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International workshop "Recalibrating Culture"

The international workshop "Recalibrating Culture–Reconfiguring the (Trans-)Cultural" will take place at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies from November 22-24. It is both a part and the highlight of the HCTS Interactive Lecture Series "Recalibrating Culture–Reenvisioning the (Trans-)Cultural." Papers can be submitted until September 25, 2018.

Workshop lab „Asthetics and materiality of knowledge“

On November 16 and 17, the workshop lab "Asthetics and materiality of knowledge – (un)sighted archives of migration" will take place at the HCTS. It was organized by Dr. Cathrine Bublatzky, assistant professor of Visual and Media Anthropology, and focuses on migratory materials that narrate experiences of displacement, movement and arrival.

New book by Axel Michaels

Prof. Axel Michaels, founding director of the Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies and former head of the Department of Classical Indology at the South Asia Institute, recently published the book Kultur und Geschichte Nepals with Kröner Verlag. It addresses Nepalese culture and history out of a holistic perspective and offers an insight into the cultural, social, and political diversity of Nepal.

Retrospect: "Salon for Slow Reading and Deep Looking"

From July 13 to 14, participants of the second "Salon for Slow Reading and Deep Looking" convened at the Château du Liebfrauenberg in Alsace, France. Organized by Profs. Monica Juneja and Sumathi Ramaswamy the salon addressed the theme "'A World Beyond Image Wars?' Looking at Art in the Age of Secular Rationality."

Inaugural lecture by Prof. Michael Radich

Prof. Michael Radich, the professor of Buddhist Studies at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, gave his inaugural lecture on Wednesday, November 7 at the Alte Aula of Heidelberg University from 12 to 1 pm. The lecture was followed by a reception at the Bel Etage.

HCTS welcomes new Master's students

A new generation of students has arrived at the Cluster "Asia and Europe" and HCTS to pursue an M.A. in Transcultural Studies. Orientation days took place on October 10-11 at the Karl Jaspers Centre, introducing students to the programme’s structure, regulations and study foci.

HCTS Interactive Lecture: Claire Farago & Donald Preziosi

The HCTS Interactive Lecture Series "Recalibrating Culture – Reenvisioning the (Trans-)Cultural – C’est quoi la (trans-)culture?" continues until December 2018. It is supported by an Activity Grant in the Transcultural Forays initiative and featured a guest lecture by Prof. Claire Farago and Prof. Donald Preziosi on October 31.

Guest lecture by Parul Mukherji

On Tuesday, October 30, Prof. Parul Dave Mukherji from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi gave a guest lecture at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies. Her talk, titled "Is Post-Darshan Aesthetics Possible? Masquerades and Masks in Contemporary Art Photography," was organized by the professorship of Global Art History and took place at the Karl Jaspers Centre at 4 pm.

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Media Reports

SWR4 interviewed Prof. Christiane Brosius about her Nepal project.

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.

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. Monica Juneja.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an article by Axel Michaels.

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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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