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Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja

Monica Juneja is Professor of Global Art History at the Cluster "Asia and Europe" since January 2009. Before her assignment in Heidelberg, she was Visiting Professor at Emory University, Atlanta, USA. She has been Professor at the University of Delhi, India,  has held visiting professorial positions at the Universities of Vienna and Hannover in addition to research and teaching assignments  at the Universities of Bielefeld, Halle a. d. Saale and Heidelberg. After graduating from the University of Delhi, she did her doctorate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Monica Juneja has held Fellowships of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, German Academic Exchange Service, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation. Her areas of research span the fields of European and Indian studies. They include practices of visual representation, the disciplinary trajectories of art history in South Asia, gender and political iconography in modern France, the interface between Christianisation, religious identities and cultural practices in early modern South Asia.

Contact

Phone: +49 (0) 6221-54 4322
E-Mail: juneja@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Visiting hours: Thursday, 12.30 to 1.30 pm or by appointment
Office: Karl Jaspers Center, room 106

Please sign up for an appointment at Brigitte Berger-Göken's office: 

Brigitte Berger-Göken
Phone: + 49 (0) 6221-54 4097
E-Mail: berger-goeken@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Office: KJC, room 110
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 1 pm. 

Franziska Koch

Franziska Koch is Assistant Professor to the chair of Global Art History at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" working at the Cluster since July 2009. She graduated with a state exam in Art Education at the National Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart – majoring in Painting/Graphics and European Art History. She holds additional minors in Multi-Media/Performance Art and German Language and Literature Studies (Stuttgart University) in 2005. She studied Oriental Painting at Seoul National University, South-Korea, (2001-2002) and Ink Painting (Guohua) at Shandong Normal University, PR China (2003/04). With an art theoretical Ph.D.-project on Bilder Chinas in der Ausstellung. Zeitgenössische chinesische Kunst und ihre westliche Rezeption im Spannungsfeld der Globalisierung (China(’s) images on display. Contemporary Chinese art and its Western reception in the age of globalization, for the synopsis see here) she was awarded a scholarship and became member of the DFG-Graduate Research Group "Image – Body – Medium. An Anthropological Perspective" at the School of New Media Karlsruhe (2006-2009). She defended her Ph.D.-thesis (summa cum laude) in October 2012 at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Her research interests include art history/-ies and historiographies in transcultural contexts; modern entanglements, transfer and translational processes of art between East Asia (mainly China and South-Korea) and Europe; exhibition studies; the concepts of 'distributed artistic knowledge' and 'collective creativity'.

Contact

Phone: + 49 (0) 6221-54 4307
E-Mail: koch@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Visiting Hours: Tuesday, 11am to 1pm (upon prior registration by e-mail)
Office: KJC, room 105

PD Dr.-Ing. Mag. Michael Falser

Michael Falser is project leader at the Chair of Global Art History. He studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology and at the École d'Architecture Paris La-Villette, and art history at the University of Vienna. He wrote his dissertation on the political history of conservation in Germany as DFG-fellow at the Graduate Program "Building Research - Art History - Historic Preservation" at the Berlin University of Technology. After practical experience as conservation architect in San Francisco and temporary consultant at the Austrian UNESCO-Commission for Austria's tentative list for world heritage nominations, he worked as scientific assistant at the Institute of Building Research and Conservation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and at the Art History Department at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. Between 2009 and 2013, he directed the project "Heritage as a Transcultural Concept - Angkor Wat from an Object of Colonial Archaeology to a Contemporary Global Icon". With fellowships of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the German Centre of Art History Paris and the Berlin Forum Transregional Studies of the Max Planck Instituite in Florence, he finalized in his "Habilitation" (Professorial Qualification Script) on this topic in 2013. Since 2014 he is directs the project "Picturesque Modernities. A Transcultural Enquiry into the Formation of the 'Colonial Style' in Architecture between Europe and South/Southeast/East Asia" which is again situated within the Research Area D "Historicities and Heritage". In 2015 he was Visiting Professor at the Art History Institute of Vienna University, and Visiting Researcher at ICCROM in Rome in 2016.

Contact

Phone: + 49 (0) 6221-54 4307
E-Mail: falser@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Office: KJC, room 105

Brigitte Berger-Göken, Dipl. Pol.

