The German Federal Ministery of Education (Bmbf) funds a project lead by Prof. Dr. Ammar Abdulrahman and Dr. Jenny Oesterle: "The Middle Ages as seen from Arab Eyes. Medieval Collections in Museums in Syria, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates".


"Historians and Historical Research at Iraqi Universities. A Survey".
The German Federal Ministry of Education (Bmbf) funds a project by Bashar Ibrahim and Jenny Oesterle (both members of the Arab German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
[more info]


Dr. Carsten Wergin contributed a session on 'Listening Carefully' to the Radical Hope Syllabus. The group-sourced syllabus is intended as a resource for anyone interested in environmental issues - and how we, collectively and/or individually, might respond to them [more info]


Dr. Corinna Erckenbrecht (assoziiertes Mitglied der Nachwuchsforschergruppe Das transkulturelle Erbe Nordwest-Australiens) ist seit Mai 2018 neue Leiterin der Abteilung Weltkulturen und ihre Umwelt an den rem | Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim.

[mehr infos]


Dr. Jenny Rahel Oesterle und Dr. Carsten Wergin zu ihren Forschungen im Open Access Video Journal Latest Thinking:


How Can Australian Indigenous Experience Change Western Perspectives of the World?




How Does Tourism Change People and Places?



Der Ruf des Schneckenhorns
Hermann Klaatsch (1863 – 1916). Ein Heidelberger Wissenschaftler in Nordwestaustralien


[mehr info]


Russischsprachige Bevölkerung in Osteuropa – von der Titularnation zur Minderheit
Demokratische Transformation und gesellschaftliche Integration im Baltikum und in der Ukraine



[mehr info]



Water, Knowledge and the Environment in Asia
Epistemologies, Practices and Locales

Water, Knowledge and the Environment in Asia

Edited by Ravi Baghel, Lea Stepan, Joseph K.W. Hill

[more info]


Lustre: Pearling and Australia


Edited by Tanya Edwards, Sarah Yu

[more info]



Anthropology in/of Australia Past and Present

im Rahmen der Lecture Series
Introduction to Australian Studies:
(Trans-)Disciplinary Perspectives

Dr. Carsten Wergin

20 Juni 2017, University of Cologne

[more info]



The Trouble with Representation: Australian Indigenous World(view)s and the "White Magic" of Modernity

Dr. Carsten Wergin

06 April 2017, University of Western Australia

[more Info]


Curtin Indigenous Research Network Lecture Series:

Heritage, Transculturality and Collections: New Research from Germany and the Kimberley,

30 March 2017, Curtin University, Perth

[more info]


Internationaler Workshop:

"Refugee transfers in the Euro- Arab Mediterranean zone:
Tying the past with the present
Towards a transregional and transhistorical understanding in times of crises"

(10-12 April 2017 Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon)

organisiert von:

Dr. Jenny Oesterle (Research Group "Protection in Periods of Political and Religious Expansion) in cooperation with Dr. Tamirace Fakhoury (Lebanese American
University, Byblos) und der Arab German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities


Collaborations of Biocultural Hope: Community Science Against Industrialisation in Northwest Australia


Dr. Carsten Wergin

[mehr Infos]


Expansion und Aktivitäten des Mercedarier-Ordens im Andenraum des 16. Jahrhunderts

Dr. Maret Keller

Anden Diss - Keller

​(Dissertationsschrift Universität Heidelberg 2013), URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-heidok-187295


Dancehall und Homophobie
Postkoloniale Perspektiven auf die Geschichte und Kultur Jamaikas
Patrick HelberDancehall

​05/2015, 304 Seiten, kart.
ISBN 978-3-8376-3109-8

[weitere infos]


Materialities of Tourism
Special Issue of Tourist Studies (2014, 14/3)Guest-editors Stephen Muecke and Carsten Wergin




Caribbean Food Cultures
Culinary Practices and Consumption in the Caribbean and Its Diasporas
Food Cultures Transcript

05/2014, 306 pages,
ISBN 978-3-8376-2692-6
[for more information]


Anna Stähle

Anna Stähle started working for the research group “The Transcultural Heritage of Northwest Australia: Dynamics and Resistances” within the Transcultural Studies Research Area of Heidelberg University in October 2016 as a student assistant. She supports the team in research, organizational and teaching matters.  

Since November 2017 Anna Stähle also works as IT-Hiwi for the transcultural research groups.


Transcultural Studies
Universität Heidelberg
Marstallstr. 6
69117 Heidelberg
Office: Room 316

Curriculum Vitae


  • Since October 2016: Master’s Program in Anthropology at the University of Heidelberg with a main Focus on Medical and Organisational Anthropology.
  • September 2016: Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology (Ethnology) from the University of Heidelberg. B.A. Thesis: “Ethnology and Health Care: Annemarie Mol´s theoretical contribution to a possible improvement in health care and an example of implementing such ideas into practice ”
  • July 2010: Graduated highschool, Mathilde-Weber Schule Tübingen (Biotechnologisches Gymnasium; 3 years) Seminar thesis: “Krebs bei Kindern” (Children with Cancer) July 2007: Graduated junior high school, Schönbein Realschule Metzingen.

 Work Experience:

  • Since April 2018: Student assistant for the MEDISS Promotionsprogramm, Medical Facility Heidelberg
  • Since November 2017: IT student assistant for Dr. Jenny Oesterle, Dr. Carsten Wergin and Dr Anne Brüske
  • April -July 2017: Teaching assistant for Prof. William Sax during the lecture “Introduction to Anthropology” at the Institute of Anthropology, University of Heidelberg.Tutorials given in german and english language.
  • Since October 2016: Student assistant for Dr. Carsten Wergin in the research group “The Transcultural Heritage of Northwest Australia: Dynamics and Resistances” within the Transcultural Studies Research Area of Heidelberg University.
  • March 2015 – March 2016: Student assistant for Prof. Dr. William Sax at the Southasianinstitute, department of Anthropology, University of Heidelberg.
  • Since Juli 2015: Temporary job at the doctors´s office Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Greten, “Deutsche Gesellschaft für traditionelle chinesische Medizin e.V”, Heidelberg.
  • April - July 2014: Teaching assistant for the lecture “Sozialethnologie” (Social Anthropology)  at the Institute of Anthropology, University of Heidelberg.
  • May 20111- May 2012: Work and Travel Experience in Canada; 8 month employment as living in assistant at a community for disabled people at L´Arche Daybreak, Richmond Hill, CA.  


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