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201714Nov

Silent Movie Evening and Interdisciplinary Conference on US and former Soviet Union

On the 17.-18. November, join the Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften and the Verein Weimarer Republik for an interdisciplinary examination of the cultural, societal and political dichotomy between the United States and the former Soviet Union.

The opening takes place on November 16 at the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig at 7.30pm with a screening of silent movies.

For more information, schedule and registration, please visit the link below:

201729Sep

Collaborative Research Centre Offers Workshops on Interdisciplinary Academic Writing

University of Leipzig's Collaborative Research Centre 1199 will be offering a series of workshops aimed at writing, organizing and research in an academic setting in an interdisciplinary context.

Workshops begin on October 9 2017. For further information, workshop dates, as well as locations of workshops, please consult the website of the Research Centre 1199 at the link below.

20179Aug

ASL's Crister Garrett Interviewed by tagesschau on Escalating Crisis in North Korea

American Studies Leipzig Professor Crister S. Garrett was interviewed by Tagesschau about the escalating crisis in North Korea, and the American and international reactions to unfolding developments. The interview can be viewed here: http://www.tagesschau.de/multimedia/video/video-315655.html

20176Jul

CONFERENCE: Politics of Performance in Transnational Scenarios

From July 13 to July 15 2017, the University of Erfurt hosts a workshop of the DFG Research Network on the Politics of Performance in Transnational Scenarios.

If you would like to participate at the conference, please contact the organizers. You can find the relevant contact information and the conference program in the PDF file attached below.

20173Jul

Leipzig University Library Awarded Title "Library of the Year 2017"

The Leipzig University Library has been awarded the title of "Library of the Year 2017." The award, awarded by the Germany Library Union (dbv) and the German Telekom Foundation, includes 20,000 Euros in prize money. "Our University Library honestly earned this award through hard work," stated Leipzig University Rektor  Beate Schücking.

201710Jun

APPLY NOW: Paid Position at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum Stuttgart

The Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum Stuttgart (DAZ) is currently looking for applicants for a paid position in Program/Social Meida Coordination.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 23, 2017.

Refer to the attached PDF file for more information on the position, application requirements and contact information.

20173Jun

ASL's Crister Garrett Interviewed by tagesschau on Trump's Exit from Paris Climate Agreement

ASL's Professor Crister S. Garrett was interviewed by the tagesschau's Ina Böttcher about President Trump's exit from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

In his interview, Professor Garrett addressed the controversy of Trump's decision that essentially goes against 70% of the US' population, as well as an overwhelming majority of American businesses that wish to remain a part of the Paris Climate Agreement.

201717May

ASL's Professor Crister S. Garrett Interviewed by Deutschlandfunk On Lavrov Visit

ASL's Professors Crister S. Garrett was interviewed by Deutschlandfunk about Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov's visit to the White House and the ensuing complications for Trump's administration.

You can listen to the interview at the link below:

201711May

Picador Professor Tom Drury Discusses and Reads from His Novels

On May 2, current Picador Professor Tom Drury read a selection from his extensive 'Midwest trilogy' encompassing his novels The End of VandalismHunts in Dreams, and his most recent book, Pacific. The reading was held at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, in cooperation with Klett-Cotta and the Holtzbrinck Veranstaltungsforum. The reading saw up to 50 guests in attendance and was moderated by the director of the Institute for American Studies at Leipzig University, Prof. Crister S.

20179May

APPLY NOW: Fellowship for Modernizing Transatlantic Relations

The Atlantische Initiative, a Berlin-based NGO dedicated to promoting collaboration between US and European citizens, is currently offering fellowships to 30 applicants to take part in their Atlantic Expedition to Chicago, IL and Houston, TX in October 2017.

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