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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.

RNZ reports on Foundation Laying of the CATS

The German newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ) published an article on the laying of the foundation stone for the Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies (CATS). The ceremony was held at the construction site in Heidelberg Bergheim on Friday, February 17, and was accompanied by laudations of guest of honor from the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and representatives from Heidelberg University and the construction management.

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 18 February 2017


Alpinisimi publishes article by Davide Torri

The Italien mountaineering and trekking magazine Alpinisimi published an article by Davide Torri, Associate Member of the Cluster “Asia and Europe” titled “Nepal on the Way to the Helambu after the Earthquake”.  In his article Torri speaks about his survey in Sindhupalchok and in Helambu which he carried out for the SAI Help Nepal Project which supports the population and its historic and artistic heritage.

Alpinisimi, 04 February 2017


Die Welt Online quoted Takuma Melber

The online platform of German national daily newspaper Die Welt published two articles quoting Takuma Melber, Lecturer and Coordinator of the Master Programme of Transcultural Studies. The two pieces, one about British military in Singapore and the other on Japan’s “Bilitzkrieg” in the British Malaya, both quoted Melber’s dissertation “The Occupation of Japan in Malaysia and Singapore (1942-1945)”.

Welt N24, 09 February 2017
Welt N24, 15 February 2017


Darmstädter Echo reports on book pesentation by Friederike Werner

The German newspaper Darmstädter Echo reported about the presentation of a new book by Dr. Friederike Werner titled “Ägyptomanie in Preußen”. On Feburary 9, she presented the volume at the Schlossmuseum in Darmstadt and gave a tour through the museum, where the royal table centerpiece explored in the book is kept. Friederike Werner is Associate Member of the Cluster of Excellence and worked in project MC 14.2 “Materialising Memories: Aegyptiaca in early modern Europe and the phenomenon of Egyptomania”.

Darmstädter Echo, 09 February 2017


SWR1 interviews Prof. Joachim Quack

German radio station SWR1 interviewed Prof. Joachim Friedrich Quack, Director of the Institute for Egyptology at Heidelberg University and Deputy Speaker of Research Area C "Health & Environment" at the Cluster. During the programme "Kann ich das bitte schriftlich haben...?!" he talked about Egyptian hieroglyphs, the handwriting of the ancient Egyptians. Prof. Quacks contribution to the proramme can be heard from 7:20 to 11:20.

SWR1, 16 January 2017


Mannheimer Morgen quotes Axel Michaels

The German newspaper Mannheimer Morgen quoted Cluster Director Prof. Axel Michaels in a report titled “Digitale Sichtbarkeit des Wissens“. The article focuses on the cooperation between the Heidelberg University Library and the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and their effort to publish scientific results in open access.  

Mannheimer Morgen, January 12, 2017.


Susan Richter on Deutschlandfunk

German radio station Deutschlandfunk broadcastet an interview with Dr. Susan Richter, Principal Investigator at the Cluster. In “Tag für Tag”, Richter talked about the discrimination of atheists and free thinkers, now and in the past, prior to a conference on “Verfolgter Unglaube: Gesellschaftliche Exklusionsgründe und Ausschlusspraktiken für Nichtreligiöse in Europa und Asien”, which took place at the History Department of Heidelberg University on January 13 and 14.

Deutschlandfunk, 11 Januar 2017


Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung interviews Susan Richter

The German newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ) published an interwiev with Dr. Susan Richter, Principal Investigator at the Cluster. The interwiev “In Indonesien muss offiziell jeder an einen Gott glauben” focuses on the situation of atheists in Asia and Europe. Dr. Susan Richter is Deputy Speaker of Research Area A at the Cluster and Acting Professor of the Chair of History of Early Modern Times at the Department of History at Heidelberg University.

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 10 Januar 2017


Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung interviews Andrew Flachs

The German newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ) published an interview with ethnologist Dr. Andrew Flachs, titled “Der Kampf von Baumwollbauern ums Überleben“, which focuses on the need of social security for cotton farmers rather than genetic engineering or organic labels. Dr. Andrew Flachs is a member of Junior Research Group “Agrarian Alternatives” at the Cluster and Volkswagen postdoctoral fellow.

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 23 December 2016


Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung reports on film by Jürgen Schaflechner

The German Newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ) reported on a film by Cluster member, ethnologist and filmmaker Jürgen Schaflechner. The film “Thrust into Heaven” focuses on forced conversion of Hindu women to Islam in Pakistan. Jürgen Schaflechner is a member of Research Group “MC3.4 Negotiating Religious Identities among Hindu Communities in Pakistan” at the Cluster.

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 21 November 2016


Deutschlandfunk interviews Barbara Mittler

German radio station Deutschlandfunk broadcasted an interview with Director Prof. Barbara Mittler. In the course of the Cluster’s Annual Conference 2016, Prof. Mittler talked about the future challenges and opportunities of small disciplines in Germany’s academic landscape.

Deutschlandfunk, 13 October 2016


RNZ reports on HERA Project

The German newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung (RNZ) published an article on the international research project “East Asian Uses of the European Past: Tracing Braided Chronotypes”, which is led by Prof. Joachim Kurtz, Professor for “Intellectual History” at the Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies (HCTS). The project investigates, how Milestones of European history are interpreted in East Asia and in what respect they are related to East Asian history. The project is supported by the European funding initiative Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA).

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 11 October 2017


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