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.
Wade Turvold Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi June 14, 2022, 6pm–7:30pm (s.t.)., online via Zoom. Access the event here. Meeting-ID: 894 5748 9483 Code: 185247 During the last decade, the U.S. has reinforced its diplomatic,...read more
Date: July 6-9, 2022 Location: Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz Hosted by the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies and the Humanities Research Center at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)read more
Danielle Spencer Academic Director, Narrative Medicine Program Columbia University, New York May 24, 2022, 12-1 p.m., 02.102 (Philo II) This talk offers an introduction to Narrative Medicine, as well as the concept of metagnosis as the revelation of a longstanding...read more
The Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies welcomes several internationally renowned scholars in the summer term of 2022. Please join us for their contributions to our course and research program! May 92–4pm, P3, Philosophicum I Imagined Pasts: Historical...read more
Oliver Scheiding has been awarded the Gutenberg Research College fellowship “Zielgerade” to finish his book project Print Technologies and the Emergence of American Literary Culture, which is under contract with Wiley-Blackwell. The fellowship includes funding for a...read more
SYMPOSIUM Africans, Americans, and Colonial Germany An online symposium on Zoom (use meeting code 207060) April 29, 2022 The Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies organizes a symposium on the heritage of Colonial Germany and the presence of people of...read more