Welcome to the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies!The Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz offers a dynamic and wide-ranging program in both research and teaching for all students interested in topics related to the Americas in a global context. With a special focus on interculturality, transnationalism, and interdisciplinarity, our expertise lies in the fields of Early American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Life Writing/Life Sciences, Political & Intellectual History, Film & Media Studies, Religion and American Culture, and Materiality.
December 17 – “Winosburg, Ohio” – Community, Regionalism, and Cultural Mobility in Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio (1919) and Donald Ray Pollock’s Knockemstiff (2008) 🗓
Jochen Achilles (University of Würzburg) December 17, 2019 6–8 p.m., P 103 (Philosophicum I) Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio and Donald Ray Pollock's Knockemstiff are linked by common structural features as well as cultural concerns. Held side by side, both story...read more
The research group on Transnational Periodical Cultures, led by Professor Ernst and Professor Scheiding, announces its conference "Transnational Periodical Cultures: Interdisciplinary Perspectives," which will take place on campus in Mainz in January 2020. For the...read more
Join the American Studies Summer School 2020! The Civil Rights Movement, Southern Literature, and Southern Food & Music Experience a unique and intensive research and learning opportunity focusing on the American South. The Obama Institute offers this three-week...read more
Nov. 28, 2019 – 10.15 - 12.00 – Dekanatssaal (ReWi, 03-150) Come join us for the annual Thanksgiving Obama Lecture, where we will hear a lecture by Prof. Dr. Heike Paul from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and will give out awards for outstanding undergrad and PhD...read more
On Oct 23, Oct 29, and Oct 31 the Department and the Obama Institute will hold info sessions on their various exchange programs. Oct 23: General Info, 6pm s.t., P2 Oct 29: Direct Exchange American Studies, 6pm s.t., P3 Oct 31: ERASMUS Exchange, 6pm s.t., P2 Please...read more
Research Group "Transnational Periodical Cultures" Independent Magazines (Workshop VII) Oct 30, 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Senatssaal NatFak (Room 07-232) The research group "Transnational Periodical Cultures" (Jutta Ernst, Dagmar von Hoff, Bjørn von Rimscha, Oliver...read more