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.
Aging Cultures – Cultures of Aging Interdisciplinary Symposium Nov 22, 2018, 6-8 p.m. Nov 23, 2018, 10.30 a.m.-4.30 p.m. Philosophicum II, room 00.212 Keynotes by Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Kunow (Potsdam) and Dr. Scott King (Winchester, VA, USA) Everybody welcome! Download...read more
Gabriele Rippl (University of Bern, Switzerland) “Picture This! Transcultural American Literature in the Digital Age” Nov 22, 2018, 12 noon-2 p.m. Senatssaal (7th floor, Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät) On Nov 22, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rippl will give the annual Obama...read more
Research Group "Transnational Periodical Cultures" Unternehmen und Akteure (Workshop II) Nov 21, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Campus Germersheim (Raum 117, Sitzungsraum) The research group "Transnational Periodical Cultures" (Jutta Ernst, Dagmar von Hoff, Bjørn von...read more
Sean Theriault (University of Texas, Austin) Nov 12, 2018, 12 noon-2 p.m., P 102 (Philosophicum) You can download the poster for the event here. The event is organized...read more
Transnational Periodical Cultures Workshop for PhD Students Jan 23, 2019, 10-16 Philosophicum II (Ground Floor, Conference Room) On January 23, 2019, the research group Transnational Periodical Cultures will hold a workshop for PhD students where the participants'...read more
On Oct 24, Nov 6, and Nov 27 the Department and the Obama Institute will hold info sessions on their various exchange programs. Please find more details regarding each session on this flyer here....read more