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International Conference

Picturesque Modernities. Architectural Regionalism as a Global Process (1890-1950)

30 November – 2 December 2016

Location: German Centre of Art History in Paris and INHA Paris

Coordinator: Michael Falser

Organizers: Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" (Global Art History, project D18 "Picturesuqe Modernities"), German Centre of Art History in Paris, CRIHAM/Department of Art History and Archaeology at University of Poitiers, the Centre André Chastel (CNRS/University Paris-Sorbonne) and the Association d'Histoire de l'Architecture (A.H.A.).

The conference aims at defining different transnational/transcultural approaches in a global historiography of architectural history by setting the different European colonial contexts (within and outside Europe) within the first half of the 20th century in relation to each other. This can also help to conceptualise the recent inter-related effects between globalisation and decentralisation where the notions of the global and the local are often enmeshed simultaneously in contemporary architecture.

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Research Symposium and Celebration

The Pleasure of Challenging Representation – Writing Global (Art) History

10 February 2016

Location: Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University, Room 212, 9:00-16:00 (Symposium) and 16 c.t. (Celebration)

Coordinators: Franziska Koch (Global Art History, Heidelberg University) and Jennifer Pochodzalla (Global Art History, Heidelberg University)

Organizers: Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” and Heidelberg Institute for European Art History

The symposium The Pleasure of Challenging Representation – Writing Global (Art) History takes stock of current research approaches in the related fields of global (art) history focusing on comparative and cross-disciplinary perspectives. Seven years after the foundation of the first chair of global art history in the German-speaking countries, held by Monica Juneja at Heidelberg University, the symposium invites prominent scholars and collaborators to critically revisit the local and global reception as well as the methodological relevance of its transcultural research agenda. They dialogically explore the “pleasure of challenging representation” in its double sense: the (art) historian’s methodological task to challenge representation – be it textual or visual – and the additional demands that result from representations of artifacts, concepts, and cultural practices that do challenge historiography because they circulate and take on new meanings across time and cultural divides. Thus, a more flexible and reflexive definition of conventional research units when addressing the “global” in (art) history is being called for.
The symposium is followed by a surprise program jointly organized by colleagues, students, and friends celebrating the academic achievements of Monica Juneja on the occasion of her 60th birthday.

International Conference

The Picturesque Eye. Investigating Regionalist Art Forms in late Empires

3-5 December 2015
Location: Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, and Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna/Austria

Coordinator: Michael Falser

Organizers: Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" (Global Art History, project D18 "Picturesuqe Modernities"), the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, and the Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In association with the DFG-Research Group "Transcultural Negotiations in the Ambits of Art", Institute of Art History at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Did late colonial/imperial regimes use engagement with peripheral cultures and the staging of regional art forms as a strategy to stabilise central governments? What role did the academic disciplines and the techniques and media involved, such as photography, film, book publications, museums and exhibitions, play in any such strategy? And, which institutions and individual actors can be considered to be the driving forces behind such actions? This English-language conference applied a transcultural approach and focuses both on European peripheries (looking primarily at the territories and crown lands of the late Austro-Hungarian Empire) and overseas colonies (looking primarily at Asia) in the years between 1900 and 1950.

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Berlin. Foto: Jürgen Liepe

International conference and kick-off event for the “Research Network for Critical Transcultural Perspectives on Artistic and Visual Practices”

Present’s disjunctive unity. Constructing and deconstructing histories of contemporary cultural and aesthetic practices

26 – 28 November 2015

Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Organizers: Birgit Hopfener (East Asian Art History, FU Berlin), Franziska Koch (Global Art History, Heidelberg University), Kerstin Schankweiler (African Art History, FU Berlin) in co-operation with Annette Bhagwati and Kirsten Einfeldt (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin)


The international and cross-disciplinary conference Present’s disjunctive unity. Constructing and deconstructing histories of contemporary cultural and aesthetic practices will critically discuss the concept of “the contemporary” in art and culture. The historicity of the concept is not a singular one given the many cultural contexts and places, often entangled and involved in its different constructions: these transcultural histories of contemporaneity and their differences are (in-)formed by specific socio-political conditions and geo-political power structures. The conference strives to develop appropriate categories for the different historiographical genealogies that shape concepts of “the contemporary” around the globe.

In addition to the public programme with ten speakers and a talk featuring two artists the conference hosts closed workshop sessions that allow early career researchers to elaborate on specific sub-themes of the topic in relation to transculturality. Participants are asked to support the kick-off of the “Research Network for Critical Transcultural Perspectives on Artistic and Visual Practices” at the end of the event.

