The Project is accompanied by a Project group, established by the rectorate, which has the scientific overall responsibility.
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.
The Project group TS consists of:
Dean of faculty of philosophy: