Jahreskonferenz der Bayerischen Amerika-Akademie (BAA)

Die Bayerische Amerika-Akademie veranstaltet seit 1999 interdisziplinäre Konferenzen, die sich mit einem amerikakundlichen Thema (Schwerpunkt USA, außerdem Kanada, Lateinamerika und die Karibik) beschäftigenDiese stehen für Teilnehmer*innen aus einem breiten Spektrum wissenschaftlicher Disziplinen offen und finden einmal im Jahr statt.



19. BAA-Konferenz, 4. - 6. Juli 2019

New Perspectives on Transatlantic Relations: Multidisciplinary Approaches

Talk about the crisis of liberal democracy, the decline of the West, and the end of transatlantic relations as we knew them is ubiquitous these days. It is largely triggered by the election of Donald Trump to the office of U.S. president and the tumultuous turmoil European-American relations were thrust into by it.

A closer look, however, reveals that the much quoted „Atlantic Drift“ set in shortly after the end of the Cold War already, that the history of European-American relations during the Cold War was one of conflict and confrontation just as much as it was one of cooperation and unity, and that the further back in history one goes, the more ambivalent and contradictory European-American relations appear.

Taking the complexity, multi-dimensionality, and ambivalence of European-American relations throughout the ages as points of departure, and pursuing a historical perspective encompassing the early modern and modern periods, the Annual Conference of the Bavarian American Academy seeks to critically re-assess the topics, dimensions, processes, and problems of transatlantic relations from a multi-disciplinary angle.

It will thematize the political, economic, and cultural dimensions of European-American relations from the seventeenth century to today, and reflect them in categories of cooperation and conflict, convergence and divergence. Its overall scholarly aim is to arrive at a deeper and fuller understanding not only of transatlantic relations as such but also of the situation we are currently acting in.


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Überblick über vergangene BAA-Konferenzen

18. BAA-Konferenz, 5. - 7. Juli 2018
The State of Human Rights: Historical Genealogies, Political Controversies, and Cultural Imaginaries


17. BAA-Konferenz, 6. - 8. Juli 2017
The Comeback of Populism: Transatlantic Perspectives


16. BAA-Konferenz, 30. Juni - 2. Juli 2016
Cultural Mobility and Knowledge Formation in the Americas


15. BAA-Konferenz, 9. - 11. Juli 2015
Cultures of Inequality

14. BAA-Konferenz, 26. - 28. Juli 2014

Cultures of Privacy


13. BAA-Konferenz, 5. - 7. Juli 2012 

Cultures of Mobility


12. BAA-Konferenz, 9. - 10. Juli 2010
Green Cultures: Environmental Knowledge, Climate, and Catastrophe


11. BAA-Konferenz, 2. - 4. Juli 2009

Visual Cultures - Transatlantic Perspectives 


10. BAA-Konferenz, 29.- 31. Mai 2008

Global Cities - Metropolitan Cultures: A Transatlantic Perspective (160KB)


9. BAA-Konferenz, 14.- 16. Juni 2007

Scientific Cultures - Technological Challenges: A Transatlantic Perspective (112KB)


8. BAA-Konferenz, 18.- 20. Mai 2006
Political Cultures and the Culture of Politics: A Transatlantic Perspective (156KB)


7. BAA-Konferenz, 9.- 11. Juni 2005
The Power and Politics of the Aesthetic in American Culture (72KB)


6. BAA-Konferenz, 17.- 19. Juni 2004
Religious Cultures - Communities of Belief (464KB)


5. BAA-Konferenz, 15.- 17. Mai 2003
Media Cultures (300KB)


4. BAA-Konferenz, 20. - 22. Juni 2002
Cultures of Economy - Economics of Cultures (236KB)


3. BAA-Konferenz, 17. - 19. Mai 2001
Konflikt der Rechtskulturen? Die USA und Deutschland im Vergleich (104KB)

2. BAA-Konferenz, 22. - 24. Juni 2000
Transnational America: The Fading of Borders in the Western Hemisphere (108KB)

1. BAA-Konferenz, 5. - 7. März 1999

German and American Higher Education in Comparison: Educational Philosophies, Political Systems, Funding (80KB)






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