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International Symposium

“(In)Direct Speech. ‘Chineseness’ in Contemporary Art Discourse and Practice. Art Market, Curatorial Practices and Creative Processes”

16 - 19 March 2015

Location: Artistic Studies Research CentreFaculty of Fine Arts – University of Lisbon

Organizers: Franziska Koch (Global Art History, Heidelberg University) and Rui Oliveira Lopes (CIEBA/FBAUL)

The international symposium (In)Direct Speech. “Chineseness” in Contemporary Art Discourse and Practice. Art Market, Curatorial Practices and Creative Processes is the first jointly organized event by the Faculty of Fine Arts’ Artistic Studies Research Centre of Lisbon University, represented by Rui Oliveira Lopes, and the Cluster’s Chair of Global Art History of Heidelberg University, represented by Franziska Koch. It will take place from 16 to 19 March 2015 at Lisbon University and includes the launch of the International Research Network for Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art.

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"Art Histories and Terminologies"

5-7 February 2015

This workshop is the second in a series of three events (Berlin 2013 and Florence 2016) which are conceived within the cooperation of the Chair of Global Art History with the Max Planck Institute of Art History in Florence. MPI’s research unit of Forum Transregionle Studien (Berlin) with Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf (director of MPI) and Dr. Hannah Baader, and the fellows of its post-graduate programme Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices (Kunstgeschichte und ästhetische Praktiken) are invited to Heidelberg to discuss their research and related terminologies.

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"Von Atlantis bis heute"

7 September 2014 - 1 March 2015

How people cope with disasters illustrates a comprehensive exhibition organised by Prof. Gerrit J. Schenk and Prof. Monica Juneja as a result of their research project D17 "Images of Disasters". The exhibition takes place at the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums of Mannheim from September 7, 2014, to March 1, 2015. The show demonstrates how human beings respond to the violence unleashed by extreme natural events. It investigates culturally formed patterns of action and collective strategies of coping, as individuals, societies and world-views are exposed to the most elemental of borderline situations.

The exhibition features some 20 catastrophic events whose thematic range extends from the ancient myth of the lost city of Atlantis to present day climate change. About 200 objects, many of which have never been shown before, and simulations are displayed over an exhibition space of 1,000 square metres. The transcultural focus of the exhibition brings to light a repertoire of images and representations of disasters in world history, both famous and less-known, which seek to domesticate calamities and contain them as icon. The multimedia and interactive dimensions of the exhibition are part of this process of domestication.

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Re-Thinking Artistic Knowledge Production: distributed creativity - global media cultures

23-24 May 2013

Organizer: Symposium of the DFG-network "Medien kollektiver Intelligenz" in co-operation with the Cluster Professorship Global Art History at the Cluster "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: The Dynamics of Transculturality".

The production of knowledge in artistic or aesthetic practices has recently been discussed in relation to scientific research. While contemporary art takes over scientific methods and practices, it still leaves the question open whether or not aesthetic practices should be judged differently from scientific experimentation and what exactly the outcome of artistic knowledge is. The aim of the symposium is to re-think aesthetic knowledge production from a new vantage point, focusing on the importance of distributed creativity and globally entangled media cultures.

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"Kulturerbe - Denkmalpflege: transkulturell"

29 September-1 October 2011

Das Konzept von "Kulturerbe" ist in seiner Entstehungsgeschichte ein Produkt der europäischen Moderne, das sich ab der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jh. mit dem Prozeß territorial bezogener Staatenbildung und nationalkollektiver Identitätskonstruktion formierte. In der Theorieüberlagerung der geisteswissenschaftlichen Disziplinen von (Kunst-)Geschichte und Archäologie zusammen mit jener der Architektur und den sich ausbildenden Restaurierungswissenschaften erhielten materielle, v.a. immobile Kulturgüter mit der "Denkmalpflege" ihre schrittweise institutionalisierte Schutzinstanz.
Die Konzeption des Kulturerbes wurde v.a. im Rahmen des Kolonialismus auf außereuropäische Kulturen übertragen und nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg in ihrem Rechtsstatus internationalisiert. Seit den letzten vier Jahrzehnten wird sie, ausgehend von einem postkolonialen und ethnisch-pluralisierten Hintergrund, unter dem Schlagwort der sog. "Globalisierung" neu verhandelt. Dabei geraten die bisher mehrheitsfähigen Gründungscharakteristika von Kulturerbe in eine zunehmend konflikt- und spannungsgeladene Schieflage, in der ein methodischer Perspektivwechsel, ein Paradigmenwechsel zu diskutieren ist. Neue Aushandlungs- und Sichtweisen bzw. Zugangs- und Anwendungsformen bezüglich des Konzepts von Kulturerbe geraten damit auch in das Blick- und Aufgabenfeld von Denkmalpflege und angewandtem Kulturschutz.
Eine Möglichkeit sich den veränderten Sichtweisen auf Definitionen und Formationen von Kulturerbe zu vergewissern, bieten jene kulturwissenschaftlichen Zugangsformen, die sich unter dem Fokus der sog. "Transkulturalität" zusammenfassen lassen.

