Dr. Agnes Speck
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Ongoing research projects:


Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows”



The Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows" at Heidelberg University is part of the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments in cooperation with the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat). The objective of the Cluster is to examine processes of cultural exchange with a strong focus on interdisciplinary research.

The Cluster’s current research activities are organized in four areas:

Transcultural Studies




The subject of Transcultural Studies is one of the scientific pillars of Heidelberg University. To further develop the potentials of the comprehensive university in accordance with its institutional strategy, Transcultural Studies are supported with funds of the Excellence Initiative. (...) The emphasis is placed on testing a theoretical approach that does not concentrate on historical periods or continents, but aims to overcome the existing geographic focus of area studies.




Faculty of Modern Languages

Institute of German as a Foreign Language






Faculty of Philosophy

Islamic Studies and Iranian Studies


Institute of Religious Studies


Semitic Studies


Chinese Studies





Faculty of Theology





Faculty of Behavioral and Cultural Studies 

Institute of Gerontology


Institute of Psychology


South Asia Institute

Department of Anthropology



History of South Asia Department



Cultural and Religious History of South Asia Department (Classical Indology)




Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures Department (Modern Indology)







Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Max Weber Institute of Sociology





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