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New book by Jennifer Altehenger

Former Cluster member Dr. Jennifer Altehenger has published her monograph “Legal Lessons. Popularizing Laws in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–1989” with Harvard University Press. Focusing on the history of law in socialist China, the book traces the dissemination of legal knowledge at different levels of state and society.

CfA: Master Programme in Transcultural Studies

The HCTS calls for applications for its Master Programme in Transcultural Studies for the winter semester 2019/2020. Across disciplines and national borders, students from around the globe can explore the dynamics of cultural exchanges. The emphasis lies on Asian, predominantly East and South Asian, and European cultures.

HCTS members featured in podcast “15past15”

Several current and former members of the Cluster “Asia and Europe" and the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies are featured in the new podcast series “15past15”. It is hosted by the University of Zurich’s Digital History Lab and was made possible by the HERA grant for the project “East Asian Uses of the Past.”

CfP: Transcultural Studies Student Conference 2019

The Cluster’s Student Association calls for papers for its conference “Voices of Dissent: Transculturality and Activism.” The conference is designed for Master and PhD students who are performing research that employs or is related to transcultural theory and aims at creating a next generation of discourse in all relevant fields.

New article on "Mapping Continents, Inhabited Quarters and The Four Seas"

Prof. Klaus Oschema and Dr. Christoph Mauntel, former associate members of the Cluster “Asia and Europe”, published an article in the Journal of Transcultural Medieval Studies. They co-edited the paper “Mapping Continents, Inhabited Quarters and The Four Seas” with Dr. Martin Hofmann, assistant professor of Intellectual History at the HCTS, and Jean-Charles Ducène.

New book on religious aesthetics by former Cluster members

The book "Religion and Aesthetic Experience: Drama – Sermons – Literature" was co-edited by Sabine Dorpmüller, Jan Scholz, Max Stille, and Ines Weinrich. It explores the links between transculturality and religious aesthetics and was published with the series Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality in Heidelberg University’s publishing branch, heiUP.

New issue of "The Journal of Transcultural Studies" online

The latest (double) issue of the Cluster's e-journal, "The Journal of Transcultural Studies", continues the exploration of novel interdisciplinary formats. It features five essays, which focus on local activity as well as on complex networks and linkages between states as inextricably linked to transcultural exchanges.

New Scholarships in HCTS Graduate Programme

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) at Heidelberg University welcomes applications for up to four doctoral scholarships beginning in the winter semester 2019/20. The scholarships amount to 1200,- EUR per month for a period of three years.

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Media Reports

SWR4 interviewed Prof. Christiane Brosius about her Nepal project.

Deutschlandfunk interviewed Prof. Barbara Mittler for "Tag für Tag."

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an article by Prof. Christiane Brosius.

SWR2 featured Prof. Joseph Maran in radio report.

SWR1 broadcasted an interview with Prof. Joachim Quack (at 7:20).

Deutschlandfunk interviewed Dr. Susan Richter.

WDR interviewed Takuma Melber on Pearl Harbor.

Deutschlandfunk broadcasted an interview with Prof. Monica Juneja.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an article by Axel Michaels.

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Research

  • Heidelberg Research Architecture

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    The Cluster brings together a multicultural, multilingual scholarly community for purposes of research in an interdisciplinary field. Efficient collaboration among the researchers in the analysis of transcultural flows requires an IT infrastructure for data storage and exchange, communication and on-line team-work, and, importantly, for information retrieval and analysis.

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  • Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies

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    The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) offers a structured PhD programme within the interdisciplinary research environment of the Cluster. The doctoral programme offers (a) an introduction to theories and methodologies of transcultural studies, (b) access to a well-equipped work environment supported by European and Asian institutions, (c) participation in the gathering of textual and nontextual source material, (d) support of PhD projects which are linked to the broad research fields pursued by the Cluster.  

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  • Research Area A: Governance & Administration

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    This Research Area deals with the cultural flows through which concepts, institutions and practices that have to do with governance and administration are transferred across cultures locally, regionally, or globally, and are reconfigured in a continuous but non-linear historical process.  

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  • Research Area B: Public Spheres

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    Central themes of Research Area B are public spheres - as media, events and spaces - that have been and are built by political and cultural flows between Asia and Europe. There are three research foci: a) aspects of mediality, visuality and textuality, b) aspects of public life, events and performance, and c) aspects of public space and urbanity.

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  • Research Area C: Knowledge Systems

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    Research Area C focuses on the transfer between Asia and Europe of practices concerning, institutions for, ideas about, and perceptions of health and environment. Practice is the privileged point of access in this Research Area because the processes underlying both health and environment are juxtaposed here with the often pressing need to find a working solution.

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  • Research Area D: Historicities & Heritage

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    This Research Area analyses different concepts of histories as competing interpretations of time and space. Instead of focusing on models of unified universal or world history, it puts the emphasis on the entanglement of multiple historicities with different cultural background through cultural flows in the way in which history, memory, and their trajectory are handled. 

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