- A New Mirror of Kāśī
- Abou Naddara Collection
- Chinese Entertainment Newspapers
- Chinese Women's Magazines
- Digital Corpus of Sanskrit
- Encyclopedia Database
- Early Chinese Periodicals Online
- Global Politics on Screen
- Hachiman Digital Handscrolls
- Image Database
- Modern Chinese Scientific Terminologies
- Priya Paul Collection
- Tasveer Ghar
- Thesaurus Linguae Sericae
- Turkology Annual Online
- Video Annotation Database
- Visual Pilgrim
The MediaLab is open weekdays from 9:00-18:30. Three workstations provide cluster members with professional soft- and hardware. For more details on reservation, trainings and equipment please visit the MediaLab site in Sharepoint.
The Heidelberg Research Architecture
Under the umbrella of the Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA), IT scientists, software developers, database architects, academically trained professionals in e-learning as well as IT support staff collaborate with researchers and students at the Cluster to form an integrated digital humanities environment for interdisciplinary and internationally distributed studies of transcultural dynamics.
The HRA's agenda thus covers the entire range from developing sophisticated metadata frameworks for making transcultural relations traceable and analyzable across diverse media types (texts, images, films, audio) and disparate objects (texts, concepts, social networks) to offering IT support for the Karl Jaspers Centre.
Chinese Women's Magazines from the Late Qing and Early Republican Periods
This database offers unique access to four Chinese women's magazines from the first half of the 20th century. It records comprehensive data (in English as well as Chinese) on the contents these...
The Transcultural Journeys of an Icon: the Nursing Mother
This cross media visualization of Monica Juneja’s essay “The breast-feeding mother as icon and source of affect in visual practice – a transcultural journey” enriches the original text with images...
Tasveer Ghar: A Digital Network of South Asian Popular Visual Culture
... is a trans-national virtual “home” for collecting, digitizing, and documenting various materials produced by South Asia’s often highly transcultural popular visual sphere including posters,...
Tamboti - Metadata Framework
Tamboti is the Excellence Cluster's main collection ecosystem and metadata framework. It was developed by the Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA) and allows users to create, organize, share and...
The Priya Paul Collection
The Priya Paul Collection of Popular Art contains more than 4.200 illustrations from the late 19th and the 20th century. It is one of the finest collections of ephemera like old posters,...
A New Mirror of Kāśī
A new Mirror of Kāśī is a representation of Kailāsanātha Sukula'shistorical map Kāśīdarpaṇa (1876) created with the image annotation system HyperImage.
Global Politics on Screen - A Japanese Film on the Lytton Commission in 1932
A Japanese propaganda film of the early 1930s apparently documents the League of Nations' diplomatic efforts in Manchuria, one of the most contested regions of the time. Students of Heidelberg...
Visual Pilgrim: Mapping Popular Visuality and Devotional Media at Sufi Shrines and other Islamic Institutions in South Asia
Chinese Entertainment Newspapers
This database focuses on a special type of newspaper known as the xiaobao or entertainment newspaper. It first appeared in China in the 1890s and was inspired by Western entertainment tabloids. The...
Abou Naddara Collection
This website offers the complete newspaper series published by the Egyptian nationalist James Sanua (يعقوب صنوع, 1839-1912) from 1878 to 1910. In addition, formerly unpublished manuscripts by the...
Thesaurus Linguae Sericae (TLS)
TLS is the first synonym dictionary of classical Chinese in any Western language. TLS focusses on the history of the distinctive semantic nuances of the vocabulary of classical Chinese.TLS allows...
Turkology Annual Online
The "Turkologischer Anzeiger/Turkology Annual" (TA), founded by Andreas Tietze (†) and György Hazai, is an indispensable systematic bibliography for Turkology and Ottoman Studies. Experts...
GECCA mapped – Mapping Western Group Exhibitions of Contemporary Chinese Art after 1979
This online-resource provides an overview of ca. 60 group exhibitions of 'contemporary', 'modern', 'new', 'avant-garde' or 'experimental art' from the People's Republic of China. All of them were...
LONSEA presents a vast panorama of people, organisations and associations working in international contexts, including details about their activities, conferences, topics and publications. It is the...
Chinese Comics Database
The focus of our digitization project is on comics from the second half of the Cultural Revolution and immediately thereafter, the heyday of comic production in the xiaorenshu format which,...
The Encyclopedia Database arose from Project D11, "Hidden Grammars of Transculturality - Migration of Encyclopaedic Knowledge and Power". The purpose of the Encyclopedia Database is to...
WSC Database – Modern Chinese Scientific Terminologies
Bibliographical, biographical and terminological database on the distribution of Western Knowledge in Late Imperial China.