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Martina Pfeiler

American Studies

TU Dortmund University

Emil-Figge-Str. 50

D-44227 Dortmund

Office: EF 50/0.414

Phone: +49-231-755-5877



Heike Steinhoff

American Studies

Ruhr-University Bochum

D-44780 Bochum

Office: GB 5/134

Phone: +49-234-32-25058


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RuhrCenter of American Studies

Upcoming Events:

Guest Lecture: Katherine Hoffman, St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH: "Through the Lens: Alfred Stieglitz and his Fight for the Role of Photography as a Fine Art"

On Thursday 15 May 2014, 5-6:30pm at TU Dortmund University, George McGovern Foyer, Emil-Figge-Str. 50, North Campus

Guest Lecture: Katherine Hoffman, St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH: "Documents, Artworks, and ‘Critical Propaganda’: Alfred Stieglitz’s 291 Gallery Installation Photographs"

On Monday, 16 June 2014, 2:15-3:45pm at Ruhr-University Bochum, Lecture Hall H-GB 10



Past Events:

Guest Lecture: Cornel West: Democracy, Race, and Empire in the 21st Century

On March 18th 2014 Cornel West will be giving a guest lecture at TU Dortmund.

Campus Süd, Hörsaalgebäude I, Hörsaal 6 at 5 pm. 


Second Symposium of the Urban Transformations Program

The second symposium of the project "Spaces-Communities-Representations: Urban Transformations in the USA" is going to take place on March 27 and 28, 2014 in Bochum.

News and updates regarding the symposium program and location will be posted here.


2014 Ruhr PhD Forum in American Studies
24-25 January 2014 | University Duisburg-Essen and TU Dortmund University

Invitation and Call for Papers


After the Storm - The Cultural Politics of Hurricane Katrina
06-07 December 2013 | International conference at Kulturzentrum Bahnhof Langendreer in Bochum.

Official Website


Symposium: Urban Transformations in the United States

19-20 April 2013 | at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen

Invitation and Program


2013 Ruhr PhD Forum in American Studies
18-19 January 2013 | Ruhr-University Bochum and TU Dortmund University


Worlds Out of Joint: Re-Imagining Philip K. Dick

Join us for the first international Philip K. Dick conference

Dortmund15-18 November 2012, TU Dortmund University



150 Jahre Amerikanischer Bürgerkrieg: Deutsche und der Bürgerkrieg in den USA

Jul 7- 8, 2011, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Veranstaltungszentrum, Ebene 01, Tagungsraum 2


RuhrCenter Guest Lecture Series: Monique Laney and Elijah Edelman

Monique Laney, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. (USA): “Heroes or Villains: Dealing with the von Braun Team and its Nazi Past in Huntsville, Alabama”

Elijah Edelman, American University (USA): “From Prostitution Free Zone to ‘Pidgeon Park’: The Regulation of Trans Bodies in Washington, DC”

23 July 2011, 9 am-1 pm, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Sitzungssaal der Fakultät, GB 5/60


Canada Day: Spaces, Environments, Identities

July 1, 2011, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Veranstaltungszentrum Ebene 01, Tagungsraum 2


We are greatly looking forward to welcoming you at the RuhrCenter!