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Lecture Series on Global Concepts

Jan 12, 2011

On Thursday, 13th January, the next session of the Cluster's lecture series on “Global Concepts? Keywords and Their Histories in Asia and Europe” will be held on the key terms "Art/Science".

The lecture series consists of seven podium discussions with three renowned scholars each. The panels trace the semantic histories of a pair of keywords in more than one cultural context, and discuss issues such as semantic shifts and their consequences.

On Thursday, 13th January December, 6-8 pm, "Art/Science" will be the subject of discussion: Prof. Raphael Rosenberg (University of Vienna) will give a lecture on "Art: A Modern European Invention" (Abstract, more information on Moodle)  Then, Prof. Dhruv Raina (Heidelberg University) will talk on "Exact and Positive: Conceptions of the Past of the Sciences in India" (Abstract). The discussant will be Prof. Melanie Trede (Heidelberg University).

The lecture series has been organised by Prof. Monica Juneja, Cluster Professor of Global Art History, Prof. Joachim Kurtz, Cluster Professor of Intellectual History, and Dr. Susan Richter, Junior Research Group Leader at the Cluster.

The Cluster's lecture series is held from October 2010 until January 2011 at the Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies, room 212. The full programme is available here

Further links:

Calender Entry
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Press Release (German)
Press Release at Heidelberg University (German)

Profile Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja
Profile Prof. Dr. Joachim Kurtz
Profile Dr. Susan Richter


  • Key Visual of the Lecture Series and Art Work by Franziska Koch