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HCA Annual Report

The Annual Report 2013-14 is now online. Special Feature: Juliane Braun, "Imagining Freedom in the Black Theatres of New Orleans"


March 19 to April 23 (Mon-Fri)

9 AM
- 5 PM


"Behind Barbed Wire – Prisoners of War in the United States and Germany"

Friday, April 24, 2015

6 PM

HCA Commencement 2015

Keynote Adress: "Does the West Still Matter? America and Europe in the Twenty-first Century"

James D. Bindenagel, U.S. Ambassador (ret.) / University of Bonn

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"Wie die Gefangenschaft Brücken bauen konnte: Eine sehenswerte Ausstellung im Heidelberg Center for American Studies informiert über Kriegsgefangene in Deutschland und den USA" (RNZ, March 21, 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)

"Christliche Fanatiker auf dem Vormarsch?" – Interview with HCA Scholar-in-Residence Matthew Sutton ( Freiburg, February 2015)

"Der Film 'Selma' und die Situation der Schwarzen in den USA" – Interview with Manfred Berg on SWR2 "Journal am Mittag" (SWR2, February 19, 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...]

Baden-Württemberg Seminar  |  Calendar  |  Event Retrospect


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