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Die KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg veranstaltet mit REAF dieses digitale Film-Screening samt Roundtable via Zoom. Wir laden Sie dazu herzlich ein. 8. Dezember von 18:00 bis 20:00 Uhr.

Your (hi)story matters: das Projekt "ReMember" der KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg

Film-Screening und digitaler Roundtable
Di., 08.12.2020, 18.00-20.00 Uhr s.t., digital über Zoom


Wie gestalten wir die Zukunft der Erinnerung? Wie können wir Rassismus, Antisemitismus und Ideologien der Ungleichwertigkeit nachhaltig bekämpfen? Und: In welcher Gesellschaft wollen wir eigentlich leben? Mit diesen und vielen weiteren Fragen beschäftigen wir uns in einer digitalen Filmvorführung und Diskussionsrunde zum Projekt „ReMember“.
Die KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg führt das Multiplikator*innenprojekt seit Ende 2019 in Kooperation mit MIND prevention durch. Es setzt bei der Lebenswelt junger Menschen an, berücksichtigt deren eigene Diskriminierungserfahrungen und strebt einen Austausch auf Augenhöhe an. Jugendliche, größtenteils mit Fluchthintergrund, beschäftigen sich über mehrere Monate hinweg mittels Workshops mit Mechanismen der Ausgrenzung, Rassismus und Antisemitismus. Darin ist ein Besuch der Gedenkstätte eingebettet. Das Erlebte verarbeiten die Teilnehmenden im Anschluss szenisch in eigenen Rollenspielen. 
Ziel des Projekts ist es, demokratisches Bewusstsein zu festigen, Botschafter*innen für Solidarität und gegen Antisemitismus zu gewinnen und die Jugendlichen darin zu bestärken, gesellschaftliche und erinnerungskulturelle Diskurse aktiv mitzugestalten.
Zum Abschluss der ersten Projektgruppe ist ein 20-minütiger Film entstanden, in dem die Workshops und darin behandelten Themen beleuchtet werden, die Teilnehmenden und Projektleitenden zu Wort kommen, und Ausschnitte aus Rollenspielen zu sehen sind.
Wir laden alle Interessierten zu einer Filmvorführung ein. Ein Panel aus Projektteilnehmenden, Vertreter*innen der KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg und Mitgliedern der Universität Regensburg wird daraufhin das Gespräch eröffnen. Wir befragen das Projekt, dessen inhaltliche Themensetzungen und die Motivation der Jugendlichen, sich darin freiwillig einzubringen. Wir erörtern anhand des Projekts, welche Verantwortung und Rolle der Wissenschaft in einer diversen Gesellschaft zukommt, und wie sich Theorie und Praxis enger verzahnen lassen. Wir beschäftigen uns mit multiperspektivischen, pluralitätsbewussten und partizipativen Ansätzen in der Bildungsarbeit. Schließlich reflektieren wir über die Zukunft der Erinnerungskultur in einer heterogenen, post-migrantischen Gesellschaft. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Teilnahme und rege Beteiligung an der Diskussion!


Anmeldung unter remember.roundtable@ur.de


Die Informationen zum Zoom-Zugang werden dann kurz vor der Veranstaltung per E-Mail verschickt.
Dies ist eine Veranstaltung der KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg mit dem Regensburg European American Forum & Leibniz ScienceCampus Regensburg, dem Zentrum für Migration und Bildung, und CampusAsyl.


CITAS and REAF launch their project

The Regensburg European American Forum (REAF), in cooperation with the Center for International and Transnational Area Studies (CITAS), is honored to invite the UR community to explore our growing collection of “Transnational Perspectives on the Pandemic.” 

The ongoing project presents videos by international scholars who speak about their take on COVID-19. To view the first contributions from the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Israel, and the United States, please visit the project on GRIPS   (Sprach/Lit/Kult > Anglistik/Amerikanistik > Regensburg European American Forum > Transnational Perspectives on the Pandemic)

At the beginning of this remote semester, REAF and CITAS were saddened by the cancellation of numerous in-person events that would have brought international colleagues and friends to our campus. Quickly, we realized that, in addition to joint research and scholarly discussion, we would miss the interaction in the hallways and over shared meals—conversations about academic and personal perspectives on cultural, social, political, and institutional surroundings. Quickly, the pandemic challenged, sometimes forced, sometimes motivated us to find new ways of communicative engagement and of mutual understanding. Very quickly, it glaringly revealed divisive and heinous invisibilities, inequalities, and injustices inherent in so many of our smaller and larger, social and systemic environments.

