The blog “Art History and Transculturation” celebrates the scholarly worlds and works of Monica Juneja, Professor of Global Art History at Heidelberg University, in the context of her 65th birthday. It constitutes a multi-vocal academic portray of the pioneering transcultural methodology, inter- as well as transdisciplinary engagement, the mediation between academic discourse and cultural institutions, and collaborative ethos that characterize Monica Juneja’s outstanding achievements and her innovative role in the field of art history and neighboring disciplines.
Launched on the occasion of her actual birthday, 30th December 2020, the blog will dynamically grow throughout the auspicious year 2021 to include many contributions spanning the fields of art history, history, regional as well as transcultural studies and ranging from early modern to contemporary times. Ultimately, it will demonstrate how Monica Juneja’s critical thinking and mindful research, her caring and sharing personality has constituted a hub of inspiration that relates colleagues, comrades, students, and friends with different expertise and career stages all around the world.
The editorial team – Jennifer Bürk, Hajra Haider, and Jo Ziebritzki headed by Franziska Koch and affiliated with Heidelberg University’s Chair of Global Art History at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies – warmly thanks all contributors, who make this a special present/-ce.
We wish Monica Juneja as well as all blog users a lively reading, viewing & listening experience!