Prof. Dr. Julius Heinicke

Julius Heinicke

Fields of Teaching and Research

  • Cultural and Performance Studies
  • International Cultural Policy
  • Applied Theatre and Cultural Education
  • International Cultural Work
  • Transculturality
  • African Cultures and Theatres

University Activities

Head of Academic Center for Science and Humanities

Professional Memberships

  • Contact Professor Heinrich Böll Foundation
  • Member of Cultrans e.V.
  • Reviewer for the Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam
  • Reviewer for the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation
  • Member of the Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft
  • Member of the Board of the African Theatre Association
  • Member of the International Federation of Theatre Research
  • Member of the Contemporary Arts Alliance

Curriculum Vitae

Julius Heinicke is professor for Cultural Studies at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Coburg and head of the research project “Schnittstellen zwischen Hochkultur und kultureller Bildung (Interfaces between cultural education and high culture)”. He studied Culture and Performance at Humboldt University in Berlin and defended 2012 his PhD-thesis on Theatre and Politics in Zimbabwe at the Department of African Studies. Between 2012 and 2016 he hold a post-doc position at the Department of Theatre Studies at Freie Universität in Berlin, where he focused on theatre, performance and transculturalism, culture policy and international cultural work (ERC-Project The Aesthetics of Applied Theatre). Since 2016 he has been teaching at the “Theaterakademie” at the Hamburg University of Music and Drama (HfMT).

In the last years, Julius Heinicke spent time researching and teaching as well as working in cultural projects and in arts in education, mainly in Africa and Europe. Furthermore he maintained an Artistic Coordinator position at the „Zimbabwe Arts Festival in Berlin“, in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office.

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