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Prof. Dr. Julia A. B. Hegewald FRAS

  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften (IOA)
  • Abteilung für Asiatische und Islamische Kunstgeschichte
  • Adenauerallee 10
  • 53113 Bonn
  • Tel.: 0049 228 73-7213
  • Fax: 0049 228 73-4042
  • Email: julia.hegewald@uni-bonn.de
  • Website: www.aik.uni-bonn.de


  • Positions
  • Professor of Oriental Art History
  • Head of the Department of Asian and Islamic Art History
  • Member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for Research and International Affairs
  • Coordinator and Contact Person for International Students, BIGS - OAS
  • Teaching Assessment Officer of the IOA (Evaluationsbeauftragte)
  • Member of the Finance Committee of the IOA

  • Research interests
  • •  South Asian and Himalayan art and architecture
  • •  Water Architecture in South Asia
  • •  Jaina art and temple architecture
  • •  Jaina culture in Karnataka
  • •  Re-use theory
  • •  City planning
 
 

Academic Qualifications

2008 Habilitation (German higher doctorate), University of Aachen (RWTH)
1998 PhD in History of Indian Architecture
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), The University of London
1998 MA, University of Oxford
1994 BA in Art & Archaeology with Nepali
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), The University of London

Employment History

Since 2010 Full Professor of Oriental Art (tenure), Head of the Department of Asian and Islamic Art History
2008-2010 Reader (Senior Associate Professor) in the History of Art and Architecture of South Asia, the Himalayas and Tibet, Art History and Visual Studies (AHVS), The University of Manchester
2007-2008 Lecturer in the History of Art and Architecture of South Asia, the Himalayas and Tibet, Art History and Visual Studies (AHVS), The University of Manchester
2005-2007 Research Assistant, South Asia Institute (SAI), Heidelberg University
Since 2005 Head of the Emmy Noether-Research Project on Jainism and Jaina art in Karnataka
2001−2005 Special Supernumerary Fellow in Indian Architecture, University College,
The University of Oxford
2000-2004 Academic Director for the National University of Singapore and the Peking Law School Exchange Schemes, University College, The University of Oxford
1998−2001 Junior Research Fellow in Indian Architecture, University College, The University of Oxford
1996−1998 Vetting of Nepali Exam Papers for University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate

Between 1998 and 2005 regular teaching for:
•  Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London
•  Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dallas, at the University of Oxford
•  Washington International Studies Council, at the University of Oxford

Between 1994 and 1998 regular teaching for:
•  Department of Art and Archaeology SOAS
•  The Language Centre SOAS
•  The Department of the Languages SOAS
•  SOAS and Christie’s Arts of Asia & Africa Course
 
 

Books

Monographs:

2002

Water Architecture in South Asia: A Study of Types Developments and Meanings. Brill, Studies in Asian Art and Archaeology No. 24, Leiden. ISBN 90 04 12352 0.
2009 Jaina Temple Architecture in India: The Development of a Distinct Language in Space and Ritual. Monographien zur indischen Archäologie, Kunst und Philologie, Band 19, Herausgeber Stiftung Ernst Waldschmidt, G+H-Verlag, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-940939-09-8.

Edited Books:

2011 The Jaina Heritage: Distinction, Decline and Resilience. (ed.), Heidelberg Series in South Asian and Comparative Studies, Samskriti Publishers, New Delhi. ISBN 978-81-87374-67-1.
2012

Re-use: The Art and Politics of Integration and Anxiety. (eds. with Subrata K. Mitra), Sage Publishers, New Delhi. ISBN 978-81-321-0655-5.

