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Dec 13, 2012

Workshop in Cairo on Religion and Aesthetics

"Aesthetics of the Sublime: Religious Texts and Rhetorical Theory" was the title of an international workshop held in Cairo from December 15 to 17. It was organised by the Orient-Institut... read more

Dec 13, 2012

Bernhard Eitel re-elected as Rector

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Eitel has been re-elected as Rector of Heidelberg University. He will represent the university for another six-year term. Prof. Eitel is a geographer and has first been... read more

Dec 10, 2012

Career Day for Young Scholars and Postdocs

On December 12, the Cluster invited young scholars and postdoctoral researchers to its first Career Day. Professionals gave introductions to their respective field of profession, an experienced coach... read more

Dec 10, 2012

New Book on the Rituals among the Newars

"Getting married" is a new book by Prof. Axel Michaels and Prof. Niels Gutschow. It is the last of three volumes on Hindu- and Buddhist life-cycle rituals among the Newars in Nepal. For the... read more

Dec 10, 2012

New Round of Graduate Programme

A new round of the Cluster’s Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) started in winter term 2012/13. The fourth year of doctoral candidates began their research projects at the Karl... read more

Nov 29, 2012

Jour Fixe with Patrick Geary on Genetic History

The Cluster "Asia and Europe" hosted its first Jour Fixe of the winter term on Thursday, November 29, at the Karl Jaspers Centre. Prof. Patrick J. Geary gave a lecture on the topic... read more

Nov 27, 2012

Prime Minister meets Cluster Members

Baden-Württemberg‘s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann visited Heidelberg University on November 27, 2012. Several local newspapers reported about his visit during which he met Prof. Dr. Axel... read more