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Activities of this project: Talks, Lectures, Presentations, Workshops, Interviews

Presentation “Reinventing the Buddhist Tradition: Vegetarianism and Cultural Identity in Republican China” by Matthias Schumann

On August 24, 2021, as part of the biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS), Matthias Schumann, postdoctoral researcher in the project "Epochal Lifeworlds: Humans, Nature, and Technology in Narratives of Crisis and Transition" presented a paper on "Reinventing the Buddhist Tradition: Vegetarianism and Cultural Identity in Republican China".

Digital Dialogue #1 "The Interpretation of Natural Events in European and Chinese History: A Digital Dialogue"

As part of the Digital Workshop Series "Digital Dialogues" of the Joint Center "Worldmaking", the two speakers, Dr. habil. Thomas Wozniak, research fellow at the Joint Center, and Dr. Ishayahu Landa, discussed the interpretation of natural events such as solar eclipses, ‘dragons’ or famine.

Symposium "Vanitas21: Present - Transience and Faith in Catastrophic Times"

On July 3, 2021, as part of the Vanitas21 project, a symposium on the topic of "Vanitas 1630 - 2021-Transience and Confidence in Catastrophic Times" was held in cooperation with the Junge Kantorei at the Wartburgkirche in Frankfurt. With the support of the TRN Environment-Rethinking-Transformations, and as part of the Joint Center "Worldmaking", concerts on the question of pandemics and creativity, also a topic of the workshop series "Pandemic Readings", will take place on September 19 and 25, 2021.

Workshop Series "Pandemic Readings: Crisis and Creativity"

On May 20, 2021, the four-part workshop series "Pandemic Readings: Crisis and Creativity" was launched, organized and conducted by the project "Epochal Lifeworlds: Humans, Nature and Technology in Narratives of Crisis and Change" at Heidelberg University.