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Summer semester 2017 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius

M.A. - Course

Cityscapes and Urban Imaginaries in Asia

In less than one decade more than half of the world's population will live in cities, as estimates from UN surveys, propose. What does that mean for lives of people across social, cultural, gender and regional strata? How do policy-makers, civil groups, nation-states, cultural brokers or transnational players respond to the accompanying challenges? In this seminar, students will explore the concepts of "global city" and "inclusive city" as conceptual and empirical tools for engaging in transcultural studies. South Asia will serve as key focal region but we will also include key texts and examples from Europe, mainly Germany. Asian varieties of urbanism have a history and contemporary fabric closely entangled with "Western" urbanisms. But they are also informed by a dense matrix of local everyday lives and policies as well as regional particularities, often referred to as 'Global South'. The seminar will familiarise students with the rich contributions from the fields of cultural/social anthropology, urban geography and migration studies.

The seminar program will start off with identifying key conceptual tools of global city studies, and connect them to the history and micro-fabric of particular cities, especially Delhi and Mumbai, Kathmandu (Nepal), Berlin or Cologne.

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Summer Semester 2017 - Dr. Cathrine Bublatzky and Dr. Liane Wilhelmus

M.A. - Course

Biennale für das aktuelle Bild/ "Biennale of the present image". The international photo-festival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg from an art historical and anthropological perspective

This course is an interdisciplinary and research based seminar. It is planned in cooperation with the curatorial team of the international photo-festival 2017 in the Rhein Neckar Region. Following the main curatorial note for the festival we want to elaborate on major shifts in contemporary image culture which includes changes in current as well as historic perspectives on the medium of photography. Approaching photography as well as the institution of a photo-festival from an art historical and anthropological perspective, students will engage with theories about curation as well as photography. In reference to selected artists and works (still to be announced), themes and case studies shall serve as basis for students to conceptualize and conduct small research projects, which are envisaged to contribute to the overall curatorial agenda and mediation in museums, galleries and the public space. Thus students will learn to employ central methods such as interviews, description and analysis of photographic works, and conducting research in the field of photography (including archives, databases and social media).

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Summer Semester 2017 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius and Dr. des. Laila Abu-Er-Rub

 

M.A.-Course

Cultural Heritage ´from below´. Migration and material culture in action

It sometimes appears as if the faster our world seems to move, the greater is the need to hold on to the past, as if the recourse to 'one's own' heritage provides firm roots, is a catalyst for identity and stability. Heritage studies, heritage sites, heritage of all kinds have become markers of cultural production, of Culture with a capital 'C'. Whether archives, museums, theme parks or tourist sites; NGOs, cities or ethnic groups, political parties or nation-states: diverse agents define themselves as stakeholders and safeguards, 'owners' or contesters of 'cultural heritage'. Thus, a highly dynamic and diverse field of 'heritage' contestation, production and denial emerges. In this process, migration, place-making and cultural diversity play a constitutive role. It is this focus, with a particular interest in participatory heritage production that we want to explore, for instance, by considering oral history, performance and everyday cultures.

This seminar introduces students to theories and methods of how to approach the role of cultural heritage, migration and material culture from a social science-perspective. Small fieldtrips and fieldwork are part of the class by focusing on a ‘case study’ in Mannheim, called THE MANNHEIM HERITAGE OF WORLD CULTURES (www.weltkulturenerbe.de), organised by ‘zeitraumexit’. The project explores selected objects, practices and sites in the city that, in the view of the representatives from over 160 cultures living in Mannheim, can be deemed to represent what they consider parts of their culture, their home/s. The project started in 2016 and will culminate in several exhibitions around the objects, practices and sites selected in May 2017. Another focus of the class will be the ‘supercopyfestival’ in May, also organised by zeitraumexit and looking at copying as cultural practice and appropriation. Both initiatives are central to Mannheim’s self-definition as culturally diverse and creative city.

