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.
Symposium with Chinese Delegation: The comparative study of Chinese and Western literary and artistic thoughts in the light of interacting civilizations Monday, 11 December, 10 a.m.-12 noon & 2-4 p.m. Philo II, room 02.102, Jakob-Welder-Weg 20 A high potential...read more
Career Talk Series: Young Researchers in Transnational American Studies 02: Journal Editing at the Journal of Transnational American Studies Friday, 8 December, 4-6.30 p.m. Online on MS Teams; please click here in order to access the meeting. This link will open the...read more
Lukas Etter(Universität Siegen) "Cyphering Books in the Archive" Dec 5, 2023, 4:15pm, 00-212 (Philo II) Coupling documented artifacts and methodological reflection, this paper will center around cyphering books (alternative spelling ‘ciphering books’) from archives...read more
Nov 29, 2023 & Jan 17, 2024 – 16.15-17.45 – Student Conference Workshops – P6 (Philosophicum) To all advanced Bachelor's and Master's students who are interested in learning how to write and present a conference paper: Please join us for one or both of the student...read more
Nov 30, 2023 – 11.00-13.00 – Obama Lecture – Fakultätssaal (Philosophicum, 01-185) Please join us for our annual Obama Lecture a week after Thanksgiving, where we will highlight outstanding work in Transnational American Studies – with a topical contribution from our...read more
On Nov 13 the Obama Institute will hold an info session on its Direct Exchange programs. Please join us in room P 2 (Philosophicum) for more information about the exciting exchange opportunities! Nov 13, 18:15-19:45 P 2 (Philosophicum) Please find all details about...read more