This teacher training will look at European-American relations and critically reflect on the situation we are in today.

Registration fee: €10

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Transatlantic Relations through History

Teacher Training / Registration fee: €10

The election and presidency of Donald Trump are challenging European-American relations as we thought we knew them. Yet, the "Atlantic Drift," the growing alienation between Europe and the United States, did not start in 2016 but in the 1990s already, shortly after the Cold War had ended. The Cold War itself created a state of European-American relations that in many ways was an exception to the rule in a long, complex and multi-facetted history of European-American relations that began in 1492 with Columbus' discovery of what only for Europeans were a "new" world. Looking at European-American relations as a history of a multi-directional encounter, entanglement and interaction, the seminar critically reflects the actors, dimensions and major problems from a longue durée perspective that encompasses the early modern period to assess the situation we are in today. 



9:00 Travelling People: Migrants, Travellers, Soldiers, Refugees, and Other Transatlantic Actors

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Travelling Goods: Transatlantic Economies from the Colonial Period to Today

12:30 Coffee Break

13:00 Travelling Concepts: Democracy, Freedom, Affluence, and the Construction of "the West"

14:00 End 


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat, University of Regensburg


Organizer: Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

Contact: Sarah Martin



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Registration fee: € 10


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