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 Study Tour 2011 Photo Exhibition Opened on May 24 

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Submitted by Christina Harms on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 17:22

On May 24, 2012, the photo exhibition documenting the 2011 study tour to the US South was opened in the Hörsaalgebäude. About 80 people gathered for the event which was hosted by the organizers of the study tour Dr. Elisabeth Thiele of the Ethnology department and ASL’s Prof. Hartmut Keil. Among the guests were many students from the institutes for American Studies and Ethnology, as well as the Officer for Public Affairs of the US Consulate, Teta M. Moehs, and Valinda and Daniel Littlefield from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, who flew in from the United States for the exhibition opening. The exhibition had been curated by Dr. Thiele and ASL students Christina Harms, Christiane Maaß, and Christiane Vogel. One highlight of the evening was the screening of the documentary film on the study tour, produced by Carolin Betker, Tina Kämpfe, and Lena Löhr.

The exhibition will be on display until June 22, 2012, in the passage between the Hörsaalgebäude and the Seminargebäude on the second floor (next to HS 8). For more impressions and information, you can also visit the study tour blog written by the participants during the trip.

The study tour “African Americans in the US South – Traditions and Contemporary Challenges” was a joint project of the American Studies Institute and the Institute of Ethnology, both at the University of Leipzig, Germany, and of the American Studies Institute at the Jagiellonian University at Kraków, Poland. A group of nineteen students and two professors traveled to various locations in the state of South Carolina and the city of New Orleans to gain deeper insight into African American cultures, the legacy of slavery and Civil Rights struggles as well as current political issues.

 

Guests of the exhibition opening looking at pictures from New Orleans
Guests at the exhibition opening
ASL's Prof. Hartmut Keil and Dr. Elisabeth Thiele from the institute for Ethnology
Valinda Littlefield (center back) and Teta Moehs (center front)
Guests at the exhibition
Daniel Littlefield (front) and his wife Valinda traveled from Columbia, SC, to Leipzig for the exhibition
Dr. Thiele and Prof. Keil during their welcoming words
Prof. Valinda Littlefield of USC, ASL's Prof. Hartmut Keil, and Dr. Elisabeth Thiele from the Institut for Ethology in Leipzig
Guests at the exhibition opening
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