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Covid-19 Update [+]

As of March 18, 2020, the Heidelberg Center for American Studies will remain closed until further notice.

Our office can be reached by phone Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Wednesdays 2 to 5 p.m.

You can get in touch with other staff and faculty by email. Please see the people section of our website for details.

Please also check the university website, which is updated regularly.

Summer semester 2020 classes at Heidelberg University have started on April 20. All HCA classes have commenced as online courses.

Further information is provided on LSF and Heidelberg University’s online learning platform. Students who have additional questions or concerns should contact individual instructors or HCA program coordinators .

Until further notice, all public events at the HCA have been canceled. However, we remain committed to facilitate communication among academia and the public in the HCA Forum and will switch to digital formats as well.

The HCA podcast “Corona in the USA“ will premier on April 30. It will give renowned scholars and public policy experts the opportunity to offer their views on the consequences of the global pandemic for the United States. The HCA Graduate Blog remains open and has some exciting posts scheduled for summer semester.

May 28, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Episode 5: "The Land of (In) Equality – Wie Corona die Ungleichheiten in US-amerikanischen Städten verstärkt"

Ulrike Gerhard & Judith Keller

Professorin für Humangeografie Nordamerikas und Stadtgeografie, HCA und Geografisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg / wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Geografisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg

June 4, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Episode 6: "Corona and American Diplomacy"

Robert Zoellick

Ehemaliger Präsident der Weltbank

June 10, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Episode 7: "Eine Zeit für Verschwörungstheorien?"

Michael Butter

Professor für amerikanische Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte, Englisches Seminar der Universität Tübingen

June 18, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Episode 8: "Religion in der Pandemie?"

Jan Stievermann

Professor für Geschichte des Christentums in den USA, HCA und Wissenschaftlich-Theologisches Seminar der Universität Heidelberg

June 25, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Episode 9: "Corona und die (schöne neue) Arbeitswelt"

Natalie Rauscher

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, HCA

July 2, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Episode 10: "Corona und die internationale Führungsrolle der USA"

Sebastian Harnisch & Gordon Friedrichs

Professor für internationale Beziehungen und Außenpolitik, Institut für Politische Wissenschaft der Universität Heidelberg / Postdoc im Graduiertenkolleg "Autorität und Vertrauen"

July 9, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Episode 11: "Die Gelbfieberepidemie und die junge amerikanische Republik – Eine kulturhistorische Einschätzung"

Dietmar Schloss

Professor, HCA und Anglistisches Seminar der Universität Heidelberg

July 16, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Episode 12: tba

 

 

July 23, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Episode 13: tba

 

 

 

Canceled! June 16, 2020

"The Politics of Memory in American Culture: 1620 and Beyond"

David Hall

Bartlett Research Professor, Harvard Divinity School

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

Canceled! June 23, 2020

"City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism"

Abraham VanEngen

Professor of English, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

Conference canceled! June 25-27, 2020

"Authority and Trust: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives"

International Conference

Conveners: Graduiertenkolleg "Authority & Trust" (GKAT)

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

Canceled! June 30, 2020

"Assaulting Democracy: The Religion of the Gun in America"

Dominic Erdozain

Research Fellow, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

Canceled! July 7, 2020

"The Performitivity of Objects"

Jeffrey Alexander

Lillian Chavenson Saden Professor of Sociology, Yale University

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

Canceled! July 9, 2020

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Thomas Andrews

Professor of U.S. History, University of Colorado, Boulder

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

Canceled! July 14, 2020

"Bare Handed"

Holly Lynton

Artist, Massachusetts

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

Rescheduled for 2021: June 17-19, 2021

"Participation in American Culture and Society"

International Conference

67th Annual Meeting of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien, DGfA)

Conveners: Manfred Berg, Ulrike Gerhard, Günter Leypoldt, Margit Peterfy, Jan Stievermann, Martin Thunert, Welf Werner

Heidelberg University | HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

 

May 20, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Episode 4: "Wirtschaftskrise der Superlative"

Welf Werner

Direktor und Professor für American Studies, HCA und Alfred Weber Institut der Universität Heidelberg

May 14, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Episode 3: "Corona – auch eine Krise des U.S Gesundheitssystems?"

