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Call for Papers: Transcultural Studies Student Conference

Jan 10, 2018

The Cluster’s Student Association calls for papers for its conference „The Theory and Practice of Transculturation". The conference is designed for Master and PhD students who are performing research that employs or is related to transcultural theory and aims at creating a next generation of discourse in all relevant fields.

On April 27, 2018, the Cluster “Asia and Europe” and the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies will hold their first Transcultural Studies Student Conference. This inaugural conference was initated by and will be organized by the Cluster’s Student Association – the Fachschaft – which consists of students in the Master in Transcultural Studies and PhD students at the Cluster and HCTS. The goal of the conference is to establish an annual student conference in the methodology of Transcultural Studies, in which advanced students of all fields and places can meet and engage in a discourse that enhances the collective understanding of the emerging methodological outlook.

This outlook is based on the perspective that cultures are not contained within ethnically closed, linguistically homogenous and territorially bounded spheres. Instead, they are constituted as a process - through transformations and entanglements that follow from contacts and relationships between various agents, concepts and institutions. This process is called “Transculturation”. Transcultural Studies combine methodological and theoretical approaches from a broad spectrum of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

The conference will include a keynote speech by Prof. Monica Juneja, the Professor for Global Art History at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies.

Masters and PhD candidates are welcome to hand in their application in the form of a short papers from the fields of political science, History, Sociology, Anthropology, History of Art, Economy, Culture Studies amongst others.


The deadline for applications is Febraury 18, 2018.

Find more information on the focus of the conference and the application here.

The conference is supported by Studierendenrat of Heidelberg University.


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