Attention dear Reader,

due to the relaunch of the university's webpages this site will not be updated regularly for several weeks from 4 November 2019.

All links will remain viable and specifically the Transcultural Knowledge Blog will be kept current.


Prof. Ghosh-Schellhorn is currently on sick leave.

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Winter Semeser 2019/2020

Undergraduate Course

Nation and Identity: New Zealand

Tina Helbig M.A.

Fr 10-12:00 c.t.

This course examines the role media representation plays in defining New Zealand’s national identity. We will analyse short-stories, movies, advertisements, and visual social media in order to discuss the following topics: nation building, national identity, cultural identity, and intercultural relations between European colonizers and their descendants and the Māori people.


Katherine Mansfield, "The Garden Party".

Frank Sargeson, "The Making of a New Zealander".

Patricia Grace, "A Way of Talking".

Lee Tamahori (dir.), Once Were Warriors.

Niki Caro (dir.), Whale Rider.

Taika Waitit (dir.), Hunt for the Wilderpeople.


TAS supports

New Books

Forthcoming Events


Inspired by the east how the Islamic world influenced western art, Exhibition

British Museum, 10 Oct 2019 – 26 Jan 2020


Thai Buddhist Tales: Stories along the Path of Enlightenment, Exhibition

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, until 26 Jan 2020


Dutch Masters Revisited, Exhibition

Amsterdam Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, until 2 February 2020


The Gift, Play

Theatre Royal Stratford East, London, 29 January – 15 Febuary 2020


Buddhism, Exhibition

The British Library, London, 25 Oct 2019 – 23 Feb 2020


BORDER CROSSINGS: The Great Experiment

On Tour, 6 February 2020 – 23 February 2020


Burnt Roti 2020 Festival

GENESIS CINEMA, London, 1 March 2020, 9:30 – 17:30


Masterpieces of Indian Painting for the East India Company, Exhibition

The Wallace Collection, London, until 19 April 2020


Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein to Social Media, Exhibition

The Foundling Museum, London, until 26 April 2020


Take a look at our new project about British Government Houses in 3D.



Try our Transcultural Knowledge Blog! Here you can find a huge selection of articles, reviews, and news about fields connected to Transcultural Anglophone Studies. This Blog will be updated on a regular basis. Please feel free to take a look!



Enslaved - The TAS Blog on Slavery. Click here to get to the Collection Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936 to 1938. A short text about the collection is provided in our blog. Click here for more resources about slavery.