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Books:

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
 

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Edited by Tanya Edwards, Sarah Yu

[more info]

 

Lectures:

Anthropology in/of Australia Past and Present

as part of the Lecture Series
Introduction to Australian Studies:
(Trans-)Disciplinary Perspectives

Dr. Carsten Wergin

20 June 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,
WA

30 March 2017, Curtin University, Perth

[more info]

 

International 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)

organized by

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

 

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

Ethnos


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

Tourist


[info]

 

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

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

 

Transcultural Studies / Transkulturelle Studien

Since 2007, Heidelberg University as a comprehensive research university has successfully participated in the Excellence Initiative founded by German federal and state governments. The interdisciplinary research project Transcultural Studies was founded as a part of the Institutional Strategy of the Excellence Initiative, setting the objective to test new career models in the humanities. This goal has been achieved by establishing independent Research Groups, by granting Research Group Leaders the right to supervise PhD-candidates to non-habilitated researchers, and by providing them with independent budgetary and administrative responsibility.
The project’s second main objective was to overcome the segmentation of traditional area studies. This has been achieved by the transgression of such classical area studies as History, Linguistics and Anthropology (e.g.) and testing new methods of transcultural and interdisciplinary research.

In addition, lasting impacts on teaching as well as consolidation and expansion of co-operations within and outside the University have been pursued through the Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies (HCTS), launched in 2013, combining the complementary work of the Transcultural Studies and the Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe through the fusion of both institutions on a conceptual level.

 

The appointment of Profs. Christiane Brosius and Nikolas Jaspert to coordinate “Transcultural Studies” starting in summer 2017.

 

Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius and Prof. Dr. Nicolas Jaspert were appointed as the new coordinators of the project “Transcultural Studies” as of Winter term 2017/2018. As coordinators, they supervise the project, consisting of two Junior Research Groups. With the appointment, an important interdisciplinary transition was achieved within “Transcultural Studies”, since the thematic basis of the Junior Research Groups closely connects to the research areas of Prof. Brosius and Prof. Jaspert. In addition, this is a significant step towards a conceptual conjunction within the HCTS between the Project “Transcultural Studies” and the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”was achieved.

Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius is Chair of Visual and Media Anthropology at the Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) and Speaker of Research Area B "Public Spheres" at the Cluster “Asia and Europe”.

Prof. Dr. Nikolas Jaspert is Professor of Medieval History at Heidelberg University and former member of project A28 "Commerce in Sicily" at the Cluster "Asia and Europe". He will be director of the Cluster "Asia and Europe" starting October 1, 2017.

 

Sprecher/in:  Dr. Jenny Rahel Oesterle

 

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Research Groups:

 
 
 
 
  • Dr. Jenny Oesterle: "Schutzgewähr in Phasen religiöser und politischer Expansion"

    Die Nachwuchsforschergruppe untersucht Schutzkonzepte und –praktiken in Lateineuropa, dem Mittelmeerraum, dem Nahen Osten, Zentralasien und Afrika mit einem Schwerpunkt auf dem Zeitraum zwischen 500 und 1500. Die Gruppe konzentriert sich insbesondere auf individuelle Fälle von Schutzgewähr für Verfolgte, beispielsweise den Schutz von Sklaven, Frauen, Andersgläubigen, Kriminellen und Rebellen in Phasen politischer und religiöser Expansion, etwa während der Christianisierung Lateineuropas oder der Islamisierung der arabischen Halbinsel, (Nord)afrikas und Zentralasiens [...]

 

  • Dr. Carsten Wergin: "The Transcultural Heritage of Northwest Australia: Dynamics and Resistances"

    Natural and cultural values align diverse actors in collective responses to ecological transformations. The research group studies these alliances that are formed by (among others) environmentalists and local community members, tourist and travellers, politics and media, to present new insights into how transcultural heritage, reconciliation and sustainable development might be conceived of differently, namely as ecological projects of biocultural hope that take Indigenous knowledge seriously.

 

  • Dr. Anne Brüske: "Karibik-Nordamerika und zurück. Transkulturationsprozesse in Literatur, Populärkultur und Neuen Medien" (associated since 09/2017) 

    A young generation of authors, whose parents were born in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic or Haiti, has emerged in the United States of America. The authors, however, grew up in the United States, which explains why English is their preferred language to express themselves. To a large extent, their literature covers autobiographical topics of partly beneficial as well as conflict-bearing transcultural experiences. "Transculturation" or "transculturality" shall be used to denote merging cultures and their products. My basic research hypothesis examined in this project is that these prose texts, produced by the second generation of immigrants from the Spanish (and French) speaking Caribbean, create collective realms of memory, which serve as "spaces in between", i.e. linking the current centre of life, the United States, with the respective country of origin. […]
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