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Panel Discussions

"Global Concepts?"

Winter 2010/2011

The Panel Discussions "Global Concepts? Keywords and Their Histories in Asia and Europe" took place during the winter semster 2010/2011 and were co-organized by Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja.

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Lecture Series

Multi-Centered Modernisms

Summer 2010

The Lecture Series "Multi-Centred Modernisms" in summer 2010 are part of the project D13 of the Chair of Global Art History and included, above others, lectures on Tibetan contemporary art (Claire Harris), world art (Stanley Abe), Buddhist art (Hiroyuki Suzuki) and global art (James Elkins). They concluded with a panel discussion "Institutions, Markets, Publics - contemporary art practice in Asia and Europe". Some lectures are published in the Cluster's E-journal "Transcultural Studies".

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Inaugural Lecture

"Das letzte Abendmahl in der roten Wüste - wandernde Bilder, asymmetrischer Austausch?"

29 January 2010

Monica Juneja's Inaugural Lecture "Das letzte Abendmahl in der roten Wüste – wandernde Bilder, asymmetrischer Austausch?" in the Alte Aula of Heidelberg University (January 29, 2010).

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Summer School 2009

Objects on the Move

The Summer School 2009 was organized by Prof. Monica Juneja and discussed "Objects and the Move". The summer school course programme spanned over four days and combinesd insights in the research of renowned experts in the form of lectures with more interactive elements such as seminars and excursions. The scholars represented a wide range of backgrounds in line with the Cluster's own focus on interdisciplinary research. The keynote talk was given by Richard H. Davis, Professor of Religious Studies at Bard College, New York. See the programme (PDF).

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Public Lectures

Monica Juneja

  • Partisan spaces, braided histories - narratives within and about Modernism and contemporary art from South Asia, paper at conference History and Allegory of the Present, Kunstakademie Nürnberg, 5-6 December, 2013 (invitation accepted).

  • Wanderndes Erbe und die Kräfte der Erinnerung, Keynote lecture at conference Das Erbe der Anderen, Universität Bamberg, Bamberg, 14 November, 2013 (invitation accepted).

  • Going global in Mughal India – a digital muraqqa, paper at conference, Franklin Humanities Centre, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 7-8 November, 2013 (invitation accepted).

  • Impulsreferat Art History beyond Europe, paper at conference Areas and Disciplines: Lessons fron Internationalization Initiatives in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Area Studies in Germany, Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin, 18-19 October 2013 (invitation accepted).

  • Beyond Humanism. Austro-German Weltkunstgeschichte and the endeavour to write non-eurocentric histories of art at the fin de siècle, paper at conference Reviewing Indo-German Cultural Contacts in the 21st Century, Humboldt-Kolleg, New Delhi, 23-24 September, 2013.

  • Material encounters: Can peripatetic objects challenge the disciplinary frame of art history, Keynote lecture at conference Chinese Art and Material Culture in a Global Context, Universität Leiden, Leiden, 18 September, 2013.

  • Das Gewebe der Sehnsucht – indische Miniaturmalerei und ihr Nachleben in der Gegenwartskunst, guest lecture, Museum für Völkerkunde, Hamburg, 1 September, 2013.

  • Podiumsgespräch mit Julia Blehm anlässlich der Ausstellung Vom Zeigen und Sehen, Pedro Wirz: tropical, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, 15 August, 2013.

  • Material Encounters – Mythical Worlds. Peripatetic Objects in the Making of Europe, Keynote lecture at the international Summer School Europe from the Margins, Universität Basel und Graduate Interdisciplinary Network for European Studies, Menton, 17 June, 2013.

  • Jenseits des Sagbaren? Trauma, Grenzerfahrung und ästhetische Praxis im Werk von Zarina Hashmi und Nalini Malani, guest lecture at Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, 13 June, 2013.

  • The loss and gain of place – contemporary art in a translocal perspective, Panel discussion with Jörg Scheller, Salon Suisse the 55th Biennale in Venice, Venice, 1 June 2013.

  • Tracking the Routes of Vision in early modern Eurasia, paper at international conference Die Routen der Kunst/ Itineraries of Art, Kunsthistorisches Institut der Freien Universität Berlin, Berlin, 22-25 May, 2013.

  • Reflections on Art History’s shifting geographies, guest lecture,  Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Zürich,  Zürich, 21 May, 2013.

