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Field trip: Students report from the "Rust Belt""

In September, students of the Institute of Geography and the HCA traveled through the US "Rust Belt". Here they report on their experiences and encounters (in German).


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

6:15 pm

2016 Elections
Presidential Campaigns - Best Of

Video Clips

Thursday, October 27, 2016

6:15 pm

His, Hers, and Ours: Creativity and Collaboration

Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, and Tom Franklin, University of Mississippi / The American Academy in Berlin

Thursday, November 3, 2016

6:15 pm

Conspiracy Theory in the Age of Dan Brown and Donald Trump

Michael Butter, Universität Tübingen

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"Occupy Wall Street: The United States’ First Post-modern Movement" by Natalie Rauscher (Bretterblog, October 12, 2016)

"Trump ging richtig in den Schlamm" - Interview with Martin Thunert on the second presidential debate (RNZ, October 11, 2016)

"German university students tour Connellsville" - The local newspaper in Connellsville, PA reports on the HCA's field trip to the US Rust Belt (The Daily Courier, September 29, 2016)

"Das Phänomen Donald Trump: Wie käme Europa mit Donald Trump als US-Präsidenten klar?"
Radio talk show with Tobias Endler (NDR Info "Redezeit", September 27, 2016)

"Die Amtszeit von Barack Obama: Ein widersprüchliches Erbe"Deutschlandfunk report featuring comments by Martin Thunert (Deutschlandfunk, September 16, 2016)

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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...]

Baden-Württemberg Seminar  |  Calendar  |  Event Retrospect


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