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HCTS and SNU Joint Workshop in New Delhi

Apr 13, 2018

On February 22, the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) and Shiv Nadar University (SNU) organized a one-day workshop to explore mutually enriching joint collaborative endeavors under the Erasmus+ Exchange framework and beyond. It took place at the German House in New Delhi and was coordinated by the the Heidelberg Centre South Asia (HCSA).

After a round of introductions, the morning session of the workshop titled "Modernization and its Consequences in East Asia and South Asia" consisted of a joint presentation by Prof. Monica Juneja, Prof. Joachim Kurtz, and Prof. Dhruv Raina on the Global History of Concepts. Prof. Christiane Brosius gave a presentation on Visual and Media Anthropology and Prof. Diamantis Panagiotopoulos introduced his research on Classical Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean region.

The afternoon session was dedicated to the SNU. It consisted of short presentations on research from the Department of Sociology by Prof. Pradeep Jeganathan, Subhashim Goswami, PhD, and Tuhina Ganguly, PhD; from the English Department by Prof. Sambudha Sen and Vinayak Dasgupta, PhD; and from the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies by Prof. Rajeswari Raina and Shekhar Singh, PhD. More presentations came from Prof. Atul Bhalla and Prof. Vasudha Thozhur from the Department of Arts and Performing Arts, and from Prof. Jaya Menon, Meera Visvanathan, PhD, and Shrimoy Roy Chaudhury, PhD from the Department of History.

Finally, two presentations on funding opportunities, prospects and possibilities were given by Matthias Kiesselbach (DFG) and Radu Carciumaru (SAI/HCSA). The general discussion was chaired by Prof. Monica Juneja and Prof. Christiane Brosius.

The workshop was jointly organized by the the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) and Shiv Nadar University (SNU) and coordinated by by the Branch Office of Heidelberg University in India, the Heidelberg Centre South Asia (HCSA).


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