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ERC Grant for Ivan Sablin

Cluster associate member Dr. Ivan Sablin was awarded a highly endowed ERC Starting Grant for excellent young researchers from the European Research Council (ERC). His project “Entangled Parliamentarisms: Constitutional Practices in Russia, Ukraine, China and Mongolia, 1905-2005” is hosted by the Chair of East European History at Heidelberg University’s Department of History.

DFG Funding for Cathrine Bublatzky

Dr. Cathrine Bublatzky, Assistant Professor for Visual and Media Antropology at the HCTS, was granted funding by the German Research Council (DFG) for the network “Entangled Histories of Art and Migration: Forms, Visibilities, Agents”. The project brings together 15 scientists from anthropology, art history, and visual studies to research on migration and globalization.

HCTS and SNU Joint Workshop in New Delhi

On February 22, the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) and Shiv Nadar University (SNU) organized a one-day workshop to explore mutually enriching joint collaborative endeavors under the Erasmus+ Exchange framework and beyond. It took place at the German House in New Delhi and was coordinated by the the Heidelberg Centre South Asia (HCSA).

Third Kyoto-Heidelberg Workshop "History and Memory"

On April 9, the third Kyoto-Heidelberg joint workshop “History and Memory“ took place at the Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation at Kyoto University. Researchers from both universities gathered to discuss the development of their research as part of the collaborative project "Entangled Pasts in a Global Present: Gender, Labor and Citizenship."

Jule Nowoitnick publishes Dissertation

Cluster member Dr. Jule Novoitnick published her dissertation Tschingis Khaan in der deutschsprachigen Literatur with Universitätsverlag Winter. The book deals with the literary, cultural and scientific historical reception of Genghis Khan from the Middle Ages to the present as found in German literature.

Publication of Dissertation by Milinda Banerjee

Cluster Associate member Dr. Milinda Banerjee will publish his dissertation The Mortal God: Imagining the Sovereign in Colonial India with Cambridge University Press at the end of April. It focuses on sovereignty, rulership and kingship in  19th and 20th century India, during the time of British imperialism.

New Book edited by Kerstin von Lingen

PD Dr. Kerstin von Lingen edited the book Transcultural Justice at the Tokyo Tribunal: The Allied Struggle for Justice, 1946-48. It examines Tokyo Tribunal as an arena of transcultural engagement and includes contributions from Cluster and former Cluster members Dr. Milinda Banerjee, Lisette Schouten, Anja Bihler, Valentyna Polunina and Ann-Sophie Schoepfel.

Christiane Brosius and Axel Michael accompany German Federal President on Travels in India

Profs. Christiane Brosius and Axel Michaels joined the German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during his state visit to India. Both professors, who are respected experts on India, were part of the official scientific delegation from March 22-24 and participated in the program held by the Federal President and his wife.

Publications

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Media Reports

SWR2 features Joseph Maran in radio report.

Neue Südtiroler Tageszeitung interviewed Dr. Kerstin von Lingen.

SWR1 broadcast an interview with Prof. Joachim Quack (at 7:20).

Deutschlandfunk interviewed Dr. Susan Richter.

WDR interviewed Takuma Melber on Pearl Harbor.

Deutschlandfunk broadcast an interview with Prof. Barbara Mittler.

Deutschlandfunk broadcast an interview with Prof. Monica Juneja.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an article by Axel Michaels.

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Donations for Nepal

The South Asia Institute, supported by Cluster/HCTS members, runs "SAI help Nepal" for the earthquake victims.

Research

  • Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies

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    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.  

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  • Research Area A: Governance & Administration

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    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.  

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  • Research Area B: Public Spheres

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    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.

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  • Research Area C: Knowledge Systems

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    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.

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  • Research Area D: Historicities & Heritage

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    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. 

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  • Heidelberg Research Architecture

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    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.

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