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This Wednesday, February 7th, REAF had the pleasure of welcoming back Prof. Dr. Pia Wiegmink, who gave a compelling guest lecture, titled “Transnational American Studies, German Immigrants, and the Afterlives of Slavery in Queensland.” We got first insights into an emerging project, which is to combine her already existing areas of expertise in transnational American studies, migration, and slavery studies with a new regional focus on Australia and the complex entanglements, as well as fruitful potentials, between these fields. Her talk was followed by an intriguing discussion with students, as well as past and present faculty of the Department of English and American Studies. Wiegmink held the position of interim chair of American Studies at the University of Regensburg in 2019 and 2020 and is now Professor of Slavery Studies at Bonn University, more precisely, at the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies.

Thank you to Prof. Dr. Pia Wiegmink for the enriching lecture and conversations and also a big thank you to everyone who attended!


REAF is excited to welcome back Christopher Sims from Duke University (North Carolina, USA) as REAF Visiting Professor from January to July 2024!

Prof. Christopher Sims, MFA, is an Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke University (North Carolina, USA), in the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. 

A former photo archivist at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., he also directed the Undergraduate Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University from 2014 to 2023. He was selected as the recipient of the Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers in 2010, chosen as one of the "new Superstars of Southern Art" by the Oxford American magazine in 2012, awarded the Arte Laguna Prize in Photographic Art in 2015, and named an Archie Green Fellow at the U.S. Library of Congress in 2017. 

His current book project is "The America-Bavaria Military Experience: A Visual Archive of Transnational Contact Zones." While in residence with REAF, he is looking for avenues to explore archival, visual, ephemeral, or other historical material related to Germans, Americans, and persons of other nationalities who have connections to the military installations at Hohenfels, Grafenwöhr, and Schweinfurt; please contact him if you may have any research leads. He is also available to speak to classes and students interested in documentary studies, photography, or generally about graduate study in the arts or humanities in the United States. 


REAF Program and Partner Events Winter 2023/2024

Date Event
Online Lecture Series
Leibniz Science Campus Online Lecture Series

European-American Entanglements in the Modern World

Hosted by the Bavarian Virtual University (vhb)

Tuesdays

International Politics Lecture Series

Organized by Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling

Venue: 4-6 pm in H24

31.10. Gastvortrag Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann MdB/Vorsitzende des Verteidigungsausschusses: "Sicherheit vor Russland" (hybrid) H24, Diskussion mit Prof. Bierling und dem Publikum

07.11. Podiumsdiskussion "Die USA ein Jahr vor den Wahlen" (via Zoom) Marie-Astrid Langer (San Francisco-Korrespondentin der NZZ), Prof. em. Dr. Beverly Harris-Schenz (Univ. of Pittsburgh), Prof. Dr. Gerlinde Groitl (IP/UR), Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat (Amerikanische Geschichte/UR), Moderation: Prof. Bierling

21.11. Gastvortrag Prof. Dr. Carlo Masala: Deutsche Sicherheitspolitik in Zeiten von Krieg und Krisen, H24, Diskussion mit Prof. Bierling und dem Publikum

28.11. Gastvortrag Prof. em. Dr. Michael Wolffsohn: Zeitenwende im Nahen Osten? Israel zwischen arabischer Akzeptanz und innerer Spaltung, H24, Diskussion mit Prof. Bierling und dem Publikum

19.12. Gastvortrag Toni Hofreiter MdB/Vorsitzender des Europa-Ausschusses: "Warum Deutschland die Ukraine auch mit Waffen unterstützen muss", H24, Diskussion mit Prof. Bierling und dem Publikum

09.01. General ret. Ben Hodges/ehem. Oberkommandierender der US-Streitkräfte Europa: Europe at War (auf Englisch), H24 Gemeinschaftsveranstaltung mit dem Leibniz-Wissenschaftscampus und Prof. Dr. Gerlinde Groitl, Diskussion mit Prof. Bierling, Prof. Dr Gerlinde Groitl und dem Publikum

23.01. Natalie Amiri (Moderatorin des Weltspiegel/langjährige ARD-Korrespondentin Teheran): Der Iran zwischen Revolution und Dauerprotest, H24, Diskussion mit Prof. Bierling und dem Publikum

 

Die Gastvorträge werden großzügig unterstützt von der Friedrich-Naumann-/Thomas-Dehler Stiftung und der Phoenix academiae e.V

Tuesdays
Speaker Series

Security - Strategy - War

Organized by Prof. Dr. Gerline Groitl

Venue: 2-4 pm in VG 2.38 or H24

31.10.2023, 14-16 Uhr: Joachim Krause (ISPK Kiel): Deutschlands strategische Blindheit und die Rolle der Universitäten (ZOOM)

