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Nov 28 – Thanksgiving Obama Lecture, Obama Dissertation Prize & Galinsky Memorial Prize 🗓

Nov 28 – Thanksgiving Obama Lecture, Obama Dissertation Prize & Galinsky Memorial Prize 🗓

Nov. 28, 2019 – 10.15 – 12.00 – Dekanatssaal (ReWi, 03-150)

Come join us for the annual Thanksgiving Obama Lecture, where we will hear a lecture by Prof. Dr. Heike Paul from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and will give out awards for outstanding undergrad and PhD work.

Please download the flyer here. It includes more details and all information.

 

Obama Lecture

Prof. Dr. Heike Paul (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
“Civil Sentimentalism in Contemporary Political and Popular Culture”

 

Obama Dissertation Prize

Dr. Noaquia N. Callahan (University of Iowa)
“Heat of the Day: Mary Church Terrell and African American Feminist Transnational Activism”

 

Hans Galinsky Memorial Prize

Franziska Ottstadt
“The Remediation of American History in Red Dead Redemption 2
Graduate Seminar 512: New Media and Early North America (SoSe 2019)

Robert Udo Dückershoff
“Telling Amontillado from Sherry. Irony and Deceit in Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Cask of Amontillado’”
Proseminar 122: 19th Century Classics (SoSe 2019)

Studying Abroad – Info Sessions 2019 for Exchange Programs in 2020/21 🗓

Studying Abroad – Info Sessions 2019 for Exchange Programs in 2020/21 🗓

On Oct 23, Oct 29, and Oct 31 the Department and the Obama Institute will hold info sessions on their various exchange programs.

Oct 23: General Info, 6pm s.t., P2
Oct 29: Direct Exchange American Studies, 6pm s.t., P3
Oct 31: ERASMUS Exchange, 6pm s.t., P2

Please find more details regarding each session on the flyer, which is available for download here and on the Exchange page.

Inaugural Lecture: “Muscle Beach and the History of American Bodybuilding” 🗓

Inaugural Lecture: “Muscle Beach and the History of American Bodybuilding” 🗓

Florian Freitag (Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz)

July 2, 2019
JGU Campus Gemersheim

 

On 2 July, Dr. habil. Florian Freitag delivered his inaugural lecture (Antrittsvorlesung), entitled “Muscle Beach and the History of American Bodybuilding” at the Department of Translation Studies (Germersheim). With this talk, Dr. Freitag completed his habilitation and officially received the venia legendi from Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. The Obama Institute congratulates Dr. Freitag.

July 5 – Developing a Local University Ecosystem: Transdisciplinary, Collaborative Local Scholarship 🗓

July 5 – Developing a Local University Ecosystem: Transdisciplinary, Collaborative Local Scholarship 🗓

Brennan Collins (Georgia State University)

July 5, 2019
9-11 p.m.,  (Fakultätssaal 01-185, Philosophicum)

Transdisciplinary collaboration between local universities can thrive when
scholars combine resources and begin to create projects with a local
audience in mind. The Atlanta Studies Network supports an interdisciplinary group of scholars, students, instructors, professionals, and community members who engage with the Atlanta metro area as a space for research, teaching, and activism. Through the development of digital resources, events, methods, projects, and platforms this network seeks to promote research and understanding of Atlanta’s past, present, and prospective future. Over the past 8 years, the network has created a geospatial storytelling platform that combines thousands of maps from multiple institutions, a teaching site where k-12 and college instructors can share assignments and syllabi focused on our city, an online journal with
thousands of readers, digital museums about historically significant spaces in the city, and may other events, projects, and resources. This presentation will provide an overview of the Atlanta Studies Network with a particular focus on mapping, 3D visualization, and digital curation.

Brennan Collins is the Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Georgia State University for Digital  pedagogy and Atlanta Studies. The interdisciplinary nature and technology focus of these program allows him to work with a diverse faculty in exploring inventive pedagogies. He is particularly interested in creating transdisciplinary and interinstitutional projects and platforms that explore the urban landscape to develop student critical thinking and create opportunities for community engagement. This work explores the intersection of the Humanities with the emerging fields of mapping, digital heritage, data visualization and curation, and immersive learning. He teaches courses in Multiethnic U.S. Literature and comics.

 

You can download the poster for the event here.

4th of July Events – Keynote “Loyalty, Patriotism, and Nationalism in Times of Crisis”, Student Presentations, and Lecture 🗓

4th of July Events – Keynote “Loyalty, Patriotism, and Nationalism in Times of Crisis”, Student Presentations, and Lecture 🗓

4th of July Events at the Obama Institute

July 4, 2019, 2–8 p.m., Philosophicum

2-4 p.m. (P4, Philosophicum) ………………………………

Guest Lecture
“Loyalty, Patriotism, and Nationalism in Times of Crisis”

Prof. Richard King
(University of Nottingham, UK)

What might the 4th of July mean to Americans and us in general? From America’s Frederick Douglass to German American Hannah Arendt and on to Jürgen Habermas, the nature of loyalty, patriotism and nationalism have proven to be elusive but still necessary.

 

4-6 p.m. (Fakultätssaal 01-185, Philosophicum)

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(Graduate) Student Project Presentations

Project pitches by Frederick Billmeier, Neslihan Bulut, Jacqueline Dagdadan, Josephine Koennecke, Frank Newton, Daniel Scott, Johanna Seibert, Filiz Touchton, Katharina Weygold
Performance presentation “Streaming America” (Niklas Müller, Maike Schiffler, Anna Sophie Ullmann)

 

6-8 p.m. (Fakultätssaal 01-185, Philosophicum)

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Öffentliche Antrittsvorlesung
“Reading and the Futures of Literary Studies”

Dr. Tim Lanzendörfer
(JGU, Obama Institute)

 

You can download the poster for the event here.