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.
Jan 20 – Beefcake: Male Bodies, Masculinity, and Community-Building in Pre-Stonewall Gay Magazines (TPC Workshop X) 🗓
Research Group "Transnational Periodical Cultures" Beefcake: Male Bodies, Masculinity, and Community-Building in Pre-Stonewall Gay Magazines (Workshop X) Jan 20, 2021, 4 - 6 p.m., Online (Zoom) Please find below the invitation and Zoom link to access workshop X,...read more
On behalf of the faculty and staff at the Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, we thank you – our supporters, colleagues, students, and friends – for another successful year filled with meaningful and inspiring...read more
Dec 15: Online Guest Lecture “Claiming ‘The Great Black North’ in Contemporary Short Stories from Canada” 🗓
"Claiming ‘The Great Black North’ in Contemporary Short Stories from Canada" Dr. Nele Sawallisch(Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany) Dec 15, 09:40-11:00, BigBlueButton Free access: https://bbb.rlp.net/b/ern-ciz-knc-2v5(BigBlueButton does not require a...read more
Join the American Studies Summer School 2021! The Civil Rights Movement, Southern Literature, and Southern Food & Music Experience a unique and intensive research and learning opportunity focusing on the American South. The Obama Institute offers this three-week...read more
Nov. 26, 2020 – 16.15 - 18.00 – BigBlueButtonhttps://bbb.rlp.net/b/pli-bby-4tg-fr3 Come join us online for the annual Thanksgiving Obama Lecture, where we will hear from the Obama Institute's Executive Board members about the OI's activities and current research and...read more
Nov 14-21 + Nov 19: On-demand Film Screening + Talk and Q&A with filmmaker Yehuda Sharim (UC Merced) 🗓
Watch Songs That Never End (2019) on-demandNov. 14-21 (register on eventbrite) Talk with filmmaker Yehuda SharimNov. 19, 6 pm CET (on BigBlueButton) The Obama Institute is hosting a week-long on-demand film screening (Nov 14-21,...read more