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Safety update re: Contacting faculty and staff πŸ—“

Safety update re: Contacting faculty and staff πŸ—“

Dear Students,

Because of the current situation, we have to change our policies regarding personal consultations during walk-in office hours. We are to minimize personal contact with our students; consequently,

  • Most office hours will be suspended until further notice.
  • If you have specific requests, contact us via e-mail and state the exact purpose of your enquiry.
    Provide a phone number for complex issues that require clarification; the primary source of contact will be e-mail though.

Thank you and take care!

DFG funds new project: “Periodicals and Indigenous Modernity” πŸ—“

DFG funds new project: “Periodicals and Indigenous Modernity” πŸ—“

Periodicals and Indigenous Modernity

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has announced to fund the research project β€œPeriodicals and Indigenous Modernity: Building a Text Corpus of American Indian Magazines,1890–1930” (SCHE 1616/12-1) conducted by Professor Scheiding and Frank Newton, M.A. during a three-year funding period (2020–2023). This research project examines Native American periodicals and how they function as particular media formats to shape society and culture in a transitional period. The project seeks to find out more about what makes Native American periodicals a powerful middle ground to affect the wider culture and mediate various types of indigenous modernity. The project is part of the Mainz-based research initiative Transnational Periodical Cultures.

Aug 10-14 – OI Summer School in Oklahoma: Native American Culture, Law, and Film πŸ—“

Aug 10-14 – OI Summer School in Oklahoma: Native American Culture, Law, and Film πŸ—“

Aug 10-14, 2020
The University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma, USA

In August 2020, the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies offers a Summer School to Norman, Oklahoma. Join us for workshop sessions on Indigenous filmmaking with directors and faculty from the University of Oklahoma’s American Indian Law and Film Studies Institutes, on field trips to tribal communities, law courts, schools, and indigenous cultural heritage centers, and experience on-campus life in a student residence hall.

For further information and registration, please contact Dr. Sonja Georgi.

You can download the poster for the event here.

Studying Abroad – Info Sessions 2019 for Exchange Programs in 2020/21 πŸ—“

Studying Abroad – Info Sessions 2019 for Exchange Programs in 2020/21 πŸ—“

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.

Obama Institute @ JGU Open Day 2019

Obama Institute @ JGU Open Day 2019

As part of the university-wide open day on Jan 30, 2019, Dr. Nele Sawallisch, Dr. Damien Schlarb, and Julia Velten, M.A. (together with our student assistants Ana Elisa Gomez Laris and Amina Touzos) welcomed high school students to the Obama Institute and introduced them to the opportunities and study programs available here. Over coffee and cookies, the prospective undergraduates were able to engage with staff members and lecturers and got an impression of what studying English or American Studies at the Obama Institute has in store, from possible research topics to career options.