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.

Call for Applications: BAA-Fellowship "Migrations" Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research, Harvard University June 24 - July 5, 2019

Call for Applications (c) Amerikahaus

The Bavarian American Academy funds a PhD-student or a Postdoc to participate in the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research Summer 2019: “Migrations”, Harvard University (Chair: Professor Martin Puchner).
 

In 2019, the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research will focus on migration. The program offers faculty and advanced graduate students who study theater and performance the opportunity to learn from leading scholars in the field in an intensive two-week summer seminar.

 

Due to a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation, tuition is free for all accepted participants. For travel and accommodation the BAA awards a scholarship of €1500.  

 

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Please send your application in one PDF-document until March 1st, 2019 to Prof. Dr. Heike Paul (Heike.Paul@fau.de) and Dr. Margaretha Schweiger-Wilhelm (schweiger-wilhelm@amerika-akademie.de).

 

 

Call for Applications: "The Future of American Studies Institute" Dartmouth College One Week Summer Institute June 17- June 23, 2019

Call for Papers (c) Amerikahaus

The Bavarian American Academy funds two PhD-students or Postdocs to participate in the “The Futures of American Studies Institute” at Dartmouth College (Director: Professor Donald E. Pease).
 

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

 

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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 May 1, 2019.

Call for Papers: "Transatlantic Cooperation - A Student Conference on Collaborations across Space and Time"

Call for Papers ©Amerikahaus

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, the student workshop on transatlantic cooperation will take place at the Amerikahaus in Munich - hosted by the LMU Amerika Institute and kindly funded by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtät through the Lehre@LMU program.

 

This student conference invites MA and advanced BA students from across Bavaria to present their work on transatlantic cooperation. Both, finished projects and works in progress are welcome. The goal is to involve fellow students in a dialogue in the day-long conference in Munich.

 

Interested students are invited to apply with short (approx. 300 words) abstracts of papers for 15-minute presentations along with a one-paragraph bio statement.

 

Deadline: January 30, 2019

 

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(Bild: ©Amerikahaus)

 

 

Leibniz Prize 2018 awarded to our director Prof. Dr. Heike Paul

President of the German Research Foundation Prof. Dr. Peter Strohschneider, Director of the Bavarian American Academy Prof. Dr. Heike Paul

We cordially congratulate BAA director Prof. Dr. Heike Paul on being awarded the 2018 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. The prize is the most important research award in Germany, and is endowed with €2.5 million. Established in 1985, it aims to improve the working conditions of outstanding researchers, expand their research opportunities, relieve them of administrative tasks, and help them to establish new research formats.


Professor Paul holds the chair for American Studies, with a focus on North American literary and cultural studies, at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Nuremberg-Erlangen since 2004 and is one of the most renowned representatives of American Studies in Germany. The prize not only honors her scholarly achievements, but also her high international renown and her exceptional role as a transatlantic networker.


Prof. Dr. Heike Paul, executive board member of the BAA since 2007, was elected as executive director in 2013 and has served as director since 2017.

Further information on the award ceremony here.

 

(Photo: Prof. Dr. Peter Strohschneider, Prof. Dr. Heike Paul ©dfg)

 

 

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Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat

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