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Bayerische Amerika-Akademie (BAA)

The Bavarian American Academy

The Bavarian American Academy (BAA), founded in 1998, provides a scholarly network for researchers working on North America and inter-American relations in the fields of cultural studies and the social sciences. The BAA organizes annual conferences and summer schools, sponsors regional symposia and lectures, awards postgraduate fellowships, and fosters knowledge transfer.


Although the primary focus of the Academy‘s activities is the USA, in the context of interdisciplinary and interregional studies it also supports research on Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Statement of Solidarity

Statement of the Bavarian American Academy

BAA fellow Julia Rössler recounts her research stay at Harvard University

Julia Rössler © Julia Rössler

In 2019, I was awarded with the Harvard Post-Graduate Research Fellowship to conduct research in the Harvard Theater Collection in the context of my dissertation project “Ne-omimetic Dramaturgies” (WT) which examines the influence of postdramatic theater aesthetics and paradigms in American drama since the early twenty-first century.

 

From late August to late October, I conducted my research and received excellent support and assistance from Professor Martin Puchner and the Department of Theater, Media and Dance.

 

 

Click here to read Julia's full report.

 

(Photo: Julia Rössler © Julia Rössler)

 

 

Online Conference "Where My Girls At? Contemporary Feminist Art" - Thursday, July 2 - Friday, July 3, 2020

Plakat © Amerika-Institut, LMU München

We invite all graduate students and emerging scholars of American Studies to partcipate in the conference Where My Girls At? Contemporary Feminist Art, which will be taking place on July 2nd and July 3rd, 2020, via Zoom. The conference will explore the role of art and visual culture in contemporary feminist movements as well as artistic practices by feminist artists.

 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Angelique Szymanek, Professor of Art and Architecture at Hobart & William Smith Colleges

 

Endnote Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Wanzo, Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis

 

If you would like to participate, please send an e-mail to feministartconference@gmail.com.

 

The conference is organized by the Amerika-Institut, Munich and is sponsored by the Amerika-Institut at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Lehre@ LMU, and the Bavarian American Academy.

 

Call for Applications: "The Futures of American Studies Institute"

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The Bavarian American Academy funds two PhD-students or Postdocs to participate in the “The Futures of American Studies Institute” at Dartmouth College

 

For travel and accommodation the BAA awards a scholarship of €1150 ($695 tuition and €500 travel grant).  

 

Applications should include a brief description of the project (not more than one page), a CV, a writing sample (10–15 pages), and one letter of recommendation.

 

Please send your application in one PDF-document to Prof. Dr. Heike Paul (Heike.Paul@fau.de) and Dr. Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm (schweiger-wilhelm@amerika-akademie.de)

 

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2020

 

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