Berlin Geographical Papers

Berlin Geographical Papers (since Volume 36; before titled ‘Occasional Papers Geographie’)

Berlin Geographical Papers series attempts to publish scientific results from ongoing research projects at the Centre for Development Studies, Freie Universitaet Berlin. The regional research focus is directed on Asia, and more specifically on South and Central Asia. The results are related to geographical development studies in a broader sense. The series aims to make research findings accessible to an interested public without delay and as open source.

From volume 50 onwards, the Berlin Geographical Papers are accessible via Refubium - the repository of the FU Berlin.

Puṣpikā – Tracing Ancient India through Texts and Traditions: Contributions to Current Research in Indology

In the series Puṣpikā. Tracing Ancient India through Texts and Traditions: Contributions to Current Research in Indology, the proceedings of the International Indology Graduate Research Symposium (IIGRS) are published. Puṣpikā is a peer-reviewed series that provides early-career scholars with a platform to share the results of their research on pre-modern South Asian cultures.

For more information on the symposium, the series and previous Puṣpikā volumes, please visit

Geographien Südasiens

The series “Geographien Südasiens”, edited by the board members of the Study Group, makes the timely publication of current research possible and gives insights in the broad expertise of the Study Group’s members. It comprises extended abstracts that build on conferences papers presented at the annual conferences. It is also possible to publish theses and themed issues in this series.

Information on the Study Group and its recent and upcoming activities can be found at

History, Archaeology, Society – Euro-Chinese Academic Lectures

Since 1997, a program of lectures of the Beijing Centre of the Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) entitled Histoire, archéologie, société – conférences académiques franco-chinoises has offered an occasion for various Chinese and European (especially French) scholars to present their research results to the Beijing academic audience in a wide range of disciplines, such as archaeology, social and cultural history, anthropology and culture heritage studies. Delivered in different academic institutions (such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University, various institutes of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the Institute for the History of Natural Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, etc.), the talks have then been published in bilingual booklets, resulting in a series of 14 volumes to the present day. In the framework of the new European Research Centre for Chinese Studies (ERCCS) constituted by the collaboration of the EFEO Beijing Centre and the Beijing Branch Office of the Max Weber Foundation, the above-mentioned series has now been renamed History, Archaeology, Society – Euro-Chinese Academic Lectures. By publishing in a bilingual form various academic lectures given before a Chinese audience on a wide range of topics, this series intends to reflect the vitality of international scholarly discussion in China today, as well as the most recent accomplishments of research in the humanities and social sciences.  


Jahrbuch der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien

The Deutsche Vereinigung für Chinastudien (DVCS), based in Berlin, sees itself as an association for Chinese scholars from all German-speaking countries. Its annual conferences serve to present new research results and to promote professional dialogue not only among its members but also with all those interested in China. A special concern of the DVCS is to provide a discussion forum for young sinologists, to offer an organizational umbrella for research projects and to create publication opportunities.

Further information on the activities and history of the DVCS can be found on the homepage of the German Association for Chinese Studies at

The DVCS publishes the DVCS Yearbook with a Moving Wall of 12 months after the print edition has been published.


Media and Cultural Studies

The "Media and Cultural Studies" series publishes original research results in the area studies that deal with questions of media and cultural studies. An additional focus is laid on innovative research at the interface of media culture and gender studies. In particular, the series serves as a publication platform for transregional and South Asia-related projects, for instance, PhD dissertations or edited volumes. Furthermore, it offers possibilities for multimedia publications.

By individual agreement, the series offers authors of monographs and editors of edited volumes a peer review process to ensure the quality of their publications.

Monographs on Indian Archaeology, Art and Philology

The series "Monographs on Indian Archaeology, Art and Philology" has been published since 1978 by the Board of Trustees of the Ernst Waldschmidt Foundation. It comprises outstanding contributions in the field of Indology in its entire breadth, with a special focus on the research interests of the founder (archaeology and art history of Central Asia, Buddhist literature). Inclusion in the series is decided by the Foundation's Board of Directors on the recommendation of the Foundation's Board of Trustees.

The Ernst Waldschmidt Foundation Berlin was founded in 1968 by the Indologist Ernst Waldschmidt (1897-1985). It is a foundation under civil law according to Berlin state law with its headquarters in Berlin and serves to support research on India in Germany.


Neue Hallesche Berichte

Neue Hallesche Berichte
Quellen und Studien zur Geschichte und Gegenwart Südindiens [New Halle Reports. Sources and Studies on Historical and Contemporary South India]

Edited by Michael Bergunder and Daniel Cyranka on behalf of the Francke Foundations in Halle

The relations between the Francke Foundations and India go back to the early days of the Foundations. With the Danish-English-Halle Mission, the first mission of the Protestant church, the Foundations established contact with South India from 1706 on and published the missionaries’ reports, the “Hallesche Berichte”, between 1710 and 1772. The “Neue Hallesche Berichte”, published from 1999 on, aim at promoting contemporary scholarly studies of traditional relations with India. The series’ topics, developed in conference reports, monographs and critical editions of sources, include Dravidology, popular religion, the history of Christianity, the history of Hinduism, and the religion and culture of South India.