Eva-Maria Troelenberg, Kerstin Schankweiler, Anna Sophia Messner (Eds.): Reading Objects in the Contact Zone

The cultural effects of globalization constitute one of the most important challenges for the discipline of art history today. Based on transcultural object biographies, the ninth volume of Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality brings together analyses of objects and images that circulate in transcultural contact zones: their histories of origin, circulation and perception slice through space and time. The histories of these objects and images thus demonstrate how knowledge and understanding can be generated, communicated or also challenged in cultural contact zones.