  • Vision as bodily praxis – dance and the aesthetics of the image in North Indian painting, paper at conference Dancing with Images – Images of Dance. An international workshop in honour of Gerhard Wolf, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence, 19 April 2013. 

  • Global boundaries, local frontiers – Islamic art and the museum, paper at international conference Histoire partagée pour une Europe sans clivages, Europarat, Strasbourg, 21-22 March, 2013.

  • Migrant images and cross-fading views – vision in South Asian art, paper at panel Überblendungen. Zur Dynamik von Referenzsystemen (16.-20. Jh.), Schweizerische Geschichtstage, Fribourg, 7-9 February, 2013.

  • Art in the Age of Uprising, paper at panel for the India Art Fair, New Delhi 1-3 February, 2013.

  • Asymmetrie als Potential – der materielle Umgang mit kulturellen Grenzen, paper at Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, 8 December, 2012

  • Art Histories – Kunstgeschichte und ästhetische Praktiken, impluse paper, Forum Transregionale Studien, Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin, Berlin, 23 October, 2012.

  • Bells of Justice – A Eurasian Story, paper at the Annual Conference, Cluster Asia and Europe, Things that Connect – Pathways of Materiality and Practice, Heidelberg, 10-12 October, 2012.

  • Cut, paste and reconfigure – bringing home mythical worlds, paper at Summer School, Cluster Asia and Europe Seeing Matter(s): Materiality and Visuality, Heidelberg, 27 July-7 August, 2012 .

  • Beyond the global/local divide: Art History and the transcultural topographies of Modernism, paper at conference Global Integration and Cultural Diversity. Humanities at the Threshold of Modernization and Globalization, Jacobs University, Bremen, 5-7 June, 2012.

  • Urban imaginaries, rural utopias – Modernism and the idea of locality, paper at conference Between Global Aspirations and Local Realities: India’s cities in interdisciplinary perspective, New Delhi, 26-28 March, 2012.

  • Art history as transcultural praxis – a response to Finbarr Barry Flood, Objects of Translation. Material Culture and the Medieval “Hindu-Muslim” Encounter, papter at conference  Coomaraswamy Prize Panel, Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, 15-18 March, 2012.

  • Beyond backwater arcadias – globalized locality as a site of cosmopolitan practice, paper at international conference Universalisms in Conflict, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, 9-11 March, 2012.

  • Art history’s new atlas of belonging, Guest Lecture, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, 29-30 July, 2011.

  • Itinerant images: thoughts on a cultural geography of visual practices in pre-modern Eurasia, paper at international conference, Das europäische Mittelalter im Geflecht der Welt, Humboldt University, Berlin, 25-28 May, 2011.

  • The interstices of "civilization" and "despotism" - the uses of knowledge about India's architectural past during early colonialism, paper at conference "Rebirthing" Angkor? Heritage between Decadence, Decay, Revival and the Mission to Civilize, Heidelberg, Karl Jaspers Centre,  2-4 May, 2011.

  • Kartographien der Sehnsucht – die Kunst des indischen Subkontinents zwischen Nation und globaler Moderne, Guest Lecture, IFA Galerie, Stuttgart, 19 May, 2011.

  • Der globale Blick auf die Kunstgeschichte – eine Antwort auf Hans Belting Florenz und Bagdad. Eine westöstliche Geschichte des Blicks, Guest Lecture, University of Mannheim, 7 April, 2011.

  • Can the world be made home? Art history and the “will to globality”, Guest Lecture, Jacobs University, Bremen, 29 March, 2011.

  • The breast-feeding mother as icon and source of affect in visual practice, paper at conference Looking within / Looking without: Exploring Households in the Indian subcontinent through time, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 24-27 February, 2011.

  • Between kitabkhana and glass house – art as a space of cosmopolitan courtliness in early modern North India, paper at international conference, Leisure and the State in Asia, Boston University, 5-7 November, 2010.

  • Kunstgeschichte und kulturelle Differenz – Erweiterung oder Paradigmenwechsel, Guest Lecture, Institute of Art History, Free University, Berlin, 12 October, 2010.

  • An art historian’s homage to M.F. Husain, paper at symposium The World is my Canvas – for M.F. Husain on his 95th birthday, Museum of Modern Art, Doha, 22-23 September, 2010.

  • Memorializing religious violence? Monuments and Encounters between Hindus and Muslims on the Indian subcontinent, paper at international conference Religious Violence in Transcultural Contexts: Historicizing Traumatic Experience from the Middle Ages to Modern Times, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 14-15 September, 2010.

  • Art History and the Challenge of Transcultural Mobility. Reconfiguring Vision in Early Modern Eurasia, Guest Lecture, Centre for Area Studies, Berlin, 15 July, 2010.

