Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows

Directorate: Barbara Mittler, Thomas Maissen, Axel Michaels.

The Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows" at the University of Heidelberg is part of the Excellence Initiative of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Science and Research Council (Wissenschaftsrat). The objective of the Cluster is to examine processes of cultural exchange with a strong focus on interdisciplinary research. Established in October 2007 in cooperation with renowned international institutions, the Cluster provides excellent academic facilities and prospects especially for young scholars. The aim of the Cluster is to analyse shifting asymmetries in cultural flows. The nongeographical use of both Asia and Europe and the concept of cultural flows are key elements of innovative theoretical debates on cultural exchange from the Bronze Age up to the present. The Cluster intends to develop innovative as well as sustainable concepts of research by the combination of different skills and approaches. A broad network of partner institutions, most of them in Asia and the United States, will foster the educational exchange and ensure the Cluster's international reputation within the scientific community.

Members of the Institute of East Asian Art History are involved in the following subprojects:

Research Area B: Public Spheres

Research Area D: Historicities & Heritage

Heidelberg Research Architecture

Interdisciplinary Research Groups


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Responsible: SH
Latest Revision: 2013-04-29
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