Jenny Oesterle organizes together with Prof. Dr. Susanne Lachenicht a section on the 52. deutschen Historikertag in Münster on the subject of  "Flight and Asylum from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period - transcultural perspectives" [more]



Head of Research Group Dr. Jenny Rahel Oesterle and Dr. Carsten Wergin talk about their research in Open Access Video Journal Latest Thinking:


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



How Were Refugees Protected in the Islamic Early Middle Ages?



How Does Tourism Change People and Places?



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





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

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,

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


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]

Developers blog

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Methoden und Anwendungen Kolleg (Methods and Applications Collegium)

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Disciplined Interdisciplinarity





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Methods and Applications Collegium (MAK)

The MAK (Methods and Applications Collegium = Methoden und Anwendungen Kolleg) hosted jointly by Tanscultural Studies and IWR brings together specialists from different fields of expertise with the aim to engage in a research tactical dialogue ("disciplined interdisciplinarity") in order to finde pragmatic solutions to technical problems on the one hand and used cases to test new applications/methos. This can lead to forming ad-hoc task forces of different scholar to resolve a variety of problems at the intersection of science and humanities.



Coordination: Dr. Kilian Schultes

Regular participants, members
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Meier (Medieval Archaeology)
  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Untermann (Medieval Art History)
  • Prof. Dr. Björn Ommer (Scientific Computing)
  • Dr. Georg Christ
  • Dr. Maria Effinger
  • Dr. Susanne Krömker (MathComp, IWR)
  • Dr. Kilian Schultes
  • Dr. Nicole Vollweiler (Branding, Climate Research, Geography)
  • Dr. Michael Winckler (Scientific Computing)
  • Holger Altenbach (Medieval Archaeology, MathComp/IWR)
  • Aquilante de Filippo (Medieval Art History)
  • Tina Schoebel (Medieval Art History)
  • Christian Seitz (Medieval Archaeology, MathComp/IWR)
  • Melanie Strub (Medieval and Classical Archaeology)


Projects and Excursions

Capital project (T. Schoebel, M. Strub, B. Ommer, G. Christ)

How do capitals correlate in respect of time, place and structure? How do motifs, tools, material and techniques migrane? Which techniques, motifs and artisans migraten in the 13th century from Strasbourg to the trifels? [...]

Projekt Archeye (Chr. Seitz, H. Altenbach)

Using the Quadrokopter it is possible to take a row of photos from a vertical position over the dig. They then are connected digitally to a map in high-resolution. [...]

Interdisciplinary excursion of the MAK V 21 April 2012 (N. Vollweiler, G. Christ)


Interdisciplinary excursion of the MAK IV October 2011 (G. Christ, N. Vollweiler)

Program | Account

Introduction to medieval archaeology III 16.04.2011 (G. Christ, N. Vollweiler, O. Wagener)

Program | List of seminar papers

Introduction to medieval archaeology II 13./16.10.2010 (G. Christ, N. Vollweiler, O. Wagener)

Program | List of seminar papers | Geo hist terrain analysis

Group excursion in the Palatinate Forest 1./2.10.2009 (G. Christ et al.)

Group excursion in the Palatinate Forest,dealing with archaeological data collection and employment of archaeological and architectural historical sources in historical research.

„Gesprengte Turm“ (M. Forbriger, H. Mara, O. Wagener)

Gesprengter Turm

Visitors of the Heidelberg Castle will notice the „Gesprengte Turm“, also calles  "Krautturm". It is an impressive round tower from the 1500s, built of red sandstone. The tower was blown up during the french invasion in 1693.

A workgroup formed of associates from different fields of research, has scanned the tower wir a mid-range Scanner, owned by the Geographical institut. and is therefor now able to draw a virtual 3D-Model of the tower.

Using the scan it is possible to replace the broken parts virtually and to reconstruct the process of its blast, concerning the historical primary source and blueprints.

Interdisciplinary study „Alte Burg“ in the Alkener Bachtal (M. Forbriger, O. Wagener)

With archaeologists, historians, geographers and computer scientists we visited the "Alte Burg" (near the river Moselle) and did a  topographical survey in 3-D. [...]


Principle: "Disciplined interdisciplinarity"

Disciplined interdisciplinarity: Everybody stays in his very oqn field of research but is in a permanent dialogue with representatives of other fields.


  • Advisores, members (max. 20), Guests
  • Meetings max. 60‘
  • shorts reports (5‘), Questions
  • feedbacks to the speaker (5‘)
  • Problem solving is center of attention
  • Make contacts;  work further in ad-hoc-groups
  • collective representation of interests

Participants of the following institutions (selection):


Zentrum für Altertumswissenschaften Iwr-logoInstitut für Europäische KunstgeschichteGeographisches Institut Heidelberg


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