Our core study areas comprise the history of cultural, political and economic relations between Europe and North America. In particular, our focal point of research is based on US cultural history. Our research team conducts studies on both the history of transatlantic relations and Afro-American history, the history of social protest movements, migration history, gender studies, religious history, popular culture and ongoing developments concerning the United States. Various research activities in progress focus on the history of organisational structures and methodology in regard to the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) and its founder, Marian Wright Edelman, the commitment of white human beings and southern-born female activists on the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s as well as a research project on Bavarian women emigrating to the United States in the 19th century. For further information see Research.
Courses are offered in the field of Modern and Contemporary History and North American Studies ( NAS). In addition, credits in European cultural history can also be acquired on a case-by-case basis. The professorship is assigned to historical subjects, but at the same time part of the interdisciplinary network of North American research in Augsburg.
If you have any questions regarding individual timetables, recognition of academic achievements or internships, please contact PD Dr. Stefan Paulus (regarding Modern and Contemporary History) or in case of North American Studies Prof. Dr. Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson or Dr. Ina Batzke