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“Karl Dietz Memorial Lecture“ & Symposium in Honor of Prof. Herget & Prof. Lubbers


+++ UPDATE +++

You can now download the speeches given by PD Dr. Gessner and Prof. Achilles in honor of Prof. Herget and
Prof. Lubbers:

Laudatio Professor Herget and Slides
Laudatio Professor Lubbers

Also, Prof. Kelleter kindly sent a video message with greetings (in German) which you can watch here.



10:15am-3:45pm, Philosophicum, Hörsaal P5

The faculty and staff of the Transnational American Studies Institute are pleased to invite to this year’s Karl Dietz Memorial Lecture on Thursday, 26 November 2015. It is a great pleasure to combine this annual event with a symposium in honor of two eminent members of Mainz American Studies, Professor Winfried Herget and Professor Klaus Lubbers, to celebrate their 80th birthday. We have selected Thanksgiving for this special occasion to recognize the important achievements of these American Studies scholars.

Prof. David Hall (Harvard University): “New Life in Old Bones? The State of ‛Puritan Studies’ in America and Britain“ (10:15am-11:45pm)

Prof. Julie Rak (University of Alberta): “Mountaineering and First Nations People: Min Aodla Freeman“ (2:15-3:45pm)

For more information, please see the flyer.