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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.
Film on Travelling Cinemas
"Like ants for sugar", a documentary film on traveling tent cinemas of India, by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya, is being pitched at international festivals this year. The film unfolds as a visual journey, constructed through encounters with showmen and exhibitors striving to keep their place in the vanishing world of the touring talkies.
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.
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