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Winter Semester COVID-19 Updates

[ Most recently updated on 2020-07-16 ]

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Office Hours during the Semester Break Summer 2020


To help with social distancing procedures, we no longer offer in-person office hours for the foreseeable future. To receive a remote consultation, email the instructor you want to talk to at least 1 hour before the beginning of their office hours to request a callback. In that request, please include your telephone number. Some instructors might offer additional remote options (via Skype, Google Hangouts, or another solution) — please see below.

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Exam Dates Summer Semester 2020

Exam Dates Summer Semester 2020

Bachelor Courses

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

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

  • open-book exams:

          July 13, 2020; 3 - 5 pm (group 1)
          July 15, 2020; 10 am - noon (group 2)

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[Travelling]

I’m currently on a one-person study tour through the US to research the ongoing presidential elections. I will post larger, in depth-pieces to American Studies Leipzig’s election blog and will use my personal blog below to report on the everyday encounters. More information on my journey is also available in this news item. Please enjoy reading, and please comment or ask questions.

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Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers

The ASL-based graduate journal aspeers just published its new calls for papers. The general section of the 14 (2021) issue aims to showcase, without topical restrictions, outstanding academic work done on the MA level of American studies at European universities. The topical section will feature academic submissions organized around the theme of “Narratives of American Colonization and Imperialism.”

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BA Theses

To write your BA thesis at American Studies Leipzig, you need two advisers from the list of BA advisers below. Please carefully familiarize yourself with the deadlines and with the procedures for choosing an adviser. Please note that thesis advisers have limited capacity, so it is best to start the conversation early.

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#PicadorMessage: Reckonings and Revolutions 2020

Former Picador Professor Daniel Peña has sent us a brilliant audio essay on Reckonings and Revolution in 2020 in which he explores the possibilities for a revolution in the USA based on the peaceful revolution in Leipzig in 1989:
“Who better to save America from itself than the black and brown people who still buy in the idea of it.”

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New Arrangements in the Bibliotheca Albertina

While the doors to the Bibliotheca Albertina had been closed for the sake of everyone’s health during the current COVID-19 situation, some rearrangements in the organization of the open access areas for British and American Studies took place.

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