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200811Jul

Sign Up Today! Logins for New American Studies Leipzig Website Now Available

Logins to the new American Studies Website are now publicly available. Register today to be able to post comments and participate in the homepage's community building and communication effort.

Go to americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de/user/register to sign up.

For an overview of all updates and newsitems on the new American Studies Homepage, see americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de/homepage.

200810Jul

Picador Roundtable on Spectator Sports Draws Large Crowd

The Picador Roundtable with Picador Guest Professor Chuck Klosterman and Fulbright Professor Ben Alpers today was attended by approximately 30 to 40 students.

200810Jul

*UPDATE: Chuck Klosterman and Ben Alpers Roundtable on "The Spectator vs. The Sport"

American Studies Leipzig
is proud to present a
Picador Guest Professorship for Literature Roundtable


“The Spectator vs. The Sport”

 

Thursday, 10 July 2008, 5pm
Lecture Hall of the Deutsches Literatur Institut DLL
Wächterstraße 34

 

200810Jul

Deutschlandfunk Interviews ASL on Upcoming Obama Visit

Deutschlandfunk (German Public Radio) did a live interview with ASL for the national morning news program on Thursday, 10 July. The interview concerned the upcoming visit to Germany of Presidential candidate Barack Obama.

20084Jul

[Update: With Fotos] Student-Organized 4th of July Party

The BA Class of '06 invites the American Studies Leipzig Community to join them for an Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 4th, 2008 at the GWZ Innenhof. The BBQ will start at 5pm. Please be prepared to bring a cover charge of 2 Euro.

Update:

The Party was a lot of fun! See pictures by BA student Anika Brandt below:

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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

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?

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