The HCTS encourages and supports ideas for research committed to further test the potential of the transcultural approach in new fields. Besides being host to third-party funded projects, it also promotes the publication of research outcome with its Open Access formats, a journal and a book series.


The HCTS is host to a number of third-party funded research projects. Ranging from individual projects to larger network initiatives, they all contribute to the transcultural agenda set out by our institute.

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In line with the Open Access Policy of Heidelberg University the HCTS is responsible for two cutting-edge publication series: “The Journal for Transcultural Studies” and the book series “Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality”. They are hosted by the university's publishing platform, heiUP.

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