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Keynote Lecture by Carol Gluck

Oct 10, 2013

On Thursday evening, Prof. Carol Gluck (Columbia University) gave a keynote lecture at the Cluster’s Annual Conference. The historian spoke about Japan and World History. 

Under the title “Modernity in Common: Japan and World History”, the Japanologist Prof. Carol Gluck discussed the term modernity in the context of Japan by analysing Japanese history from the nineteenth century until the present. The chair of the keynote lecture was Prof. Harald Fuess, member of research Area A “Governance and Administration”.

Prof. Carol Gluck is Professor of History, East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. She received her BA from Wellesley and her PhD from Columbia University. Prof. Gluck gave lectures and held conferences in Leiden, Tokyo and at universities in the United States. She also became elected council member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, co-chair of the Trustees Emeriti of the Asia Society, board director of Japan Society and board member of the Weatherhead Foundation. Her research focus is on Modern Japanese History, International History, American-East relations, history and public memory in Asia and the world.

The Annual Conference 2013 “Managing Empires. Cooperation, Competition, Conflict” of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” is organised by Prof. Dr. Diamantis Panagiotopoulos and researchers from Research Area A “Governance & Administration”: Prof. Dr. Harald Fuess, PD Dr. Susan Richter, David Mervart (PhD) and Sebastian Meurer.


Further information:
Annual Conference Programme
Annual Conference Concept
Press Release
Press Release at Universität Heidelberg
Prof. Diamantis Panagiotopoulos
Research Area A “Governance & Administration


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  • Prof. Gluck during her lecture

  • Audience at the talk

  • Prof. Fuess introducing the speaker

  • Question and answer session