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Reaf Wintersemester 17-18

REAF UR@50 Anniversary Lecture with Dr. Jörg Skriebeleit, Director Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial

Anlässlich des 50-jährigen Jubiläums der Universität Regensburg lädt das Regensburg European American Forum (REAF) herzlich ein zu einem Vortrag von
Dr. Jörg Skriebeleit, Direktor der KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg,
zum Thema „Taten und Orte—Tatorte: Flossenbürg, München, Fürstenfeldbruck.“
Die Veranstaltung wird moderiert von Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel, Präsident der Universität Regensburg und REAF Founding Director
und findet am Dienstag, 5. Dezember 2017, um 18.00 (s.t.) im Großen Sitzungssaal des Philosophikums (PT 3.0.79) statt.


2017 Reaf Guest Lecture With Dr.jpeg

The Regensburg European American Forum (REAF) cordially invites all interested students and faculty to the following guest lecture by Dr. Allison M. Stagg (JFK Institute Berlin):

“James Akin and ‘A Philosophic Cock’: Caricature Prints in America, 1800-1820”

Venue: Thursday, 07 December 2017, 12-2 pm, ZH 6


REAF News

In November 2017, a delegation of the University of Regensburg—Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel (President UR), Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer (Director of Regensburg’s Leibniz Institute for East and South East European Studies), and Dr. Birgit Bauridl (REAF Executive Director)—visited the University of California, Berkeley. President Hebel and Berkeley’s Vice Provost and Senior International Officer Prof. Dr. Tsu-Jae King Liu signed an agreement between the two institutions. REAF met with former REAF guest Prof. Dr. Jeroen Dewulf, Director of Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies. We look forward to our future collaboration!

REAF_November 2017_UR Delegation At The University Of Southern California Berkeley

UR delegation at the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley’s Vice Provost and Senior International Officer Prof. Dr. Tsu-Jae King Liu and UR President Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel (front) sign an agreement; Dr. Birgit Bauridl (REAF Exec. Dir.), Prof. Dr. Jeroen Dewulf (Dir. Institute of European Studies, Berkeley) and Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer (Dir. Regensburg Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies) (back)


REAF News

From 9 to 12 November 2017, the American Studies Association gathered for its Annual Meeting in Chicago, this year on the topic of “Pedagogies of Dissent.” REAF was happy to see so many former REAF Visiting Scholars in Illinois! REAF Executive Director and ASA International Committee Member Dr. Birgit Bauridl organized and chaired a workshop on “Whose Protest Is It Anyway? Transnational Performances, Practices, and Responsibilities of Dissent”—with former REAF Visiting Scholars Prof. Dr. Jean Pfaelzer (U of Delaware), Prof. Dr. Randal Jelks (U of Kansas), Dr. Leopold Lippert (U of Salzburg), and Prof. Dr. Barry Shank (Ohio State U) as well as REAF Founding Director and former ASA International Committee Chair Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel as panelists. Former REAF Visiting Scholars and JTAS editors Prof. Dr. Nina Morgan (Kennesaw State U) and Prof. Dr. Shelley Fisher Fishkin (Stanford U) as well as former REAF Visiting Scholars Prof. Dr. Jeannette Eileen Jones (U of Nebraska-Lincoln), Prof. Dr. Jane Simonsen (Augustana College, Illinois), Prof. Dr. Sherrie Tucker (U of Kansas) and Regensburg graduate student Marina Wudy, currently on student exchange at the U of Kansas, were also among the ASA 2017 encounters.

A picture gallery is available here.