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Winter Semester 2016/17 - Prof. Dr. Nadja-Christina Schneider 


B.A.-Course
Schnittstellen 'innerer' und 'äußerer' Realitäten: Autobiografische Dokumentarfilme indischer Regisseurinnen

Durch die Ausbreitung kostengünstiger Video- und digitaler Filmtechnologien seit den 1980er Jahren haben sich die Materialität und quantitative Dimension visueller Familienarchive grundlegend verändert. Auch ohne formale Ausbildung können Individuen zu Chronisten oder Interpreten ihres eigenen (Familien)Lebens werden und ihre home movies nunmehr über digitale Netzwerkmedien speichern und zirkulieren. Aus nichtprofessionellen Filmpraktiken sind mitunter auch neue Berufe entstanden, wie zum Beispiel der "wedding filmer" in Indien. Ausgebildete Regisseur_innen nutzen den Zugriff auf diese neuen Familienarchive und insbesondere ihre reflexive "Selbsteinschreibung" in Filme wiederum, um sich damit bewusst jenseits der ideologischen und formalen Vorgaben an nichtfiktionale Filme zu positionieren, die in Indien über mehrere Jahrzehnte als normativ galten. Vor dem Hintergrund eines developmentalistischen Medienverständnisses galten lange Zeit nur solche Formen des Dokumentarfilms als relevant bzw. förderwürdig, die Arvind Rajagopal und Paromita Vohra als "reality-based or agit-pop influenced" bezeichnen und die entsprechend leicht als "politische Filme" kategorisiert werden konnten (2012:8). Inzwischen finden jedoch auch experimentelle, selbstreflexive oder (auto)biografische Dokumentarfilme Förder- und Distributionsmöglichkeiten und vor allem ein interessiertes Publikum, auch außerhalb Indiens. In der ersten Arbeitsphase des Seminars erarbeiten wir uns anhand von Schlüsseltexten zum Wandel dokumentarfilmischer Praktiken und der Herausbildung neuer Formen und Formate einen Überblick über die Entwicklung seit den 1980er Jahren. Die zweite Arbeitsphase ist der theoretischen Auseinandersetzung mit den Entstehungsbedingungen und der (globalen) Form des autobiografischen Dokumentarfilms gewidmet. In der dritten und abschließenden Arbeitsphase steht die Arbeit in Gruppen und abschließende Präsentation der gemeinsamen Filmanalyse- und Diskussionsergebnisse im Vordergrund. Den Fokus werden wir dabei auf Filme indischer Regisseurinnen richten, die darin ihre Familien porträtieren. 
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M.A.-Course
Mobile Families and Changing Practices of Relatedness and Care

Due to a multitude of social and technological developments over the last decades, the concepts and structures of family as well as the practices of kinship, relatedness and care are currently subject to profound transformation processes. How do digital media practices interact with the changing notion of family as something which is not given, but rather something you 'do', especially in the context of labor migration and geographically dispersed families? And what exactly changes when the 'doing' of family and relatedness involves 'new' instead of 'old' communication media - i.e. Skype, mobile phones and Facebook instead of letters, home videos or the landline? How are the changing practices of kinship and relatedness debated and to what extent do they impact on related processes of social change? These are just three questions which serve to illustrate the complex interlocking of communication media and new technologies with the increasing dissociation of work/place and family on the other. The aim of this research-oriented course is twofold: 1) to familiarize participants with some key theoretical questions, concepts and methods used in the field of transnational family studies and 2) to enable students research groups to develop a relevant research question to be explored in a small qualititve study. Methods may range from observations, interviews or group discussions, analysis of visual material to online or social media ethnography.
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M.A.-Course 
Student Life and Protest Activism in Recent Hindi Films

