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 Ger¬many - Project coordinator Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius (Heidelberg University)

Nitrate Cities: Spectatorial Exertions and Film Experience in Urban South Asia - Principal investigator Dr. Salma Siddique (Humboldt University of Berlin )

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