With the intention of collecting transnational voices on the pandemic and its repercussions and with the agenda of gathering a free array of academic, scholarly, teacherly, individual, personal, formal, informal, political perspectives, REAF reached out to its inter/national colleagues and partners. We invited them to share with us their experiences and thoughts in short videos and to send them in over the course of this summer.

With gratitude to our international colleagues, partners, and friends and with genuine anticipation of many in-person conversations in the future, we are now presenting the first results in this growing archive. We cordially invite you to keep visiting the project’s GRIPS platform, as we will add more videos and voices successively.

With best wishes for challenging times,

Birgit Bauridl,

Managing Director REAF

Board Member CITAS



The whole REAF-Team hopes that you can stay safe during these challenging times.

We are aware that not everyone has the privilege of being able to work from home and fully practice social distancing. We hope all the best for you and those around you.

Until university life returns to normal, you can always go to our Highlights section and visit us on Facebook.

We look forward to seeing you all in the future for more exciting events! 


REAF Program and Partner Events Winter 2020/2021

Date Event

22

October

Online Discussion by Leibniz ScienceCampus and CITAS

"The Range and Limits of Travelling Concepts in Area Studies"

Zoom Workshop

Every Monday

CITAS / Leibniz ScienceCampus Lecture Series

Special Relations Revisited: Europa und die USA seit dem 19. Jahrhundert

For more information, click here.

Zoom, 6-8pm

3

November

"Amerika wählt" - Election Night

Hosted by Prof.Dr. Stephan Bierling, International Politics (REAF Board Member)

5:15-6:30pm "And the Winner is..."

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

8:00-9:30pm "Trump vs. Biden" - Panel Discussion

Prof.Dr. Udo Hebel (REAF Founding Director, Chair American Studies; President UR)

Prof. em. Dr. Beverly Harris-Schenz (University of Pittsburgh)

Dr. Gerline Groitl (International Politics, UR)

November

CITAS/Leibniz ScienceCampus Lecture Series

Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer (Speaker, Leibniz Science Campus, UR)

"Amerika-Auswanderung und (Ost)Europäische 'Diasporen' vor dem 1. Weltkrieg."

This session of the Lecture Series will include an Award Ceremony for Area Studies Theses. 

Zoom, 6-8pm

16 

November

REAF @ CITAS/ Leibniz ScienceCampus Lecture Series

Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat (REAF Board Member, UR)

"Amerikanische Demokratie als politisches Ordnungsmodell von 1789 bis 1848/49."

Zoom, 6-8pm

18

November

American Studies @ UR Sustainability Week

Lauren La Fauci (Linköping University, Sweden)

"Digging Roots: America's Past and Present Environmentalisms."

Zoom, 2-4pm

23 

November

Guest Lecture in American Studies

Thomas Stelzl (University Passau)

"American Democracy: A Transatlantic Perspective After the Election."

Zoom, 10am-12pm

23 

November

American Studies @ CITAS/Leibniz ScienceCampus Lecture Series

Prof. Dr. Pia Wiegmink (Interim Chair of American Studies, UR)

"The 'Freedom-Loving German' in America: Negotiating Gender, Antislavery and Immigration in 19th Century German American Women's Literature."

Zoom, 6-8pm

8

December

REAF in cooperation with Leibniz ScienceCampus and KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg

ReMember - Film Screening and Roundtable Discussion

Zoom, 6pm

18

January

CITAS/ Leibniz ScienceCampus Lecture Series

Dr. Katharina Gerund (Former REAF guest, Friedrich-Alexander Universtität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

"Unofficial Ambassadors? Military Spouses in the Transatlantic World."

