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Workshop in Honor of Prof. Ramaswamy and Prof. Geary

May 04, 2016

The workshop “Materials on the Move” takes place on May 19 to honor Anneliese Maier Research Award Winners Prof. Ph.D. Sumathi Ramaswamy (2016) and Prof. Patrick Geary (2012) – both Advisory Board Member at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe”. It will be held at the Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities as a cooperation of the Cluster and the Department of History at Heidelberg University.

The Anneliese Maier Research Award is one of the world’s best-endowed award awards in the humanities and social sciences and comes with 250.000 € in funding. The funding, presented by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, enables the award winners to conduct collaborative research with specialist colleagues in Germany for a period of five years. It is granted to researchers whose achievements to date are internationally recognized and who are likely to make a long-term contribution to internationalizing the humanities and social sciences in Germany. The Humboldt Foundation grants several Anneliese Maier Research Awards annually and particular importance is attached to the nomination of qualified female researchers. In 2012, Patrick Geary was invited to conduct his research at the Department of History. Sumathi Ramaswamy started her research at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies in 2016.

The workshop takes place at the Heidelberg Academy of Science and Humanities and starts at 9.15 am with a welcome address. The three panels each present three to four individual papers that deal with different aspects of “Materials on the Move”. These panels are followed by concluding remarks by Patrick Geary and Sumathi Ramaswamy themselves.

Afterwards the workshop moves to the Karl Jaspers Centre and is concluded there, at 4 pm, with a lecture by Sumathi Ramaswamy and Barbara Mittler on the topic: “Death Becomes Them: The Fate of the Fatherly Corpses of Gandhi and Mao”. The lecture is held in context with the Cluster’s Jour Fixe.

In order to register, please contact Carla Meyer: carla.meyer@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de

Prof. Ph.D. Sumathi Ramaswamy is Professor of History at Duke University as well as an Advisory Board Member at the Cluster “Asia and Europe”.

Prof. Patrick Geary is Professor of Western Medieval History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and also an Advisory Board Member at the “Asia and Europe”.

See the full program here.

Read the press release here or on the website of Heidelberg University.


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