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Christiane Brosius organizes workshop "Ageing in the City"

The student workshop "Ageing in the City" took place in the context of the project "New Directions in 'Active Ageing'" from September 27-30 at the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi. It was organized by Prof. Christiane Brosius, the HCTS professor of Visual and Media Anthropology and architect and urban designer Prof. Arunava Dasgupta from the SPA.

New issue of "The Journal of Transcultural Studies" online

The latest issue of the Cluster's e-journal, "The Journal of Transcultural Studies", was recently published by HEIup. It features five essays, which focus normative powers of memory, history of emotions, analysis of the exhibitionary complex in contemporary art, transcultural co-productions, and include another "Report from the Field."

Fellowship for Lorenzo Andolfatto

Dr. Lorenzo Andolfatto, postdoctoral fellow at the HCTS, was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange for two years. During this time, he will work on his project “The Three Faces of Utopianism Revisited (Once Again): Braiding Utopian Traditions between Europe and China.”

Svenja Nagel publishes dissertation

Dr. Svenja Nagel, associate member of the Cluster "Asia and Europe" and the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, published her dissertation Isis im Römischen Reich with the Harrassowitz Verlag. The two-volume publication is part of the Philippika series (volume 109).

CfA: Winter school "Global History - Challenges and Opportunities" in New Delhi

The winter school on global history for PhD and early career scholars in Germany and India will take place February 16-21, 2020 at the India International Centre in New Delhi and is organized jointly by the HCTS, the India Branch Office of the Max Weber Stiftung and the German Historical Institute, London.

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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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