Graduate Programme welcomes Applications
The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” welcomes applications for up to eight doctoral scholarships. Applicants should submit their papers until March 15, 2014.
SAI-Award for Julia Poerting
Julia Poerting, PhD student of Junior Research Group "Agrarian Alternatives", received the SAI-Award 2013 for her master's thesis. The prize is awarded by the South Asia Institute (SAI) of Heidelberg University for outstanding theses of SAI graduates.
Long-term Grant: New Project on Nepal by Axel Michaels
Religion and law in pre-modern Nepal is the topic of a new research project by Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels. The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities supports the project over the next 15 years with three new positions for scientific researchers.
Textbook on the History of the 19th Century
The modern age between 1789 and 1914 is the topic of a new textbook by Prof. Monica Juneja and PD Dr. Roland Wenzlhuemer. The two Cluster members describe the history of the 19th century in Europe from a global perspective.
Film with Melanie Trede on the Circulation of Images
Prof. Melanie Trede and her research on the production and circulation of images are introduced in this film portrait. The historian of Japanese art histories analyses the frames and framings of images focusing on Japanese works travelling to Europe and vice versa.
Ethnographic Photography in Asia and Europe
- Dec 05, 2013
- Nov 18, 2013
- Oct 24, 2013
- Oct 09, 2012
The joint PhD degree programme at Heidelberg University in Germany and Tohoku University in Japan welcomes applications. Interested candidates can submit the documents by December 15.
Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies
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.
Research Area A: Governance & Administration
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.
Research Area B: Public Spheres
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.
Research Area C: Knowledge Systems
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.
Research Area D: Historicities & Heritage
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.
Heidelberg Research Architecture
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.