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Workshop held in Honor of Barbara Mittler

On February 16, a workshop was held in honor and appreciation of Prof. Barbara Mittler, Director of the Cluster “Asia and Europe” and the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies. The workshop took place to celebrate her 50th birthday by reflecting her outstanding research and work on transculturality.

CfA: Double Doctoral Degree Program in Asian and Transcultural Studies

The Double Doctoral Degree Program in Asian and Transcultural Studies, which has recently been established between the Faculty of Philosophy at Heidelberg University and the Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, welcomes applications for up to five doctoral fellowships.

Kyoto-Heidelberg Student Workshop 2018

The Kyoto-Heidelberg student workshop is conducted annually as a component of the partnership between both universities. This year’s workshop took place on Friday, February 9, at the Karl Jaspers Centre. It addressed the topic "Peace and Conflict in Asia and Europe" to enhance an academic debate on the creation of peace.

Lisa Caviglia publishes Dissertation

Dr. Lisa Caviglia, former doctoral candidate in the Cluster's Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies, published her dissertation titled “Sex Work in Nepal. The Making and Unmaking of a Category”. It is part of the series “Nepal and the Himalayan Studies” and was published with Routledge India.

Christiane Brosius convenes Workshop in Bielefeld

On February 6 and 7, Prof. Christiane Brosius, HCTS Professor for Visual and Media Anthropology, convened the workshop “Shaping Asia/s. Connectivities, Comparisons, Collaborrations” with Prof. Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka. The workshop was organized by and took place at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at Bielefeld University.

Workshop on World War I in East Asia

Prof. Harald Fuess, Professor for Cultural Economic History at the HCTS, organized a workshop on World War I in East Asia and Japan that took place on Friday, January 26. It explored alternative views on wartime dynamics overcoming Eurocentric perspectives and included a keynote by Prof. Tatsuji Fujihara from Kyoto University.

Lecture by Karin Zitzewitz

On February 1 at 4pm, Prof. Karin Zitzewtiz, Humboldt Research Fellow at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, will give a talk about “Painting and the Image Condition in Millennial Mumbai”. Her lecture reflects the contemporary Indian art scene and is presented by the Professorship for Global Art History.

MATS Students visited Israel

In early December, several students of the M.A. Transcultural Studies had the opportunity to attend a trip to Israel. The eight-day excursion, which included a postgraduate student workshop in Jerusalem, was organized by the Cluster's Student Association.

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Media Reports

SWR2 features 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.

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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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