HCA Spring Academy
Annual interdisciplinary conference for Ph.D. candidates

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Spring Academy 2022

The Spring Academy 2022 will take place from March 21 – March 25, 2022. We are looking forward to host 20 participants from eleven different countries. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get the latest updates and insights during our conference week.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the still volatile virus situation, which does not allow for safe travel, we very much regret that we have to once again shift to an online format in 2022. We hope that we will nevertheless be able to create a stimulating environment for academic discourse and exchange.



Call for Papers

  • The application period for the Spring Academy 2022 is closed. As of August 2022 we will accept applications for the Spring Academy 2023. Please check this website again for further information.

Who can apply?

  • Ph.D. candidates from all over the world whose project is in one of the different fields of American Studies (History, Literature, Cultural Studies, Law, Political Science, Religious Studies, Economics, Musicology, and Geography) may apply to the HCA Spring Academy.
  • Among other topics, participants have presented projects on gender, identity, immigration, international relations, the Cold War, slavery, literature, and the history of sports.
  • Though Ph.D. students in all stages of progress can benefit from the Spring Academy, we especially recommend it to Ph.D. students who have already done their research and are at the beginning of their writing phase as they can profit the most from the conference. 

How to apply?

  • The application period for the Spring Academy 2022 is closed.

Travel Fund

  • We have a small Travel Fund available to cover travel expenses for participants registered and residing in developing and soft-currency countries.
  • Scholarship applicants will need to document the necessity for financial aid and explain how they plan to cover any potentially remaining expenses.
  • If you are applying for our Travel Fund, please download this form and mail it to your doctoral advisor. Completed forms need to be submitted by your doctoral advisor to Julia Nohle.
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Latest Revision: 2022-03-18
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