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20084Jul

Prof. Freese. US-Immigration as Documented in Cartoons, Posters and Advertisements

 

American Studies Leipzig Invites You to the Following Guest Lecture:

"Immigration to the USA, as Documented in Cartoons, Posters and Advertisements"

by

Professor Emeritus
Dr. phil. Dr. h. c. mult.

Peter Freese

The lecture will take place on

20083Jul

Doggystyle

You may have not noticed, but it is appears to be obligatory for U.S. presidents to have a dog. A quick research (cf. pictures below) has shown that every president since Kennedy had a hairy pal. Now, the important questions are: How is this issue going to play in November? And when and what kind of dog will Barack Obama get?

 

20081Jul

Thinking About Studying American Studies? Check Out All Sources!

If you're thinking about starting a BA in American Studies this Fall, most importantly, please mind the application deadlines issued by the University. For most BA applicants, the application has to be in by 15 July. Also, if you are still unsure about your decision, be sure to check as many different sources of information as possible to get a balanced and comprehensive picture. Below, you will find a brief overview over some of these sources, together with some context:

200830Jun

My 1st entry

This is the new stuff - looks great, doesn't it?

Thanks for all the effort to Sebastian...

200830Jun

Change is in the Air. American Studies Leipzig Overhauls Homepage

You may or may not have noticed right away: The American Studies Homepage looks slightly different. Since its launch in 2006, our institute homepage has received wide praise for its looks and usability. For several weeks now, student aides and faculty have worked hard, to retain the style, layout, and workflows of the page while completely overhauling the underlying engine. Most prominently, Alexandra Pitzing deserves recognition for transforming way over 400 individual pages from the old to the new system.

We changed the engine mainly to lay the foundation for new, interactive features that we will implement in the future—we already do have some exciting ideas :) Check back in the next couple days for more on this!

For now, there are already two (fairly modest) benefits:

200830Jun

Free Shipping at the American Studies Leipzig Shop

The American Studies Leipzig Shop at asl.spreadshirt.net offers free shipping for all orders placed between 30. June and 17. July. To get free shipping, simply enter the code

SOMMERSONNEPORTOFREI

as Gutschein Code. Enjoy!

200823Jun

Panel Discussion: 1968 in America: Then and Now

American Studies Leipzig invites you to the following event:

Panel Discussion: „1968 IN AMERICA: THEN AND NOW“

Monday, 23 June
6 pm - 8 pm
Städtisches Kaufhaus
Room 2-08

200816Jun

Workshop with TSU Students on June 16

The African American Struggle for Civil Rights and its Impact on the GDR Buergerrechtsbewegung

Please join a discussion with nine students and their professor from Tennessee State University, in Nashville, Tennessee, a historically black university. The group is currently traveling in Germany to trace connecting points between German and African American history with special focus on civil rights movements and their interconnectedness. For example - why were they singing "We Shall Overcome" in the Nikolaikirche in 1989?

200810Jun

Frank Freidel Lecture: "What Do Animals Look Like?"

American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to the 2008 Frank Freidel Residency Lecture “What Do Animals Look Like?” by Dr. Paula Young Lee, the 2008 Frank-Freidel Scholar-in-Residence on Tuesday, 10 June 2008, 5pm (c.t.) in Villa Tillmanns, Wächterstraße 30

200810Jun

Bump, Bump, Bump

On June 3, after the final primaries in Montana and South Dakota, Senator Barack Obama held a victory speech in St. Paul, the site of the upcoming Republican National Convention. Following Michelle Obama's introduction, the presumtive Democratic nominee entered the stage exchanging a fist-bump with his wife. As a consequence of the two-second gesture, the blogosphere as well as the mainstream media obsessed about what to call it, what it means, and if it is black or not. Below is a small selection of chronological links reflecting part of the online coverage. 

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