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HCA Spring Academy

Apply now for the Spring Academy 2021. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Job opening

Apply now Junior Professor (W1) "Migration and the Americas"

 
ROLF KENTNER
(1947-2020)

Kentner Sw 185

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies is mourning its faithful friend and supporter Rolf Kentner.

 
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Information about the winter semester 2020-21

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) strives to offer as many classes as possible in person during the winter semester 2020-21. In particular, we intend teach the introductory courses for first-year students in our BAS, MAS and Ph.D. programs in the classroom. The HCA thus explicitly subscribes to the university’s idea that first-year students should be given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the academic learning modes and scholarly methods and should meet instructors and fellow students face to face.

Information on the respective teaching formats can be found in the course catalogue and the LSF. Should the Baden-Württemberg state government close the university again due to the infection situation, all in-person classes will be continued online.

In-person teaching can take place at Heidelberg University as long as adequate rooms are available that allow adherence to the distance and hygiene rules conforming to the current Corona Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg and the university. With the Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais, the HCA has its own premises in Heidelberg's Old Town where introductory events as well as seminars with up to 20 students can take place. Large lectures will be held online.

The orientation days for first semester students of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies will take place on October 26-27, 2020. Please visit the website of the respective degree programs for details in early October. The winter semester lecture period at Heidelberg University will begin on November 2, 2020 and end on February 27, 2021.

We look forward to welcoming you to the HCA in the fall!

 

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.

September 24, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in den USA"

Episode 19: "America in the World: A Book Talk with Robert Zoellick"

Robert Zoellick

Ehemaliger Präsident der Weltbank

October 1, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the USA"

Episode 20: "Eine Bilanz der Trump-Präsidentschaft"

Andreas Falke

Professor für Auslandswissenschaft, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

October 8, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the USA"

Episode 21: "Die Alternative – Wofür steht das Biden-Harris Ticket?"

Christian Lammert

Professor für Politikwissenschaft, FU Berlin

October 15, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the USA"

Episode 22: "Kamala Harris – The Woman a Heartbeat Away From the Presidency"

Manisha Sinha

James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History, University of Connecticut

October 22, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the USA"

Episode 23: "Droht eine Chaos-Wahl?"

Manfred Berg

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

October 29, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the USA"

Episode 24: "Die U.S. Präsidentschaftswahlen: Wer gewinnt?"

Martin Thunert

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

November 5, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the USA"

Episode 25: "Die U.S. Präsidentschaftswahlen: Wer hat gewonnen?"

Manfred Berg & Martin Thunert

Curt Engelhorn Professor für Amerikanische Geschichte, Historisches Seminar / Senior Lecturer Political Science, Heidelberg Center for American Studies

 

Rescheduled! October 16-17, 2020

"Authority and Trust: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives"

International Conference

Conveners: Graduiertenkolleg "Authority & Trust" (GKAT)

Online Conference

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

 

September 17, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the USA"

Episode 18: "Präsidenten in Krisenzeiten: Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Donald Trump"

Detlef Junker

Gründungsdirektor des HCA, Distinguished Senior Professor der Universität Heidelberg

September 3, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Folge 17: "Exposing the Fault Lines? How Corona has Affected American Civil-Military Relations"

David Eisler

Graduate Student, HCA Graduiertenkolleg “Authority and Trust”

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

Episode 16: "#BlackLivesMatter – Eine neue Bürgerrechtsbewegung in den USA?"

Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson

Professorin für die Geschichte des europäisch-transatlantischen Kulturraums, Universität Augsburg

August 6, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Episode 15: "Polarisierung in der Pandemie – Gesellschaftliche Spaltung trotz nationaler Krise?"

Florian Böller

Juniorprofessor für transatlantische Beziehungen, TU Kaiserslautern

July 31, 2020 | Podcast "Corona in the United States"

Episode 14: "Protests and the Pandemic – A Conversation with HCA Student Terence Wride"

Terence Wride

HCA Student

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

Episode 13: "Corona und die 'Culture Wars'"

Günter Leypoldt

Professor für amerikanische Literatur und Kultur, HCA und Anglistisches Seminar der Universität Heidelberg

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

Episode 12: "Eine Zeit für Verschwörungstheorien?"

Michael Butter

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

Canceled! July 14, 2020

"Bare Handed"

Holly Lynton

Artist, Massachusetts

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

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

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 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

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 2, 2020 | 7:30 P.M.

Zum 100. Geburtstag von Kurt Klein

Gedenkveranstaltung

In Kooperation mit Forum 84 und der Vereinigung Walldorfer Heimatfreunde

Aufgrund der Covid-19 Pandemie ist die Zahl der Plätze sehr begrenzt. Die Veranstaltung ist bereits ausgebucht.

Astoria-Halle, Schwetzinger Str. 91, Walldorf

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

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

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

Natalie Rauscher

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, HCA

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

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

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

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

Episode 7: "Pandemie und Protestbewegung – HCA Studierende berichten aus den USA"

SEBASTIAN MAYER & BETTY SCHAUMBURG

Seattle & Greensboro, North Carolina

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

Episode 6: "Corona and American Diplomacy"

Robert Zoellick

Ehemaliger Präsident der Weltbank

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

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

 

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