Against the background of ongoing student protests in Delhi and Hyderabad this year, film critic Namrata Joshi pointedly asked an interesting question in one of her recent articles: "Where is the student in Indian cinema?! (The Hindu, Feb 27, 2016). Asking around among film experts, sociologists and historians, she found that many of her interviewees shared her impression that espcecially the  topic of student activism is something filmmakers and producers don't seem to deal with very often. Colleges and universities do often  provide the setting for comedies or romantic movies, but not many recent Hindi films seem to take an interest in student politics or protest activism. This is especially notewothy if we remember that one of the most successful Hindi movies of the last decade was exactly  a film which addressed the growing frustration among students in Delhi with the government and with politics head-on. Rang De Basanti ("Colour it saffron", dir. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, 2006) also notably impacted on the changing protest activies and indeed active interest in politics among the urban youth. 
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M.A.-Course
Debating Gender Inclusive Cities in India

Among the multitude of challenges Indian megacities are currently faced with, a problem which has crystallized as especially relevant for a growing number of their inhabitants is the question of the remaining and factual public spaces in cities which are becoming increasingly coporatized and marked by consumption-oriented lifestyles, and the related question, who in view of the strong social inequality can access these spaces. By specifically focusing on the question of women's participation, access to and mobility in the city, new and very dynamic "small" movements have emerged recently under the unifying call  to "loiter" and thereby activate public space in the city. In their widely-cited study "Why loiter?" Women and Risks on Mumbai Streets" (2011), the three co-authors Shilpa Phadke, Sameera Khan and Shilpa Ranade have shown that women from all castes and strata of society are permanently confronted with multiple and sometimes even violent exclusions from and repressions in the city. The authors argue that the presence of women in the city is not per se unwanted or contested (at least during daytime), but women who do not want to lose their own "respectability" or harm their family's moral reputation are expected to constantly display a clearly recognizable and socially accepted purpose of their "transition" of urban space and that they remain primarily attached to the private space of their family's home. 
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Winter Semester 2016/17 - Dr. Cathrine Bublatzky 

M.A.-Course
Becoming visible in Islamic Cultures

In this seminar we are interested in contemporary Islamic cultures and the notion of 'becoming visible'. At the intersection of media, politics and society, social groups as well as individuals generate striking strategies in the field of visual cultures (e.g. music, dance videos, comic, poetry, art, photography, street art) to raise voice of activism, protest and political participation in public spaces and on social platforms. With a critical reflection on the concept of the 'public sphere', and related to this, the meaning of the 'nation state' , selected anthropological case studies for example from Egypt, India, Iran, or Turkey, shall provide the basis for an inspiring discussion about new and innovative forms of 'becoming visible' when groups or individuals formulate and express their visions in terms of politics, religion, gender and aesthetics in specific cultural contexts. In anthropology and related disciplines visual cultures are considered as a crucial form of self-expression and self-determination in today's globalized world. This seminar will focus on these visual cultures regarding transnational circulation of ideologies, objects and people and the increasing influence of 'global media' along concepts sucvh as 'critical transregionality' or 'transculturality'.

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Summer Semester 2016 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius

MA-Seminar
On the Move: Migration Theories, Concepts and Case Studies

The aim of this course is to take an interdisciplinary, but predominantly anthropological approach, in order to chart the development and challenges of studying migratory processes in Europe (predominantly Germany) today. The class is structured in a way that allows students to familiarize themselves with some key theoretical issues in the field of migration studies, with a particular focus on belonging and place-making in urban contexts. Individual sessions explore histories of migration, practices of boundary drawing and transgression, inequality and segregation, or civil society and participation - among others. We will draw upon concrete case studies from the fields of art, urban regeneration, education, and civil politics, also seeking to include stakeholders from such applied fields.

Moreover, students will work in teams to proceed on a concrete research-based project in the field that will introduce them to 1) a special case related to contemporary migration in Heidelberg/Mannheim and 2) methods of fieldwork (e.g., interview, walk-alongs, photographic/video documentation, mental maps). For this, we will collaborate with a set of agents representing organisations that concentrate on migration policies/politics in the vicinity. A high degree of independence and willingness to work in teams/social competence is required by the students, even though supervision will be offered in office hours.

