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New Start-Up Professors for Transcultural Studies

Prof. Christian Förster and Prof. Daniel König are the new Start-Up Professors at the Cluster “Asia and Europe”. Daniel König has started as Professor for Transcultural Studies with a humanities focus in April. Since July, Christian Förster joined him as Professor for Transcultural Studies with a focus on the social sciences.

Keynote Lecture by Akhil Gupta

The public keynote lecture of this year’s Summer School will be given by Prof. Akhil Gupta from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on the topic “The Future in Ruins: Thoughts on the Temporality of Infrastructure”. It will take place on Monday, July 28, from 5 to 7 pm at the Karl Jaspers Centre.

Summer School is about to begin

The Summer School “Politics of Near Futures: Possibilities, Prophecies, Prognoses” will take place from July 27 to 31. It will study transcultural ideas of human and non-human near futures. This year, the Summer School is organised by the Junior Research Group Leaders Dr. Daniel Münster, Dr. Katja Rakow, Dr. Sophie Roche, and Dr. Kerstin von Lingen.

Report on Research Trip to Japan

Ann-Sophie Schoepfel, a doctoral student (Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies), has spent three months at the Kyoto University in Japan. The research trip provided her the chance to improve her language skills, cultural understanding, and academic development.

Call for Panels: Early Modern Period Conference

The organisers of the 11th conference of the working group on the early modern period in the Association of German Historians are inviting scholars to submit panel proposals. The conference will take place in September 2015 in Heidelberg. It is organized by the Chair for the Early Modern Period of the Department of History in cooperation with the Cluster "Asia & Europe".

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. 

Exhibition in Mannheim

The exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute - Mensch. Natur. Katastrophe", organised by Gerrit J. Schenk and Monica Juneja (project "Images of Disasters"), will be shown from September 7, 2014, to March 1, 2015 at Reiss-Engelhorn Museen Mannheim.

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