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Dr. Julia A. B. Hegewald

Hegewald
 

Professorin für Orientalische Kunstgeschichte

 

Institution:
Department of Asian and Islamic Art History (AIK)
Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies (IOA)

 

Education and Academic Qualifications


2008
Habilitation
Abteilung für Baugeschichte und Denkmalpflege, Fakultät für Architektur
RWTH Aachen

1994 - 1998
PhD in History of Indian Architecture
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), The University of London

1998
MA, Oriental Institute, The University of Oxford

1991 - 1994
BA in Art & Archaeology with Nepali Language
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), The University of London
1st Class Honours degree

 

Employment History


Since Sept. 2010
Full Professor of Oriental Art History (tenure)
Head of the Department of Asian and Oriental Art History

2007 - 2010
Lecturer (until 2008) and then 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

2005 - 2007
Head of Emmy Noether - Research Project on Jainism and Jaina art in Karnataka (Nachwuchsgruppenleiterin)
South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University
The project continued:
2007 - 2010 Art History and Visual Studies (AHVS), The University of Manchester
2010 - 2014 Department of Asian and Islamic Art History, The University of Bonn

2002 - 2004
Lecturer and tutor, South Asian art and religion
Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, at The University of Oxfold

2002
Tutor in Asian art and religion
Washington International Studies Council at The University of Oxford

2001 - 2003
Lecturer, Foundation Course in Asian Art
Sotheby´s Institute of Art, London

1999
Guest lecturer, Institut für Indische Philologie und Kunstgeschichte
Freie Universität Berlin

1998 - 2005
Junior Research Fellow (until 2001) and then Special Supernumerary Fellow in Indian Architecture
University College, The University of Oxford

1998 - 1999
Lecturer, SOAS and Christie´s Arts of Asia & Africa Course
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), The University of London

1994 - 1998
Extra academic assistant for teaching Nepali and South Asian Art and Architecture
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), The University of London

 

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 in Asia

 

Professoinal Associations and Memberships


Since 2014
Member of the Scientific Commitee of the International Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), Rome and New Delhi

Since 2012
Founding Member of the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA)

Since 2010
Member of the Editorial Board of the series "Bonner Asienwissenschaften" EB-Verlag, Berlin

Member of the Advisory Borad of the Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens

Member of the International Advisory Board, Center for Jain Studies and Religious Pluralism, Florida

Member of the Editorial Board of Contemporary South Asia

Since 2008
Member of the International Advisory Board of the South Asian Studies Association (SASA), California

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics (HPSACP), South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University

Director (together with Prof. Kunal Sen), South Asia Research Group (SARG), The University of Manchester

2007 - 2010
Member of the Excellence Cluster "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows", Heidelberg University

Since 2005
Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Jaina Studies (IJJS), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), The University of London

Associate Member of the Centre of Jaina Studies (CoJS), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), The University of London

2004 - 2007
Member of the Collaborative Research Centre "Dynamics of Ritual: Socio-cultural Processes in a Historical and Cultural Comparative Perspective" (SFB 619), Heidelberg University

Since 2002
Founding trustee of the Cam-Kar Research Insitute in Mysore, India

2000 - 2004
Member of the Vidisha Research Project, The British Museum, London

Since 1999
Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, London

 

Key Publications (books)


Since 2014 Editor of the publication series "Studies in Asian Art and Culture" (SAAC) with EB-Verlag, Berlin.

[2015] Jaina Painting and Manuscript Culture: In Memory of Paolo Pianarosa. (ed.), Studies in Asian Art and Culture (SAAC) Vol. 3, EB-Verlag, Berlin.

2014 In the Shadow of the Golden Age: Art and Identity in Asia from Gandhara to the Modern Age. (ed.), Studies in Asian Art and Culture (SAAC) Vol. 1, EB-Verlag, Berlin.

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

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

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

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

 

 Prizes and Grants


2010

Prix en études indiennes 2010, Fondation Colette Caillat, Institut de France, Paris

2009
Distinguished Achievement Medal - Researcher of the Year awarded by the President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester

Teacher Mobility Grant (Erasmus and the British Council)

Travel grant, School of Arts Histories and Cultures, The University of Manchester

2008 - 2010
Visiting Fellow in the Cluster of Excellence, Heidelberg University

2007
Publication grant, Ernst Waldschmidt Stiftung, Berlin

2005 - 2014
Nachwuchsgruppenleitung, Emmy Noether Research Group, German Research Foundation (DFG)

2002 - 2004
Emmy Noether Research Scholarship (international), German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Oriental Institute and University College, The University of Oxford

2001 - 2003
Research Scholarship, Wingate Foundation

2000
Publication Grant, British Academy

1999 - 2002
Field Director for own research project on Jaina temples in India, Society for South Asian Studies, London

1999
Travel Grant, University College, 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

Travel grant, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), The University of London

1994
School´s Prize for the highest degree in SOAS in 1994, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

1993
Undergraduate School Prize for non-finalists at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Travel grant, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), The University of London

1991 - 1994
BA Scholarship from Lewisham Council, London

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