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DAAD-JSPS Funding for Harald Fuess

Prof. Harald Fuess received funding by the German Academic Exchange Service and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for his project “Entangled Pasts in a Global Present: Gender, Labor and Citizenship”. Together with Prof. Yoko Nagahara from Kyoto University, he will organize three workshops for researchers and young scholars from both universities.

French Revolutionaries in the Ottoman Empire

Pascal Firges, Associate Member of the Cluster "Asia and Europe", published a new book on French revolutionaries in the Ottoman Empire. The book investigates the emergence and development of French revolutionary political culture and its global impacts. It is based on Firges' dissertation project, which was supervised by Cluster member Prof. Thomas Maissen.

New Book on Renegades in Ottoman Elite Society

Tobias P. Graf, Associate Member of the Cluster "Asia and Europe", published a new book on Christian-Europeans who converted to Islam in between 1575 and 1610. The volume places renegades in the context of Ottoman elite society and studies contacts between them and Christian Europeans. The volume is a result of Graf’s dissertation project, which was supervised by Cluster member Prof. Thomas Maissen.  

Cluster Researchers in Canberra, Australia

On February 20-21, historians from Germany, Australia and India met at the Australian National University to discuss the role and experience of Indians in the vast region east of India during the Second World War and its aftermath. Representatives of the Cluster “Asia and Europe” were Dr. Kerstin von Lingen, Milinda Banerjee, Takuma Melber and Lisette Schouten

Publications for Free Download

Seven volumes in the Springer book series are now free for download from the Cluster’s website. The books are results of the research projects conducted at the Cluster. In addition, one publication hosted by heiUP is also among the accessible works.

Laying of the Foundation Stone for CATS

On Friday, February 17, the foundation stone for the Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS) was laid in a festive setting at the construction site. Guests of honour from the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, together with representatives from Heidelberg University and construction management acknowledged CATS as a milestone for the Asian Studies in Heidelberg.

Exchange Programmes at the Cluster “Asia and Europe”

The Cluster “Asia and Europe” offers a mobility-option for students of the M.A. Transcultural Studies as a possibility to spend time abroad. Therefore, students in the third semester have the opportunity to go to a different country for a research internship or study exchange to develop their own ideas or collect research data for the master's thesis.

Cluster held General Meeting

On Thursday afternoon, the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" held its second General Meeting in the winter semester 2016/2017. The meeting took place at the Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies.

Publications

New site offering information on research published by the Cluster and its members.

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Latest Newsletter Issue

The latest issue of our newsletter is available now.

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Media Reports

Neue Südtiroler Tageszeitung interviewed Dr. Kerstin von Lingen.

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

Deutschlandfunk interviewed Dr. Susan Richter.

WDR interviewed Takuma Melber on Pearl Harbor.

Deutschlandfunk broadcasted an interview with Prof. Barbara Mittler.

Science portal L.I.S.A. by Gerda Henkel Foundation interviewed Niels Gutschow.

Deutschlandfunk broadcasted an interview with Prof. Monica Juneja.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an article by Axel Michaels.

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Short News

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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