  • Globale Kunstgeschichte und die “Bürde der Repräsentation”, Guest Lecture at the Summer Academy Global Studies: Kunst und Medien heute, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 20 June, 2010.

  • Defining Boundaries between Europe and Asia – Islamic Art and Asian Contact Zones, Guest Lecture, University of Basel, 24 April, 2010.

  • Last Supper in Red. Biblical themes, icon and affect in North Indian visual culture – a longue durée approach, paper at international conference Le dialogue culturel en Asie et au-delà: histoire, écriture et pratiques (XVIe-XXe siècles), CNRS, Paris, 17-18 December, 2009.

  • Beyond likeness: self-portraits and shifting conceptions of the artist between Europe and South Asia during the transition to modernity, Guest Lecture, Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies, Wassenaar, 10 December, 2009.

  • Transculturation and the challenge to make art history global – travelling eastwards from Florenz und Bagdad, International Conference Horizonte – Grundbegriffe einer globalen Kunst- und Bildwissenschaft, Institute of Art History, University of Munich, 12-14 November, 2009.

  • Entangled visualities and transcultural art history – A response to Hans Belting’s Florenz und Bagdad. Eine westöstliche Geschichte des Blicks, Guest Lecture in the series Mapping Trans-Culture – Critical Perspective on Transcultural Studies, University of Heidelberg, 9 November, 2009.

  • Asian contact zones and a global history of art, paper at conference Global Asias, Penn State University, 22-24 October, 2009.

  • Plato plays music to the animals: interpictorial practice as a dimension of transcultural visuality, paper at Annual Conference of the Cluster Asia and Europe Flows of Images and Media, Heidelberg 7-9 October, 2009

  • Visualizing emotional states in North Indian painting, Guest Lecture, Max Planck Institut für Bildungsforschung – Geschichte der Gefühle, Berlin, 8 June, 2009.

  • Monument, image, body. Entangled trajectories of “heritage” and “art” in colonial and postcolonial India, Keynote Address, International Conference Local histories, global heritage, global heritage, local histories: Colonialism, history, and the making of heritage, German Historical Institute, London, 16-18 May, 2009.

  • Die Welt unter den Füßen. Fremde Objekte, der imperiale Körper und visuelle Praxis an den nordindischen Höfen der Vormoderne, Maria Bindschedler Gastvorlesung, University of Berne, 26 March, 2009.

  • Wechselnde Blicke. Visualität, Raum und Ästhetik an den Schnittstellen zwischen den Kulturen, Guest Lecture, Zentrum zur Erforschung der Frühen Neuzeit, University of Frankfurt, 14 January, 2009.  

Michael Falser

  • Representing heritage without territory – The Khmer Rouge at the UNESCO in Paris during the 1980s. 2nd International Angkor Worshop "Rebirthing Angkor?" Heritage between Decadence, Decay, Revival and the Mission to Civilize. Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe", Heidelberg University (8-10 May, 2011)

  • Whose Heritage - The Translation of Angkor Vat for the Universal and Colonial Exhibitions in France (1889-1937), Guest Lecture, Manolis House Phnom Penh, Cambodia (February 16, 2011)

  • Angkor Vat liegt in Europa! Ein transkulturelles Statement zum "Europäischen Kulturerbe-Siegel". International Conference Europäisches Kulturerbe. Bilder - Traditionen - Konfigurationen. Universität Kassel (8-9 October, 2010)

  • Krishna and the plaster cast. A transcultural perspective on material culture translation in the case of the reproduction of Angkor Vat, Cambodia. European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EUROSEAS), Conference 2010, Götheburg, Schweden. Panel: Material Culture and Memory, (26-28 August, 2010)

  • From a French exhibit back to the real thing: Re-enacting the Khmer temple of Angkor Vat in a transcultural perspective. International Workshop Asian Countries as Exhibited at World Expositions: Revisited in a Global Historical Perspective. International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden University, Netherlands (2-3 July, 2010)

  • Colonial Gaze and Tourist Guide. The Making of the Archaeological Park of Angkor in the French Protectorate of Cambodia. International Angkor Workshop "Archaeologising" Angkor? Heritage between Local Social Practice and Global Virtual Reality. Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg University (2-5 May, 2010)

Franziska Koch

  • Creating a Collective Artist(ic) Genealogy with Photographs. From the First Exhibition of "The Stars" (1979) to "Ai Weiwei in New York" (2011), paper for the symposium of the DFG-Network “Media of Collective Intelligence” and the Cluster “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” “Re-Thinking Artistic Knowledge Production. Distributed Creativity - Global Media Cultures,” Heidelberg, May 23, 2013.
  • Some thoughts on George Didi-Huberman’s exhibition “Atlas. How to carry the world on one’s back?” and the ‘atlas principle’ as curatorial approach, panel discussion with Matthias Bruhn and Sven Externbrink, Jour Fixe of the Cluster “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” (co-convened by Research Areas A, B and D), Heidelberg, June 9, 2011.  