Zoom, 6-8pm

20

January

International Politcs Panel Discussion: US Inauguration

Hosted by REAF Board Member Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling (International Politcs, UR)

In discussion with:

Dr. Gerline Groitl (International Politics, UR) and

Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat (REAF Board Member, UR)

Zoom, 5-7:30pm

27

January

Guest Lecture in American Studies

Dr. Nele Sawallisch (Katholische Universtität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

"'The Pregnant Female Comedian:' Performativity, Corporeality, Charged Humor."

Zoom, 2-4pm

3

February

Guest Lecture in American Studies

Dr. Katrin Horn (University Bayreuth)

"Post/Pop/Pointless? Feminism in Contemporary Media Culture."

Zoom, 2-4pm


REAF Program Winter 2019/2020

Date Event
29 October

REAF Reading in Cooperation with CITAS

Prof. Dr. Joy Castro (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) accompanied by Prof. Dr. Ursula Regener (University of Regensburg)

Works to be read:

-Flash essays from Prof. Castro's creative nonfiction collection Island of Bones

-a selection from Hell or High Water, her literary crime novel set in

New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina

-a new and forthcoming short story, "Betrayed."

Venue: 6:30pm at Haus der Begegnung

30 October

REAF Roundtable

Prof. Dr. Joy Castro (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

"Writing Memoir, Writing Crime: Creative Vision as Sociopolitical Intervention" 

Venue: 4-6pm in ZH6

12 November

International Politics Panel

Thomas Hacker MdB, Christian Sigl M.A. and moderated by

Prof. Dr.  Stephan Bierling (University of Regensburg).

"Brexit: Schrecken ohne Ende?"

In cooperation with the Thomas-Dehler-Stiftung

Venue: 4-6pm in H24

14 November

Teacher Training Conference

Organized by REAF Board Member Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat and Theo Emmer, StD.

18. Kontaktstudium für Geschichts- und Sozialkundelehrer zum Thema "Populismus und Demokratie"

Venue: 9-4:45pm in the Großer Sitzungssaal (PT 3.0.79)

For more information concerning the event's schedule please click here.

18 November

REAF @ CITAS Lecture Series

Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat (REAF Co-Board Director)

"American Exceptionalism and the Crisis of American National Identity in the U.S. Today"

Venue: 6-8pm in H14

19 November

International Politics Panel

Dr. Theo Waigel (Bundesfinanzminister A.D.)

"Deutschland in einer schwierigen Welt."

 Venue: 4-6pm in H24

27 November

Partner Event: CITAS Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Prof. Dr. Frank Mehring (Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL)

"Transnational Life Writing: Re-Mapping the Life and Oeuvre of the German-American Painter, Designer and Teacher Winold Reiss"

 Prof. Mehring is a REAF Fellow sponsored by ERASMUS

 Venue:12-2pm in Sammelgebäude 214

27 November

REAF Roundtable

Prof. Dr. Frank Mehring (Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL)

Research Roundtable for Masters and PhD students

Prof. Mehring is a REAF Fellow sponsored by ERASMUS

Venue: 2pm-4pm in PT 3.2.73

28 November

REAF Lecture

Prof. Dr. Frank Mehring (Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL)  

"Media, Memory, and Liberation: Marketing American Heroism in Transnational Contexts?"

Prof. Mehring is a REAF Fellow sponsored by ERASMUS

Venue: 2-4pm in the Großer Sitzungssaal (PT 3.0.79)

10 December

International Politics Panel

Ulrich Wilhelm, Intendant des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Vorsitzender der ARD und Sprecher der Bundesregierung 2005-2010

"Qualitätsmedien im Zeitalter von Twitter und Fake News"

Venue: 4-6pm in H2

10 December

REAF Film Screening and Discussion

„Todeszug in die Freiheit"; a documentary by Andrea Mocellin and Thomas Muggenthaler

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Thomas Muggenthaler

This event will be held in cooperation with IOS.

