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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"


Thursday, January 29, 2014

06:15 PM

The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS, and Race in the Age of Biocapitalism

Myles Jackson, New York University

Tuesday, February 3, 2014


What the U.S. Can Learn from China

Ann Lee, Author

Tuesday, February 10, 2014

06:30 PM

HCA trifft... Dr. Norbert Röttgen, MdB

Jenseits von Spionen und Sanktionen: Gibt es eine transatlantische Agenda für die Zukunft?

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"The Relentless Rise to Prominence of US Evangelicalism"
Review of Matthew Sutton's "American Apocalypse" (The Sunday Times, December 21, 2014)

"It’s the Apocalypse, Stupid: Understanding Christian Opposition to Obamacare, Civil Rights, New Deal and More" – HCA Associate Daniel Silliman and HCA Scholar-in-Residence Matthew Sutton discuss Sutton's new book American Apocalypse. Their conversation, recorded at the HCA Book Launch on November 18, 2014, was orignally published on "Religion Dispatches" (, December 2, 2014).
The original article has since been picked up and republished by various sites such as (December 8, 2014), (December 11, 2014), and (December 11, 2014).

"Rassismus: Proteste in den USA" – Interview with Manfred Berg on Bayern 2 "orange" (Radio Bayern 2, November 29, 2014)

"Sister Aimee: The Mysterious Disappearance of a Celebrity Preacher"
BBC documentary about the evangelical preacher Aimee Semple McPherson, featuring comments by HCA Scholar-in-Residence Matthew Sutton (BBC, November 25, 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...]

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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