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.


Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies
University of Mainz
Jakob-Welder-Weg 20
55128 Mainz
+49 6131 39-22357
+49 6131 39-29097

Nov 17 – Postdigital Print (Online TPC Workshop XII) 🗓

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...

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Exhibition: Paperworlds/Blätterwelten 🗓

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...

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