  • Sharing contemporary Chinese art online? Art collections, transcultural education and the participatory potential of the WWW, initiatory meeting of the applied DFG-Researchers Network “Medien der kollektiven Intelligenz”, Konstanz University, Konstanz, November 12, 2010.

  • The virtualization of Chinese contemporary art: countering the modernist museum and educating a Chinese internet audience?, in the framework of the panel Exhibitions – mediating the transcultural flow of art concepts and museum practices (co-conceived with Melanie Trede, Cathrine Bublatzky, Patrizia Kern), “2nd Annual Conference: The Flow of Concepts and Institutions, Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context’”, Heidelberg, October 7, 2010.

  • Die Ausstellung als Dispositiv? Mahjong. Gegenwartskunst aus der Sammlung Sigg und die Positionierung des Sammlers, Colloquium “‘Transformationen des Visuellen‘ - Strukturiertes Promotionsprogramm der Philipps-Universität Marburg”, Ernst-von-Hülsen-Haus, Marburg, July 7, 2010.

  • Posing and disposing of a transcultural body and a transboundary biography: the Swiss collector Uli Sigg and his collection of contemporary Chinese art on display, joint international conference “Transcultural Bodies – Transboundary Biographies. Borderscapes in Asia and Europe of Zurich University and Heidelberg University at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, February 23 , 2010.

  • Introductory remarks: The visual contagion of ‘China’ - questions of agency, media, and cultural politics and (Dis-)Playing “Mahjong”. Uli Sigg and the Power of Private Collectors in the Global Canonization of Chinese Contemporary Art, international conference “Negotiating Difference. Contemporary Chinese Art in the Global Context”, co-organized with Birgit Hopfener, Juliane Noth and Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch (Free University Berlin), House of World Cultures, Berlin, October 24, 2009.

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Past Events (Archive)

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Feb 16, 2020

Winter School "Global History - challenges and opportunities"

Organizer: Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies
A Winter School on the challenges and opportunities of global history, and organized jointly by the...
Jan 14, 2020 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Guest Lecture: "Artistic Journeys between Bombay, Paris, Prague, Lahore during the mid-20th Century"

Organizer: Cluster Professorship Global Art History
Simone Wille is director of the research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund:...
Jun 26, 2019 11:00 am to 01:00 pm

Artists’ roundtable: Art, Ecologies, Activism

Organizer: Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies
Art, Ecologies, Activism: A Planetary Perspective Artists Sheba Chhachhi and Yang Jiechang in...
Jan 29, 2019 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Guest Lecture: "Modern Postural Yoga in an Expanded Field"

Organizer: Professorship of Global Art History
Speaker: Nachiket Chanchani Associate Professor of the History of Art and Asian Languages and...
Nov 28, 2018 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Roundtable Discussion: Taking Offense

Organizer: Professorship of Global Art History
Discussants:Dr. Anna Andreeva (Heidelberg)Prof. Dr. Ute Hüsken (Heidelberg)Prof. Dr. Birgit Meyer...
Nov 09, 2018 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Ausstellungseröffnung: Museum global - Mikrogeschichten einer ex-zentrischen Moderne

Organizer: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen
  museum global: Mikrogeschichten einer ex-zentrischen Moderne 10.11.2018 bis 10.03.2019 7 pm...
Nov 05, 2018 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Lecture: "Wessen kulturelles Erbe? Interessen und Interessensgruppen im Widerstreit"

Organizer: Studium Generale
The lecture will be in German. "Wessen kulturelles Erbe? Interessen und Interessensgruppen im...
Oct 23, 2018 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Lecture by Jakub Zamorski (Krakow), "Illusory Moons, Turbid Waters"

Organizer: HCTS professorships Intellectual History, Buddhist Studies, und Global Art History
Lecture Series on Knowledge, Belief and Religion   "Illusory Moons, Turbid Waters –...
Nov 30, 2016 - Dec 02, 2016

Conference: “Picturesque Modernities: Architectural Regionalism as a Global Process (1890- 1950)”

Conference “Picturesque Modernities: Architectural Regionalism as a Global Process (1890-1950)”...
May 18, 2016 09:00 am to 01:00 pm

