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Annual Conference Programme

  WEDNESDAY, 7 OCT 2009
Venue: Alte Aula
18.45-19.00 WELCOME
  Rectorate
  Acting Director of the Cluster of Excellence
19.00–20.00 OPENING LECTURE
  Sarat Maharaj (London/Lund): “Pandemonium Asia: Shifts and Surges in the Flow of Images, Media and Info-Data”
20.00–21.00 RECEPTION
   
  THURSDAY, 8 OCT 2009
Venue: Heuscheuer
09.00–09.15 INTRODUCTION
  Christiane Brosius/Roland Wenzlhuemer (Heidelberg)
09.15–10.30 PANEL ONE – APPROACHING THE FIELD OF VISUALITY AND MEDIA
  Chair: Melanie Trede (Heidelberg)
  Monica Juneja (Heidelberg): “Plato Plays Music to the Animals: Interpictorial Practice as a Dimension of Transcultural Visuality.”
  Christiane Brosius (Heidelberg): “Love in the Age of Valentine and Pink Underwear: Negotiating Romantic Love and the Asymmetries of Transcultural Image and Media Flows”
   
10.30–11.00 COFFEE BREAK
11.00–12.45 PANEL ONE (Contd.)
  Madeleine Herren-Oesch (Heidelberg): “The Cosmopolitans' Visual Illusions. Conceptual Transculturality in Global History”
  Patricia Uberoi (New Delhi): “‘Their Marriage United 900,000,000 People’: The Immortal Journey of Dr Kotnis (1946)”
  Alexandra Chang (New York): “Visual Flows and the Art of Cosmopolitanism: Ma Jun, David Diao and Tomokazu Matsuyama”
   
12.45–14.00 LUNCH
14.00–15.15 PANEL TWO – HEAVENLY BODIES
  Chair: Barbara Mittler (Heidelberg)
  Timon Screech (London): “The Battle of Lepanto as a Flowing Image”
  Hans Harder (Heidelberg): “Transcultural Mock History from India? Ramavatar Sharma’s Puzzling Mudgaranandcharit (1912-13)”
   
15.15–15.45 COFFEE BREAK
15.45–17.00 PANEL TWO (Contd.)
  Catherine Yeh (Boston): “Guides to a New Kind of Paradise: Shanghai Entertainment Newspapers, the World and the Invention of Chinese Urban Leisure”
  Susanne Enderwitz (Heidelberg): “’The 99’: Islamic Superheroes?”
   
Venue: Prinz Carl Palais, Spiegelsaal
19.00–20.00 PUBLIC LECTURE
  Nicholas Mirzoeff (New York): “The Flow and The Flood: Mediation, Migration, Circulation and Climate Change”
   
  FRIDAY, 9 OCT 2009
Venue: Heuscheuer
09.00–10.15 PANEL THREE – CIRCULATING ICONS
  Chair: Thomas Maissen (Heidelberg)
  Alexander Henn (Arizona): “Iconic Encounters: Images and Shrines in Goa”
  Eva Zhang (Heidelberg): “Kannon – Guanyin – Virgin Mary: Early Modern Discourses on Alterity, Religion and Images.”
   
10.15–10.45 COFFEE BREAK
10.45–12.00 PANEL THREE (Contd.)
  Sumathi Ramaswamy (Durham): “The Work of Goddesses in the Age of Technological Reproduction”
  Eva Ambos (Heidelberg): “The Changing Image of Sinhalese Healing Rituals: Performing Identity in New Public Spheres”
   
12.00–13.15 LUNCH
13.15–14.30 PANEL FOUR – FLOATING TECHNOSCAPES Chair: Joachim Kurtz (Heidelberg)
  Ajay Sinha (South Hadley): “Haunted Relationships and Cinephilic Imagination in India?”
  Amelia Bonea (Heidelberg): “The Telegraph as Medium and Mediator in Nineteenth-Century Colonial India”
   
14.30–15.00 COFFEE BREAK
15.00–16.15 PANEL FOUR (Contd.)
  Sun Liying (Heidelberg): “An Exotic Self? Flows of Western Nude Images in the Pei-yang Pictorial News (1926-1933)”
  Mio Wakita (Heidelberg): “Photography in Meiji Japan and the Making of the Icons of “National Femininity”: Re-Examining Female Images in Meiji Souvenir Photography”
   
16.15–17.00 CLOSING STATEMENTS & FINAL DISCUSSION
  Sarat Maharaj (London/Lund)
  Nicholas Mirzoeff (New York)
  Christiane Brosius (Heidelberg)
  Nic Leonhardt (Heidelberg)
  Roland Wenzlhuemer (Heidelberg)
   
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