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Rudolf Wagner among editors of volume on leisure

The late Prof. Rudolf Wagner is among the editors of the volume on “Testing the Margins of Leisure. Case Studies on China, Japan, and Indonesia,” published with heiUP. By focusing on recent history, the book explores the many dimensions and historical trajectories of leisure in different cultural environments around the world.

DAAD grants Christiane Brosius funding for exchange initiative

The DAAD granted Prof. Christiane Brosius four years of funding for the implementation of an exchange programme on the topic of “urban transformations.” The teaching initiative, in partnership with universities in Delhi and Kathmandu, will contribute to the MA Transcultural Studies and the new MA Cultural Heritage and Cultural Property Protection at Heidelberg University.

CfA: Heidelberg-Tohoku Joint Doctoral Degree Programme

As part of the Heidelberg-Tohoku Joint Doctoral Degree Programme, doctoral candidates in Asian and Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg University are eligible to apply for a one-year doctoral scholarship starting in October 2020 to study at the Graduate School of Law at Tohoku University.

Emily Graf receives Ruprecht-Karls prize for dissertation

Emily Mae Graf, former member of the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies, was awarded the Ruprecht-Karls-Prize for her doctoral dissertation “Lu Xun on Display: Memory, Space and Media in the Making of World Literary Heritage”. The award ceremony took place on November 9, 2019 in the Alte Aula of Heidelberg University.

Michael Falser publishes volume on Angkor Wat

Former HCTS research member PD Dr. Michael Falser published a monograph in two volumes on the historic trajectories of the 12th-century Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat. The book “Angkor Wat. A Transcultural History of Heritage,” published with De Gruyter, locates the famous archaeological site in a transcultural perspective of investigation. 

Sophie Roche publishes book on jihad in Tajikistan

Dr. Sophie Roche, former research group leader and associate member at the HCTS, published the volume "The Faceless Terrorist. A Study of Critical Events in Tajikistan." It is based on an ethnographic project that examines the jihad in text and context using a biographical approach, and addresses the relationships between concepts and experiences in a Transcultural frame.

Obituary: Rudolf G. Wagner

Prof. Rudolf G. Wagner, founding director of the Cluster "Asia and Europe in a Global Context," passed away on October 25, 2019.

Obituary by Prof. Barbara Mittler

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  • Reminder: 10th session of the Institute for World Literature, presented by Harvard University, will take place at the University of Belgrade from July 6 - 30, 2020. The seminars and lectures will be presented by today's leading scholars of world literature studies. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2020. You can find more informtation on the event at https://iwl.fas.harvard.edu/.

  • The SWAGATA Consortium is calling for applications for a staff mobility for training within the programme "Erasmus+ Key Action 107 (Mobility with Partner Countries)." The grant is offered to a staff applicant from Heidelberg University in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences for an exchange with one of the partner Universities in India for up to 15 days. You can find more information here. SWAGATA consists of the University of Cologne, the University of Göttingen and Heidelberg University as well as their regional offices in New Delhi; it aims at strengthening the cooperation between Germany and India through mobility and collaborations.

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