Transatlantic Cultural History (TCH)

The professorship deals with the history of the transatlantic interactions, respectively the history of North America and Europe in its transatlantic extension.

Other important topics include African American history, transatlantic relations, social reform movements, the history of migration, popular culture and the history of religion.


The professorship for the History of the European-Transatlantic Cultural Area deals with the history of transatlantic interaction and the history of North America and Europe in their transatlantic expansion.


Key Aspects

A special focus is the cultural history of the USA and Canada. In addition, the staff of the professorship also deals with European contemporary history since 1945 and with the global history of protest and peace movements during the Cold War. There are currently research projets on the nuclear crisis in the 1970s and 1980s, on America in Augsburg, on network processes of transatlantic elites, on global anti-Americanism and on the history of the Federal Republic of Germany.



Courses are offered in the field of Modern and Contemporary History and North American Studies (NAS). In addition, notes in European cultural history can also be acquired on a case-by-case basis. The professorship is assigned to historcal subjects, but at the same time part of the interdisciplinary network of North American research in Augsburg.



A selection of online sources and digital collections dealing with transatlantic cultural history.


Archives, Libraries and Mailing Lists


Our team at a glance: This is how you can reach us - from professors, lecturers and research assistants to former colleagues.


Jan. 7, 2020

Gastvortrag Prof. Dr. Helle Porsdam (Kopenhagen)

Im Rahmen der Nordamerika-Ringvorlesung hält am 14.01.2020 Prof. Dr. Helle Porsdam (Kopenhagen) einen Vortrag zum Thema: Law in Context. Contemporary American Politics and the US Constitution.

Die Veranstaltung findet um 17:30 Uhr in Raum 2122 (Universität Augsburg, Gebäude D) statt.

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Dec. 10, 2019

Internationale Tagung Human Dignity and Human Rights 25.-27.03.2020 in Tutzing

In Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Erfurt und der Akademie für Politische Bildung in Tutzing veranstaltet die Professur GETK vom 25. 27. März 2019 eine Tagung mit dem Titel „Human Dignity and Human Rights The Legacy of the Black Civil Rights Movement in the Transatlantic World“


In Cooperation with the University of Erfurt and the Akademie für Politische Bildung the Professorship for European Transatlantic History invites to a conference with the title „Human Dignity and Human Rights The Legacy of the Black Civil Rights Movement in the Transatlantic World“.





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Campus der Universität, Gebäude D4, Ebene 5

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Universität Augsburg
Philologisch-Historische Fakultät
Professur für Geschichte des europäisch-transatlantischen Kulturraums
Universitätsstraße 10
86159 Augsburg


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Phone: +49 831 / 598 5487


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