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Illustrated Report of the Annual Conference 2012
More than 150 scholars from Heidelberg and around the world participated at the Annual Conference 2012. From October 10 to 12, they discussed the theme “Things that connect – pathways of materiality and practice”. In the following report, Zara Barlas, Richard Fox, Sabine Neumann and Markus Viehbeck review the lectures by Neil MacGregor, Ian Hodder and others as well as the discussions during the workshops.
Conference on "Social Innovation and Sustainability" in Kyoto
"Social Innovation and Sustainability for the Future: Recreating the Intimate and Public Spheres" was the topic of an International Conference in Kyoto, Japan. Prof. Harald Fuess, Cluster professor for Cultural Economic History, as well as Cluster members Prof. Christian Göbel, Dr. Jaok Kwon and Björn-Ole Kamm participated as presenters and commentators in the conference. It was held in November 2012 by the Global Centre of Excellence for Reconstruction of the Intimate and Public Spheres in 21st Century Asia. In the following report, Björn-Ole Kamm reviews the four-day programme.
Illustrated Report of the Summer School 2012
The role of visual and material culture in the context of transcultural exchange processes between Asia and Europe was the topic of the Summer School "Seeing Matter(s): Materiality and Visuality". It was held from July 29 to August 4, 2012, at the Karl Jaspers Centre in Heidelberg. Marlène Harles, a student of Cultural Anthropology, participated in the Summer School. In the following report, she reviews the five-day programme that combined lectures by the foremost researchers in the respective disciplines with interactive seminars and workshops.
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