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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.

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.

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.

International Dharmakīrti Conference in Heidelberg

The Fifth International Dharmakīrti Conference was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Heidelberg from August 26 to 30. It was organised by Prof. Birgit Kellner, chair of “Buddhist Studies”, Heidelberg University. The conference showcased current research on epistemology and logic (pramāṇa) in Buddhist traditions across South Asia, China and Tibet.

New Issue of the E-Journal "Transcultural Studies"

The new issue of the e-journal Transcultural Studies is now available online. It features articles by Peter J. Schwartz, Shaoqian Zhang, Mariachiara Gasparini, Lars Schladitz, and Ana Carolina Hosne.

Opening of the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies

The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS), a new Institute for Advanced Studies at Heidelberg University, was inaugurated on April 28, 2014. The ceremony took place in the main auditorium Alte Aula of Heidelberg University. Philosopher Prof. Avishai Margalit (Princeton) gave the keynote speech. 

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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