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23.04.2020

Il cardinale Pietro Gasparri, segretario di Stato (1914–1930)

The new volume of the Pubblicazioni online del DHI Roma, nuova serie, published in Italian, deals with Pietro Gasparri (1852-1934), a central figure of the government of the church in the 20th century. Gasparri was a famous lawyer, an esteemed university professor and a capable papal diplomat. From November 1914 to January 1930 he headed the Foreign Minister and the Roman Curia at a crucial time in the history of Europe and the Papacy. The contributions bundle the results of research seminars on “The International Policy of the Holy See”, which were held in Rome between 2013 and 2016 in collaboration with the Università europea di Roma and the Institut catholique de Paris.

17.04.2020

"Es ist nur ein Dorf". Schwetzingen mit den Augen Leopold Mozarts

On their European tour, the composer Leopold Mozart, his wife and children also made a stop in Schwetzingen. As a well-informed observer of his time, his letters about staying in the Palatinate summer residence are invaluable. The authors follow his observations in the newly published volume from the series "Writings on South-West German Court Music" and relate them to the knowledge of their respective disciplines. This creates a comprehensive picture of the Palatinate summer residence of 1763, a focus of music history in the third quarter of the 18th century.

02.04.2020

Caring for Old Age

“They Cannot Boss Me Around” - The new volume of Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality "Caring for old age" is concerned with narratives about ageing in its transcultural dimension. The focus lies on South Asia. What are notions of "good ageing" and good care while the regions in question have experienced deep environmental, social and familial shifts? The paper with the above cited sentence deal for example with the changing conditions in Indian care homes. With contributions about the situation in Nepal and Sri Lanka, also eurocentric aspects of ageing studies are beeing questioned in this volume, edited by Christiane Brosius und Roberta Mandoki. 

06.03.2020

To take notes, to think and to have a say

The theological Open Access journal Cursor_ invites people from various fields of practice, interested lay people and academic theologians to engage in discourse. As a journal for explorative theology, it faces up to the exchange in the social media - and thus enters "Neuland"!

06.03.2020

Opera and architecture: music theatre at court

Opera unites the arts. Just like the scenic performance and the architecture. In the 17th and 18th centuries, both formed essential components of stately representation.  This volume of the series Höfische Kultur interdisziplinär explains the manifold connections between music theatre and the courtly space in an architectural, political-cultural and social sense.

07.02.2020

Transculturality in all disciplines

The new Journal of Transcultural Studies is online and looks for the latest trends in the exhibition of Asia-Pacific artifacts in museums. The current volume 10 is published in memory of Rudolf Wagner, Professor of Sinology at the University of Heidelberg and co-editor of the journal, who died in 2019.

 

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The Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities publishes the latest scientific and academic findings from its exceptional research projects through Heidelberg University Publishing. As a state academy, it uses the open access model to ensure scientists and scholars have free access to the latest research insights. The scope of its publications extends from musicology to cultural and social sciences.