 

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Summer Semester 2016 - Dr. Cathrine Bublatzky

MA-Seminar

Cultures of Photography

 

In the past there has been a divide between the global North and the global South regarding photographic research. Nevertheless, recent developments indicate a growing acknoledgment of separate "histories of photography", which originated from this divide considering their particular social usage, artistic form of expression and aesthetics.

The engagement with "foreign archives" and the specific insights from such engagement present a challenge, both methodologically and practically, which the participants in the seminar "Cultures of Photography" will explore. The seminar uses a time frame stretching from colonial history to post-colonialism and with an emphasis on photographic culture(s) in 'mega cities' in South/East Asia (e.g. India/Delhi) on the one hand and Africa (e.g. Nigeria/Lagos) on the other hand. Along its regional focus the seminar offers a comparison which explicitly applies a South-South axis  and considers for example common political histories of being former (British) colonies. Which developments have taken place in photographic practice in both contexts since the end of the 19th century? Which influence did the colonial occupation have on media usage in the respective countries? How was photography established as an artistic form of expression? Which are the specific cultural particularities in the respective countries? Which photographic archives have been produced and how is such visual heritage handled? And what are the main topics and practices which can be extracted from the photographic material?

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Winter Semester 2015/16 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius and Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gerhard

MA-Seminar
Planetary Urbanism: Perspectives from the Global South and North

This seminar is held jointly by the disciplines of Geography and Cultural Anthropology. Our aim is to engage urban theory with concrete examples from cities in the so-called “Global South” and the “Global North”.

 

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Winter Semester 2015/16 - Cathrine Bublatzky, M.A.

MA-Seminar

(Un)motivated attention: visual cultures and the practices of looking

 

In this course we focus on the social functions of visual objects and media in different cultural contexts. Photographs or YouTube clips rapidly circulate in various online media and reach a countless number of people all over the world. Thus, different kinds of (un)filtered knowledge, information and events are transferred, translated, and acknowledged.

 

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Winter Semester 2015/16 - Laila Abu-Er-Rub, M.A.

MA-Seminar

Single in the City: Gender, Media and Urban Space

This seminar is about new gendered subjectivities in urban areas with a focus on Asia, particularly India and China. It is based on the research conducted by the HERA SINGLE project in Delhi and Shanghai (www.hera-single.de).

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Summer Semester 2015 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius and Cathrine Bublatzky, M.A.

MA-Seminar
Representing Migration in Film and Art

The phenomenon of migration is one of the most dramatic socio-cultural, economic and political experiences of movements in the word. Caused by very diverse reasons such as war, political repression, work and educational aspirations, natural disasters or famine, migration is a heterogeneous phenomenon. It shapes not only the mobility of humans but also of concepts such as 'self' and 'other' across socio-political, geographical and temporal borders.

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Summer Semester 2015 - Cathrine Bublatzky, M.A. and Dr. Franziska Koch

MA-Seminar 
Curating Culture? Curating Art? The Venice Biennale in anthropological and art-historical perspectives

The seminar teaches an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing contemporary curatorial and artistic practices in our globalized contemporary art world. Taking the Venice Biennale for Contemporary Art 2015 as a relevant case study, we discuss the roles and concepts of specific curators in relation with the artists/works that will participate in Venice from art-historical and anthropological perspectives.

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Winter Semester 2014/15 - Cathrine Bublatzky, M.A.

MA-Seminar 
Methods in Visual and Media Ethnography

In this seminar we will discuss methods for researching visual and media cultures. Basing on theories and methods of Visual and Media Anthropology the main questions for this seminar are 'How to conduct research on visual material and media? And how to analyse and approach visual data in academic writing?'

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Winter Semester 2014/15 - Dr. Cora Bender

MA-Seminar 
The Magic of Modernity: Transcultural Perspectives on Religion and Media

This course addresses the role of media in the formation of the religious, starting from the assumption that new media have facilitated an unforeseen return of religious practice on global scale.

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Summer Semester 2014 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius and Cathrine Bublatzky, M.A.

