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Secretariat Closed

Please note that, unfortunately, the institute’s secretariat is still closed due to illness. Additionally, from August 5 to August 30, the institute’s email account will not be regularly serviced.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Office Hours during the Semester Break Summer 2021

Office Hours during the Semester Break Summer 2021

To keep within the guidelines of social distancing procedures, we still cannot offer in-person office hours. To receive a remote consultation, email the instructor you would like to talk to at least 1 hour before the beginning of their office hours to request a callback. In said request, please include your phone number. Some instructors might offer additional remote options (via Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, or other) – please see below.

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aspeers Calls for Contributions on American Bodies by October 17, 2021

aspeers just published its new calls for papers. Embedded into the American Studies Leipzig MA program, aspeers is the first and currently only peer-reviewed print journal for MA-level scholars of American studies in Europe.

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ASL Welcomes Olaf Stieglitz as New Professor for American Cultural History

American Studies Leipzig is delighted to announce that Olaf Stieglitz has assumed the position of Professor for American Cultural History at the institute. During the past five semesters, he had already been teaching as a visiting professor, but starting this July, he will be permanently teaching and researching at Leipzig University as the successor to Prof. Crister S. Garrett.

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Arqus Café (Sprachencafés) für Studierende

The Arqus Café is a virtual meeting place where students of the Arqus University Alliance can practice their foreign languages outside of language classes.

Here you can expand your language and cultural knowledge informally and with other language learners. You will have the support from language tutors who are not language teachers, but competent first or native language speakers.

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Deadline 15 June: Deutschlandstipendium for ASL Students

Deutschlandstipendium for ASL Students

For the first time, a scholarship in the Deutschlandstipendium program specifically for ASL-students has become available.

For details on the program and how to apply, please see https://www.uni-leipzig.de/en/studying/prospective-students/student-finance/deutschlandstipendium/.

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New Issue of aspeers: "Narratives of American Colonization and Imperialism"

aspeers, the first and currently only peer-reviewed print journal for MA-level scholars of American studies in Europe, has just published its latest issue. Now in its fourteenth year, aspeers is edited as part of ASL’s MA program and aims to showcase the excellent scholarship done in American studies already on the graduate level.

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Registration NOW OPEN: Online Graduation Ceremony 2021 Hosted by ASLAA e.V.

Attention all 2021 ASL Graduates! 

ASLAA e.V. is proud to announce that this year’s Graduation Ceremony will take place online on 9 July 2021 at 5PM!

As the pandemic still makes planning an in-person graduation impossible for this year, we have switched to an online version that will not lack in celebratory atmosphere.

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Exam Dates Summer Semester 2021

Exam Dates Summer Semester 2021

Bachelor Courses

Module “Society, History, and Politics I” (04-001-1002)

Lecture: American Horizons – North American History on a Global Context I: From Colonial Times to the Civial War (PD Dr. Olaf Stieglitz)

  • written exams:  July 12, 2021; 3 – 5 pm (group 1)

                                  July 14, 2021; 10 am – noon (group 2) 

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Former Picador Professor Daniel Peña Will Moderate a Discussion with Roger Rosenblatt for a Special Virtual Fulbright Event on May 14

As part of the year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, former ASL Picador Professor Daniel Peña will moderate a special virtual Fulbright event, Roger Rosenblatt: The Writing Life, taking place on Friday, May 14, 2pm EST (8pm CEST).

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