Call for applications for BAA International Summer Academy 2017


The Bavarian American Academy in Munich invites applications for its 9th International Summer Academy for Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty in American Studies on

“Questions of the Archive”

May 20 – June 3, 2017 in Nürnberg


in cooperation with Florida International University and Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg

Following the widely discussed archival turn in the humanities, this year’s summer school focuses on questions of the archive, its production, authority, and transformation. We seek contributions in the broad interdisciplinary field of American studies that problematize and analyze questions of the archive with regard to


a) poststructuralist scholarship on the contingency of the archive and the epistemic anxieties it reveals,

b) assumptions of authority based on power relations (evident in canon debates and absences in the archive), and

c) more recent technological developments and the changes they imply (big data, digital humanities).


The technology of the archive informs both history and memory, and thus the archive can claim to be invested with legitimacy and status.


Acceptance to the Summer Academy includes a full academic and cultural program, accommodation, and a travel grant. The tuition fee is 300 €.


Application deadline is February 15, 2017.

Learn more about the program of the BAA Summer Academy 2017 and how to apply


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