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.
The ERASMUS Exchange Lecturer Dr. Justyna Fruzinska (University of Lodz, Poland) will give four lectures in various seminars on Oct 23 and 24. Everyone is welcome! You can find the list of talks below and on this poster here. Identity and Masculinity in Ernest...read more
Research Group "Transnational Periodical Cultures" Markets, Standardization and Adaptation (Workshop I) Oct 17, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Senatssaal (NatFak, 07-232) The research group "Transnational Periodical Cultures" (Jutta Ernst, Dagmar von Hoff, Bjørn von Rimscha,...read more
Wang Ying (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing) Oct 16, 2018, 4-6 p.m., P 7 (Philosophicum) Dr. Ying WANG is a Research Fellow, Associate Professor and Master’s Supervisor at the Institute of Literature at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Her main...read more
Wang Ying (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing) Oct 16, 2018, 10 a.m.-12 noon, 00 030 SR04 (BKM) Dr. Ying WANG is a Research Fellow, Associate Professor and Master’s Supervisor at the Institute of Literature at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Her...read more
Melani McAlister (George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA) Oct 13, 2018, 9:15 a.m., Linke Aula/Alte Mensa Melani McAlister is Professor of American Studies and International Affairs at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA. This event is...read more
Anthea Butler (U of Pennsylvania, USA) Oct 11, 2018, 6 p.m. (s.t.), Linke Aula/Alte Mensa The missionary impulse of Evangelicals has been saving souls, but that has changed in the last 40 years. Political, economic and social issues are part of the changing impetus...read more