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Winter School "Global History - challenges and opportunities", New Delhi

From February 16-21, a Winter School on the challenges and opportunities of global history will take place in New Delhi.

New issue of "The Journal of Transcultural Studies" online

The latest issue of the HCTS e-journal, "The Journal of Transcultural Studies," was recently published. It features, inter alia, a written memorial in honour of the late Rudolf Wagner and a thematic section focusing on museum exhibitions of Asian-Pacific artefacts around the world.

Andrea Bréard publishes book on mathematics in China

Prof. Andrea Bréard, former associate member of the Cluster "Asia and Europe," published a collection of essays titled “Nine Chapters on Mathematical Modernity.” The book, focusing on the modernization of mathematics in China, analyses the developments in the Chinese mathematical culture between the nineteenth and the mid-twentieth century from a transcultural, global-historical perspective.

Rudolf Wagner among editors of volume on leisure

The late Prof. Rudolf Wagner is among the editors of the volume on “Testing the Margins of Leisure. Case Studies on China, Japan, and Indonesia,” published with heiUP. By focusing on recent history, the book explores the many dimensions and historical trajectories of leisure in different cultural environments around the world.

DAAD grants Christiane Brosius funding for exchange initiative

The DAAD granted Prof. Christiane Brosius four years of funding for the implementation of an exchange programme on the topic of “urban transformations.” The teaching initiative, in partnership with universities in Delhi and Kathmandu, will contribute to the MA Transcultural Studies and the new MA Cultural Heritage and Cultural Property Protection at Heidelberg University.

CfA: Heidelberg-Tohoku Joint Doctoral Degree Programme

As part of the Heidelberg-Tohoku Joint Doctoral Degree Programme, doctoral candidates in Asian and Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg University are eligible to apply for a one-year doctoral scholarship starting in October 2020 to study at the Graduate School of Law at Tohoku University.

Obituary: Rudolf G. Wagner

Prof. Rudolf G. Wagner, founding director of the Cluster "Asia and Europe in a Global Context," passed away on October 25, 2019.

Obituary by Prof. Barbara Mittler

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  • On January 26, Dr. Takuma Melber, lecturer at the HCTS and coordinator of the Master´s in Transcultural Studies, will give a talk about "Heidelberg University's Digital Tsingtau Archive and German Soldiers in the POW Camp Narashino - New Documents" in Narashino (Chiba prefecture, Japan). The event is part of a public lecture programme at Narashino Townhall, held in the context of the city museum´s exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the repatriation of the German POWs (prisoners of war camp) from Narashino to Germany.

  • Reminder: 10th session of the Institute for World Literature, presented by Harvard University, will take place at the University of Belgrade from July 6 - 30, 2020. The seminars and lectures will be presented by today's leading scholars of world literature studies. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2020. You can find more informtation on the event at https://iwl.fas.harvard.edu/.

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