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Call for Panels: Annual Conference 2015

The organisers of the Annual Conference invite scholars to submit panel proposals. The theme of this year's conference is "Scales of Knowledge: Zooming In and Zooming Out". The conference will take place from October 7-9 in Heidelberg, and is being organised by Research Area C "Knowledge Systems".

BMBF Funds Collaboration with Philipp Stockhammer

What did the early Celts use Greek pottery for? A collaboration of researchers from Baden-Württemberg will study Greek ceramic imports and their meaning for the early Celts in their project “BEFIM – Meanings and Functions of Mediterranean Imports in Early Celtic Central Europe”. BEFIM was awarded almost 1.3 Mio. € by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) until 2018. It is directed among others by Dr. Philipp W. Stockhammer (Heidelberg).

International Symposium on Chineseness in Art

“(In)Direct Speech. ‘Chineseness’ in Contemporary Art Discourse and Practice. Art Market, Curatorial Practices and Creative Processes” was the title of an international symposium organised by Cluster Member Franziska Koch and Rui Oliveira Lopes (Lisbon). During the event held in Lisbon from March 16 to 19, an “International Research Network for Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art” was launched.

Cluster / HCTS joins European Alliance for Asian Studies

The Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" / Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) has been invited to join the European Alliance for Asian Studies. The Cluster/HCTS will be represented by Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius within the network. The European Alliance for Asian Studies is a co-operative framework of European institutes specialising in Asian Studies.

Young Researchers Met at Kyoto University

Outstanding young researchers from Asia, Latin America and Europe gathered at Kyoto University from 9 to 18 March to attend Heidelberg University’s Santander International Winter School. The basic idea behind the Winter School was developed by Prof. Hans Martin Krämer and Dr. Orion Klautau from the Cluster's research project MC7 "Political Legitimation".

Conference in Kalimpong Arouses Great Interest

About 100 participants attended the conference "Transcultural Encounters in the Himalayan Borderlands: Kalimpong as a 'Contact Zone'" organised by research project D19, which is directed by Prof. Birgit Kellner and Dr. Markus Viehbeck. It was held in Kalimpong, India, from March 6-8 and aroused great interest and media coverage.