Field of Focus IIIResearch Activities 2013-2019

In 2019 Field of Focus 3 especially supported projects from the thematic spectra Cultural Heritage and Transcultural Studies. A further emphasis was put on approaches within Digital/Computational Humanities and their cross-linking at Heidelberg University.

Funds were given for interdisciplinary designed projects which will either host a kick-off workshop or prepare a proposal for third party funding. Both funding lines are meant to strengthen the Field of Focus‘ profile or to build bridges to Field of Focus 4.

Knowledge Transfer to students and the wider public is realized through the promotion of research-based programs in traditional and innovative subjects such as the Master of Transcultural Studies (MATS) or the Master in Medieval Studies. The research-based teaching of the humanities at Heidelberg University provides ideal preparation for future teachers, cultural workers, and decision-makers. Additionally, two research associations – the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” (until Oct 2019) and the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 933 “Material Text Cultures” – have been a great support at the level of strategic science communication. Each association presents their research to the public with lecture series, round tables, guided tours of special collections, video clips, and Social Media.

Funded projects 2019


Funded projectsProject leader
Funded projectsProject leader
Mapping the Spanish Language: Societal, cultural and educational spaces of the spanish language in EuropeHector Álvarez Mella
Interdisciplinary Forum of Digital Text ScienceChristopher Nunn
Stefan Karcher
Seals, Stamps and Administration: Digitizing Bureaucracy – Preserving Cultural Heritage (Kick Off-Workshop)Kristina Sieckmeyer (Uruk-Warka-Collection)
Digital Tsingtau Archive. German Soldies in Japanese War Captivity During World War I Dr. Takuma Melber (HCTS)
ePolyGlott: Multilingual Historic Encyclopedias with (clerical) Slavic Parts as Cultural Heritage in the Digital Modern AgeProf. Dr. Irina Podtergera
Uncovering Hidden Cultural Heritage. Visualizations of Historic Cultural and Natural Landscapes on the Example of ‚Zullestein‘PD Dr. Roland Prien (HCCH)
Digitising Heritage – An International WorkshopDr. Carsten Wergin
Dr. Stefanie Affeldt
Vermessene Figuren. Quantities and Qualities of Dramatic Characters – Poetics and Texts between 1740 and 1920Dr. Marcus Willand
Knowledge Management in Transitional Situations in Science. Individual and Institutional Aspects During Replacements and RetirementProf. Dr. Katja Patzel-Mattern
Dr. Agnes Speck
(Equal Opportunity Office)
Values in CrisesProf. Dr. Friederike Nüssel
Prof. Dr. Jale Tosun
Apocalypse Now: Figures of the End of the World and its ConsequencesProf. Dr. Robert Folger
Recalibrating Culture: Putting the Transcultural in Perspective (Part 2)Prof. Dr. Barbara Mittler
Development of a GroundTruth for the Early Chinese PressMatthias Arnold

Funded projects 2018


Funded projectsProject leader
Funded projectsProject leader
Workshop "Work Attitudes and Values in Post-Crisis Europe"Prof. Dr. Jale Tosun (Institut für Politische Wissenschaft)
Realizing ValuesProf. Dr. Jale Tosun (Institut für Politische Wissenschaft)
Heidelberger Forum EditionProf. Dr. Ludger Lieb (Germanistisches Seminar)
Cultural HeritageProf. Dr. Christian Witschel (Heidelberg Zentrum Kulturelles Erbe)