REAF_November 2017_ASA Annual Meeting In Chicago_Dr. Birgit Bauridl_Prof. Dr. Randal Jelks_Prof. Dr. Jean Pfaelzer_Prof. Dr. Barry Shank_Dr. Leopold Lippert_Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel.jpeg

ASA Panel: REAF Exec. Dir. Dr. Birgit Bauridl; former REAF Visiting Scholars Prof. Dr. Randal Jelks (U of Kansas), Prof. Dr. Jean Pfaelzer (U of Delaware), Prof. Dr. Barry Shank (Ohio State U), Dr. Leopold Lippert (U of Salzburg); REAF Founding Dir. Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel


Reaf Research News Katharina Matuschek Pgf Berlin 2017 Nov 11

REAF Research News: Katharina Matuschek at PGF 2017

REAF is happy to report Katharina Matuschek’s contribution to this year’s annual conference of the Postgraduate Forum of the GAAS in Berlin. With her talk “‘Con or Straight?’ Examining Identity Construction in Two Prison Autobiographies,” the Regensburg American Studies PhD candidate, as one of 21 speakers at the conference, presented her recent research on life writing in a prison studies context to the next generation of Americanists.


Reaf Kansas University Exchange Mobilit _tsprogramm Sabine Kirmayer Oktober 2017

REAF News: Sabine Kirmayer at KU

From 30 September until 9 October 2017, the Department for American Study’s office manager Sabine Kirmayer received the opportunity to go abroad to our American Studies partner department at Kansas University in Lawrence, KS. This exchange was sponsored by the staff mobility program of the University of Regensburg’s initiative “Internationalisierung der Verwaltung,” designed to facilitate intercultural University exchanges at the staff level.


YO/UR Future: American Studies Day with REAF

On 26 October 2017, the Regensburg European American Forum hosted an American Studies workshop for Dr. Susanne Auflitsch’s W-Seminar “The U.S. South: Perspectives on History, Culture, Literature” (Gymnasium Neutraubling) as part of REAF Outreach. The high school students were greeted by REAF Executive Director Dr. Birgit Bauridl, who introduced the students both to Regensburg American Studies and to REAF. This was followed by a meet and greet with Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat (Professor, American Studies), who shed light on how to become a professor and answered the seminarians’ questions about their current research projects. After a guided campus tour and Q&A with REAF Graduate Student Assistant Alexander Schneider, the students returned for a two-tier workshop with Dr. Bauridl and REAF Coordinator Florian Weinzierl. During the first part, Dr. Bauridl and the students explored the recent focus points and turns of American Studies from texts to visuals, places, and performances of transnational significance. In the second part, the students engaged and applied these concepts together with Florian Weinzierl at the example of Hamilton—both as the historical ten-dollar-bill founding father and as the current musical smash hit. With the eager and interested students holding their own during the workshop in the form of interested questions and critical opinions, REAF is looking forward to welcoming them back to Regensburg American Studies in the future and wishes all students a productive and exciting time with their research projects!


REAF Program Winter 2017/18

Date   Event
26-28 October

Conference Workshop

"Nation, Nationalism, and Transnationalism Revisited"

Venue: Seminarraum Altes Finanzamt, Landshuter Str. 4, Regensburg

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat (American Studies)

5 December

REAF UR@50 Anniversary Lecture

Dr. Jörg Skriebeleit (Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial and Museum)

"Taten und Orte - Tatorte: Flossenbürg, München, Fürstenfeldbruck"

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel (President UR; REAF Founding Director)

Venue: 6 pm, Großer Sitzungssaal PT

7 December 

REAF Lecture

Dr. Allison Stagg (JFK Institute, Berlin)

"James Akin and 'A Philosophic Cock': Caricature Prints in America, 1800-1820"

Venue: 12-2 pm, ZH 6

Events - International Politics and Transatlantic Relations
21 November

Lecture

Stefan Kornelius (Leiter Redaktion Außenpolitik/Süddeutsche Zeitung)

"Deutsche Außenpolitik in einer Zeit der Krisen und Konflikte"

Venue: 4-6 pm, H2

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling (International Poltics and Transatlantic Relations)

12 December

Lecture and Panel Discussion

"Die Krise um Nordkoreas Atom- und Raketenprogramm"

Einführungsreferat: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Harnisch  (U Heidelberg)

