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Thursday, October 16, 2014

06:15 PM

Awarding of the Rolf Kentner Dissertation Prize
"Imagining Freedom in the Black Theatres of Francophone New Orleans"

Juliane Braun, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Thursday, October 23, 2014

06:15 PM

Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz as a Global Culture of Dissent

Penny von Eschen, University of Michigan

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"Im Namen des Volkszorns: Ein politisches Großverbrechen"
Rudolf Walther on Manfred Berg's Lynchjustiz in den USA (Süddeutsche Zeitung, September 16, 2014)

"Aus der Doppelrolle gefallen"
Review of Ira Hunt's "Losing Vietnam" by Detlef Junker (FAZ, August 19, 2014)


"Nemci Američanom neveria" (Germans do not trust the Americans)
Report by Andrej Matišák featuring comments by HCA Executive Director Wilfried Mausbach (Slovakian Pravda, July 11, 2014).
Read the full comments (in English) on the author's blog (Matisak's Blog: A Stamp on the World, July 10, 2014)


"Die Amerikaner müssen sich fragen, ob die Informationen den Ärger wert sind"
Interview with Wilfried Mausbach (RNZ, July 10, 2014)


"Laurie Maffly-Kipp forscht zur afroamerikanischen Geschichte: Annette Lennartz über die in Heidelberg ausgezeichnete Historikerin"

(.mp3 / SWR2 "Journal am Mittag", July 3, Juli 2014)

 
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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...]

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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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