Articles in Refereed Journals and Chapters in Books

1994 “The Mimosa Flower: Pārijāt’s Reflections on the Meaning of Life.” Journal of South Asian Literature. Michigan State University, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 190−202.
1996 “ ‘Our Studio is Nature’: The Work of the New Art Circle in Nepal.” Journal of the Nepal Research Centre. Vol. 10, pp. 95−104.
1996 “Depictions of the Cosmos in the Water Architecture of South Asia.” Cosmos: The Journal of the Traditional Cosmology Society. Vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 115−129.
1997 “Water Architecture in the Kathmandu Valley: Function and Faith.” South Asian Archaeology 1995. Vol. 2, Raymond Allchin & Bridget Allchin (eds.), Published for The Ancient India and Iran Trust, Cambridge, Oxford & IBH Publishing, New Delhi and Calcutta, pp. 827−836.
1997 “The Lotus Pool: Buddhist Water Sanctuaries in the Kathmandu Valley.” South Asian Studies. No. 13, pp. 145−159.
2000 “Diversity and Development in South Asian Kuṇḍa Architecture.” South Asian Archaeology 1997. Vol. III, Maurizio Taddei & Giuseppe De Marco (eds.), Serie Orientale Roma Vol. XC, Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente, Rome, pp. 1455−1469.
2000 “Oceans, Islands and Sacred Mountains: Representations of Cosmic Geography in Jaina Art and Architecture.” Cosmos: The Journal of the Traditional Cosmology Society. No. 16,
pp. 3−42.
2001 “Water Architecture in Rajasthan.” In: G. Tillotson (ed.), Stones in the Sand – The Architecture of Rajasthan. Mārg. Vol. 52, no. 4, Mārg Publications, Mumbai, pp. 78−89.
Published once again in the same form in 2004 in: Rajasthan. Mārg Publications (with Pergo), Mumbai, pp. 16−27.
2001 “Multi-shrined Complexes: The Ordering of Space in Jaina Temple Architecture in North-Western India.” South Asian Studies. Vol. 17, pp. 77−96.
2002 “The Water Landscape of South Asia: Types, Themes and Continuities.” In: U. Fratino, A. Petrillo, A. Petruccioli & M. Stella (eds.), Landscapes of Water: History, Innovation and Sustainable Design. Vol. 1, Uniongrafica Corecelli Editrice, Bari, pp. 81−84.
2002 “Aspects of Jaina Temple Architecture in Rajasthan and Gujarat.” South Asia Research.
Vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 107−122.
2005 “Representations of the Jina’s Birth and Enlightenment in Jaina Art, Architecture and Ritual.” In: U. Franke-Vogt & J. Weisshaar (eds.), South Asian Archaeology 2003. Forschung zur Archäologie Außereuropäischer Kulturen Vol. 1 (DAI), Linden Soft, Aachen, pp. 491−499.
2005 “Ghats and Riverside Palaces.” In: George Michell & Rana P. B. Singh (eds.), Banaras: The City Revealed. Mārg. Vol. 57, no. 2, Mārg Publications, Mumbai, pp. 66-77.
2006 “From Śiva to Pārśvanātha: The Appropriation of a Hindu Temple for Jaina Worship.” In: Catherine Jarrige & Vincent Lefèvre (eds.), South Asian Archaeology 2001. 2 vols., adpf, Editions Recherches sur les Civilisations, Paris. pp. 517-523.
2006 “Architectural, Sculptural and Religious Change: A New Interpretation of the Jaina Temples at Khajuraho.” In: P. Flügel (ed.), Studies in Jaina History and Culture: Disputes and Dialogues. Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies, vol. 1, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 401-418.
2006 “Tīrthas and Tīrthaṅkaras: Water Architecture and the Jaina Temple.” In: Gerd J. R. Mevissen & Klaus Bruhn (eds.), Vanamālā: Festschrift A. J. Gail. Weidler Buchverlag, Berlin, pp. 67-77.
2007 “Jaina Temples in the Deccan: Characteristics, Chronology and Continuity.” Journal of Deccan Studies. Special issue on Jainism (guest editor: Prof. Aloka Parasher-Sen), vol. V, no. 1, January-June 2007, pp. 9-38.
2007 Meru, Samavasaraṇa and Siṁhāsana: The Recurrence of Three-tiered Structures in Jaina Cosmology, Mythology and Ritual.” In: Gouriswar Bhattacharya, Gerd J.R. Mevissen, Mallar Mitra & Sutapa Sinha (eds.), Kalhār (White Water-Lily). Studies in Art, Iconography, Architecture and Archaeology of India and Bangladesh (Professor Enamul Haque Felicitation Volume). Kaveri Books, Delhi, pp. 132-146 and plates: 17.1-20.
2007 “Domes, Tombs and Minarets: Islamic Influences on Jaina Architecture.” In: Adam Hardy (ed.), The Temple in South Asia. Volume 2 of the proceedings of the 18th conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, London 2005. British Association for South Asian Studies and the British Academy, London, pp. 179-190.
2008 “Jagannatha Compared: The politics of appropriation, re-use and regional state traditions in India.” with Subrata K. Mitra, Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics (HPSACP), no. 36, pp. 1-37. [Online: http://www.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/archiv/8015].
2008 “Jaina Temple Architecture: A Progression from Images to Shrines and Temple Cities.” In: Ellen M. Raven (ed.), South Asian Archaeology 1999. Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, Egbert Forsten, Gronningen, pp. 427-437.
2009 “Jala Mandirs, Tīrtha Paṭas and Cosmic Islands: Creating, Replicating and Representing Landscape in Jaina Art and Architecture.” In: Gerd J. R. Mevissen & Arundhati Banerji (eds.), Prajñādhara: Essays on Asian Art History, Epigraphy and Culture in Honour of Gouriswar Bhattacharya. Kaveri Books, New Delhi, pp. 422-437 and plates 43.1-43.20.
2009 “Jaina Temple Architecture in India from the Fifteenth and later Centuries: Stylistic, religious and political meanings.” In: Anke Fissabre & Caroline Helmenstein (eds.), Festschrift: Jan Pieper zum 65. Geburtstag—Von seinen Schülern, Freunden und Kollegen. Gesammelt und zusammengestellt am Lehrstuhl für Baugeschichte der RWTH Aachen, Eigenverlag,
pp. 67-88.
2009 “Sacred Place and Structured Space: Temple architecture and pilgrimage in Jainism.” In: Phyllis Granoff (ed.), Victorious Ones: Jain Images of Perfection. The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, pp. 90-110.
2010 “Visual and Conceptual Links between Jaina Cosmological, Mythological and Ritual Instruments.” International Journal of Jaina Studies (IJJS). Vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1-20 [Online: http://www.soas.ac.uk/research/publications/journals/ijjs/file58529.pdf].
2011 “Introduction: The Jaina Heritage of Southern India and Karnataka.“ In: Julia A. B. Hegewald (ed.), The Jaina Heritage: Distinction, Decline and Resilience. Heidelberg Series in South Asian Studies, Samskriti Publishers, Delhi, pp. 1-26.
2011 “Sacred Symbols, Enlightened Beings and Temple Guardians: The Display of Holy Elements on Pillars in Jaina Temple Complexes in Karnataka.” In: Julia A. B. Hegewald (ed.), The Jaina Heritage: Distinction, Decline and Resilience. Heidelberg Series in South Asian Studies, Samskriti Publishers, Delhi, pp. 134-160.
2011 “The Persian Paradise Garden: Its South Asian Continuity.” In: World Heritage. Special Issue on Water, UNESCO, pp. 38-45.
2011


