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.
"Identity, Regional Conceptualization, and the Pacific" Dr. Craig Santos Perez (U of Hawai'i at Manoa) Friday, 26 November, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (s.t.) Everyone is welcome to join us for this guest lecture!Please see and download the poster below for more details and...read more
Join the American Studies Summer School 2022! 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 25 – Thanksgiving Obama Lecture, Obama Dissertation Prize & Galinsky Memorial Prize – Antrittsvorlesung Reisner 🗓
Nov. 25, 2021 – 15.30-17.30 – Obama Lecture – Dekanatssaal (ReWi, 03-150) Come join us for the annual Thanksgiving Obama Lecture, where we will hear a lecture on "Graphic Narratives of the Middle Passage" by Prof. Dr. Daniel Stein from the University of Siegen and...read more
Research Group "Transnational Periodical Cultures" Postdigital Print (Workshop XII) Nov 17, 2021, 3 - 7 p.m., Online (Zoom) Please find below the program for workshop XII on “Postdigital Print”. You can download the flyer here. 15:00 Begrüßung/Einführung 15:10-16:10...read more
On Nov 10 the Obama Institute will hold info sessions on its Direct Exchange programs. Please join us on MS Teams for more information about the exciting exchange opportunities! Nov 10, 18:00-19:00 (s.t.) Universities Group A (Click here to join!) Nov 10, 19:00-20:00...read more
Transnational Periodical Cultures Exhibition: Paperworlds / Blätterwelten 03.11.2021 - 28.01.2022 Schule des Sehens, JGU Mainz Als Alternative zum Mainstream wollen unabhängige Zeitschriften, sogenannte indie mags, vieles anders machen. Trotz des oft beschworenen...read more