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.
Announcement GAAS/DAAD Visiting Lecturer Hugh Sheehy Winter Term 2021/22 Prof. Hugh Sheehy (Ramapo College, NJ) The Obama Institute welcomes Prof. Hugh Sheehy, author and Professor for Creative Writing and Literature at Ramapo College, NJ. Prof. Sheehy will spend the...read more
CfP: Special Forum on Diagnosing Migrant Experience: Medical Humanities and Transnational American Studies 🗓
Call for Papers (abstract deadline 30 Sept. 2021): Special Forum on Diagnosing Migrant Experience: Medical Humanities and Transnational American Studies This special forum of the Journal of Transnational American Studies explores how Transnational American Studies and...read more
Dear colleagues, as you can imagine, planning for the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Historians in the German Association of American Studies (DGfA) has been difficult because of the ongoing pandemic. To provide the best possible experience under the circumstances, we...read more
Sep 15 – Von Dumbo zur Eiskönigin: Das Walt Disney-Imperium und die Entwicklung der Zeichentrickklassiker (Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Stefan Brandt) 🗓
Let's Talk America – Online Lecture "Von Dumbo zur Eiskönigin: Das Walt Disney-Imperium und die Entwicklung der Zeichentrickklassiker" Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Stefan Brandt (University of Graz) Wednesday, 15 September, 6:00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. Please visit...read more
Apply now! Prof. Dr. Mita Banerjee and her project team are looking for an American Studies PhD student to join their project "Alter(n) als Leistung: Successful Aging, Best Agers und die Logik der Superlative," which is part of the recently established SFB 1482...read more
Dear colleagues, after this year’s annual meeting of the historians in the DGfA/GAAS had to move online, we hope that many of us will be able to come together next year for a more in-person event, though we are planning on virtual components for those who may still be...read more