4th of July Events at the Obama Institute

July 4, 2024, 4-8 p.m., P4 & Foyer P2-P5 (Philosophicum)

What might the 4th of July mean to Americans and foreigners in general and especially in 2024?

From American Poetry to Money and American Identity to students’ takes on the meaning of the holiday: Join us in discussing the day’s importance and possible criticism but also in celebrating an informal Obama Institute summer get-together of students, faculty, and friends.

Food and drinks will be provided!


4-6 p.m. I Guest Talks I P 4

“World-losers elsewhere, conquerors here!”: The Fourth of July in American Poetry
Thomas Austenfeld
Université de Fribourg, Switzerland

Red, White, and Blue—and Greenbacks: Money and American Identity since the Civil War
Atiba Pertilla
German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, USA


6-8 p.m. I (Graduate) Student Project Exhibition
with Food and Drinks

Posters and other presentations by students from Dr. Claudia Görg’s and Dr. Allison Nick’s courses

Pizza, Snacks, and Drinks


You can download the poster for the event here.

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