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CfP: "New Directions in Transcultural Studies"

The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies calls for panel proposals for its conference "New Directions in Transcultural Studies," which will take place on October 31, 2019. The conference will mark the completion of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" and its transition into the Heidelberg Centre of Transcultural Studies. 

CfA: Double Doctoral Degree Program in Asian and Transcultural Studies

The Double Doctoral Degree Program in Asian and Transcultural Studies, which was established between the Faculty of Philosophy at Heidelberg University and the Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in 2018, welcomes applications for doctoral fellowships again.

Opening of the Nepal Research Bhavan in Kathmandu

The Nepal Heritage Documentation Project, based at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, is one of the cooperation partners to host the opening of the Nepal Research Bhavan in Kathmandu. The event comprises a reception, the vernissage of the exhibition "Opposite Dreams" and kicks off a two day conference.

New book by Jennifer Altehenger

Former Cluster member Dr. Jennifer Altehenger has published her monograph “Legal Lessons. Popularizing Laws in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–1989” with Harvard University Press. Focusing on the history of law in socialist China, the book traces the dissemination of legal knowledge at different levels of state and society.

CfA: Master Programme in Transcultural Studies

The HCTS calls for applications for its Master Programme in Transcultural Studies for the winter semester 2019/2020. Across disciplines and national borders, students from around the globe can explore the dynamics of cultural exchanges. The emphasis lies on Asian, predominantly East and South Asian, and European cultures.

HCTS members featured in podcast "15past15"

Several current and former members of the Cluster "Asia and Europe" and the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies are featured in the new podcast series “15past15”. It is hosted by the University of Zurich’s Digital History Lab and was made possible by the HERA grant for the project “East Asian Uses of the Past.”

CfP: Transcultural Studies Student Conference 2019

The Cluster’s Student Association calls for papers for its conference “Voices of Dissent: Transculturality and Activism.” The conference is designed for Master and PhD students who are performing research that employs or is related to transcultural theory and aims at creating a next generation of discourse in all relevant fields.

New article on "Mapping Continents, Inhabited Quarters and The Four Seas"

Prof. Klaus Oschema and Dr. Christoph Mauntel, former associate members of the Cluster “Asia and Europe”, published an article in the Journal of Transcultural Medieval Studies. They co-edited the paper “Mapping Continents, Inhabited Quarters and The Four Seas” with Dr. Martin Hofmann, assistant professor of Intellectual History at the HCTS, and Jean-Charles Ducène.

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Media Reports

Prof. Barbara Mittler and Prof. Axel Michaels wrote an article about CATS for the IIAS newsletter.

SWR4 interviewed Prof. Christiane Brosius about her Nepal Heritage Documentation Project (NHDP).

Deutschlandfunk interviewed Prof. Barbara Mittler for "Tag für Tag."

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an article by Prof. Christiane Brosius.

SWR2 featured Prof. Joseph Maran in radio report.

WDR interviewed Takuma Melber on Pearl Harbor.

Deutschlandfunk broadcasted an interview with Prof. Monica Juneja.

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Research

  • 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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  • 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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