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“Imperiled Destinies: The Daoist Quest for Deliverance in Medieval China”

Peking University, Department of Philosophy and Religion October 16, 2019, 7-9 pm (in Chinese) In this lecture Franciscus Verellen presents his new book Imperiled Destinies (Harvard University Asia Center 2019). Spanning eight centuries, the book examines the evolution of Daoist beliefs about human liability and redemption and procedures for rescuing an ill-starred destiny. The medieval record portrays a world engulfed by evil, where human existence was mortgaged from birth and burdened by increasing debts and obligations in this world and the next. In the […]

Conference: “The China Experience and the Making of Sinology”

The China Experience and the Making of Sinology: Western Scholars Sojourning in China (from the late 19th century to the first half of the 20th century) Conference organized by the ERCCS in collaboration with Beijing Foreign Studies University/School of History Date: September 20-21, 2019 Venue: Beijing Foreign Studies University Sinology as an academic discipline or a delimited research field has a rather short history. Apart from a few more or less exceptional professorships in the early 19th century, it is only from around the […]

Multidirectional Memory? National Holocaust Memorials and (Post-)Colonial Legacies

How do colonial history, the Second World War, and the Holocaust intersect in scholarship and/or wider public engagement? What is the relationship between these histories and diverse fields of study? The seminar series “Contested Histories” dealt with these questions.

From Collected to Contested: Die Zukunft von Museen nach der Rückführungsdebatte

Wie ist mit den oftmals problematischen Provenienzen von Museumsobjekten aus ehemals kolonialisierten Ländern zu verfahren? Unter anderem damit beschäftigte sich das Seminar „From Collected to Contested: The Future of Museums after the Repatriation Debate“ am DHI London von dem David Irion berichtet.

„History Battles“ und „Weapons of mass instruction“: Geschichtslehrbücher in Konfliktgesellschaften

Wie man die historische Vergangenheit seines eigenen Landes wahrnimmt, wird meist schon in der Schule – insbesondere im Geschichtsunterricht – vorgeprägt. Damit beschäftigte sich das Seminar “Who owns Public History” des DHI London über das Simone Hacke berichtet.