Venue: H22 at 6pm

17

December

Leibniz ScienceCampus

Official Opening of the Leibniz ScienceCampus in Regensburg

Venue: 5pm at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies

13 January

REAF @ CITAS Lecture Series

Dr. Birgit Bauridl (REAF Managing Director)

"Critical Whiteness Studies Transnational: Dynamiken von 'White Supremacy' und 'White Privilege' in Deutschland und den USA"

 Venue: 6-8pm in H14

15 January

Partner Event: CITAS Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Prof. Dr. Pia Wiegmink (University of Regensburg)

Transatlantic Affective Communities in the Abolitionist Gift Book

The Liberty Bell (1839-1859) 

Venue: 12-2pm in Sammelgebäude 214

28 January

International Politics Panel

Helga Schmid (Generalsekretärin des Europäischen Auswärtigen Dienstes)

"Die EU in einer Welt der Krisen und Konflikte".

Venue: 4-6pm in H24


REAF Program Summer 2019

Date Event
14 May

International Politics Panel

Molly Selvin and David Rubenson, Citizen Volunteers

"Did We Make a Difference? Citizen Volunteers and

the 2018 US-Congressional Election Outcome"

Venue: 10:30-12pm in H21

16 May

Partner Event: CITAS Dialog Series

Madeleine Schwartz, Journalist

"Transatlantic Political and Cultural Relations: A Conversation"

Chaired by CITAS Manager Dr. Paul Vickers and REAF Administrative Manager Tamara Heger

Venue: 6-8pm in H25

Organizer: CITAS

23 May

REAF Lecture

Chris Sims (Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University)

"Photographing America's Post 9/11 Wars: From Guantánamo Bay to Mock Training Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan"

Venue: 2-4pm in PT 2.0.3A

4 June

International Politics Panel

Stefan Kornelius (Außenpolitikchef der Süddeutschen Zeitung)

"Krisen, Kriege und Konflikte: Die Welt aus den Fugen"

Venue: 4-6pm in H2

25 June

International Politics Panel

Sebastian von Einsiedel (United Nations University Europe)

"Die UN in einer schwierigen Welt"

Venue: 4-6 pm in H2

1 July

REAF Lecture

Prof. Dr. Timo Müller (University of Konstanz)

"European Whips: Hip Hop's Transatlantic Mobilities"

Venue: 4-6pm in ZH 4

16 July

International Politics Panel

Eric Gujer (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

"Die Weltlage aus Schweizer Sicht"

Venue: 4-6pm in H2

18 July

REAF Research Afternoon

Prof. Dr. Jeannette E. Jones and Prof. Dr. Alexander Vazansky (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Venue: 2:15-5:15pm in PT 3.0.79 (Großer Sitzungssaal)

Preliminary Schedule

2:15- Welcome

2:30- Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Vazansky

3:45- Coffee Break

4:00- Research Roundtable Prof. Dr. Jones

5:15- Reception


REAF Program Winter 2018/2019

Date Event                                                                
5 November

REAF Participation in CITAS Lecture Series

Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat (University of Regensburg, REAF Co-Director)

"American Exceptionalism und die Traditionen U.S.-amerikanischer Außenpolitik"

Venue: 6-8pm in H4

Organizer: CITAS

14 November

REAF Roundtable

Dr. Jennifer Reimer (Lise-Meitner Fellow at the University of Graz)

"Perspectives and Politics of (Transnational) American Studies"

Venue: 2-4pm in ZH 5

26 November

REAF Career

Ulrike Strauss (Senior Manager Outreach & Engagement Munich Security)

Ms. Ulrike Strauss will provide insights into her work and will answer questions students may have about her field.

Venue: 6pm-8 in PT 3.0.79 (Großer Sitzungssaal)

27 November

International Politics Panel

US-Consul General Meghan Gregonis in discussion with Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling and students

"Die US-Kongresswahlen und die Zukunft der transatlantischen Beziehungen"

Venue: 4-6pm in H24

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

15 January

International Politics Panel

"Transatlantic Relations Today"

General ret. Ben Hodges (former Commander of the US Army in Europe/USAEUR 2014-2017) in discussion with Prof.Dr. Stephan Bierling, Dr. Gerlinde Groitl, and students

Venue: 4-6pm in H24

Inviting Host: REAF Co-Director Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

21 January

REAF Participation in CITAS Lecture Series

Dr. Birgit Bauridl (University of Regensburg, REAF Co-Director)

