The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its HCA Spring Academy 2006 on American History, Culture, and Politics, which will take place from April 3 to April 7, 2006, at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. The Spring Academy aims at establishing an international and interdisciplinary network of Ph.D. students specializing in the fields of American history, politics, law, economics, sociology, literature and cultural studies particularly aspiring to facilitate the insights that can be generated by cross-disciplinary dialogue. Papers can be presented on any subject relating to the study of the United States of America.
Participants are requested to prepare a 20-minute presentation of their research project, which will be followed by a thorough discussion allowing for feedback from participants as well as from advisors on form and content of their projects. Presentations will be arranged thematically in panel groups. Possible topics include immigration, American identity, transatlantic relations, U.S. foreign policy, gender, literature, issues of ethnicity, as well as other aspects of American history, politics, and culture. We encourage applicants pursuing interdisciplinary projects.
The HCA Spring Academy will provide participants with the opportunity to work with experts in their fields of study. Guest speakers will be invited for lectures and workshops.
For more information as well as for the online application form please visit:
The application deadline is December 15, 2005.
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Spring Academy 2006
Phone: (00) 49 – 6221 – 79 634 0
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