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HCTS Stadtgespräch at Heidelberger Kunstverein

On Thursday, May 17, at 6 pm, the next HCTS Stadtgespräch will take place at the Heidelberger Kunstverein. It is the third event in a series initiated at the HCTS to engage in conversations with the members of the Heidelberg community. The upcoming event features a performance and concluding discussion with the Pakistani artist Naiza Khan.

Symposium „Messias-Zarathustra-Laozi-Buddha”

On May, 12, the symposium „Messias-Zarathustra-Laozi-Buddha: Prophetengestalten im globalen Kontext“ addressed the role of the prophets in a global context. The event was organised by the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) in cooperation with Frankfurt University and provided the scientific context to the concert “King of Kings” by the Junge Kantorei.

First Transcultural Studies Student Conference at HCTS

On April 27, 2018, the Cluster “Asia and Europe” and the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies held their first Transcultural Studies Student Conference. This inaugural conference was organized by the Cluster’s Student Association – the Fachschaft – which consists of students in the Master in Transcultural Studies at the Cluster and HCTS.

New HCTS Professor of Buddhist Studies: Michael Radich

Prof. Michael Radich took up the Professorship of Buddhist Studies at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS). He joined the HCTS in January 2018 and aims at contributing to the strengthening of the scientific intersection between Buddhist Studies and Transcultural Studies.

New Issue of the E-Journal "Transcultural Studies"

The latest issue of the Cluster's E-Journal "Transcultural Studies" continues the exploration of novel interdisciplinary formats. It features four essays, which focus on the most enclosed locale and local activity as well as on complex networks and linkages between states as inextricably linked to transcultural exchanges.

Cluster held General Meeting

On Thursday afternoon, February 8, the Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies held its second General Meeting in the winter semester 2017/2018. The meeting took place at the Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies.

ERC Grant for Ivan Sablin

Cluster associate member Dr. Ivan Sablin was awarded a highly endowed ERC Starting Grant for excellent young researchers from the European Research Council (ERC). His project “Entangled Parliamentarisms: Constitutional Practices in Russia, Ukraine, China and Mongolia, 1905-2005” is hosted by the Chair of East European History at Heidelberg University’s Department of History.

DFG Funding for Cathrine Bublatzky

Dr. Cathrine Bublatzky, Assistant Professor for Visual and Media Antropology at the HCTS, was granted funding by the German Research Council (DFG) for the network “Entangled Histories of Art and Migration: Forms, Visibilities, Agents.” The project brings together 15 scientists from anthropology, art history, and visual studies to research on migration and globalization.

Short News

Media Reports

hr2 Kultur interviews Prof. Barbara Mittler for „Das aktuelle Kulturgespräch.“

SWR2 features Prof. Joseph Maran in radio report.

Neue Südtiroler Tageszeitung interviewed Dr. Kerstin von Lingen.

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

Deutschlandfunk interviewed Dr. Susan Richter.

WDR interviewed Takuma Melber on Pearl Harbor.

Deutschlandfunk broadcast an interview with Prof. Barbara Mittler.

Deutschlandfunk broadcast an interview with Prof. Monica Juneja.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an article by Axel Michaels.

more media reports

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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