Brigitte Berger-Göken studied Political Science at the Otto-Suhr-Institut (Freie Universität Berlin). After studying and teaching in Milan (Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori) for several years she worked as an officially appointed and sworn interpreter and translator for the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, as administrative assistant to the Secretary of the Institute for Advanced Study Berlin and later to the President of the Federal Research Institute for Animal Health (Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut) in Greifswald-Insel Riems. Presently she is administrative assistant to the Cluster Professorships "Global Art History and Visual and Media Anthropology".

Contact

Phone: + 49 (0) 6221-54 4097
Fax: + 49-(0)6221-54 4490   
E-Mail: berger-goeken@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Office: KJC, room 110
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 10 to 1 pm

Susanne Lorig, M.A.

Susanne Lorig studied European Art History, protestant theology and  business studies at the Universities of Heidelberg and Saarbrücken. In 2012 she received her Magister's degree in European Art History with a thesis on the American photographer Irving Penn (Die Portraits von Irving Penn. Augen-Blicke) and got a scholarship from the DAAD for her research. Since March 2013 she is a Ph.D candidate  in the project MC 16 "Making of the Modern World" at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" being supported by a scholarship from the Cluster.
She is writing her doctoral thesis about the photographer Irving Penn, supervised by Prof. Monica Juneja and Prof. Henry Keazor in Heidelberg.  Since 2009 she has been student assistant at the Department of European Art History at the University of Heidelberg and is teaching tutorials since 2012 there. From 2010-2012 she managed the “Netzwerk Kunst und Kultur” at the Department of European Art History and counseled the students in questions of internships and career.
Her research interests include photography and art of the 20th  and 21st century, especially the portray photography since the invention of photography and the theory of the medium, f.i. in questions of representation and as a document of a culture.

Current Members of the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies

Zara Barlas, M.A. has joined the Cluster’s Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) in October 2011 with her PhD project on “Envisioning India: Gendered Representations of South Asia in British Music and Visual Art between the Eighteenth and Twentieth Centuries” (working title), supervised by Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja (Global Art History).

Fiza Ishaq, M.Sc. has joined the Cluster’s Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) in October 2011 with her PhD project on, “Karbala Imagery in the contact zone: the making of Shia devotional art" (working title) supervised by Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius (Visual and Media Anthropology) and Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja (Global Art History; 2nd supervisor). 

Isabel Ching, M.A. has joined the Cluster’s Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) in November 2012 with her PhD project on "Conceptualism in Myanmar, Singapore and the Philippines: 1960s - 1990s" (working title) supervised by Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja (Global Art History).

Saumya Agarwal, M.Phil. has joined the Cluster's Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) in 2013 with a PhD project on "Mimesis, Alterity and the Entangled Representations of Colonial Modernity in the Wall Paintings of Shekhawati" (working title), supervised by Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja (Global Art History)

Jennifer Pochodzalla, M.A. has joined the Cluster’s Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) in October 2014 with her PhD project on "The Fertile Crescent as architectural Playgorung for a new ruling Elite. Reconsidering the Umayyad Desert Castles in a transcultural Perspective" (working title) supervised by Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja (Global Art History).

Other PhD students

Bindu Bhadana, M.A.

Theresa Deichert, M.A.

Judith Knippschild, M.A.

Post-Docs (habilitating)

Dr. Birgit Hopfener

Former colleagues

Prof. Dr. Martin Schulz, KIT, Institut Kunst- und Baugeschichte (sabbatical substitute for Prof. Monica Juneja, winter semester 2013/2014). Contact: martin.schulz@kit.edu

Jacob Birken, M.A., Kunsthochschule Kassel (project D17). Contact: birken@uni-kassel.de

Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer, M.A. (PhD student, GPTS).

Miriam Breitkopf, B.A. (student assistant).

Noura Dirani, M.A., Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (project D17). Contact: dirani@kunstsammlung.de

Mariachiara Gasparini, M.A., Santa Clara University, CA (PhD student, GPTS).

Jadwiga Kamola, M.A., Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (PhD student, GPTS). Contact: J.Kamola@smb.spk-berlin.de

Julika Nehb, M.A. (editorial assistant, chair of Global Art History).

Mira Oest, M.A. (student assistant, chair of Global Art History).

Madeleine Rettig, M.A., Lumas Mannheim (student assistant, digital processing, chair of Global Art History). Contact: madeleine.rettig@lumas.de

Petronela Soltész, M.A. (student assistant, digital processing, project D12).

Nicoletta Fazio, M.A., Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (PhD student, GPTS). Contact: N.Fazio@smb.spk-berlin.de