“Visual and Conceptual Links between Jaina Cosmological, Mythological and Ritual Instruments.” International Journal of Jaina Studies (IJJS). Vols. 4-6, 2008-2010, Peter Flügel (ed.), Hindi Granth Karyalay, Mumbai, pp. 209-227.
2011

"Living Traditions: Aquatic Architecture and Imagery in the Kathmandu Valley." In: Deepak Shimkhada (ed.), Nepal: Nostalgia and Modernity. Mārg Publications, Mumbai, pp.37-45.

2011


"Jain temples." Web publication, JAINpedia.org, Institute of Jainology, http://www.jainpedia.org/themes/places/jain-holy-places/jain-temples.html (first published: November 2011).
2012

“Jaina Havelī Temples in Northern India: Sources, Developments and Ritual Use.” In: Jayandra Soni (ed.), Jaina Studies: Proceedings of the DOT 2010 Panel in Marburg, Germany. Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi, pp. 131-165.

2012

“Building Citizenship: The Agency of Public Buildings and Urban Planning in the Making of the Indian Citizen.“ In: Subrata K. Mitra (ed.), Citizenship in South Asia. Samskriti Publishers, New Delhi, pp. 291-337.
Published once again with minor alterations in 2013 in: Subrata K. Mitra (ed.), Citizenship as Cultural Flow: Structure, Agency and Power. Transcultural Research, Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context, Springer Verlag, Trossingen, pp. 229-263.

2012

“Art and Politics: The Dialectics of Duality, Affinity and Confluence.” (Chapter 1, Introduction, together with Subrata K. Mitra), in: Julia A. B. Hegewald & Subrata K. Mitra (eds.), Re-use: The Art and Politics of Integration and Anxiety. Sage Publishers, New Delhi, pp. 1-29.

2012

“Towards a Theory of Re-use: Ruin, Retro and Fake Versus Improvement, Innovation and Integration.” In: Julia A. B. Hegewald & Subrata K. Mitra (eds.), Re-use: The Art and Politics of Integration and Anxiety. Sage Publishers, New Delhi, pp. 30-54.

