Currently Funded Projects

Currently four projects are running under the Shaping Asia Network. Three of these projects - Knowledge Production and Circulation; Women's Pathways to Professionalization in Muslim Asia; Infrastructure and the Remaking of Asia - are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Whereas the project Urban Transformations is funded by the German Academic Research Service (DAAD).

Knowledge Production and Circulation - Project coordinator Prof. Dr. Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka (Bielefeld University)

Women’s Pathways to Professionalization in Muslim Asia: Reconfiguring Religious Knowledge, Gender, and Connectivity - Project coordinators Prof. Dr. Claudia Derichs (Humboldt University Berlin) & Prof. Dr. Manja Stephan-Emmrich (Humboldt University Berlin)

Infrastructure and the Remaking of Asia through Adapting, Orchestrating and Cooperating - Project coordinators Prof. Dr. Ursula Rao (Max Planck Institute) & Prof. Dr. Anja Senz (Heidelberg University)

Urban Transformations and Placemaking: Fostering Learning from South Asia and Ger­many - Project coordinator Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius (Heidelberg University)




























Cooperation Partners


Bielefeld University

Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies

Institut für Sinologie, Universität Heidelberg

Institut für Ethnologie, Universität Leipzig

Institute of Asian and African Studies