Seeing Through History - A Workshop with Prof. Dr. Claire Farago

Workshop Series, Part I, with guest scholar Prof. Dr. Claire Farago (University of Colorado-Boulder)
May 17, 2016 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Japan in the Eyes of the World: Visual Culture in 19th Century Yokohama

Simon Partner (Duke University and Cluster visiting scholar) Externa venue:Heidelberger...
May 17, 2016 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Simon Partner: "Japan in the Eyes of the World: Visual Culture in 19th Century Yokohama"

The lecture by Prof. Dr. Simon Partner (Duke University and Cluster Visiting Scholar): "Japan...
Jan 20, 2016 - Jan 22, 2016

Conference "museum global? Multiple Perspectives on Art, 1904–1950"

The international conference „museum global?“ Multiple Perspectives on Art, (1904 – 1950)” takes...
Oct 26, 2015 04:15 pm to 05:45 pm

Lecture by Monica Juneja: "Dealing with Difference - Trans/culture and "culture wars" in an age of mobile images"

Organizer: Institute of Translation and Interpreting
Prof. Monica Juneja will give a talk on "Dealing with Difference - Trans/culture and...
Mar 16, 2015 - Mar 19, 2015

International symposium: (In)direct speech. “Chineseness” in contemporary art discourse and practice.

International symposium (In)Direct Speech. ‘Chineseness’ in Contemporary Art Discourse and...
Feb 24, 2015 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Exhibition "Atlantis" - Lecture by Prof. Dr. Peter Rothe: "Erdbeben"

The event is organised in context of the exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute - Mensch. Natur....
Feb 22, 2015 - Feb 23, 2015 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Theatre Play: “Der Mensch erscheint im Holozän” by Max Frisch (in German)

Gastspiel des Theater Neumarkt, Zürich, mit Martin Butzke VorstellungstermineSonntag, 22. Februar...
Feb 06, 2015 - Feb 07, 2015 09:15 am to 01:30 pm

Workshop on Art Histories and Terminologies

Organizer: Cluster Professorship Global Art History
The workshop kicks off with an introduction to the topic by Prof. Dr. Monica...
Jan 29, 2015 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Exhibition "Atlantis" - Lecture by Eva-Maria Günther: "Wallfahrten, Bittgänge und Wettersegen"

The event is organised in context of the exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute - Mensch. Natur....
Dec 16, 2014 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Exhibition "Atlantis" - Lecture by Dr. Dr. hc. Bernd Kromer: "Die Olive in der Tephra"

Organizer: Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen and Project D17 "Images of Disaster"
The event is organised in context of the exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute - Mensch. Natur....
Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014

EurAsian Objects: Art and Material Culture in Global Exchange, 1600-1800

Organizer: Anna Grasskamp with the Chair of Global Art History
To the conference website...
Nov 14, 2014 - Nov 15, 2014

International Workshop: "Shared Built Heritage" reconsidered

Organizer: D18 Picturesque Modernities
In collaboration with the D18 project ("Picturesque Modernities", project leader Michael...
Nov 13, 2014 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Exhibition "Atlantis" - Lecture by Dr. Klaus Wirth: "Krisen im Spiegel der Archäologie"

Organizer:  Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen and Project D17 "Images of Disaster"
The event is organised in context of the exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute - Mensch. Natur....
Oct 30, 2014 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Exhibition "Atlantis" - Lecture by Prof. Dr. Beat Wyss: "Von Atlantis lernen"

Organizer:  Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen and Project D17 "Images of Disaster"
The event is organised in context of the exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute - Mensch. Natur....
Oct 11, 2014 04:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Round Table at Frankfurt Book Fair

Organizer: South Asia Institute and Project D17 "Images of Disasters"
Prof. Gerrit Jasper Schenk, Jacob Birken (beide von dem Projekt "Images of Disasters",...
Sep 30, 2014 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Exhibition "Atlantis" - Lecture by Prof. Dr. Peter Rothe: "Vulkanismus"

Organizer: Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen and Project D17 "Images of Disaster"
The event is organised in context of the exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute - Mensch. Natur....
Sep 20, 2014 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Exhibition "Atlantis" - Reading with Sabine Kaufmann: "1816 - Das Jahr ohne Sommer"

Organizer: Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen and Project D17 "Images of Disaster"
The event is organised in context of the exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute - Mensch. Natur....
Sep 07, 2014 - Mar 01, 2015

Exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute - Mensch. Natur. Katastrophe"

The exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute - Mensch. Natur. Katastrophe" will take place at...
May 23, 2013 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Film Screening: "Abgedreht: China töpfert bodennah"

Screening of the documentary "Abgedreht! China töpfert bodennah" (ca. 30 min., language:...
May 23, 2013 - May 24, 2013