2012

“The Past in the Present: Temple Conversions in Karnataka and Appropriation and Re-use in Orissa.” (Chapter 3, together with Subrata K. Mitra), in: Julia A. B. Hegewald & Subrata K. Mitra (eds.), Re-use: The Art and Politics of Integration and Anxiety. Sage Publishers, New Delhi, pp. 55-85

2012
"Jain Bastis." In: George Michell (ed.), Kanara - A Land Apart: The Artistic Heritage of Coastal Karnataka. Marg. Marg Publikations, Mumbai, pp. 30-43.
2012 "Cave temples." Web publication, JAINpedio.org, Institute of Jainology, http://beta.jainpedia.org/themes/places/jain-holy-places/jain-temples/cave-temples.html
(first published: December 2012).
2012 "Reflections on the Past - Perspectives for the Future: Re-use Theory as a Method for Critical Analysis in Art-historical Research." In: Tiziana Lorenzetti & Fabio Scialpi (eds.), Reflections on the Past - Perspectives for the Future, Proceedings of the International Congress, Rome, 18-19 April 2011. Studi umanistici: Ricerche sull' Oriente, Collana Convegni 19, Sapienza Università Editrice, Rome, pp. 77-100.
2013 Für IOA-Report: "Building Citizenship: The Agency of Public Buildings and Urban Planing in the Making of the Indian Citizen." In: Subrata K. Mitra (ed.):, Citizenship as Cultural Flow: Structure, Agency and Power, Transcultural Research, Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context, Springer Verlag, Trossingen, pp. 229-263.
2013 "Images of the Cosmos: Sacred and Ritual Space in Jaina Temple Architecture in India." In: Deena Ragavan (ed.), Heaven on Earth: Temples, Ritual and Cosmic Symbolism in the Ancient World. Orienal Institute Seminars, No. 9, The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, pp. 55-88.

Book Reviews

1994 Emily Lyle (ed.), Sacred Architecture in the Tradition of India, China, Judaism and Islam (Edinburgh University Press, 1992): South Asian Studies. No. 10, pp. 125−128.
1996 Ruth Lila Schmidt (ed.), A Practical Dictionary of Modern Nepali (Ratna Sagar, New Delhi, 1993): International Journal of Lexicography. Vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 147−152.
1996 Pratapaditya Pal (ed.), The Peaceful Liberators: Jaina Art from India (Thames and Hudson and Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, New York and London, 1994): South Asia Research. Vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 91−95.
1997 Axel Michaels (ed.), A Rāma Temple in 19th-Century Nepal: History and Architecture of the Rāmacandra Temple in Battīsputalī, Kathmandu (Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, 1995): Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies. Vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 577−78.
2000 Hugo E. Kreijger, Kathmandu Valley Painting: The Jucker Collection (Serindia Publications, London, 1999): European Bulletin of Himalayan Research. Vol. 18, pp. 100−102.

Articles in Newspapers and Magazines

1994 “New Art Circle’s First Exhibition in Nepal.” The Sunday Times, Kathmandu, 9 October1994,
p. 2.
1996 “A Study of Water Architecture in India.” German News: Monthly Magazine from the German Embassy, New Delhi. Vol. 37, p. 23
1997 “The Water Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley.” Journal of the Britain Nepal Society. No. 21, pp. 12−16.
2005 “New DFG-funded research project on Jainism in Karnataka.” SAI Report 2005. South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, p.18.
2006 “Emmy Noether-Research Group (DFG) on Jainism in Karnataka has Started its Work.” SAI Report 2006. South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, p. 5 (and title page).
2006 “Jainism in Karnataka: An Interdisciplinary Look at an Indian Religious Community.” Research Focus: India. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, pp. 3-4.
2007 “Research Group on Jainism in Karnataka documents: The Great Mahāmastakābhiṣeka.” Jaina Studies: Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies. School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, March 2007, issue 2, pp. 16-18.
2007 “Karnataka’s Neglected Jaina Heritage: The activities of the Emmy Noether Research Group.” SAI Report 2007. South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, p. 16.
2008 “Jaina Art and Architecture in India.” Understanding Visual Culture: The Newsletter of Art History & Visual Studies at Manchester. The University of Manchester, Issue One, May 2008, p. 2.
2013 "The Pianarosa Jaina Library at the University of Bonn." Together with Erika Schwager, Jaina Studies: Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies. School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), The Unversity of London, issue 8 (March 2013), pp. 52-53.
 
