Caring for Old Age
“They Cannot Boss Me Around” - The new volume of Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality 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.
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"!
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.
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.
The architect in early modern times
They underwent multiple training courses in the artistic, craft, military and scientific fields, and then went on to pursue sometimes remarkable careers as master builders. Anna-Victoria Bognár provides insights into the professionalisation of the architectural profession in the Holy Roman Empire in the early modern period.
Language institutions and language criticism
Language institutions, such as the Accademia della Crusca or the Académie française, have promoted language-cultivating, language-standardizing and language-critical debate to varying degrees in individual languages. The fourth volume of the Handbook of Language Criticism offers a comparative presentation of how – in the cases of the national languages mentioned here – state legitimated institutions or institutions not commissioned by the state dedicate themselves to the task of language cultivation.
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