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)
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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.

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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


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



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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

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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

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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
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Linking of Knowledge in the Humanities (LoKiH)

Disciplined Interdisciplinarity

Coordination: Georg Christ


Development cooperation Litlink/HRA /e-porte /LoKiHweb MMDD
Methods and Applications Collegium APL


As the different cranks and wheels of the Antikythera mechanism had to be neatlytuned and work as a whole in order to yield the desired result that one wheel alone could not have yielded, the different projects of the Linking of Knowledge in the Humanities Initiative (LoKiH) bring together in disciplined interdisciplinarity scholars from many fields to interact in a finely tuned and highly efficient research-dialogue in order to yield the desired result: solutions for complex problems that one discipline alone could not resolve.

The objective of the Antikythera mechanism was predicting astronomical constellations and predicting accurately certain important events of the Corinthian calendar but this was found out only very recently hundreds of years after the construction of the mechanism (probably around 100 BCE) and more than hundred years after its discovery. In order to do so, many scholars and technical specialists had to interact in disciplined interdisciplinarity to unveil the mechanism's secrets: specialist of Ancient Greek science, specialists of maritime archaeology, x-ray specialist, computer scientists specialized in 3 D reconstructions, astronomers and many more.[1]

LoKiH aims at doing the same thing albeit on a more limited scale: Bringing together scholars and specialists of many fields, mainly history, computer science, archaeology and geography in order to resolve complex problems in disciplined interdisciplinarity. The main focus lies on four projects:

1), 2) Organize sources and research literature as well as meta-information central for historical and social scientist's analysis (persons, places, events) in one knowledge management system (cooperation development Litlink, cooperation LoKiHweb, A particular interest lies in cooperation to enhance geo-referencing of historical information and on a cooperation in the field of digitalized information retrieval.

3) The Methods and Applications Kollegium provides the container to engage in the necessary disciplined interdisciplinary research dialogue to promote these and other projects. Among others, projects in the field of Medieval archaeology (airborne surveying with unmanned aerial vehicle, 3 D scanning and information retrieval by different methods as e.g. discriminative algorithms or the

4) Archive and Palaeography Lab (APL) combining practical and conventional training of historians in late medieval palaeography with different methods of visualization and numerical geometry in order to reconstruct damaged documents digitally to improve their readability.




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