MA-Seminar 
Art as Ethnography: Exploring events, markets and urbanity

The boundaries between anthropological and artistic research and practices are sometimes remarkably blurred. In this seminar, based on case-studies, we want to look at such themes that are of interest both to anthropologists and artists: urbanisation and public art, art festivals and exhibition practices such as Biennales, environment and climate change, and a variety of strategies to construct and analyse 'Otherness'. Our focus here will be on South Asia, particularly on Indian contemporary art practice.

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Summer Semester 2014 - Cathrine Bublatzky, M.A. and Dr. Roos Gerritsen

BA-Seminar 
Visualizing the everyday: City & Media I

More than half of the world's population lives in cities and urbanization has reached unprecedented levels as the numbers of city dwellers are rapidly increasing. The rapid expansion of cities often causes worries in technocratic terms about cities as problematic spaces that require a solution.

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Winter Semester 2013/14 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius

MA-Seminar 
On the Move: Diaspora Theories and Case Studies

The aim of this course is to take an interdisciplinary approach, in order to chart the development and challenges of transnational Asian and Eurasian 'cultures' in the world today. A wealth of new literature has appeared on issues of globalisation and locality, migration and diasporas, with key challenges being difference and integration; cultural, religious or national identity; nomadism and transnational connections.

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Winter Semester 2013/14 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius et al.

MA- lecture series
Introduction to Transcultural Studies

The concept of transculturality can be conceptualized both as a heuristic device and a  focus of study. It is embedded in a heterogeneous landscape of theoretical and methodological approaches drawing on many disciplines and covering diverse thematic, historical and geographic areas.

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Winter Semester 2013/14 - Cathrine Bublatzky M.A.

MA-Seminar 
Photographic Archive and Hyper Image

Visual objects like photographs or images are part of our everyday life, be it by producing, seeing or collecting them. They shape our memories, the way we perceive and acknowledge the world and how we communicate with others.

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Summer Semester 2013 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius

MA-Seminar 
Cityscapes - Urban worlds and imaginaries in Asia and Europe

In this seminar, students will explore the "global city" as a conceptual and empirical tool for engaging in transcultural studies and theorising its possibilities. India and China will serve as key focal regions for the engagements with case studies but we will also include key texts and examples from European cities (e.g. Berlin, London, Paris).

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Summer Semester 2013 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius and Simone Heidbrink, M.A.

MA-Seminar 
Between Protest and Celebration: Media - Ritual - Performance

Our life-worlds, beliefs and aspirations, anxieties and actions, have increasingly become visible in and through media. However, media and everyday life are not connected in a 1:1 relationship, they do not mirror each other.

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Summer Semester 2013 - Dr. Christiane Kahrmann

MA/BA-Seminar 
Bonding and Belonging of "Third Culture Kids"/"Cross-Cultural Kids"

"Third culture kids" (TCKs) are children who spend at least part of their childhood in countries and cultures others than their parents" (Pollock 2009). They are also  referred to as: "internationaly mobile youths", "global nomads" or "cross-cultural kids".

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Summer Semester 2013 - Cathrine Bublatzky M.A.

BA-Seminar (held in German)
Ethnographische Fotografie in Asien und Europa - Ein transkultureller Ansatz Teil 2 Praxis

Der 1. Teil des Seminars bietet eine Einführung in Grundlagen und Diskussionen der visuellen Ethnologie. Wir lesen "Klassiker" der Ethnologie, die sich mit Fotografie innerhalb der Ethnologie und der damit verbundenen historischen und auch technischen Entwicklungen auseinder gesetzt haben.

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Winter Semester 2012/13 - Cathrine Bublatzky M.A.

