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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Heidelberg Research Architecture

The Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA) is the Digital Humanities Unit at the HCTS. The HRA focuses on digital humanities research, including consulting, data management plans, teaching, and various aspects of digital literacy. We offer partnership and advice for researchers and students, for current and planned projects and can organize training sessions. We support you in the development of all kinds of digital resources, be they visual, textual, audio-visual, or multi-modal.

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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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