BAA Jahreskonferenz 2019 Broschüre und Publikum ©Amerikahaus München

BAA Conference 2019

New Perspectives on Transatlantic Relations: Multidisciplinary Approaches

BAA Jahreskonferenz 2019 Publikum ©Amerikahaus München
BAA Jahreskonferenz 2019 ©Amerikahaus München
Donald Pease ©Amerikahaus München

Thursday, 4 July 2019

18.00: Conference Opening (Venue: Amerikahaus)

  • Welcome Remarks by Heike Paul (Bavarian American Academy)
  • Award Ceremony
    • Honorary Membership for Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)
    • BAA Dissertation Award

19.00: Keynote Address (Venue: NS-Dokumentationszentrum)

  • Welcome Remarks by Mirjam Zadoff (NS-Dokumentationszentrum)
  • Roger Cohen (The New York Times):
    Transatlantic Relationships: The Bond that Went Freelance

Reception (Venue: Amerikahaus)

Friday, 5 July 2019

9.00: Panel 1: Transatlantic Relations in the Early Modern Period
Chair: Susanne Lachenicht
(University of Bayreuth)

  • Wim Klooster (Clark University):
    Making Comparisons in Atlantic History: Representation in the Age of Revolutions
  • Trevor Burnard (University of Melbourne):
    An Imperial History of the American Revolution in the Age of Atlantic History

10.30: Coffee Break

11.00: Panel 2: Challenges Confronting the Transatlantic West in World Politics
Chair: Jürgen Gebhardt
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

  • Stefan Fröhlich (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg):
    How Europe Should Cope with Trump and Transatlantic Fragmentation
  • Heather Conley (Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C.):
    Going Our Separate Ways?: Transatlanticism in an Era of Great Power Competition
  • Gale A. Mattox (U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis):
    Nato: Current Issues and Future Prospects

13.00: Lunch Break

14.00: Panel 3: German Americans in the Atlantic World
Chair: Heike Paul
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

  • Jana Weiß (University of Muenster):
    Transatlantic Pioneers: German-American Brewers in 19th Century United States
  • Yannik Mück (University of Wuerzburg):
    The "German Peril": German-American Relations Before World War I. A Historical and Media-Analytical Examination

15.30: Coffee Break

15.45: Award Ceremony
Spevack Award of the Lasky Center for Transatlantic Studies

16.00: Panel 4: Music and Film in Transatlantic Relations
Chair: Kerstin Schmidt
(University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt)

  • Axelle Germanaz (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg):
    "Back in the Fatherland": White Power Music and Trans-Nationalism
  • Mathias Häußler (University of Regensburg):
    Cold War Elvis: The Double-Edged Sword of U.S. Popular Culture in 1950s Europe
  • Andreas Etges (University of Munich, LMU):
    Honorable Soldiers, Courageous Resistance, and an Unbeatable Band of Brothers: Hollywood Films and National Narratives of the War in Europe

18.30: BAA Members Meeting (members only)

Saturday, 6 July 2019

9.00: Panel 5: Transatlantic Relations and Economics
Chair: Erik E. Lehmann
(University of Augsburg)

  • David B. Audretsch (Indiana University Bloomington):
    Renewing the Transatlantic Relationship in the Era of Industrie 4.0
  • Karl Morasch (Bundeswehr University Munich):
    Multilateralism vs. Bilateralism in International Economic Relations

10.30: Coffee Break

11.00: Panel 6: Historical Perspectives on Transatlantic Relations
Chair: Volker Depkat
(University of Regensburg)

  • Frank Hadler (Leibniz Institute GWZO Leipzig):
    Slovaks and Czechs in America during World War I on the Project of a Czechoslovak Statehood
  • Mary Nolan (New York University):
    Transatlantic Troubles in Historical Perspective: What’s New, What’s Not

13.00: Wrap Up and End of the Conference

The 19th International Academy Conference was organized by the Bavarian American Academy. The organizers wish to thank the following institutions for their generous support:
NS-Dokumentationszentrum München Stiftung Melior Lasky Center for Transatlantic Studies Hofbräu München

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