Winter Semester 2020/21 (all courses will be taught online)

Prof. Dr. Ghosh-Schellhorn

VL: "'Black Lives Matter!': A Transcultural Survey", Wed. 8:30 – 10:00

HS: "Out-Performing Caribbean Classics: Derek Walcott's Pantomime”, Mo. 8:30 – 10:00

HS: "Popular Culture in India: Film as Transcultural Genre", Wed. 14 – 16 c. t .

HS: "Transcultural Digital Humanities: Virtual Government Houses", Fr. 8:30 – 10:00

Tina Helbig M.A.

PS: "Representing the South Pacific: From Captain Cook’s Travelogues to Contemporary Indigenous Fiction", Fr. 10 – 12 c. t.


For more information, go to → Your Studies → Courses



#MumbaiOperaOnline: The Royal Mumbai Opera House on Youtube


The Lockdown Dialogues: Border Crossings Goes Online


The Longlist for Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020  has been announced


Chinese Museums Put Exhibitions Online Due to Coronavirus; Article


New Books

A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution
by Toby Green
640 pp.
ISBN13: 978-0141977669

British Art and the East India Company
by Geoff Quilley
368 pp.
ISBN13: 978-1783275106

Collecting and Empires: An Historical and Global Perspective
edited by Maia Wellington Gahtan and Eva-Maria Troelenberg
404 pp.
ISBN13: 978-1909400634



Forthcoming Events


Claire Partington: Taking Tea, Exhibition
Seattle Art Museum, until 6 December 2020


10.12.2020 Worldwide Screening: I Am Not Your Negro von Raoul Peck

"Das internationale literaturfestival berlin (ilb) ruft Kinos, 
Schulen, Universitäten, Fernsehsender, Medien, kulturelle 
Institutionen und Individuen zu einer weltweiten Filmvorführung von
Am Not Your Negro
von Raoul Peck am 10. Dezember 2020 auf, dem 
Jahrestag der durch die UNO im Jahr 1948 verkündeten Allgemeinen 
Erklärung der Menschenrechte. Der Film erhellt die Kontinuität des 
Rassismus und dokumentiert den auch in der Kunst artikulierten 
Widerstand gegen ihn. Mit der weltweiten Vorführung des Films von 
Raoul Peck soll auch unsere Verantwortung unterstrichen werden, die 
Geschichte der Kolonisation und des Rassismus detailliert 


From Our Friends

Our friends Exchange Theatre are back on a stage with a new family show, Le Cat in (re)Boots live streamed from the French Institute in London (18 & 21 Nov). As part of the 23rd South Ken Kids Festival, with themes of Kindness, Fraternity and Diversity. Find out more and Book tickets.

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As well as streaming our work for free, we are also continuing our programme of work with young refugees: at the moment this feels more necessary than ever.  If you feel able to make a donation to support our work, please go to our JustGiving page where you can donate online.  Thank you.


Birdgirl Joins Magnetic North

Following her journey to the Arctic for the most Northerly Youth Climate Strike this September, Mya-Rose Craig - or Birdgirl - will speak in conversation with Caitlyn Baikie at MAGNETIC NORTH this December. Mya-Rose is an activist, environmental campaigner and renowned for being a wildlife hero. Caitlyn (Top 5 Indigenous leaders under 30 to watch, CBC 2015) is an Inuk from Nain, Nuntsiavut living in Quebec and is a policy advisor for the national advocacy organization Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. Together they will discuss the climate change issues Arctic communities already face and the concerns for what’s to come.


MAGNETIC NORTH is presented in partnership with the British Museum and will be streamed online on 3 December, 6.30pm. Tickets are free and available here.