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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

6:15 PM

Attachment Theory

Rita Felski, University of Virginia

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

6:15 PM

World War I and the Paradox of Wilsonianism

Lloyd Ambrosius, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

6:15 PM

James W.C. Pennington Award 2015:
James W.C. Pennington and Mark Twain: Slavery and the Moral Conscience of American Literature

William L. Andrews, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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"Acts of Faith: How the Church Gave B.B. King the Blues" by HCA Associate Daniel Silliman (, May 15, 2015)

"Pulverfass mit kurzer Lunte"
Manfred Berg on the history of "race riots" in the US (Die Zeit, May 13, 2015)

Radio interview with Manfred Berg on police violence in the US and the Baltimore riots

(SWRinfo, April 28, 2015)

"Campbell Barracks: Mark-Twain-Zentrum soll transatlantische Beziehungen beleuchten" – HCA Founding Director Detlef Junker discusses the plans for the "Mark Twain Center for Transatlantic Relations" in the committee for conversion of Heidelberg's city council (RNZ, 24. April 2015)

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The Heidelberg Center for American Studies

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The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) is a central research and teaching institution of Heidelberg University. Financially, it is a public-private partnership, attracting about two-thirds of its budget from private donors. Founded in 2003, the HCA’s purpose is to provide and impart the knowledge needed to understand the politics, culture, economy and society of the United States of America. The Center also facilitates a dialogue between academia and the public and contributes to the creation and strengthening of transatlantic networks. [more...]

Mission  |  History  |  Organization  |  Benefactors  |  Our Premises

An Institute for Higher Education

Graduates of our study programs profit from their interdisciplinary and intercultural education and are well qualified to work as experts on the United States. American Studies at the HCA are characterized by both sound knowledge about the United States and alternate viewpoints: "Inside knowledge with an outside perspective!”

A Center for Interdisciplinary Research

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At the HCA, the America-related research of six university faculties and ten disciplines converges, offering a range of expertise that is unique in the academic world. The inter-action between the disciplines makes it possible to teach American Studies with a cross-disciplinary perspective and therefore to do justice to the complexity of the object of research – the United States. By creating a number of in-house academic positions and a center for visiting scholars, the HCA is positioning itself as a internationally renowned center for interdisciplinary research. [more...]

Main Research Areas  |  Publications  |  Visiting Scholars  |  Spring Academy

A Forum for Public Debate

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As a forum for public debate, the HCA facilitates a lively dialogue between the academia and the public and presents current research in the field of American Studies through lectures, panel discussion, exhibitions, and, most notably, through its Baden-Württemberg Seminar: Each spring and fall, the HCA invites distinguished scholars, public policy experts, journalists, writers, and artists to present their current work, discuss issues of transatlantic interest or read from their writings at selected institutions throughout the state of Baden-Württemberg. [more...]

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