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Michael Falser publishes volume on Angkor Wat

Former HCTS research member and project leader Dr. Michael Falser published a monograph in two volumes on the historiographic trajectories of the Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat. The book “Angkor Wat. A Transcultural History of Heritage,” published with De Gruyter, locates the famous archaeological site in a Transcultural, post-colonial perspective of investigation. 

Sophie Roche publishes book on jihad in Tajikistan

Dr. Sophie Roche, former research group leader and associate member at the HCTS, published the volume "The Faceless Terrorist. A Study of Critical Events in Tajikistan." It is based on an ethnographic project that examines the jihad in text and context using a biographical approach, and addresses the relationships between concepts and experiences in a Transcultural frame.

The HCTS welcomes new MATS students

A new generation of Master students has arrived at the Heidelberg centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) to pursue the Master’s in Transcultural Studies (MATS). Orientation days took place on October 9-10 at the Karl Jaspers Centre, introducing students to the structure, regulations and study foci of the programme.

Winter semester 19/20: Lecture series "Ambivalent Enmity"

The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) is cooperating with the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg in the winter semester 2019/20 for the lecture series "Ambivalent Enmity," which takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm at the Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies.

Michael Radich co-editor of encyclopedia on Buddhism

Michael Radich, the HCTS professor of Buddhist Studies, co-edited the second volume of the Brill's Encyclopedia of Buddhism together with Prof. Johnatan Silk, Prof. Richard Bowring, and Prof. Vincent Eltschinger. The book, which is supplemented with extensive online resources, focuses on the biographies of the outstanding personalities who contributed to the emergence, spread, and articulation of the doctrine of Buddhism in the pre-modern period. 

Daniel König edits volume on "Latin and Arabic"

Daniel König, former start-up professor for Humanities at the HCTS, recently edited the volume “Latin and Arabic. Entangled Histories.” The book is the result of a project of research that aimed at understanding the entangled history of two major linguistic systems from a sociolinguistic as well as from a macro-historical perspective, and was published with HeiUp.

Obituary: Rudolf G. Wagner

Prof. Rudolf G. Wagner, founding director of the Cluster "Asia and Europe in a Global Context," passed away on October 25, 2019.

Obituary by Prof. Barbara Mittler

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