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Antje Flüchter

PD Dr. Antje Flüchter is a historian of Early Modern European History by training and an Independent Research Group Leader at the Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context in Heidelberg since 2008. Her project (consisting of herself and two PhD students) has a focus on the circulation and negotiation of knowledge between India and Europe in the process of state building. A new project (Jesuits in Asia and Europe – Transcultural Christianity and the Narratives of Christian Orthodoxy) is starting soon. She earned her doctoral degree in 2002 at the University of Münster (Celibacy between Norm and deviant Behaviour. Church Politics and everyday life in Jülich and Berg in the 16th and 17th century) and her Habilitation in 2012 at the University of Heidelberg (From Diversity to a Single Truth: Images of Indian Statehood in Early Modern German  Discourse, 1500-1700). Between 1997 and 2008 she was Assistant Professor at the Department of Early Modern History, University of Münster. Her fields of interest are transcultural studies, history of religion, cultural history of politics, confessionalism and gender history.

Important publications include: “Bajadere und Sati – Bilder der Inderin im deutschsprachigen Diskurs der Frühen Neuzeit”, in: Martine Ineichen/ Anna K. Liesch, Hg., Gender in Trans-it: transkulturelle und transnationale Perspektiven (Beiträge der 12. Schweizerischen Tagung für Geschlechtergeschichte) = Transcultural and Transnational  Perspectives (Contributions to the 12th Swiss Gender History Conference), Basel 2009, S. 159-170, “Religions, Sects, and Heresy – Religion on the Indian Subcontinent in Early Modern German Texts”, in: Hans-Martin Krämer, Ulrike Vordermark, Jenny Oesterle, Hg., Labeling Self and Other in Historical Contacts between Religious Groups (Comparativ), Leipzig 2010, p. 58-74; “‘Aus den fürnembsten indianischen Reisebeschreibungen zusammengezogen’. Knowledge about India in Early Modern Germany”, in: Intersections 14, 2010, p. 337-360.

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