This course is designed for the study foci “Knowledge, Belief and Religion” (KBR) and “Visual, Media and Material Cultures” (VMC) and consists of the following three parts:
I. Silk Road in and between Asia and Europe;
II. Buddhist Art as Cultural Entanglement;
III. Manuscript Cultures as Transformative Creativity.
Module: Research 1-3
CATS Requirements: BA 3rd. year or above
Location: Sem. 5
Based on the theories of Transcultural Studies, this course offers numerous concrete examples for transculturality in the visual and material aspect as well as from the perspectives of creation and dissemination of knowledge and contact between religious networks on the macroscopic scale. Investigations on the microscopic scale, on the other hand, are concerned with how the formative and transformative processes result in certain cultural manifestations in the spheres of Buddhist art and manuscript cultures.
Course Schedule and Evaluation
For a detailed course schedule, please visit KULASIS.
Assessment will be based on class performance (50% = attendance 20% + one presentation 30%) and final assignment (50%).
To JDTS/MATS students: This course can be taken as either reduced (4 ECTS) or full seminar (8 ECTS). Please indicate your ECTS requirement to the teacher.