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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.

Takuma Melber interviewed by Spiegel TV

Spiegel TV | Spiegel Geschichte interviewed Dr. Takuma Melber in the scope of its series "Der Zweite Weltkrieg." The series consists of four episodes – "Der Überfall" and "Angriff auf Europa" were broadcasted on June 7 by Spiegel Geschichte, and the episodes "Neue Allianzen" and "Die Welt am Abgrund" were broadcasted on June 14. The documentation presents the course of World War II chronologically, starting with the German invasion of Poland in 1939 and concluding with Japan’s capitulation six years later.

Spiegel Geschichte, June 14 2018


Deutschlandfunk interviews Barbara Mittler about „King of Kings“

Deutschlandfunk posted an interview with Prof. Barbara Mittler, co-director of the HCTS, in its podcast series "Tag für Tag." The interview focuses on the multireligious way in which Händel's Messiah was re-interpreted in the scope of the concert project "King of Kings" by the choir Junge Kantorei. Prof. Mittler talks about the way the componists CHEN Cheng-wen and Ali Gorji used music as language to interconnect different religions and question the role of their prophets. "King of Kings" was presented in two concerts in Frankfurt and in Heidelberg in May. Prof. Mittler gave the introduction to the event in Heidelberg.

Deutschlandfunk, 25 May 2018


hr2 Kultur interviews Barbara Mittler

The radio station hr2 Kultur interviewed Prof. Barbara Mittler, co-director of the HCTS, and Jonathan Hofmann, conducter of the Junge Kantorei, for its podcast series „Das aktuelle Kulturgespräch.“ The interview reflects the forthcoming concert „King of Kings“ by the Junge Kantorei as part of their series „Neues Hören“ and gives insights into the reinterpretation of Händel’s Messiah. During the interview, Prof. Mittler talks about the idea of combining music, religion and transculturality in the piece. She will give the introduction to the concert in Heidelberg on May 21, 2018.

hr2 Kultur, 14 May 2018


Romanian Newspaper interviews Dr. Amelia Bonea

The Romanian newspaper Adevărul published an interview with Dr. Amelia Bonea, who is a research fellow at the HCTS. In the interview, Amelia Bonea introduces her academic work and talks about her first monograph The News of Empire: Telegraphy, Journalism, and the Politics of Reporting in Colonial India, c. 1830-1900, and about the book prize she was awarded with, the AHA Eugenia M. Palmegiano Prize for the History of Journalism.

Adevărul, 12 May 2018


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


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