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Inaugural Lecture by Christian Förster

Prof. Dr. Christian Förster will give his inaugural lecture on May 27 at 12 pm in the main auditorium of Heidelberg University. The Professor for Transcultural Studies will speak about the topic "Collateral Damage – Ersatzansprüche koreanischer Soldaten gegen US-amerikanische „Agent Orange“-Hersteller".

Discussion on Political Theory and Transculturality

Political discourse theory and poststructuralism were the topics of two events with Prof. David Howarth (University of Essex) held in May. The political theorist was invited by the working group "Political Theory and Transculturality", an initiative by the Junior Research Group "Transcultural Dynamics of Pentecostalism", MC3 "Negotiating Religious Identities", and MC7 "Political Legitimation".

HCTS Lecture by Faisal Devji

Dr. Faisal Devji (Oxford) gave a HCTS lecture with the title "Fatal Love: History, Violence and Vicarious Desire in Modern India" on May 21 at the Karl Jaspers Centre. The lecture was hosted by the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) in collaboration with the South Asia Institute.

Call for Applications: Summer School 2015

The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” welcomes applications for the Summer School “Walking the line – Art of border zones in times of crisis.” It will take place from July 26 to 31, 2015 at Heidelberg University in Germany.

SAI "Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund Heidelberg"

The "Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund Heidelberg" provides help for the victims of the earthquakes that struck Nepal in late April and early May 2015. The initiative has been established by the South Asia Institute with support of members of the Cluster/HCTS.

Cultural Diversity of Ageing in Focus of Lectures

"Ageing Differently - Cultural Diversity and Creative Opportunities" is the topic of a lecture series taking place at Heidelberg University. Nine speakers from different institutions and from a variety of academic backgrounds will present their findings in irregular intervals from May 11 to July 13, 2015. The event is organised within the university's "Studium Generale" and open to the public.

Short News

Media Reports

The end of the Second World War 70 years ago was the topic of an interview with Dr. Kerstin von Lingen in the RNZ.

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, the FAZ published an article by Prof. Christian Förster and Deutschlandradio Kultur broadcasted an interview with former Cluster member Andreas Margara.

In the context of the earthquake in Nepal, a number of Cluster members were in the media: ARD ­– SWRSWR2SPIEGEL ONLINEFAZBildDeutschlandfunkSWR

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Donations for Nepal

The South Asia Institute, supported by Cluster/HCTS members, has launched a donation campaign for Nepal.

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