Podiumsdiskussion with Dr. Saskia Hieber, Dr. Gerlinde Groitl, Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling (Moderation)

Venue: 4-6 pm, H2

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling (International Poltics and Transatlantic Relations)

In cooperation with the Akademie für Politische Bildung in Tutzing

16 January

Lecture

General Dr. Erich Vad (ehemaliger Militärberater von Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel)

"Deutsche Sicherheitspolitik zwischen Afghanistan und Baltikum"

Venue: 4-6 pm, H2

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling (International Poltics and Transatlantic Relations)

30 January

Lecture and Discussion

General Martin Schelleis (Inspekteuer der Streitkräftebasis)

"Die Bundeswehr im Auslandseinsatz"

Venue: 4-6 pm, H2

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling (International Poltics and Transatlantic Relations)


REAF Program Summer 2017

Date Event
11 May

REAF UR@50 Anniversary Lecture

Prof. Dr. John Carlos Rowe (University of Southern California)

"O Carib Isle!" or "Scattered Moluccas"? Édouard Glissant's Pacific Relation

Followed by a Response by Prof. Dr. Alfred Hornung (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

Venue: 12 pm (s.t.), Großer Sitzungssaal PT

Chair: Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel (REAF Founding Director)

17 May

Launch: REAF Career

Dr. Susanne Ehrenreich-Blažeković (Linde AG)

Dr. Ehrenreich-Blažeković will talk about her career after she left the University of Regensburg and will answer questions.

Venue: 4.30-6 pm, ZH 6

30 June -1 July

Conference

Forschungstage American Studies Regensburg - Augsburg 2017

Research symposium of the departments for American Studies at the University of Regensburg and the University of Augsburg

Venue: Altes Finanzamt - Room 017, Landshuter Str. 4, Regensburg

in cooperation with the Regensburg European American Forum (REAF)

Organization: Dr. Johanna Hartmann (U Augsburg) and Florian Weinzierl (U Regensburg)

20 July

REAF Lecture

Prof. Dr. David Savran (CUNY)

"The Globalization of the Broadway Musical"

Venue: 12-2 pm, ZH 6

27 July

REAF Lecture

Prof. Dr. Jeannette Eileen Jones (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

"A Proud Yankee in the Sultan's Court: White American Manhood, Race, and U.S. Power in the Indian Ocean"

Venue: 12-2 pm, ZH 6

Sponsored by: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst.


REAF Program Winter 2016/17

 

Date Guest Lecture
8 November 2016

U.S. Consul General Jennifer Gavito

Academic Election Party including a discussion between the Consul General, Prof. Dr. Bierling, Prof. Dr. Depkat and Dr. Gerlinde Groitl; Live TV broadcast

Venue: 7.30 pm - 2.30 am, Audimax

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling 

29 November 2016

Dr. Sebastian Herrmann (Leipzig University)

"Post-Fact Elections? Reality, Postmodernism, and the US Presidency"

Venue: 12 - 2 pm, ZH 5

29 November 2016

Dr. Margarete Klein (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin)

"Russland - Abkehr vom Westen, Wende nach Osten?"

Venue: 4 - 6 pm, H 2

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

With the friendly support of the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung

6 December 2016

Prof. Dr. George Lipsitz & Prof. Dr. Barbara Tomlinson (University of California, Santa Barbara)

"American Studies as Accompaniment: Why We Can't Wait"

Venue: 2 - 4 pm, ZH 4

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Timo Müller

With the friendly support of the Bavarian American Academy (BAA)

6 December 2016

Dietmar Ossenberg (Ex-ZDF-Korrespondent Kairo)

"Krisenherd Mittlerer Osten"

Venue: 4 - 6 pm, H 24

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

7 December 2016

Prof. Dr. George Lipsitz (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Roundtable: "American Studies Today: Projects, Politics, Perspectives"

Venue: 10 am - 12 pm, PT 3.2.73

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Timo Müller

13 December 2016

Dr. Theo Waigel (Bundesfinanzminister a.D.)