05.12.2023, 14-16 Uhr: Gerlinde Groitl (Universität Regensburg): Russland, China und der revisionistische Angriff auf die liberale internationale Ordnung (VG 2.38)

19.12.2023, 14-16 Uhr: Lisa Geltinger (Universität Regensburg): Der Iran und seine Proxies im Mittleren Osten (VG 2.38)

09.01.2024, 16-18 Uhr: Lt. Gen. (ret). Ben Hodges (vorm. Commanding General US Army Europe): War in Europe: Ukraine (H24)

16.01.2024, 16-18 Uhr: Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat (Universität Regensburg), Prof. Dr. Jörg Skriebeleit (Direktor Zentrum Erinnerungskultur UR/KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg), Prof. Dr. Stephan Bierling (Universität Regensburg): Universitäten auf Irrwegen? Postkolonialismus und Antisemitismus in der Wissenschaft (H24)

30.01.2024, 14-16 Uhr: Hubert Zimmermann (Universität Marburg): Militärische Missionen und ihre Rechtfertigungen in Geschichte und Gegenwart (VG 2.38)

06.02.2024, 14-16 Uhr: Remko Leemhuis (Direktor AJC Berlin): Israels Sicherheit als deutsche Staatsräson (VG 2.38)

November 7

Trump vs. Biden?: Die letzte Schlacht der alten Männer - Einn Blick auf die USA ein Jahr vor den Wahlen

Mit Marie-Astrid Langer (San Francisco-Korrespondentin der NZZ), Prof. em. Dr. Beverly Harris-Schenz (Univ. of Pittsburg), Prof. Dr. Gerlinde Groitl (IP/UR), Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat (Amerikanische Geschichte/UR), Moderation: Prof. Bierling (IP/UR)

Venue: 16:00 bis 18:00 Uhr c.t. in H2 or digital via Zoom.

Zugangs-Link: https://uni-regensburg.zoom-x.de/j/69902423854?pwd=dUJ4MHZWZmhtZWpDR214Tk5aUEZlZz09

Webinar-ID: 699 0242 3854

Zugangscode: 166172

November 30-December 1
The 2023 Annual Conference of the Leibniz ScienceCampus Regensburg

Sustainability and Firm Performance in Europe and the Americas

Organized by the Leibniz ScienceCampus Regensburg

Venue: room 319, IOS, Landshuter Str. 4, Regensburg

Please register here until November 19

7 February
REAF Guest Lecture

Prof. Dr. Pia Wiegmink (Bonn University)

"Transnational American Studies, German Immigrants, and the Afterlives of Slavery in Queensland"

Venue: 2 p.m. (c.t.) in ZH6


REAF Program and Partner Events Summer 2023

Recurring Partner Events
Leibniz ScienceCampus Speaker Series

(In)Security: Europe and America in the Modern World

organized by Dr. Gerlinde Groitl

Venue: 2 p.m. in DE 2.121 or Zoom

3 May

reaf & Leibniz ScienceCampus & seeffield

Prof. Dr. Jeannette Eileen Jones (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and international visitors of the project seeFField Prof. Dr. Daniela Koleva (University of Sofia), Dr. Katarina Damčević (University of Tartu) and Dr. Hikmet Karčić (University of Sarajevo)

Meet and Greet

Venue: 2 p.m. (c.t.) in SG 2.14

10 May

 

the chair of American Studies (Julia Faisst, Interim Chair) cordially invites you to:

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Werner Sollors (Harvard University, honorary doctorate UR)

Guest Lecture funded by the Regensburger Universitätsstiftung Hans Vielberth

"Goethe and Black America" (Click here for more information.)

Venue: 4 p.m. (c.t.) in H24

10 May
the chair of American Studies (Julia Faisst, Interim Chair) cordially invites you to:

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Werner Sollors (Harvard University, honorary doctorate UR)

Meet and Greet funded by the Regensburger Universitätsstiftung Hans Vielberth

Venue: 6 p.m. in SG 2.14

11 May
the chair of American Studies (Julia Faisst, Interim Chair) cordially invites you to:

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Werner Sollors (Harvard University, honorary doctorate UR)

Roundtable funded by the Regensburger Universitätsstiftung Hans Vielberth

Roundtable discussion for MA and PhD students

Venue: noon (c.t.) in SG 2.14

17 May
REAF & LEIBNIZ SCIENCECAMPUS

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

Brownbag Lunch Talk

"Recent Direction and Approaches in Transnational Area Studies"

Venue: 2 p.m. in SG 2.14

14 June
REAF, DIMAS, and the Interim Chair of American Studies Prof. Dr. Julia Faisst

Jon Pineda

"Let's No One Get Hurt": Reading and Author Q&A

Venue: 6-7:30 p.m. at the "Haus der Begegnung" (Hinter der Grieb 8)

