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9 am

Keynote Address

Prof. Monica Juneja, Heidelberg University
"Beyond Connection. When do Transcultural Studies Matter?"

 

10.15 am

"Religion and Art in Transculturation"

"The 'Phra Kreang' Fad in Contemporary China"
Xiafei Li, University of Cambridge

“The Italian Collections of Ivory Good Shepherds from Portuguese India: Transcultural Patterns of Art Circulation Between XVI and XVIII Centuries"
Francesco Gusella, University of Rome

"Cultural Translation and Multi-Centred Modernisms: Reception of the Ajanta Paintings in Germany and India Around 1900"
Sol Izquierdo de la Viña, Complutense University of Madrid

"The Transcultural Origins of a Non-Christian Madonna"
Marjolein de Raat, Leiden University

Chair: Jennifer Pochodzalla, Heidelberg University

 

11.45 am

Lunch Break

 

12.45 pm

"Mobility and Placemaking"

"Urban Refugee Mothers as Agents of Transculturation"
Nora von Kitzing, University of Oldenburg/Mbarara University of Science & Technology

"Creative Transcultural Communication and Expression Through Applied Theatre with Unaccompanied Minor Asylum Seekers in Slovenia"
Cecelia Marshall, University of Oldenburg/University of Nova Gorica

"Movements and Negotiations in Indian Diaspora Communities in Chicago: A Dance of Self-Acceptance and Contribution"
Jamie Howard, Durham University

"Chinese Artistic Diaspora: An Exhibition".
Jialu Wang, Heidelberg University.

Chair: Emily Mae Graf, Heidelberg University

 

2.30 pm

"Knowledge in Practice"

"The Formation of Transcultural Architecture in Medieval Anatolia: Kümbets and the Cross-Cultural Transmission of Architectural Knowledge"
Anahit Galstyan, Central European University

"Chinese Ceramics as a Field of Knowledge: Cultural Appropriation of Chinese Ceramics in 19th Century France"
Pauline d'Abrigeon, École Pratique des Hautes Études - Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art

"Cross-Cultural Collaboration - Christian Hurgronje and the Photographic Image of Mecca"
Sophia Abplanalp, University of St. Andrews

"The Mosaic Past: The Most Free Socialist Monumental Art".
Mariia ZImina, Central European University

Chair: Feng He, Heidelberg University

 

4 pm

Short Break

 

4.30 pm

"Identities and Narratives"

"Transcultural Religious Phenomena in a Bai Town in China: A Reflection and a Critique of Modern Multiculturalism"
Chunrong Zhao, Utrecht University

"Transculturation, Identity and the Body: Employing PAR Methodologies in Working with Three European Rope Bondage Communities"
Iris Ordean, Durham University

"Chinese Occidentalism in Nationalist and Antinationalist Discourses"
Michael Lee, Heidelberg University

"Funk Carioca as a Transcultural Music Phenomenon"
Marianna Osipova, University of Manchester/Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences

Chair: Xinzi Rao, Heidelberg University

 

6.15 pm

Concluding Round-Table

Keynote Address

The conference will include a keynote address by Prof. Monica Juneja from Heidelberg University.

Prof. Monica Juneja is Director of the Cluster "Asia and Europe" and the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS). She is also the Professor for Global Art History at the HCTS and is speaker of Research Area D “Historicities and Heritage” at the Cluster.

Before her assignment in Heidelberg, she was Visiting Professor at Emory University in Atlanta. She has been Professor at the University of Delhi, India, and has held visiting professorial positions at the Universities of Vienna and Hannover in addition to research and teaching assignments at the Universities of Bielefeld, Halle a. d. Saale and Heidelberg. After graduating from the University of Delhi, she did her doctorate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

Abstract:
We at the Heidelberg Centre of Transcultural Studies are now almost a decade into developing a transcultural perspective for the Humanities and the Social Sciences to challenge the monologic exclusivity that informs prevailing understandings of culture. This has helped to address a host of unanswered questions that confront research and teaching when they depend on disciplinary frameworks and institutional structures circumscribed by the modern nation-state. All things transcultural now have come to focus on uncovering and theorizing connections, networks, the porosity of boundaries and the multiplicity of identities. My talk will draw our attention to a fresh set of challenges to Transcultural Studies when we have to negotiate scales, find a matrix to map multiple narratives and a plausible method to differentiate between gradations of interrelatedness.

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Venue

Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
69115 Heidelberg, Germany

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