"Die USA - Ein Eckpfeiler deutscher Außenpolitik. Eine persönliche Bilanz"

Venue: 4 - 6 pm, H 24

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

With the friendly support of the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung

10 January 2017

Dr. Saskia Hieber (Akademie für Politische Bildung, Tutzing)

"Die USA und der Aufstieg Chinas"

Venue: 4 - 6 pm, H 2

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

With the friendly support of the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung

17 January 2017

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Meier-Walser (Akademie Politik und Zeitgeschehen, Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung)

"Die USA im Spannungsfeld zwischen Riad und Teheran"

Venue: 4 - 6 pm, H 2

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

20 January

2017

Inauguration of the new U.S. President

Discussion with Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat, Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling, Dr. Gerlinde Groitl and PD Dr. Ingrid Gessner; Live TV broadcast

Venue: 5 - 8 pm, H 24

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

2 February 2017

Prof. Dr. Ilka Saal (University of Erfurt/University of Toronto)

"Collusions of Fact and Fiction: A Historiopoetic Approach to American Slavery in the Works of Suzan Lori Parks and Kara Walker"

Venue: 10 am - 12 pm, PT 2.0.3A

7 February 2017

Prof. Dr. Birgit Hans (University of North Dakota)

Roundtable: "Native American Studies--Projects, Politics, Perspectives"

Venue: 6 - 8 pm, PT 3.2.73


REAF Program Summer 2016

Date Guest Lecture
29 April 2016

Prof. Dr. Anne Koenen (Universität Leipzig)

"Wings and Roots: Migrating Academics"

Venue: 5:30 pm, Haus der Begegnung

30 April 2016

Prof. Dr. Alfred Hornung (Johannes Gutenberg-

Universität Mainz)

"Transnational Journeys of Life: En Route to Refuge"

Venue: 3:30 pm, Altes Finanzamt

30 April 2016

Prof. Dr. Nina Morgan (Kennesaw State University), REAF Fellow

"Symposium: Panel: American Studies Transnational: Perspectives, Politics, Responsibilities"

Venue: 5-7 pm, Altes Finanzamt

With the friendly support of: Hans Vielberth University Foundation.

3 May 2016

Prof. Dr. Nina Morgan (Kennesaw State University), REAF Fellow

"Research Roundtable: Projects in Transnational American Studies"

Venue: 4-6 pm, PT 3.2.73

With the friendly support of: Hans Vielberth University Foundation.

4 May 2016

Prof. Dr. Nina Morgan (Kennesaw State University), REAF Fellow

"Bartleby, the Slacktivist; Citizen-Saboteurs; and Other 'Occupations'"

Venue: 2-3 pm & 3-4 pm (Lecture and Q&A Session), ZH 5

With the friendly support of: Hans Vielberth University Foundation.

16 June 2016        

Prof. Dr. John David Smith (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)

"You turned us loose to the sky....to the wrath of our infuriated masters: Emancipation and Reconstruction Reconsidered"

Venue: 12-2 pm, ZH 6

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat

With the friendly support of the Bavarian American Academy (BAA)

23 June 2016

Prof. Dr. Hubert Zapf (Universität Augsburg)

"Literature as Cultural Ecology: Sustainable Texts"

Venue: 10 am-12 pm, H 22

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Timo Müller

29 June 2016

Dr. Leopold Lippert (Universität Salzburg)

"The Neoliberal Charms of America Abroad, or: Playing Indian in Austria"

Venue: 2-4 pm, ZH 6

In cooperation with the DFG Research Network "Cultural Performance in Transnational American Studies"

5 July 2016

Prof. Dr. Gary Jacobson (University of California, San Diego)

"And the next president is... Reflections on the US election campaign 2015/16"

Venue: 4-6 pm, H 2

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

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