 

Professional Associations and Memberships

Member of the:

  • Founding member of the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA)
  • Forum for International Studies Bonn (Forum Internationale Wissenschaften Bonn), Faculty of Humanities, The University of  Bonn
  • Centre for Cultural Studies (Zentrum für Kulturwissenschaft), Faculty of Humanities, The University of Bonn
  • Dean’s Advisory Board on Research and International Affairs, Faculty of Humanities, The University of Bonn
  • Coordinator and Contact Person for International Students, Bonn International Graduate School - Oriental and Asian Studies (BIGS - OAS)
  • Member of the Bonn International Graduate School - Oriental and Asian Studies (BIGS - OAS)
  • Editorial Board of the Series "Bonner Asienstudien", Eb Verlag, Berin
  • Centre for Transcultural Narratology (Zentrum für Transkulturelle Narratologie), University of Bonn
  • Bonn Asia Centre (Bonner Asienzentrum), University of Bonn
  • Advisory Board of the Vienna Journal of South Asian Studies (Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens, WZKS)
  • International Advisory Board, Center for Jain Studies and Religious Pluralism, Florida International University, USA
  • Editorial Board of Contemporary South Asia
  • International Advisory Board of the South Asian Studies Association (SASA), California, USA
  • Editorial Advisory Board of the Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics (HPSACP), South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Editorial Board of the International Journal of Jaina Studies (IJJS), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
  • Centre of Jaina Studies (CoJS), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
  • Gesellschaft für Indo-Asiatische Kunst, Berlin
  • Traditional Cosmology Society, University of Edinburgh
  • Society for South Asian Studies, London

Fellow of the:

  • Royal Asiatic Society, London

Founding trustee of the:

  • Cam-Kar Research Institute in Mysore, India

Referee Activities (Gutachtertätigkeit)

For Research Applications and Prize Nominations

  • Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
  • 'Expert' for the Fund for Scientic Research (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (F.R.S.-FNRS), Belgium)
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
  • Czech Science Foundation (GAČR, Grantová Agentura České Republiky)
  • Reseach Foundation Flanders (FWO)
  • British Council
  • Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
  • British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES)

For Academic Publishers and Journals

  • Since 2013 for RIHA, Journal of the International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
  • Miscellanea Mediaevalia
  • Vienna Journal of South Asian Studies (WZKS)
  • Contemporary South Asia
  • International Journal of Jaina Studies (IJJS)
  • South Asian Studies

Prizes and Grants

2011
Extension to Emmy Noether-Research Scholarship (DFG) until 2014
2010
Prix en études indiennes 2010, Fondation Colette Caillat, Institut de France, Paris
2009
Distinguished Achievement Medal – Researcher of the Year 2009, The University of Manchester
2009-2012 Three-year extension to Emmy Noether Research Scholarship (DFG)
2008-2010 Visiting Fellow, Cluster of Excellence, Heidelberg University
2008 Travel grant, School of Arts Histories and Cultures, The University of Manchester
2008 Teacher Mobility Grant (EU Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus and the British Council)
2007 Publication grant, Ernst Waldschmidt Stiftung, Berlin
2005-2009 Emmy Noether Research Scholarship (DFG), Phase II (national)
2002-2004 Emmy Noether Research Scholarship (DFG), Phase I (international), at the Oriental Institute and University College, University of Oxford
2001-2003 Research Scholarship, The Wingate Foundation
2000 Publication Grant, The British Academy
1999-2002 Field Director, The Society for South Asian Studies, London
1999 Travel grant, University College, The University of Oxford
1996-1998 Postgraduate Studentship Award, The University of London
1995-1996 Language Scholarship, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), The University of London
1995 Travel grant, Central Research Fund, The University of London
1995 Travel grant, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), The University of London
1994 School’s Prize for final year undergraduates, SOAS, The University of London
1993 Undergraduate School Prize for non-finalists, SOAS, The University of London
1993 Travel grant, SOAS, The University of London
1991-1994 BA Scholarship, Lewisham Council, London
 
 

Organisation of Conferences and Exhibitions

Conferences and Lecture Series:
2012

Official opening of the Pianarosa Jaina Library, Bonn, 28th June 2012, Department of Asian and Islamic Art History (AIK), The University of Bonn
2012


International Lecture Series (Ringvorlesung, Studium Universale), “Text, Image and Circulation: Jaina Art in India and the Pianarosa Library in Bonn“, Department of Asian and Islamic Art History, the University of Bonn, April - June 2012
2011



