Jour Fixe on May 24: Discussing Transculturality
May 24, 2012
The Cluster "Asia and Europe" hosted its first Jour Fixe of the summer term on Thursday, May 24, at the Karl Jaspers Centre. "From Flows to Transculturality" was the topic of a discussion with Dr. Antje Flüchter, Prof. Birgit Kellner and Prof. Harald Fuess.
The Jour Fixe contributed to a discussion on the reorientation of the Cluster "Asia and Europe" that focuses on the approach of transculturality. Two researchers presented how the transition from flows to transculturality evolved in their research practice, and how a focus on the dynamics of transculturality in particular can help progress in their research field. The first talk with the title "From Cultural Transfer to Transcultural Dimensions of Statehood – Biography of a Cluster Project" was given by Dr. Antje Flüchter, Junior Research Group Leader of A9 "Cultural Transfer". Prof. Birgit Kellner, who holds the Chair of Buddhist Studies, held the second lecture on "Why do Buddhist Studies need Transcultural Dynamics?". The discussion was chaired by Prof. Harald Fuess.
This first Jour Fixe of the summer was held on Thursday, May 24, from 4 to 6 pm, in the Karl Jaspers Centre, room 212. All members of the Cluster were cordially invited to this event.
The Jour Fixe is a regular event of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", held two times during the summer term 2012. They are organised by the four research areas of the Cluster and its speakers Prof. Thomas Maissen (Area A), Prof. Barbara Mittler (Area B), Prof. Harald Fuess (Area C), and Prof. Monica Juneja (Area D). The next Jour Fixe will be on June 28. Prof. William Sax will discuss the concept of transculturality from an anthropological perspective.