Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Symposium "Attention: Provocations on the Culture of Canadian Visual Forms"

Dear Alumni,

I hereby want to inform you about the symposium "Attention: Provocations on the Culture of Canadian Visual Forms" taking place at the Uni Club, Bonn (Konviktstraße 9) on Friday, 06/13 from 9 am - 7 pm.
The lecturers include Dr. Timothy Kaposy (University of Bonn), Dr. des Michael Butter (University of Freiburg) Prof. Kass Banning (University of Toronto), Prof. Mary O’Connor (McMaster University), Prof. Maria Whiteman (McMaster University) and Prof. Dr. Sabine Sielke (University of Bonn).

For more information, please visit http://www.nap-uni-bonn.de/


Jasmin Welter

Monday, April 21, 2008

Wittenberg Summer School 2008

This years's Wittenberg Summer School has the title: “Vigorous Executive: The President in American Politics and Culture.”

More information and the application form are available at

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Bonn liest Roth

Wittenberg Summer School 2006 Participant Jasmin Welter wants to inform you about the initiative "Literatur macht Politik: Bonn liest Philip Roth."

Please follow the link:

Thursday, September 06, 2007

E-Journals of the 2007 Summer School

During the 2007 Wittenberg Summer School (July 30 to August 4, 2007), five issues of an electronic journal were produced by editorial teams and are now available at http://asjournal.zusas.uni-halle.de/op/wss2007/

Direct access to the five issues:
Editorial Team 1
Editorial Team 2
Editorial Team 3
Editorial Team 4
Editorial Team 5

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wittenberg Summer School 2007

Dear fellow students, dear First Wittenberg Summer School alumni,

We are proud to announce that the Wittenberg Summer School r e t u r n s this summer!

This year’s summer school deals with "The American Press and the Challenges of Politics and Technology." Please access the following link and read more about the program.


All previous participants are eligible to apply. We encourage you to do so and maybe some of us will meet again this year.

The Second Wittenberg Summer School is jointly organized by Professor Dr. Holger Kersten, Magdeburg University, Professor Dr. Hans-Jürgen Grabbe, Zentrum für USA Studien (ZUSAS) der Universität Halle- Wittenberg, and Dr. Martina Kohl, U.S. Embassy Berlin and supported by the German Association of American Studies.

All the best,

Friederike and Jan

Monday, April 23, 2007

American Studies Seminar in Wittenberg, May 17–19, 2007

The following seminar hosted by the Zentrum für USA-Studien (ZUSAS) might be of interest to you:

»Perspectives on American Identity«
Wittenberg, May 17–19, 2007

The seminar is open to graduate-level students of American Studies, History, and Cultural Studies. Students from the universities of Halle, Leipzig, and Jena may receive credit (Teilnahmeschein, Leistungsschein).


Prof. Dr. Mary Furner, University of California, Santa Barbara
Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Grabbe, University of Halle, Director of ZUSAS
Prof. Dr. Paul Rundquist, Visiting Professor, University of Halle
Dr. Dorothee Schneider, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Participants may sign up for one of the following parallel workshops run by ZUSAS faculty:
- Civil Religion
- Diversity and Campaigning
- Minority Issues in American Education

A registration fee of € 40 covers room and board. Accommodation will be provided at the LEUCOREA Foundation. Participants are expected to defray the costs of their own travel expenses.

An application form can be downloaded here (PDF). Please enclose a letter of motivation and mail, email or fax your application no later than April 30, 2007 to ZUSAS.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Call for Papers

Hi all,
this might be of interest to you:
the next Annual Students Conference at Humboldt will deal with the topic of "Utopian Thoughts. Trans-Atlantic Fictions of Science and Politics".
We still welcome people who want to hold a presentation. The call for papers can be found at: http://www2.rz.hu-berlin.de/amerika/asc/utopia/. (the deadline will be extended to the middle of March)


Philipp Kneis