiai

Prof. Emiko Ochiai (Paris/Kyoto) will give a guest lecture on "Changing care diamonds in Europe and Asia: Is Europe becoming Asia?". The talk will take place on Friday, May 22, 4 pm, at the Karl Jaspers Centre. It is followed by a discussion with Prof. Karen Shire (Duisburg-Essen). The event has been organised by the Chair of Cultural Economic History.

HCTS Lecture by Faisal Devji

Dr. Faisal Devji (Oxford) gave a HCTS lecture with the title "Fatal Love: History, Violence and Vicarious Desire in Modern India" on May 21 at the Karl Jaspers Centre. The lecture was hosted by the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) in collaboration with the South Asia Institute.

Jour Fixe on Cultural Mobility of Mercenaries

How medieval Christian mercenaries could reconcile their faith with serving Muslim masters was the topic of a Jour Fixe. Prof. Nikolas Jaspert (Heidelberg University) shed light on this issue in a talk at the event chaired by Prof. Daniel König on May 21.

Call for Applications: Summer School 2015

The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” welcomes applications for the Summer School “Walking the line – Art of border zones in times of crisis.” It will take place from July 26 to 31, 2015 at Heidelberg University in Germany.

SAI "Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund Heidelberg"

The "Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund Heidelberg" provides help for the victims of the earthquakes that struck Nepal in late April and early May 2015. The initiative has been established by the South Asia Institute with support of members of the Cluster/HCTS.

Cultural Diversity of Ageing in Focus of Lectures

"Ageing Differently - Cultural Diversity and Creative Opportunities" is the topic of a lecture series taking place at Heidelberg University. Nine speakers from different institutions and from a variety of academic backgrounds will present their findings in irregular intervals from May 11 to July 13, 2015. The event is organised within the university's "Studium Generale" and open to the public.

Short News

Media Reports

The end of the Second World War 70 years ago was the topic of an interview with Dr. Kerstin von Lingen in the RNZ.

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, the FAZ published an article by Prof. Christian Förster and Deutschlandradio Kultur broadcasted an interview with former Cluster member Andreas Margara.

In the context of the earthquake in Nepal, a number of Cluster members were in the media: ARD ­– SWRSWR2SPIEGEL ONLINEFAZBildDeutschlandfunkSWR

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Donations for Nepal

The South Asia Institute, supported by Cluster/HCTS members, has launched a donation campaign for Nepal.

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