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]


Alliance Strategies of Trading Cities in a Comparative Perspective – Stralsund and Constance in the Late Middle Ages

Alliances of late medieval cities were crucial means to defend political autonomy and to overcome trade barriers.  By comparing two important trading cities – Stralsund and Constance – this dissertation project analyses alliances between cities in the 14th century and asks how strategies of medieval cities changed and developed over the course of the fourteenth century in response to economic, demographic and political challenges.



Sylvie SchwarzwaelderPersonal Details:

Sylvie Schwarzwälder

Research Associate
Marstallstraße 6
69117 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 06221/ 54 78 59
Fax +49 06221/ 54 78 62





  • Oktober 2006 – Juni 2011
    Magisterstudium der Politikwissenschaften und Mittleren und Neueren Geschichte an der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • Oktober 2008 – August 2011
    Tutorin am Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte
  • September 2010 – August 2011
    Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft am Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte von Prof. Dr. Weinfurter
  • Seit September 2011
    Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in der Transcultural Studies Nachwuchsforschungsgruppe „Kaufmannsdiasporas im östlichen Mittelmeerraum (1250-1450)“ an der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg






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