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Selection of further Press Clippings

This is a small selection of further press clippings. Click on the name of the medium for further information or the reporting.

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung reports on Joachim Quack

The daily newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung published the article “Datenbank zum Altägyptischen” on the database project of Prof. Joachim Quack, which aims at encrypting and gathering ancient Egyptian documents and is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The article explains how the database works and illustrates the objectives of the project, which will provide numerous unpublished ancient Egyptian documents to researchers on an open-access-platform.  

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 18 April 2018


Mannheimer Morgen interviews Eliane Ettmüller

The daily newspaper Mannheimer Morgen published the interview "Kommt darauf an, wie die Gesellschaft reagiert" with Dr. Eliane Ursula Ettmüller, Postdoctoral Researcher at the HCTS. In the interview, Dr. Ettmüller discusses veiling - its origins, its development, its relation to religion, its relation to German law. She also states the acceptance or rejection of veiling depends on the mainstream society’s attitude towards veiling in general.

Mannheimer Morgen, 13 April 2018


Die Welt reports on research of Joseph Maran

The German daily newspaper Die Welt published the article “Gewalttaten trieben Mykenes Paläste in den Untergang” about recent research findings of Prof. Joseph Maran and his team. The article reports on their research into the causes of the destruction of the Mycenaean Palaces in southern Greek. Contrary to previous theories, they suggest that the damages can not be explained by earthquakes, but could also be caused by violent clashes. 

Die Welt, 8 April 2018


Bild quotes Rudolf Wagner

German daily newspaper Bild quoted Prof. Rudolf Wagner on China’s announcement of punitive tariffs on US commodities in their article “China kündigt Strafzölle von 25 Prozent auf US-Waren an”. Prof. Wagner explains, how China increasingly competes with Western economies and simultaneously protects its own. Despite using questionable means, Wagner is quoted, China’s reaction towards US tariffs would be as legitimate as the policies applied by the United States.

Bild, 4 April 2018


Deutsche Welle quotes Axel Michaels

The Deutsche Welle quoted former Cluster Director Prof. Axel Michaels in an article about the state visit of German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to India. Michaels expresses his thoughts about current politically motivated religious developments in the country. The former Cluster Director and HCTS Professor Christiane Brosius were part of the scientific delegation that accompanied the Federal President during his visit. 

Deutsche Welle, 24 March 2018


TRAFO Blog publishes comment by Lorenzo Andolfatto

The Forum Transregionale Studien (TRAFO) published a comment by HCTS member Dr. Lorenzo Andolfatto, in which he reflects on the 2017 Annual Conference “Chronologics: Periodisation in a Global Context”. In "Talking Periodization, or: Too Short a Blanket" Andolfatto looks at the term periodization and questions chronological boundaries as epistemological references. He gives insights to this field of research, which still seems to be a precarious subject within academia.

TRAFO Blog for Transregional Research, 7 March 2018


Fairbank Center interviews Rudolf Wagner

The Fairbank Center, a post-graduate research center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University, posted an interview with former Cluster Director Rudolf Wagner in its “Harvard on China” podcast series. In conversation with James Evans, Wagner talks about “Metaphor, Myth, and ‘Dividing up the Chinese Melon’”. He is Center Associate at the Fairbank Center and elaborates on his thoughts and research regarding the well-known image of foreigners "dividing China up like a melon."

Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, 6 March 2018


Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung publishes article on Kinderuni

The German daily newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ) published an article on this year’s Kinderuni at Heidelberg University, that also included an introduction to the workshop of Prof. Barbara Mittler. The Director of the Cluster and the HCTS presented Chinese language, music, culture and typical food to the participating children and invited them to find out more about the everyday life of Chinese pupils.

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 23 February 2018


TRAFO Blog publishes report of Milinda Banerjee

The Forum Transregionale Studien (TRAFO) published a report by Cluster Associate Milinda Banerjee about his impressions of the 2017 Annual Conference “Chronologics: Periodisation in a Global Context” in Berlin. In his article, Banerjee summarizes the main arguments of the speakers and gives some concluding analytical thoughts.

TRAFO Blog for Transregional Research, 22 February 2018


Interview with Monica Juneja in SAI-Newsletter

The South Asia Institute (SAI) published an interview with Prof. Monica Juneja, HCTS Professor for “Global Art History”, in the last issue of its newsletter. In the interview, Juneja talks about her book “Miniatur-Geschichten – die Sammlung indischer Malerei im Dresdner Kupferstich-Kabinett”, which she wrote jointly with Petra Kuhlmann-Hodick. The book was published by the Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden with Sandstein Verlag.

SAI-Newsletter, 11 November 2017


The Hokkaido Shinbun reports about Students’ Field Trip to Hakodate

The Japanese daily newspaper Hokkaido Shinbun reported about a field trip of Dr. Steven Ivings, who is former Assistant Professor for Cultural Economic History at the HCTS, and currently working at Kyoto University. Alongside Dr. Ivings, two students from the M.A. Transcultural Studies, Rashaad Eschack and Datong Qiu, traveled to Hakadote to research the trade, foreign consuls and merchants of the then "treaty port" during the second half of the 19th century.

Hokkaido Shinbun, 23 January 2017


Interview with Swetlana Torno

The Central Asian Analytical Network (CAAN), a newly created platform to foster Central Asian citizens’ access to information, published an interview with Swetlana Torno on the role of Tajik women. Torno, who is Doctoral Candidate at the Cluster, defines the social category of Tajik women mainly by referring to their role within family. Both aspirations for studies, decisions on marriage and labor migration, she concludes, are to be analyzed in a broader socio-economic context to fully understand Tajik women’s individual and interpersonal challenges.

Central Asian Analytical Network, 20 December 2017


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