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May 13, 2016

New Book on Ottoman and Western Satire

Dr. Elif Elmas, former PhD student of the Cluster “Asia and Europe”, has published a book on Ottoman and Western caricature covering the timespan of the Balkan Crises in the 19th century. The... read more


May 11, 2016

HCTS Lecture by Guy Stroumsa

Prof. Guy Stroumsa (Jerusalem, Oxford) gave a HCTS lecture with the title “The scriptural Galaxy of late Antiquity”. It took place on Wednesday, May 25, at the Karl Jaspers Centre and was hosted by... read more


May 10, 2016

Jour Fixe on the Iconic Status of Gandhi and Mao

How can flesh-and-blood men be transformed into globally recognizable, transcultural “bio-icons” through the work of visual imagery? This is a question that Prof. Barbara Mittler and Prof. Sumathi... read more


May 06, 2016

Documentary awarded at Cannes

The documentary "The Cinema Travellers" by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya, former short-term fellows at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe" won Special Jury Mention... read more


May 04, 2016

Article on Transcultural Historiography

The academic journal "History and Theory" published an article entitled "Nepalese History in a European Experience: A Case Study in Transcultural Historiography". It was... read more


May 04, 2016

Workshop in Honor of Prof. Ramaswamy and Prof. Geary

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... read more


May 03, 2016

Appeal for Donations after Earthquakes in Kumamoto

Heidelberg’s sister city, Kumamoto in Japan, was hit by major earthquakes on April 14 and April 16. More than 40 people died and more than 1000 people were injured. For this reason, the Heidelberger... read more


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