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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

6:15 PM

Religious Intolerance and American Foreign Policy

John Corrigan, Florida State University

Thursday, May 21, 2015

6:15 PM

Identifying the Roots of Reactionary Movements: A Comparative Analysis of European and American Cases

Christopher Parker, University of Washington, Seattle

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

6:15 PM

Attachment Theory

Rita Felski, University of Virginia

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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)

The New Yorker briefly reviews American Apocalypse by HCA Scholar-in-Residence Matthew Sutton (The New Yorker, April 15, 2015)

"Acts of Faith: 'Left Behind' — which received 2 percent on Rotten Tomatoes — seeks crowdfunding for a sequel" – Article by HCA Associate Daniel Silliman in the Washington Post (, April 10, 2015)

"USA und Deutschland: Vom Freund entfremdet"
The Süddeutsche Zeitung reports on US-German relations, featuring comments by HCA founding director Detlef Junker (, March 9, 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...]

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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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