16 June
REAF, DIMAS, and the Interim Chair of American Studies Prof. Dr. Julia Faisst

Jon Pineda

Building Images: Creative Writing Workshop for Students and Staff

Venue: 10-12 a.m. in SG 2.14

29 June
REAF & Leibniz Science Campus

Prof. Dr. Claudia Sadowski-Smith

Meet & Greet

Venue: noon (c.t.) in 2.14 

4 July
REAF LESUNG UND DISKUSSION

 

Lesung mit anschließender Diskussion aus Annette Wieviorkas 1945: Als die Amerikaner die Lager entdeckten

mit Alexander Carstiuc und Jonas Empen (Übersetzer), moderiert von Dennis Forster. 

18.15 Uhr in H26.

Click here for more information.

 

Stay tuned for updates to our program


REAF Program and Partner Events Winter 2022/2023

Date Event
19 - 21 January 
Leibniz ScienceCampus Regensburg Event

"Unfree Spaces in the Modern World: Resistant Responses, Empowering Acts - An International and Interdisciplinary Workshop"

For more information, please click here

18 January
Coffee With REAF, Ku, and the Leibniz ScienceCampus

Nishani Frazier and Randall Jelks (University of Kansas)

Venue: 2-4 p.m. in SG 2.14

22 November

REAF and Leibniz ScienceCampus Regensburg Meet and Greet

Dr. Vjeran Pavlaković (University of Rijeka, Croatia)

Venue: 6 p.m. in SG 2.14
10 November
Leibniz ScienceCampus Regensburg and Graduiertenschule für Ost- und Südosteuropastudien

Jeffrey Olick (University of Virginia)

"The Politics of Regret Revisited"

Keynote Lecture of the 32nd Postgraduate Forum (PGF) of the German Association for American Studies (DGfA/GAAS)

Part of Leibniz ScienceCampus and Graduiertenschule's Research Colloquium

Venue: 7 p.m. in PT 3.0.79 (Großer Sitzungssaal)

9 November
Partner Event: REAF & Leibniz ScienceCampus Regensburg & CITAS & Promotionskolleg PUR

Jeffrey Olick (University of Virginia)

Masterclass "Collective Memory between Ethics, Regret and Manipulation"

Venue: 2-6 p.m. in SG 2.14


REAF Program and Partner Events Summer 2022

Date Event

1 June

REAF & Leibniz ScienceCampus Guest Lecture 

Prof. Dr. Claudia Sadowski-Smith (Arizona State University)

"Whiteness and Migration Studies"

Venue: 4-6 p.m. in H14

Every Monday    

CITAS / Leibniz ScienceCampus Lecture Series

"Frictions and Transformations of Globalization"

For more information, click here

13 June     

CITAS / Leibniz ScienceCampus Lecture Series

Prof. Dr. Ben Chappell (University of Kansas)

"What is the 'American Model'? Learning Management and Knowledge Ideologies in a 'Moment of Danger' for Universities"

Venue: 6-8 p.m. in H19

15 June                  

REAF & Leibniz ScienceCampus Roundtable 

Prof. Dr. Ben Chappel (University of Kansas)

Venue: 12-2 p.m. in V.G. 3.58

27 June

CITAS / Leibniz ScienceCampus Lecture Series

Prof. Dr. Nishani Frazier (University of Kansas)

"The Sounds of Blackness: How Gentrification Silences and Displaces Belonging"

Venue: 6-8 p.m. in H19

29 June

REAF, CITAS & Leibniz ScienceCampus Meet and Greet

Prof. Dr. Ben Chappell (Univerity of Kansas) and Prof. Dr. Nishani Frazier (University of Kansas)

Venue: 6-8 p.m. in S.G. 2.14

11 July

REAF, CITAS & Leibniz ScienceCampus Guest Lecture, hosted by LSC Visiting Professor Claudia Sadowski-Smith

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Schwab (University of California, Irvine)

"Transspecies Selves"

Venue: 2-4 p.m. in H10

13 July

REAF, CITAS & Leibniz ScienceCampus Brownbag Masterclass

Prof. Dr. Nishani Frazier (University of Kansas)

"Digital Humanities in the Modern World: Praxis, Ethics, Aesthetics"

Venue: 12-2 p.m. in S.G. 2.14

20 July

REAF & CITAS Meet and Greet

Christopher Sims (Duke University)

Venue: 6-8 p.m. in S.G. 2.14


REAF Program Archive

REAF Summer Program 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


REAF Winter Program 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

10

February

REAF Lecture

Dr. Nathalie Aghoro (Katholische Universtität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

"The Location of Justice: Placemaking and Commemoration from Octavia Butler to Black Lives Matter."

Zoom, 12-2pm



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