BA-Seminar (held in German)
Ethnographische Fotografie in Asien und Europa - Ein transkultureller Ansatz Teil 1 Theorie

Das Seminar richtet sich an Bachelor-Studierende, die sich mit Theorien und Methoden der Fotografie und mit der Visuellen sowie Medienethnologie und Transkulturellen Studien auseinandersetzen wollen. Der Fokus dieser Veranstaltung ist auf 2 Seminare aufgeteilt: im Wintersemester 2012/13 (Teil1) steht die theoretische Diskussion  über das Verhältnis von Fotografie und Ethnologie im Vordergrund. Im Sommersemester 2013 (Teil 2) steht die Durchführung und Umsetzung eines eigenen fotografischen Projektes im Fokus, welches in Teil 1 erarbeitet wurde.

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Winter Semester 2012/13 - Dr. Cora Bender

MA-Seminar
Media, Globalization, and the Body in Transcultural Perspective

Globalisation more than any other recent influence, is responsible for creating a number of far-reaching paradigm shifts in cultural categories of the body.

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Winter Semester 2012/13 - Dr. Cora Bender

MA-Seminar
Potlach, Powwow, "Snake Dance": Ritual dynamics and changing knowledge cultures in Native North America

One of the most current images of today's global pop culture is that of the traditional American Indian as an ecological saint steeped in "natural" spirituality. This, however, is a projection that corresponds more to the needs and wishes of "us moderns" than to those of the people it emulates.

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Summer Semester 2012 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius, Cathrine Bublatzky M.A.

BA-Seminar (held in German)
Konzepte und Methoden der Kunstethnologie am Beispiel der "Documenta 13"

Das Seminar richtet sich an Bachelor-Studierende, die sich mit Theorien und Methoden der Kunst- und Museumsethnologie, der Visuellen und Medienethnologie sowie Globalisierung und Transkulturellen Studien auseinandersetzen wollen. Der Fokus dieser Veranstaltung liegt auf der Documenta, einer internationalen Kunstausstellung, die alle 5 Jahre und 2012 zum 13. Mal in Kassel stattfinden wird (09. Juni bis 16. September 2012).

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Summer Semester 2012 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius

MA/Magister-Seminar
Let's talk about Love: Studying romance and other Emotions in globalizing South Asia

Are emotions expressed and groomed alike everywhere across the globe? If not, what is different, why, and how can we research a topic such as this from a transcultural, media-based and anthropological perspective?

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Summer Semester 2012 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius

MA/PhD-Colloquium
Visual and Media Anthropology: concepts and methods for advanced research

This class discusses theories and concepts, methods and ethnographic data collected by PhD-students at the Chair of Visual and Media Anthropology at the Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies. On the basis of the individual case-studies, we explore 'transculturality in practice', which also adresses ways of documenting and 'thickly' annotating visual and other data. 

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Summer Semester 2012- Tina Schilbach, M.A.

MA Seminar                                                                                                        

China intimate: private lives in a globalising society

This seminar will introduce students to the cultural politics of private life, personal relationships and the domestic in contemporary Chinese society. A particular focus will be on a transcultural perspective.

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Summer Semester 2012- Laila Abu-Er-Rub, M.A.

MA Seminar
A transcultural approach to Beauty

Beauty may lie to some extent in the eye of the beholder, nevertheless concepts of beauty are always culturally bound and are thus related to other realms like concepts of body, health, philosophy, art and religion just to name a few.

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Summer Semester 2012 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius, Anne Scheuing, M.A. und Christoph Bertolo, M.A.

BA-Seminar
Ethnographischer Film - Konzepte, Methoden und Praxis, Teil 2

Course requirements 

Are emotions expressed and groomed alike everywhere across the globe? If not, what is different, why, and how can we research a topic such as this from a transcultural, media-based and anthropological perspective?

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Winter Semester 2011/12 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius, Prof. Dr. Barbara Mittler

BA/MA/Magister Artium-Seminar
A/Effective Prints: Popular Visual Culture in India and Greater China  

Popular prints - propaganda posters as well as greeting cards, comics caricatures and advertisements - change the world. They do so by enabling images, words and thus, ideas and stories, to circulate into diverse directions, at great speed and in considerable variety.

