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New Book on Liberty

A new book exploring the idea of liberty from a historical perspective will be published in September 2016 by Campus Verlag Frankfurt/New York. It is co-authored by PD Dr. Susan Richter, Angela Siebold and Urte Weeber.

New Book “Authenticity in Architectural Heritage Conservation”

The book “Authenticity in Architectural Heritage Conservation” is a new book co-edited by Prof. Niels Gutschow and Dr. Katharina Weiler. It is part of the Cluster’s book series "Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context".

New Database "Early Chinese Periodicals Online”

The database with the name “Early Chinese Periodicals Online” created by the Cluster´s area “Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA)”, the Heidelberg Digital Humanities Unit and Taiwan’s Academia Sinica was launched on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. It was officially presented during the conference “Researching History in an age of digitization” at Academia Sinica.

New HyperImage Project on Pilgrimage Scroll

The new research project coordinated by cluster members Jörg Gengnagel and Eric Decker aims to offer a fully annotated interactive presentation of a pilgrimage scroll from Rajasthan in India.  

New Issue of the E-Journal “Transcultural Studies”

The new issue of the E-journal Transcultural Studies is now available online. It features an article by Susanne Marten-Finnis and a themed section focusing on Darjeeling, Kalimpong and the Himalayas. The articles for that section were contributed by Jayeeta Sharma, Emma Martin, Kalzang Dorjee Bhutia, Samuel Thévoz. A co-authored article was written by Tina Harris, Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Jayeeta Sharma and Markus Viehbeck.

Annual Conference Online Registration open

The Annual Conference "Making, Sustaining, Breaking – The Politics of Heritage and Culture" is open for registration. The conference will take place from October 12 - 14, 2016, in Heidelberg. It is organised by Research Area D "Historicities and Heritage".

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Media Reports

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung reported about the “Golden Chopstick Film Gala“.

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung interviewed ethnologist Sarah Besky (Brown University) about the current practice of faire trade.

Science portal L.I.S.A. by Gerda Henkel Foundation interviewed Niels Gutschow.

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung reported about a new book by Nikolas Jaspert.

Unispiegel reported about several activities by Cluster members.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published an article by Axel Michaels.

Swiss Radio interviewed Barbara Mittler.

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Short News

Donations for Nepal

The South Asia Institute, supported by Cluster/HCTS members, runs "SAI help Nepal" for the earthquake victims.

Research

  • 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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  • 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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