Transatlantic History and Culture

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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 Transatlantic History and Culture 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.

 

Teaching

Courses are offered in the field of Modern and Contemporary History and North American Studies (NAS). In addition. The professorship is assigned to historcal subjects, but at the same time part of the interdisciplinary network of North American research in Augsburg.

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Nov. 8, 2022

ZDF Spezial am 09.11.2022: Halbzeit für Joe Biden - Zwischenwahlen in den USA

Prof. Dr. Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson ist am 09.11.2022 um 19:25 Uhr zu Gast in der Sendung ZDF Spezial, wo über die Auswirkungen der US-Midterms auf das weltpolitische Geschehen diskutiert wird.

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ZDF Spezial
Oct. 26, 2022

Gastvortrag am 02.11.2022 - Eddie Bruce-Jones (London): Race and Human Rights: European and US Perspectives

Bruce-Jones is Executive Dean of the School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London. He is a member of the New York Bar and author of many publications on topics of race, human rights, asylum and equality law. Bruce-Jones is also currently the principal investigator of an AHRC-funded project on the archives of the British colonial indentureship period, he has advised various intergovernmental and civil society organizations on issues of racism and human rights, including the Office of the UN High Commission on Human Rights.

In his talk he will focus on some key issues of the history of race and racism in Europe and the United States as well as related contemporary legal issues, and the state of research on race and law. His focus will be on the historical perspective on human rights and the development of the concept in the legal discipline.

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How to reach us
 

Campus der Universität, Gebäude D4, Ebene 5

How to find us

 

 

Postal and visitor address

 

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

 

How to find us

 

 

Phone: +49 831 / 598 5487
Email: sekretariat.getk@philhist.uni-augsburg.de

 

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Aktuelles

Nov. 8, 2022

ZDF Spezial am 09.11.2022: Halbzeit für Joe Biden - Zwischenwahlen in den USA

Prof. Dr. Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson ist am 09.11.2022 um 19:25 Uhr zu Gast in der Sendung ZDF Spezial, wo über die Auswirkungen der US-Midterms auf das weltpolitische Geschehen diskutiert wird.

Read more
ZDF Spezial
Oct. 26, 2022

Gastvortrag am 02.11.2022 - Eddie Bruce-Jones (London): Race and Human Rights: European and US Perspectives

Bruce-Jones is Executive Dean of the School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London. He is a member of the New York Bar and author of many publications on topics of race, human rights, asylum and equality law. Bruce-Jones is also currently the principal investigator of an AHRC-funded project on the archives of the British colonial indentureship period, he has advised various intergovernmental and civil society organizations on issues of racism and human rights, including the Office of the UN High Commission on Human Rights.

In his talk he will focus on some key issues of the history of race and racism in Europe and the United States as well as related contemporary legal issues, and the state of research on race and law. His focus will be on the historical perspective on human rights and the development of the concept in the legal discipline.

Read more

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Campus der Universität, Gebäude D, Ebene 5

 

 

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

 

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