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Apply now for the M.A. in American Studies!

New application deadlines:

  • June 15, 2019 (for international students)
  • September 30, 2019 (for German students)

March 14 - April 25 (Mon-Fri)

9 AM
- 5 PM

Exhibition Woodstock and the Nation

Friday, April 26, 2019

6:15 PM

HCA Commencement 2019
"Unpresidented: Liberalism, Democracy, and the Politics of Truth after the Election of Donald Trump"

David Greenberg, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

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Radiointerview mit Martin Thunert zu Donald Trumps State of the Union Address (SWR, February 6, 2019)

"US-Botschafter Grenell droht deutschen Firmen: Was tun gegen diese diplomatischen Fehltritte?"
Radio interview with Martin Thunert  (SWR "Aktuell", January 14, 2019)

"Die US-Präsidenten: Von Lichtgestalten und Gruselfiguren – Roosevelt, Nixon, Ford, Obama und Trump: Vier Amerikaexperten stellten Porträts von fünf Staatschefs vor" (RNZ, January 10, 2019)

Radiointerview mit Martin Thunert zum US-Rückzug aus Afghanistan und Syrien (SWR, December 21, 2018)

"Die Universität Heidelberg im Spiegel runder und halbrunder Jahrestage 2018" (RNZ, December 11, 2018)

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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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