International Conference on Melancholy
The international conference "Gloom Goes Global: Towards a Transcultural History of Melancholy since 1850" will take place from October 2 to 4 at the Karl Jaspers Centre. It is organised by the research group "Melancholy" coordinated by Dr. Frank Grüner and Dr. Maike Rotzoll. The scholars will discuss concepts of melancholy and their mutual penetration and transformation against the backdrop of cultural flows.
Registration for Annual Conference
The Cluster’s Annual Conference "Cultural Mediation: Creativity, Performance, Display" is open for registration. The conference takes place from October 8 to 10, 2014, in Heidelberg and is organised by Research Area B "Public Spheres" and its speakers Prof. Christiane Brosius, Prof. Melanie Trede and Prof. Hans Harder.
Project Start: Global History and the Meiji Restoration
HCTS-Professor Harald Fuess at Heidelberg University is embarking with about 50 colleagues on a tri-continental multi-year research project with several conferences planned in Germany (Heidelberg), the United States (Wake Forest, Yale) and Japan (Kyoto, Tokyo).
Call: International Research Award in Global History
The Universities of Heidelberg, Basel and Sydney have announced the International Research Award in Global History, to be awarded for the first time in 2015. The award is endowed with up to € 10.000 for the purpose of organizing an international symposium and is aimed to support innovative young researchers in the broad field of Global History.
New Paper on Angkor Wat by Michael Falser
Angkor Wat and the Royal Khmer Ballet is the topic of a new paper by PD Dr. Michael Falser. It has been published in a special issue of the International Journal of Heritage Studies.
Exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute"
The exhibition “Von Atlantis bis heute – Mensch. Natur. Katastrophe” displays the findings of the research project "Images of Disasters". It has been opened at the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums of Mannheim on September 7, 2014, and will last until March 1, 2015. Thersia Bauer, Minister of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg has given a welcoming speech at the opening ceremony.
Various media report about the exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute", such as:
Die ZEIT, article on "disasters" quoting Prof. Juneja and Prof. Schenk
SWR: interview with Prof. Schenk
Deutschlandfunk:report featuring Prof. Juneja and Prof. Schenk
P.M. History: cover feature "disasters"
G/Geschichte: cover feature "disasters"
National Geographic, announcement
The German Embasssy in Sofia published an article on the "German-Bulgarian-American research project on settlements in Southwestern Bulgaria in the second millennium B.C.". The project is co-directed by Dr. Philipp Stockhammer and funded by, among others, the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS).
An article about the round table "Annotation of Digital Media" was published by Luise Borek and Ruth Reiche in DHd-Blog, a main blog about digital humanities in the German-speaking area. The round table was organised by the Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA) from June 5 to 6, 2014 .
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Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies
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.
Research Area A: Governance & Administration
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.
Research Area B: Public Spheres
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.
Research Area C: Knowledge Systems
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.
Research Area D: Historicities & Heritage
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.
Heidelberg Research Architecture
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.