Axel Murswieck

Professor, Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, Universität Heidelberg

Canceled! May 14, 2020

"A History of Fake News"

Michelle Nickerson

Loyola University

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

May 7, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Episode 2: "Corona und die amerikanische Politik"

Martin Thunert

Senior Lecturer Political Science, Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Universität Heidelberg

April 30, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Episode 1: "Existentielle Krisen in der Geschichte der USA"

Manfred Berg

Curt Engelhorn Professor für Amerikanische Geschichte, Historisches Seminar, Universität Heidelberg

Canceled! April 30, 2020

HCA Commencement

David Thomas

President, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia

Alte Aula, Universität Heidelberg

Canceled! April 23, 2020

"The Big Chill: German-American Relations in Reset Mode"

Jackson Janes

President Emeritus of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at the Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

Conference canceled! March 23-27, 2020

HCA Spring Academy 2020

Interdisciplinary Conference for Ph.D. Candidates

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

Canceled! March 19 - April 29, 2020 | Mon-Fri, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.

"Suffrage: Bilder einer Bewegung"

Exhibition

Kurator: Reinhard Schultz

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

March 4-6, 2020

Jahrestagung des Wirtschaftshistorischen Ausschusses des Vereins für Socialpolitik

Conference

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

Program

March 4, 2020 | 2:00 P.M

"'It's the Economy, Stupid!' Or Is It? Zum Verhältnis von sozialer Ungleichheit und Populismus in den USA"

Manfred Berg

Curt-Engelhorn-Stiftungsprofessor für Amerikanische Geschichte, Universität Heidelberg

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

March 4, 2020 | 4:00 P.M.

"Autorität und Vertrauen in der US-Wirtschaft: Trends und Brüche"

Panel Discussion

With Hartmut Berghoff, Alexander Engel, Korinna Schönhärl and Welf Werner. Moderation: Jan-Otmar Hesse

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

January 28, 2020 | 6:15 P.M. | HCA Book Launch

Chicago’s Redevelopment Machine and Blues Clubs

David Wilson

Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Services, University of Illinois

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

January 23, 2020 | 6:15 P.M. | Baden-Württemberg Seminar

"American States of Nature: Rights, Race, and the Environment in the U.S. Constitution"

Mark Somos

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

January 21, 2020 | 6:15 P.M.

"Das schwierige Ganze: Goethe, Emerson und die Literatur der offenen Gesellschaft"

Kai Sina

Universität Göttingen

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

January 16, 2020 | 6:15 P.M.

"Transatlantic Scripts for Postindustrial Urban Futures"

Barbara Buchenau

Chair of North American Cultural Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen

In cooperation with GKAT

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

January 14, 2020 | 6:15 P.M.

"Reinsuring Natural Catastrophes in the U.S.: State, Private Markets, and International Organizations"

Niels-Viggo Haueter

Head Corporate History, Swiss Re, Zürich

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

January 9, 2020 | 6:15 P.M.

"Hurricanes in New Orleans"

Eleonora Rohland

Professor for Entangled History of the Americas, University of Bielefeld

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

December 12, 2019 | 6:15 P.M.

"Willa Cather and the Professionalization of American Knowledge Cultures around 1900"

Alexander Starre

John-F.-Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien, FU Berlin

In cooperation with GKAT

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

December 9, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | Baden-Württemberg Seminar

"Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency"

Larry Diamond

Hoover Institution and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

In cooperation with the Institute für Politische Wissenschaft

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

December 6, 2019 | 8:00 P.M. | Poetry Performance

"Ipse Venena Bibas"

Bill Moran & William Brian Sain

In cooperation with the HCA Student Council

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

November 26, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | HCA Book Launch

Equality: An American Dilemma

Charles Postel

San Francisco State University

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

November 21, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | Baden-Württemberg Seminar

"Immigration in Comparative Perspective"

Roberto Suro

Professor of Journalism and Public Policy, University of Southern California

In cooperation with the American Academy in Berlin

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

November 14, 2019 | 6:15 P.M.

"Lincoln and the Champions of Righteousness: How Religious Nationalism Fueled the American Civil War"

Richard Carwardine

Emeritus Rhodes Professor of American History, University of Oxford

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

November 7-8, 2019

"The Corrosion of the Liberal Democratic Order? Transatlantic Perspectives in Perilous Times"

International Conference

Annual Meeting of the Political Science Section of the German Society for American Studies

Conveners: Florian Böller (HCA) & Markus B. Siewert (Bavarian School for Public Policy / TUM School of Governance)

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

November 7, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | Baden-Württemberg Seminar

"Political Parties and the Crisis of Democratic Capitalism"

Didi Kuo

Associate Director for Research and Senior Research Scholar; Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law; Stanford University

In cooperation with the German Association for American Studies, Political Science Section

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

November 5, 2019 | 6:15 P.M.

