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Body, Trance, and Sound in Afro-American Religions

23. Jan 19:00 - 21:00
Body, Trance and Sound in Afro-American Religions: Parallels to the Contemporary Electronic Trance Music Experience

(GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig)

This presentation investigates the unique roles and the inseparability of body, trance, dance and music (or sound in general) within Afro-American religious cultures, drawing parallels to similar trance music manifestations within contemporary electronic dance music, suggesting potential cross-cultural universals in the trance music experience.

BA Undergraduate Symposium "American Controversies"

01. Feb 14:00 - 18:00
The third Undergraduate Symposium with the title "American Controversies" is organized by 3rd year BA students at ASL and will be held at Plan B Kulturkaffee (Härtelstr. 21, Leipzig).

Please see attached poster for more information.

GACCCA Internship Roundtable

15. Jan 17:00 - 19:00
Please join us for a roundtable organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce California (GACCCA) and ASL: Steve Riedel, GACCCA Executive Director, and Prof. Crister Garrett will inform about internship opportunities with the German American Chamber of Commerce California in Germany and abroad.

The roundtable should be of particular interest to BA and MA students considering using their international skill set and experience to pursue a career in the private sector broadly defined.

Please also refer to the attached poster for information.

Service Learning Symposium

02. Feb 14:00 - 16:30
The second ASL Service Learning Symposium will be held in the lecture hall at the Albertina library. The service learning students will present their projects they organized with their community partners: 1st Zumbathon Charity Event Leipzig (EineWelt/Zentrum für Autismus in Lviv, Ukraine), Chocruz! Benefit Dance Night (Mirador/Chocruz Medical Clinic, Guatemala), and International Children's Rights Workshop (Humboldt Gymnasium, Leipzig/Amnesty International).

Obama 2.0: Real Change This Time?

22. Jan 17:00 - 19:00
Americans and Europeans have cooled noticeably in their enthusiasm for freshly re-elected President Barack Obama. The United States stands nevertheless before major challenges, be it economic recovery, environmental reform, guns and violence, immigration, for critical hotspots around the world from Iran to North Korea. How much change can an American president really create? How much change does President Obama really want to undertake?

Prohibition's over - A Literary Speakeasy

01. Dec 20:00 - 22:00
Leipzig Writers e.V. will host an event revolving around US literature and music of the 1920s.

Please see attached poster for more information.

Talk by Mary Rogus (Ohio University): Election 2012 in the Media

17. Dec 11:00 - 13:00
Mary Rogus: "Election 2012 in the Media: Fact-Checking, Tweeting and Big Spending!" (3.515)

American Pop Icons at MDBK Leipzig

26. Oct 10:00 - 18:00
The Museum der Bildenden Künste in Leipzig currently holds two exhibitions on popular culture since 1945: "A Star is Born: Fotografie und Rock seit Elvis" and "Leben mit Pop! Grafik der 60er Jahre von Warhol bis Richter." Both exhibitions will be open until January 13, 2013.

Reading with US author John Katzenbach

01. Nov 20:15 - 22:00

Author John Katzenbach will speak about his life, work and his most recent novel Red 123 (German title Der Wolf) at Lehmann's Media in Leipzig. Rainer Strecker will read in German from Katzenbach's work; the event will be moderated by Günther Keil.

This land is your land – Das politische Lied in Deutschland und den USA

27. Oct 10:00 - 22:00
In celebration of Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday, the Lippmann and Rau Musikarchiv in Eisenach is holding a conference on "This land is your land – Das politische Lied in Deutschland und den USA." There will also be a concert with songs by Woody Guthrie, played by Wenzel & Band and Guthrie's granddaughter Sarah Lee Guthrie at the Jazzclub E
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