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International Conference on Melancholy

The international conference "Gloom Goes Global: Towards a Transcultural History of Melancholy since 1850" will take place from October 2 to 4 at the Karl Jaspers Centre. It is organised by the research group "Melancholy" coordinated by Dr. Frank Grüner and Dr. Maike Rotzoll. The scholars will discuss concepts of melancholy and their mutual penetration and transformation against the backdrop of cultural flows.

Registration for Annual Conference

The Cluster’s Annual Conference "Cultural Mediation: Creativity, Performance, Display" is open for registration. The conference takes place from October 8 to 10, 2014, in Heidelberg and is organised by Research Area B "Public Spheres" and its speakers Prof. Christiane Brosius, Prof. Melanie Trede and Prof. Hans Harder.

Project Start: Global History and the Meiji Restoration

HCTS-Professor Harald Fuess at Heidelberg University is embarking with about 50 colleagues on a tri-continental multi-year research project with several conferences planned in Germany (Heidelberg), the United States (Wake Forest, Yale) and Japan (Kyoto, Tokyo).

Call: International Research Award in Global History

The Universities of Heidelberg, Basel and Sydney have announced the International Research Award in Global History, to be awarded for the first time in 2015. The award is endowed with up to € 10.000 for the purpose of organizing an international symposium and is aimed to support innovative young researchers in the broad field of Global History.

New Paper on Angkor Wat by Michael Falser

Angkor Wat and the Royal Khmer Ballet is the topic of a new paper by PD Dr. Michael Falser. It has been published in a special issue of the International Journal of Heritage Studies.

Exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute"

The exhibition “Von Atlantis bis heute – Mensch. Natur. Katastrophe” displays the findings of the research project "Images of Disasters". It has been opened at the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums of Mannheim on September 7, 2014, and will last until March 1, 2015. Thersia Bauer, Minister of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg has given a welcoming speech at the opening ceremony.

Media Reports

Various media report about the exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute", such as:

Die ZEIT, article on "disasters" quoting Prof. Juneja and Prof. Schenk
SWR: interview with Prof. Schenk
Deutschlandfunk:report featuring Prof. Juneja and Prof. Schenk
P.M. History: cover feature "disasters"
G/Geschichte: cover feature "disasters"
National Geographic, announcement

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