A Reading from Hell or High Water

Joy Castro

Willa Cather Professor of English and Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

October 28, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | Baden-Württemberg Seminar

"From John McCloy to George Bush: America’s Foreign Policy Establishment, European Unity, and German Reunification, 1945-1990"

Thomas A. Schwartz

Distinguished Professor of History; Professor of Political Science; Professor of European Studies, Vanderbilt University

In cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Berlin

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

October 24, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | Rolf Kentner Prize 2019

"Seriality and Gender: The Politics and Practices of American Television"

Maria Sulimma

University of Duisburg-Essen

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

October 4-5, 2019

"A Hegemonic Transition? Reconfigurations of Global Economic and Security Orders in the Age of Trump"

International Conference

Conveners: Welf Werner & Florian Böller (HCA)

HCA, Curt and Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

July 9, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | HCA Economics Month

"Zukunft der Arbeit – Chancen und Risiken der Digitalisierung"

Panel Discussion

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

July 2, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | Pennington Award

"That Which Is God In Us: Howard Thurman and American Religion in the 20th Century"

Paul Harvey

Professor and Presidential Teaching Scholar, Department of History, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and James W.C. Pennington Fellow, Heidelberg University

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

June 27, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | Baden-Württemberg Seminar

"Life Imitates Art, or: The True History of Oscar Wilde’s American Tour and Transatlantic 19th-century Racism"

Michèle Mendelssohn

Associate Professor of English Literature, Oxford University

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

June 25, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | Baden-Württemberg Seminar

"Merze Tate: A Black Scholar’s International Thought on War, Race, and Anti-Imperialism"

Barbara Savage

Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought, Department of Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History, 2018-19, University of Oxford

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

June 19, 2019 | 6:15 P.M.

"Is American Democracy Endangered?"

Panel Discussion

Neue Universität, Manfred-Lautenschläger-Hörsaal

June 18, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | HCA Economics Month

"The Economic History of Trumpism"

John Komlos

Professor Emeritus of Economic History, LMU München

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

June 13, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | Baden-Württemberg Seminar

"Public History, Public Memory: Pivotal Moments and How They are Remembered"

Edward Lengel

2018-19 Colonial Williamsburg Revolutionary in Residence

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

June 11, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | HCA Economics Month

"The Changing Global Economic Geography"

Robert Zoellick

Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University; President, World Bank (2007-2012); U.S. Trade Representative (2001-2005); Deputy Secretary of State (2005-2006)

Alfred Weber Lecture 2019 | In cooperation with the Alfred Weber Institute for Economics

Alte Aula, Univeristät Heidelberg, Grabengasse 1, Heidelberg

May 29, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | HCA Economics Month

"The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in America"

Barry Eichengreen

George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley

Alte Aula, Univeristät Heidelberg, Grabengasse 1, Heidelberg

May 23, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | Baden-Württemberg Seminar

"Nature Shock: Getting Lost in America"

Jon Coleman

Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

May 16, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | Baden-Württemberg Seminar

When Brooklyn Was Queer

Hugh Ryan

Writer and Queer Historian, New York City

In cooperation with GKAT and the Heidelberg Queer Festival

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

May 9, 2019 | 6:15 P.M.

"Charisma als Resonanzbeziehung"

Hartmut Rosa

Professor für allgemeine und theoretische Soziologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

In cooperation with GKAT

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

April 30, 2019 | 6:15 P.M.

"Regeneration through Non-Violence: Cooper, Stowe, and the Politics of the Early Peace Movement"

Sandra Gustafson

Professor of English, University of Notre Dame

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

April 26, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | HCA Commencement 2019

"Unpresidented: Liberalism, Democracy, and the Politics of Truth after the Election of Donald Trump"

David Greenberg

Professor of History and of Journalism & Media Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Alte Aula, Univeristät Heidelberg, Grabengasse 1, Heidelberg

March 14 – April 26, 2019

"Woodstock and the Nation"

Exhibition

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

January 30, 2019 | 7:00 P.M.

"Zwei Jahre Trump – Transatlantische Partnerschaft, quo vadis?"

Panel Discussion

In cooperation with the Außen- und sicherheitspolitische Hochschulgruppe at Heidelberg University

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

January 8, 2019 | 6:15 P.M. | HCA Book Launch

Die Präsidenten der USA: 45 historische Porträts von George Washington bis Donald Trump (HCA Book Launch)

Manfred Berg, Detlef Junker, Martin Thunert & Britta-Waldschmidt-Nelson

HCA, Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg

 

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