"In the Shadow of the Golden Age: Art and Identity in Asia from Gandhara to the Modern Age.” The University of Bonn (Hauptgebäude and Akademisches Kunstmuseum), 13th - 15th October 2011. Funded through the Emmy Noether Programme, German Research Foundation (DFG)
2008 “Waters East and West: Italy, The Eastern Mediterranean and South Asia” (together with Prof. Suzy Butters, AHVS, Manchester), The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
2007/08 Member of the Academic Committee and the Organising Committee of the European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies (ECMSAS), The University of Manchester
2007 “Jainism in Karnataka: Literature, History, Religion, Art and Architecture” at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, India
2000 “The Sir William Jones Seminar in South and Central Asian Art” University College, The University of Oxford
Panels:
2008 “Re-use: The Art and Politics of Integration and Anxiety” (together with Prof. Subrata K. Mitra, Heidelberg University), European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, The University of Manchester
Exhibitions:
2007 “Mudabidri Temples”
Co-operation with Prof. Miki Desai and Pratyush Shankar, Faculty of Architecture, University of Ahmedabad, at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, India
2006 “Mahamastakabhisheka 2007”
South Asia Institute (SAI), Heidelberg University
2000 “Jaina Temple Architecture in India”
Exhibition during Oxford Arts Week at University College Oxford and later in the same year in Oxford town hall
1995 Participation in organisation of exhibition on Tibetan scroll paintings (thangkas) Museum für Indische Kunst, Berlin

Fieldwork in Asia

Regular fieldwork periods in India, Sri Lanka and Tibet since 1990

Excavations and Museum Work

Between 1988 and 1991 work in archaeological excavations with:
•  KAVA/ DAI Berlin (Khingar, Annapurna area, Nepal)
•  University of Ferrara, Italy (Castro Caro)
•  IsIAO, Rome (Patan and Pashupatinath, Nepal)
•  Rheinisches Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege (Gut Melaten, Aachen)

1995 Internship at Museum für Indische Kunst, Berlin
 
 

Research Projects

Since 2005 Jainism in Karnataka
“Jainism in Karnataka: History, Architecture and Religion.” Interdisciplinary Emmy Noether Research Group funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
2008-2010 Asia and Europe in a Global Context
Participation in the Excellence Cluster “Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows,” Heidelberg University, International Co- operation Partner for Research Area A (Governance and Administration), Individual research project with Prof. Subrata K. Mitra on “Building Citizenship: Public Buildings and Citizenship in South Asia.”
2004-2007 Dynamics of Ritual
Member of the Collaborative Research Centre “Dynamics of Ritual: Socio- cultural Processes in a Historical and Cultural Comparative Perspective” (SFB 619), Heidelberg University
2000-2004 Vidisha Research Project
Member of the “Vidisha Research Group: Locating Pan-Indian Processes of Cultural, Religious and Historical Change in a Regional Setting,” The British Museum, London. Funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council
1998-2007 Jaina Temple Architecture in India
This project was funded through a number of scholarships from the Society for South Asian Studies (Project Director 1999-2002), University College Oxford, the Wingate Foundation (2001-2003) and the German Research Foundation (DFG, 2002-2004)
1994-1998 Water Architecture in South Asia
This project was funded through a number of grants from the University of London (1996-1998), the Central Research Fund (1995), the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) London (1995, 1995-1996) and the British Academy (2000)

PhD Supervision

Current PhD students:
Regina Höfer “Imperial Shopping: The South Asian Collection of Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este between the Poles of Academia, Art, Representation and Souvenir.”
Julia Fritz “Der Umgang mit der zeitgenössischen islamischen Kunst.”


Martha Schulz “Buddhist Caves in Asia”
Mia Dora Prvan “Emerging Art Worlds in Transition: Artistic Evolution in South Asian Contemporary Art"
Ding, Lu

“Russische, europäische und daoistische Einflüsse auf das Werk des Holzschnitzers Zhu Minggang”
Nur Özdilmac
“Mamlukische Heraldik”
Manja Rohmann

“Der Nahostkonflikt im Spiegel palästinensischer und israelischer
Künstler”
Waheeda Bano
"Globalization and Contemporary Pakistani Art"
Nasrin Nahavandi
"An Iconographic and Historic Analysis of Panjikant Religious Paintings"
Rebekka Welker
"Frühe Fotografie in Nepal"
Amna Saeed Gillani "Analysis of Pietra Dura Work of Lahore Fort: Style, Form and Influences."
Completed PhD students:
Sabine Scholz (2011) “The Digambara Jainas of South Maharashtra and North Karnataka since the Late 19th Century: Towards the Establishment of Collective Religious Identity and a Digambara Jaina Community.”