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New Book on Pashupati Area by Axel Michaels

Prof. Axel Michaels, Acting Director of the Cluster "Asia and Europe", and Dr. Govinda Tandon published a book titled "Paśupatikṣetra – A Historical Inventory" with Himal Books. The volume is a revised version of the supplement to Axel Michaels’ book "Die Reisen der Götter: Der nepalische Pashupatinatha-Tempel und sein rituelles Umfeld" published in 1994.

Workshop on Labor and Citizenship in the 20th Century

On Friday, April 14, 2017, several scholars from the Cluster “Asia and Europe” and further institutes of Heidelberg University participated in the workshop entitled “Labor and Citizenship in the Twentieth Century”, which took place at Kyoto University.

Jour Fixe by Prof. David L. Howell

The Cluster held its first Jour Fixe in the summer term 2017 on May 18 at 4 pm at the Karl Jaspers Centre. Prof. David L. Howell from Harvard University gave a talk on “How Green Was My Night Soil: Thinking with Excrement about Nineteenth-Century Japan”.

International Conference on "Korea in Global History"

From May 19-21, Prof. Harald Fuess, Chair of Cultural Economic History at the Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies, organized the international conference “Korea in Global History: The Long Nineteenth Century and the Foreign Powers”. The conference took place at the Karl Jaspers Centre in Heidelberg.

Shalong in Honor of Rudolf Wagner

In honor of Prof. Dr. Rudolf G. Wagner, former Co-Director at the Cluster “Asia and Europe", a Shalong discussion was held on Friday, May 12, to celebrate his 75th birthday. It took place at the Karl Jaspers Centre for Transcultural Studies.

Cluster held General Meeting

On Thursday afternoon, the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" held its first General Meeting in the summer semester 2017. The meeting took place at the Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies.

Follow-up to the Annual Conference 2016

On April 24, 2017, the follow-up event to the Cluster´s 2016 Annual Conference took place at the Bode-Museum in Berlin under the heading "A Conversation: Negotiating Cultural Heritage. Making, Sustaining, Breaking, Sharing". Cluster Members Prof. Monica Juneja, Prof. Barbara Mittler, and Associate Member Prof. Inga Mai Groote participated in the conversation.

New Catalog on Indian Paintings and Miniatures

Prof. Monica Juneja co-edited the catalog “Miniaturgeschichten – Die Sammlung Indischer Malerei im Dresdner Kupferstich-Kabinett”, accompanying the exhibition “Stories in Miniatures” at the Residenzschloss Dresden. The catalog was published by the Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden with Sandstein Verlag.

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Media Reports

Neue Südtiroler Tageszeitung interviewed Dr. Kerstin von Lingen.

SWR1 broadcasted an interview with Prof. Joachim Quack (at 7:20).

Deutschlandfunk interviewed Dr. Susan Richter.

WDR interviewed Takuma Melber on Pearl Harbor.

Deutschlandfunk broadcasted an interview with Prof. Barbara Mittler.

Science portal L.I.S.A. by Gerda Henkel Foundation interviewed Niels Gutschow.

Deutschlandfunk broadcasted an interview with Prof. Monica Juneja.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an article by Axel Michaels.

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Short News

Donations for Nepal

The South Asia Institute, supported by Cluster/HCTS members, runs "SAI help Nepal" for the earthquake victims.

Research

  • Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies

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    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.  

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  • Research Area A: Governance & Administration

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    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.  

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  • Research Area B: Public Spheres

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    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.

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  • Research Area C: Knowledge Systems

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    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.

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  • Research Area D: Historicities & Heritage

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    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. 

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  • Heidelberg Research Architecture

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    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.

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