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Prize for SAI Graduate
 

The former doctoral student of the department of Anthropology, South Asia Institute, Dr. Johannes Quack, was honored with the Max Weber Prize for Junior Research for his dissertation entitled "Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India" , which was written in 2009.

HCE-Junior Research Group


Starting in February 2013, Dr. Juliane Dame, research associate at the Geography Department at SAI, heads a newly established Junior Research group at the interdisciplinary Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE).

Documentaries on Restauration in Asia

Prof. Niels Gutschow and Prof. Axel Michaels have produced a number of documentaries on restoration and rituals in India, Nepal and Japan. Shot by cameraman Christian Bau, the films have been realised in cooperation with Thede Film Production in Hamburg. Some of the films are available on DVD as part of book publications by Harrassowitz. Find more details here.

Film report on the exhibtion "At a tent near you"
 
A three minute film report on the exhibition "At a tent near you" is now available online. It includes interviews with Prof. Hans Harder as well as photographer Amit Madeshiya (picture). The report was produced by Campus TV (find the link for the report here).
Summer Schools 2013 at SAI
In 2013 the SAI offers a number of  summer schools. From August 5 - 30, 2013 the Department of Classical Indology offers its Summer Schools Spoken Sanskrit and Nepali Intensive Course.  The Department for Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures offers a summer school Intensive Course in Spoken and Written Urdu to be held from August 12th to 31st, 2013. For further information click here.

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