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Winter Semester 2011/12 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius; Tina Schilbach, MA

MA Seminar
Varieties of urbanisation: a cultural anthropology of Asia's global cityscapes  

In this seminar, students will explore the "global city" as a conceptual and empirical tool for engaging in transcultural studies and theorising its possibilities. Cities in India and China (especially New Delhi and Shanghai) will serve as  case studies for Asian  varieties of urbanism.

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Winter Semester 2011/12 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius et al

MA Transcultural Studies - lecture series
Introduction to Transcultural Studies   

The concept of transculturality can be used both as a heuristic device (e.g. multi-perspectivity and multi-locality) and focus of study (e.g. cultural entanglements). It is embedded in a large and very heterogeneous landscape of theoretical and methodological approaches that come from various disciplines and cover different thematic, historical and geographic areas.

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Winter Semester 2011/12 - Cathrine Bublatzky

BA Seminar
Museumsethnologie - Ausstellen von Kulturen  

In diesem Seminar beschäftigen wir uns mit den vielfältigen Beziehungen zwischen der Anthropologie und der Welt der Museen, dabei untersuchen wir nicht nur die Rolle der Anthropologie  in der Praxis der Ausstellung von Kulturen sondern auch Wechselwirkungen mit lokalen künstlerischen Praktiken und Konzepten.

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Summer Semester 2011 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius, Cathrine Bublatzky M.A.

MA-Seminar
The Global Contemporary: exhibitions and art from an Anthropological perspective

This seminar focuses on the global contemporary art world with specific attention to exhibition and collection projects about contemporary Asian art, as the Indian Art Summit in Delhi, the Venice Biennale 2011, the Centre for Art and Media Technologies (ZKM) in Karlsruhe or the art collection of the Deutsche Bank and its ‘Asian contemporary’ in Frankfurt/Main 2011.

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Summer Semester 2011 - Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius

BA-Seminar
Ethnologie der Diaspora

In Europa leben gegenwärtig zahlreiche Menschen aus südasiatischen Ländern. Die Gründe und Zeitpunkte für ihr Kommen sind vielfältig: politische und wirtschaftliche Faktoren wie Studium und Beruf, Flucht vor politischer Verfolgung, Armut oder Krieg mögen eine Rolle spielen.

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Summer Semester 2011 - Cathrine Bublatzky M.A.

Exercise
The Global Contemporary: exhibitions and art from an Anthropological perspective

The course will be a combination of a reading- and discussion group accompanying the seminar "The Global Contemporary – exhibitions and art from an Anthropological perspective". Beside the additional discussion of relevant anthropological articles this group will deal with upcoming questions and challenges the students face in their projects about exhibiting contemporary art. Therefore, anthropological approaches to art, the usage of image-data-bases as well as fieldwork shall be trained.

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Winter Semester 2010/11 - PD Dr. Beatrix Hauser

Seminar
Die Ethnologie ästhetischer Ausdrucksformen: Von der Ethnokunst zur Transkulturalität

Aus ethnologischer Sicht stellen sich Fragen nach Ausdrucksformen, Ästhetik und Kunst zugleich als "Goldgrube" und als "Minenfeld" dar. Einerseits ziehen sich Studien zu kulturspezifischen Schönheitsidealen, Regeln der Gestaltung oder der Wertschätzung von Objekten durch die Fachgeschichte, andererseits ist die systematische Bestimmung des Ästhetikbegriffs und seine Verwendung im Kulturvergleich höchst umstritten.

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Winter Semester 2010/11 - PD Dr. Beatrix Hauser

Übung
Zur Ethnographie medialer Praxen: Visuelle Methoden und Formen der Befragung  

Die Medienethnologie befasst sich u.a. mit den Konventionen (audio-)visueller Kommunikation, mit der Visualisierung kultureller Vorstellungen sowie mit dem Mediengebrauch als einer kulturellen Praxis. Ziel der Lehrveranstaltung ist es, zentrale Erhebungsmethoden für die empirische Untersuchung dieser Themenbereiche in Theorie und Praxis kennen zu lernen.

