Heike C. Spickermann M.A.

Scientific Coordinator of the Center for Intercultural Studies

Heike C. Spickermann is acting Scientific Coordinator for the Center for Intercultural Studies. She has been working for the Center since 1999, completing the Master of Arts 2003 in General and Comparative Literature, having included a wide range of humanities and social sciences subjects in her studies. Until 2005 she was also a freelance editor and worked in the science management and for various publishers, e.g. correcting the Gutenberg Yearbook of the international Gutenberg Society for several years. Further short-term activities at that time were the translation of a book from Brazilian Portuguese for research purposes as well as the temporary collaboration in the edition of the collected works of Alfred Andersch.

Since 2005, working now fulltime as Scientific Coordinator at the Center for Intercultural Studies, she could focus on the conception and management of research and knowledge transfer, as well as the conception and organization of ‘pseudo-scientific’ (science-transferring) events and conferences, primarily. Other focal points are conceptual science consulting, reporting, evaluation, strategic PR, networking of scientists and internal and external communication. For this now more extensive work at the Center for Intercultural Studies, she let her doctoral thesis rest for the time being. Since 2014, she has also been the Managing Editor of the publication series “Intercultural Studies” at the Center. From eight volumes, she has edited so far, she published three (partially) indepently.


Research interests

Classical modernity, references and comparisons (Latin America / Europe), philosophy of science, knowledge transfer into scientific and public space (museums, exhibitions, media changes, conditions of scientific, creative and social constellations)


Publications

Developing Transnational American Studies. (Ed. together with Nadja Gernalzick) Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2018 (Intercultural Studies 8).

Dispositionen der Interkulturalitätsforschung. Einführung. In: Perspektiven der Interkulturalität. Forschungsfelder eines umstrittenen Begriffs. Ed. by Anton J. Escher und Heike C. Spickermann. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2018 (Intercultural Studies 1), 9-32.

Perspektiven der Interkulturalität. Forschungsfelder eines umstrittenen Begriffs. (Ed. together with Anton J. Escher) Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2018. (Intercultural Studies 1)

Vorbemerkung. In: Weltliteratur interkulturell. Referenzen von Cusanus bis Bob Dylan.
Für Dieter Lamping zum 60. Geburtstag. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2015 (Intercultural Studies 3), 9-14.

(Ed.) Weltliteratur interkulturell. Referenzen von Cusanus bis Bob Dylan.
Für Dieter Lamping zum 60. Geburtstag
. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2015. (Intercultural Studies 3)

Knef und die Folgen. Bestsellermarketing in den siebziger Jahren. In: 50 Jahre Frankfurter Buchmesse. 1949–1999. Hrsg. von Stephan Füssel. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 1999, pp. 120–129.

Mit einem Gaul fing alles an. Neu ab den 70er Jahren: Bestsellermarketing. In: Börsenblatt für den deutschen Buchhandel 79 v. 2.10.1998, pp. 29–33.


Lectures

"Consistency of Interculturality. Awareness distant from Utopia, Dystopia and Atopy?". AEMI-Konferenz "Challenges of Contemporary Migration", Gdynia / Polen, 3.-6. Oktober 2018.

“‘Germany for Beginners’. Discourses of a German national self-image in the context of an Exhibition.” AEMI-Konferenz “Where we belong – Borders, ethnicity and identity”, Karlstad / Schweden, 2.–6. Oktober 2013.

„Forschung, Erkenntnisgewinn und -Transfer am Zentrum für Interkulturelle Studien.“ Wissenschaftscluster „‚10 Jahre ZAK‘ – Wissen schaf(f)t(s)Austausch“, Karlsruhe, 30. November – 1. Dezember 2012.“

Function and structure of an Interdisciplinary Research Platform at Mainz University: The Center for Intercultural Studies”. AEMI-Konferenz “Migration Studies, Information and Communication Technologies”, Bilbao / Spanien, 29. September – 2. Oktober 2010.


Organizaton of conferences (selection)

Perspektiven der Interkulturalität. Forschungsfelder eines umstrittenen Begriffs (20 Jahre ZIS - Jubiläum), 9./10. November 2017.

Symposium Transnational American Studies, 5./6. Februar 2016.

Conference "ACADEMIC MOBILITY – CHALLENGES OF INTERNATIONALIZATION", 26.–28. Juni 2014.

Symposium Weltliteratur interkulturell, 14. Mai 2014.

Vorstellungsreihe „Publikationen Interkultureller Forschung“ WS 2009/2010.

Interkulturalität – Das Konzept der Zukunft, 15./16. Juni 2007.

KULTURTRANSFER, 12.–14. Juli 2006.


Further Events/Projects (Selection)

Jährliche Programmgestaltung für den Wissenschaftsmarkt der JGU aus Forschungsprojekten, vor dem Staatstheater (2002–2013).

Night of the Profs – ZIS. rayon culturel – cultural lightning – kulturelles Feuerwerk -"Kulturelle Globalisierung", Juni 2011, Mainzer Staatstheater.

Kültür alakart – Kulturwoche, 3.–9. Mai 2010, Frankfurter Hof, Mainzer Innenstadt.

Interkulturelles Fest für die JGU Mainz, Forum der Begegnung (jährlich, 2007–2009), Foyer des ReWi, Mainzer Campus.


Memberships

Internationale Gutenberg-Gesellschaft in Mainz e.V.

Association of European Migration Institutions / AEMI

Alumni des Instituts für Buchwissenschaft der JGU Mainz


Further Projects

Kontemplation I / Picture Exhibition, Okt 2012 – Feb 2013 (VITIS, Wiesbaden).