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.
Jan 26 – Exhibition “Intersecting Lives: Life Writing and the U.S. Military in Germany and Beyond” 🗓
January 26, 2023 Thu, 14:00-17:00 Landesmuseum Mainz (Forum) Große Bleiche 49-51, 55116 Mainz Exhibition "Intersecting Lives: Life Writing and the U.S. Military in Germany and Beyond" Die in Deutschland stationierten U.S.-amerikanischen Truppen sind fester Bestandteil...read more
Für Bachelor-Vollzeitstudierende mit Migrationshintergrund aller Studiengänge an deutschen Universitäten und Fachhochschulen Fulbright Sommerstudienprogramm in den USA: „Diversity Initiative” an der Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas vom 17. August bis 16....read more
January/February 2023 Fridays, 10:15-11:45 P1 (Philosophicum) Screening the Past – American Slavery in Film Students and faculty are invited to a student lecture series on cinematic representations of slavery in recent American feature films, Fridays, 10:15-11:45 in...read more
Associate Professor Ian Afflerbach (University of North Georgia, USA) "Selling Out Your Art" December 6, 2022, 4:15pm, 02-611 (GFG) What does it mean to say that an artist has “sold out”? Where did this expression come from, and why has it gained such...read more
Join the American Studies Summer School 2023! 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
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Johanna Glaser (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) November 22, 2022, 9:40am, N.106 (Stufenhörsaal) "Margaret Atwood's Venture into Graphic Novels: The Angel Catbird Trilogy and the War Bears Series" Professor Glaser’s research focus is in...read more