10. Dezember 2020, von AAI Webmaster
Foto: Leon Woltermann
Die Abteilung für Sprachen und Kulturen Südostasiens gratuliert den Studierenden Leon Woltermann und Rangga Eka Saputra zu ihrem Universität Hamburg Forschungsstipendium.
As part of the Excellence Strategy, the University of Hamburg offered the opportunity to students to obtain funds for conducting their own independent research. This program provides financial support to a select group of Bachelor and Master students. The research projects were selected on the base of certain criteria as self-reliance, scientific rigour, social relevance, cooperation opportunities and feasibility. Since the program is offered to students of all departments, the committee received a lot of proposals, which makes this program highly competitive and prestigious.
Leon Woltermann and Rangga Eka Saputra, two students of the Department of Languages and Cultures of Southeast Asia, convinced the committee and received a grant to become part of the limited successful applicants. Leon Woltermann is conducting his Bachelor´s degree with a main interest in linguistic and cultural discourse as well as historical connections between Muslim societies of the Malay World, the Middle East and China. Rangga Eka Saputra is a Master´s student focusing on social and religious issues in Southeast Asian societies.
Their research is titled Between Church and Mosque – Transformation of Interreligious Sites in Western Europe. The aim of the research is to document the transformation processes of former churches, which have been converted into mosques. Furthermore, they want to develop a better understanding about the dynamics of sociocultural, economic and political tensions, which influence the transformation processes. Finally, their study examines the reaction of the local communities connected to the site.