"Erinnerung als transnationales Event: Deutsch-amerikanische  Verhandlungsräume in Bayern nach 1945"

Venue: 6-8pm in H4

24 January

REAF Lecture

Dr.Katharina Gerund (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

"Army Wives and the Unit: Military Spouses in U.S.-American TV Series" 

Venue: 2-4pm in ZH 6

January 30

REAF Lecture

Dr. Leonard Schmieding (Münster)

"Populism and Public History: Current Challenges in a Transatlantic Perspective"

Venue: 4-6pm Room TBA
Further Events - International Politics and Transatlantic Relations
6 November

Guest Lecture in International Politics

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

"Krisenherd Iran. Der Westen und Teheran nach der Kündigung des Atomabkommens durch die USA"

Venue: 4-6pm in H2

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

4 December

Guest Lecture in International Politics

Dr. Margarete Klein (Russland-Expertin der Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik)

"Russland-Rückkehr als Großmacht?"

Venue:4-6pm H2

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

22 January

Guest Lecture in International Politics

General Martin Schelleis (Inspekteur der Steitkräftebasis)

"Die Bundeswehr in einer unsicheren Welt"

Venue: 4-6pm in H24

Inviting Host: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

29 January

International Politics Panel

Helga Schmid (Generalsekretärin des Europäischen Auswärtigen Dienstes) in discussion with Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling and students

"Die EU in einer Welt der Krisen und Konflikte"

Venue: 4-6pm in H24

Inviting Host: Prof.Dr. Stephan Bierling


REAF Program Summer 2018


REAF draws your attention to a conference organized by REAF Board member Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling and Prof. Dr. Reinhard Meier-Walser (Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung) .


7-8 June

Conference

Expertenkonferenz "Außenpolitik in einer instabilen Welt: Deutschland nach den Bundestagswahlen"

Venue: Großer Sitzungssaal des Philosophikums (PT 3.0.79)

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling (REAF Board, International Politics and Transatlantic Relations) and Prof. Dr. Reinhard Meier-Walser (Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung)

Thursday

10.00 Uhr Begrüßung: Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling/Prof. Dr. Reinhard Meier-Walser

Panel I:

10.15 Uhr Globalisierung in Schwierigkeiten?

Prof. em. Dr. Wolfgang Wiegard, langjähriger Vorsitzender des Sachverständigenrats/Universität Regensburg, Mod. Prof. Bierling

Panel II:

14:00 Uhr Der globale Wandel und die Rolle Deutschlands in der internationalen Politik

Prof. em. Dr. Joachim Krause, Direktor des Instituts für Sicherheitspolitik/Universität Kiel, Mod. Alexander Schuster MA

Panel III:

16.00 Uhr Deutschlands Ziele in einer neuen EU-Außen-und Sicherheitspolitik

Dr. Anja Opitz, Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing, Mod. Susanne Prechtl MA

Friday

Panel IV:

10.00 Uhr Amerika auf Isolationskurs?

Grußwort von Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel/Präsident der Universität Regensburg

Eröffnungsgespräch mit Jennifer Gavito, Generalkonsulin der USA/München, gefolgt von einer Podiumsdiskussion mit Dr. Opitz, Prof. Krause, Dr. Groitl, Prof. Meier-Walser, Mod. Prof. Bierling

Date Event
12 June

Book Project Presentation

"American Exceptionalism" by Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat

Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat in discussion with Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling (Universität Regensburg), Prof. Dr. Ben Chappell (University of Kansas), and Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel (Universität Regensburg).

Venue: 6 pm Kunsthalle (upper level of the Audimax foyer)

28 June

REAF Roundtable

Dr. Jennifer Reimer (Lise Meitner Fellow at the University of Graz)

"Academic Freedom? The Politics and Practice of Transnational American Studies in Turkey and around the Globe"

Venue: 3-4 pm PT 2.0.4

28-29 June

REAF@10 Conference

Please see our official program!

Venue: PT 3.0.79 (Großer Sitzungssaal)

4 July

Lecture

Prof. Dr. David Savran (City University of New York)

"Playwriting and the American Apocalypse"

Venue: 2-4 pm ZH 6


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

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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