The Obama Institute for Transnational American Studies welcomes several internationally renowned scholars in the summer term of 2024.

Please join us for their contributions to our course and research program!

The following list will be updated regularly.

May 2
6–8pm, P109a, Philosophicum
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DecoloniZine: Building Community through Arts-based Projects
Samantha Nepton, Emilee Bews, Margaret MacKenzie
– McGill University, Canada


May 3
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Symposium
Selfing and Shelving: Zines, Zine Media, and Zintivism


May 7
4–6pm, Fakultätssaal, 01-185, Philosophicum
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Beyond liberation or assimilation: LGBTQ rights, health care, and the  limits of bodily autonomy in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s
Jonathan Bell – University College London


May 13
10-12noon, P5, Philosophicum
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Moses Biofictions as Critiques of Nazism: Zora Neale Hurston and Thomas Mann 
Michael Lackey – University of Minnesota 


May 14
4–6pm, Fakultätssaal, 01-185, Philosophicum
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The Historic Roots of Trump Fascism
Thomas Fuchs – Independent Scholar


May 21
4–6pm, Fakultätssaal, 01-185, Philosophicum
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Assessing our Relationship with Nature through the Environmental Humanities: A Bioethics Approach to Sarah Orne Jewett’s A White Heron (1886)
Scott Pincikowksi – Hood College


May 22
10–12noon, P1, Philosophicum
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Environmental Humanities 101: Solving the Problems of Climate Change with the Environmental Humanities
Scott Pincikowksi – Hood College


May 22
4–6pm, P110, Philosophicum
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Disappearing Landscapes/Disappearing Cultures: What happens to Language and Culture when Keystone Landscapes Disappear?
Scott Pincikowksi – Hood College


June 6
6–8pm, P109a, Philosophicum
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Reading Resurgence: Contemporary Indigenous Novels as Constellations of Coresistance
Vanessa Evans – Appalachian State University


June 10
6.15pm, 01-511, Georg-Forster-Gebäude
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Inventing the Immigration Problem: The Dillingham Commission of 1907-1911 and the Origins of Modern Immigration Policy
Katherine Benton-Cohen – Georgetown University


June 11
2.30–4pm, 01-618, kl. Bibl., Philosophicum

Migrants, Minorities, and Consumption (Colloquium: Transnational Approaches to American Studies)
Katherine Benton-Cohen – Georgetown University


June 14 & 15
9am-5pm, 00.212, Philosophicum II

Creative Writing Workshop – OPEN TO EVERYONE
Ian Afflerbach, University of North Georgia


June 18
12–2pm, P103, Philosophicum
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Imagining Otherwise: Indigenous Futurisms in Andrea L. Rogers’ Man Made Monsters
Vanessa Evans – Appalachian State University


June 18
4–6pm, Fakultätssaal, 01-185, Philosophicum
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Quiet Money: The Family Fortune that Transformed New York, the American Southwest, and the Modern Middle East
Katherine Benton-Cohen
– Georgetown University


June 19
6pm, N2 (Muschel)
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Film Screening Bisbee ’17
with Katherine Benton-Cohen – Georgetown University


June 25
4–6pm, Fakultätssaal, 01-185, Philosophicum

Dos Hemisferios: Intimacies, Racial Capitalism and Imaginaries of Blackness and Latinidad in Transnational Print Culture
David Luis-Brown
– Claremont Graduate University


June 26
10am–3pm, 00-106, Stiftungshaus, STH 02

Guest Talks & Q&A “Magazine Studies”
with Graeme Kirkpatrick – U Manchester / Torsten Roeder – U Würzburg / Zack Kotzer – Chief Editor Broken Pencil


June 27 & 28
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Workshop
Migration and Consumption


July 1
3.10–4.40pm, N.206, Campus Germersheim

Dos Hemisferios: Racial Capitalism and the Problem of Latinidad in Hispano-American Newspapers in Paris and New York City, 1852-1856
David Luis-Brown
– Claremont Graduate University


July 2
9.40–11.10am, N.106, Campus Germersheim

World War I, New York Dada, and Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
Irene Gammel
– Toronto Metropolitan University


July 4
4.00–6.00pm, P4, Philosophicum
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Annual Fourth of July Obama Lecture & Summer Get-together (snacks and drinks)

with Keynote “World-losers elsewhere, conquerors here!”: The Fourth of July in American Poetry
Thomas Austenfeld
– Université de Fribourg
and Red, White, and Blue—and Greenbacks: Money and American Identity since the Civil War
Atiba Pertilla – German Historical Institute Washington
plus Exhibition of Student Posters and Presentations


July 8
3.10–4.40pm, N.206, Campus Germersheim

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Irene Gammel
– Toronto Metropolitan University


July 10-12
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Conference
The Persistence of the Short Story: Traditions and Futures


You can find the poster for the event series here.