Re-thinking artistic knowledge production: distributed creativity – global media cultures

Symposium of the DFG-Network “Media of Collective Intelligence” in co-operation with the Cluster...
Apr 18, 2013 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm

Sophie Ernst: HOME, architecture of memory

Organizer: Chair of Visual and Media Anthropology, Chair of Global Art History and project group “Arts and the Transcultural”
Artist talk by Sophie Ernst to accompany her exhibition: Die Erinnerung ist ein idealer Ort,...
Mar 10, 2013 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Conference "3/11 Remembering Fukushima"

Conference "3/11 Remembering Fukushima" including two lectures by members of the...
Feb 05, 2013 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Iconoclasm and the Body: The Buddha in the Chinese Emperor's Privy

Organizer: Cluster Professorships "Global Art History" and "Intellectual History"
Guest Lecture by Prof. Eric Reinders (Emory University).Abstract: Sun Hao, a fifth-century...
Dec 07, 2012 - Dec 08, 2012

HDKV Symposium with Monica Juneja: "The Beauty of Incomprehensibility"

The symposium “The Beauty of Incomprehensibility- Understanding, Comprehension and Communicaion in...
Jul 12, 2012 09:00 am to 11:00 am

The worlding of the Asian Modern

Organizer: Chair of Global Art History and Institute of East Asian Art History
In connection with Prof. Monica Juneja's lecture series "From the Modern to the Global...
Jun 04, 2012 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

The Outsider's Gaze: Reading Chinese Images of Disasters

Lecture by Andrea Janku (London); the Lecture is part of the Series: "Katastrophenbilder -...
May 09, 2012 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Public conversation on the „Phänomen Ai Weiwei” in the program "Langer Atem"

Organizer: Prof. Monica Juneja
Prof. Monica Juneja (Global Art History) will chair a public conversation on the „Phänomen Ai...
Apr 30, 2012 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Taming the Catastrophe. Cultural Strategies against Natural Disasters in Minoan Crete

Lecture by Diamantis Panagiotopoulos (Heidelberg); the Lecture is part of the Series:...
Apr 23, 2012 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Masters of Disasters? On leadership and (natural) catastrophe in contemporary Chinese cinema

Organizer: D17
Lecture by Martin Gieselmann (Heidelberg); the Lecture is part of the Series:...
Mar 26, 2012 - Mar 28, 2012

Conference "India's cities in interdisciplinary perspective" in Delhi

Organizer: South Asia Insitute Heidelberg and Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Together with colleagues from throughout India, the eleven Professors of the South Asia Institute...
Mar 09, 2012 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Prof. Juneja: Beyond backwater arcadias – globalized locality as a site of cosmopolitan practice

Prof. Monica Juneja takes part in a Symposium on: "Universalisms in Conflict - Post-Colonial...
Mar 01, 2012 - Mar 03, 2012

Conference: Imaging Disaster

Organizer: Research Project D17 “Images of Disasters”
International scholars from interdisciplinary fields of research will analyse the ways disasters...
Jan 27, 2012 02:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Workshop: “Simulation of the Climatic Effects of the Eruption of Tambora in 1815”

Organizer: Research Projects A6 “Cultures of Disaster” and D17 “Images of Disasters
Dec 16, 2011 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Lecture by Massimo Petta: "The Printed Cataclysms. Media and Elaboration of Natural Disaster in 17th Century Milan"

Dr. Massimo Petta (University of Milan/ Modern History) gives a lecture on: "The Printed...
Oct 28, 2011 02:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Workshop: “Program Mali-Nord (GTZ/KfW) - Coping with the Locust Plague in the Niger River Valley 2004”

Organizer: D17 Images of Disasters
Henner Papendieck (economist) und Barbara Rocksloh-Papendieck (sociologist) coordinated the...
Sep 30, 2011 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Keynote Lecture by Jukka Jokilehto: How to write a global history of heritage preservation?

Organizer: D12 Heritage as a Transcultural Concept
Prof. Dr. Jukka Jokilehto will be one of the key speakers of the Annual Conference of the...
Sep 29, 2011 - Oct 01, 2011

Conference "Kulturerbe - Denkmalpflege: transkulturell"

Organizer: Project D12 "Heritage as a Transcultural Concept" in cooperation with the Arbeitskreis für Theorie und Lehre der Denkmalpflege
Annual Conference of the Arbeitskreis für Theorie und Lehre der Denkmalpflege  Visit the...
Jun 02, 2011 - Jun 06, 2011

Workshop: "Colours, Images, Materialities"

Organizer: B4 Transcultural Visuality
The workshop "Colours, Images, Materialities" takes place in Istanbul from June 2 to 6....

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