Akademientag 2011 with Monica Juneja
Jun 20, 2011
Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja talked at the "Akademientag 2011" about the future of Europe. The event was organised by the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities and took place on June 20, 2011, in Berlin.
Under the title "Ein neuer Blick auf Europa" (A New View on Europe), Prof. Juneja discussed together with the sociologist Prof. Dr. Sérgio Costa (Free University Berlin), the engineering science professor Dr. Xiaohu Dai (Tongji University, Shanghai) and the writer and orientalist Dr. Navid Kermani about Europe's future political, economical and cultural role in the globalised age.
The podium discussion with Prof. Juneja was one of the highlights of the "Akademientag 2011". Further speakers during the evening's event included Prof. Dr. E. Jürgen Zöllner, Berlin's Senator for Education, Science and Research, Prof. Dr. Günter Stock, President of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, and the union members Prof. Dr. Jürgen Falter (University Mainz) and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Konrad (University Wuerzburg). The event was organised by the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities.
The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities is the umbrella organisation of eight academies of sciences and humanities that have joined together to promote their common interests. It assembles more than 1900 scholars from a diverse range of academic fields, all of which are outstanding representatives of their disciplines, both nationally and internationally. Together, they are committed to promoting scientific exchange, excellent research, and the emergence of new talent in the liberal arts and sciences.
Monica Juneja is Professor for Global Art History at the Cluster "Asia and Europe" since January 2009. Before her assignment in Heidelberg, she was Visiting Professor at Emory University, Atlanta, USA. She has been Professor at the Department of History, University of Delhi, India and has held teaching assignments at the Universities of Hannover, Heidelberg, Bielefeld and Halle a. d. Saale. After graduating from the University of Delhi, she did her doctorate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Monica Juneja has held Fellowships of the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, German Academic Exchange Service, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation. Her areas of research span the fields of European and Indian studies. They include practices of visual representation, issues of comparative and transnational histories, religious conversion, gender and political iconography.