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Winter Semester 2010/11 - Cathrine Bublatzky M.A.

Student workshop 'Anthropology of Art in a Global Context', December 2010

Seminar
Anthropology of Art in a global context  

This seminar deals with contemporary artistic production, the global circulation of artworks and the practices of display in museums or galleries but also in public spaces.

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Winter Semester 2010/11 - Laila Abu-Er-Rub M.A.

Advertisement for sarees of the Indian fashion-label 'Roopkala' in the Indian women's magazine 'Femina', November 2007
Advertisement for sarees of the Indian fashion-label 'Roopkala' in the Indian women's magazine 'Femina', November 2007

Seminar
Gender und Werbung: Frauenbilder in Indien
 

Seit Erving Goffman in den siebziger Jahren seine Analyse zu Frauenbildern in der Werbung "Gender Advertisements" vorlegte, ist dieses Thema ein gut erforschter Bereich in den Sozialwissenschaften.

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Summer Semester 2010: Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius, Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja and Prof. Dr. Melanie Trede

Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar
Multi-centered Modernisms: Reconfiguring Asian Art of the 20th and 21st Centuries 

This graduate seminar is coupled with a lecture series organised within the framework of the cluster of excellence, Asia and Europe in a Global Context, “Multi-centred modernisms – reconfiguring Asian art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.”

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Summer Semester 2010: Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius and Dr. Karin Polit

Seminar
Youth and Media

Ever since the 1960s Youth Culture has been of interest to sociologists, anthropologists and political scientists alike. Here, the focus has been on the revolutionary power of youth subcultures. The impact of young people and the subcultures of the Young on mainstream culture has, however, long been neglected.

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Summer Semester 2010: Cathrine Bublatzky M.A.

Seminar:
Theory and Practice in Visual Anthropology – How do anthropologists work with images of art and popular culture?

The discipline of Anthropology faces a new urgency in approaching an extensive transcultural and transnational migration of visual items in recent times. This urgency results from an increasing flow of visualities across the globe caused by diverse forms of usage and exhibition practices as well as different kinds of new media and technologies.

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Winter Semester 2009/10: Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius and Hans-Martin Kunz, M.A.

Graduate Seminar:
Fusion Films: Transcultural flows between Indian and Western cinema

Hardly any medium is as crucial for the understanding of transnational cultural flows as cinema. One aim of this seminar is therefore to analyze the different patterns and types of flows between and through American/European and Indian cinema.

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Winter Semester 2009/10: Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius and Dr. Nic Leonhardt

Graduate Seminar:
Weltstädte – Stadtwelten: transkulturelle Perspektiven auf Urbanisierung


World-Cities, Mega-Städte und Metropolen sind seit einigen Jahren Forschungsgegenstand  vieler Disziplinen. Städte sind Drehkreuze und Umschlagplätze für globale Bewegungen und eignen sich als Fallstudien für vielfältige Untersuchungen sozialer Veränderungen und kultureller Praktiken.

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Summer Semester 2009: PD Dr. Christiane Brosius and Simone Heidbrink M.A.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar:
Medienethnologie im "Global Village": Interdisziplinäre Ansätze zur Ritualforschung in virtuellen Welten


Virtuelle 3D Welten erfreuen sich in der derzeitigen Medien-Landschaft großer Beliebtheit, wie rund 16 Millionen registrierte Avatare in Second Life, der derzeit größten dieser "Life Sims", nachdrücklich belegen.

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Summer Semester 2009: PD Dr. Christiane Brosius, Prof. Dr. Melanie Trede, Prof. Dr. Barbara Mittler

Interdisciplinary Seminar/Graduate Seminar:
Visualizing Gender and the Body in a Global Context

This interdisciplinary course discusses how the categories of gender, sexuality and body have been visualized in various time periods, regions (Japan, China, India) and media (e.g. print, painting, film, performance, exhibitions).

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