Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”

Exzellenzcluster “Asien und Europa im globalen Kontext"The Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA) at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe” / Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies (Heidelberg University) has been an active partner in the development of HyperImage for some time.

The HRA has been operating its own HyperImage Server in support of research and teaching since 2009.

HyperImage in Research

A new Mirror of Kāśī (Jörg Gengnagel / Axel Michaels) is an example of the migration and transformation of digital research projects. The project has accomplished two technology transfers:

  1. From static HTML (2001) without UTF-8 to a Flash Reader (2010) with UTF-8, demarcated regions and search functionality, subsequently to a
  2. dynamic HTML5 version (2014).

See the publications listed under Community Projects.

Hachiman Digital Handscrolls Project (Melanie Trede funded by Field of Focus 3) with Japanese handscrolls. The following new features have been developed in the course of this project and will be made available to the HyperImage community: display of vertical script, an image navigation bar, tagging, and tiling of large images.

In addition, the partnership has resulted in a prototypical VRA Core 4 import and an inline audio player for use in teaching.

HyperImage in Education

Close cooperation with the Chair of “Visual and Media Anthropology” (Christiane Brosius) at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” has resulted to date in nine student projects undertaken in the course of two seminars, as well as through individual and group work.

  • Summer Semester 2014 “Art as Ethnography: Exploring events, markets and urbanity” Christiane Brosius and Cathrine Bublatzky (Media Anthropology) – 4 student projects.
  • Winter Semester 2013/14 “Photographic Archive and HyperImage“, Cathrine Bublatzky (Media Anthropology) – 5 student projects.
  • Further courses are currently under development.

A tutor programme in conjunction with the Department for Core Competencies and University Didactics at Heidelberg University was initiated in the summer semester of 2014. Funding is being provided by the programme “Welcome to Research“.