How to Cite

Forberg, Corinna and Stockhammer, Philipp W. (Eds.): The Transformative Power of the Copy: A Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Approach, Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2017 (Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality, Volume 2).


ISBN 978-3-946054-15-3 (PDF)
ISBN 978-3-946054-16-0 (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-946054-14-6 (Hardcover)




Corinna Forberg, Philipp W. Stockhammer (Eds.)

The Transformative Power of the Copy: A Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Approach

This volume offers a fresh perspective on the copy and the practice of copying, two topics that, while the focus of much academic discussion in recent decades, have been underrepresented in the discourse on transculturality. Here, experts from a wide range of academic disciplines present their views on the copy from a transcultural perspective, seeking not to define the copy uniformly, but to reveal its dynamic and transformative power. The copy and the practice of copying are thus presented as constituents of transculturality via thought-provoking contributions on topics spanning time periods from antiquity to the present, and regions from Asia to Europe. In so doing, these contributions aim to create the basis for a novel, interdisciplinary discourse on the copy and its transcultural impact throughout history.

Corinna Forberg holds a PhD in art history from the University of Vienna. Her current research project focusses on the concept of the copy and copying in European art via the transformations of Indian artifacts from the seventeenth to twentieth century.

Philipp Stockhammer is professor for prehistoric archaeology with a focus on the Eastern Mediterranean at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich and co-director of the Max-Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean.


Table of Contents
Front Matter
Table of Contents
Corinna Forberg, Philipp W. Stockhammer
Part I: The Copy and Anthropology
Gustavo Lins Ribeiro
Part II: The Copy and Reality
Part III: The Copy and the Original
Part IV: The Copy and Materiality
Part V: The Copy and Power
Part VI: The Copy and Competition
About the Authors