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Baden-Württemberg Seminar

The new program (Fall 2014)

Visiting Scholar

The HCA welcomes Prof. Matthew Sutton (Washington State University), the HCA Scholar-in-Residence 2014/15.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

06:15 PM

Human Territoriality and the Downfall of Public Housing

Kenny Cupers, The Illinois School of Architecture / Fellow Foundation

Thursday, November 13, 2014

06:15 PM

Gods of War: Religion and American Espionage in World War II

Matthew Sutton, Washington State University / HCA

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"George W. Bush als Versager: Im Maschinenraum der amerikanischen Weltpolitik seit dem Jahr 1945" – Review of Hal Brands' What Good Is Grand Strategy? by Detlef Junker (FAZ, October 28, 2014)

"Dr. Juliane Braun erhält Rolf-Kentner Preis" (, October 21, 2014)

"Lynchjustiz in den USA: eine lange Geschichte" – Interview with Manfred Berg

(.mp3 / Radio SRF 2 Kultur, September 22, 2014)

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