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RuhrCenter of American Studies

Upcoming Events and News:

Guest Lecture: "Der Übersetzer als Schriftsteller."

Hans-Christian Oeser (Dublin), Translator

17 December 2014 | 4 pm | IBZ | Emil-Figge Str. 59 | TU Dortmund.

 

Guest Lecture: "The Story of Detroit in 12 Buildings"

Brian Doucet (Utrecht University)

8 January 2015 | 5 pm | George McGovern Foyer | Emil-Figge Str. 50 | TU Dortmund.

 

RuhrCenter of American Studies in the Media

Michael Wala, Professor of North American History at Ruhr-University Bochum, talks to the RuhrNachrichten about the German-American relations in light of the NSA scandal. Read the full interview here (in German). 

 

2015 Ruhr PhD Forum in American Studies

23-24 January 2015 | University Duisburg-Essen and Ruhr-University Bochum | Ruhr PhD Forum.

 

Third Symposium of the Urban Transformations Program

The third symposium of the project "Spaces-Communities-Representations: Urban Transformations in the USA" is going to take place on March 28 and 29, 2015 in Bochum.

 

 

Past Events:

Guest Lecture: "The Large Academic Paper: Research -Thesis - Structure." 

Karen Head (Georgia Tech)

9 December 2014 | 6 pm | HS | Emil-Figge Str. 50 | TU Dortmund.

 

Book Presentation: Embracing Differences: Transnational Cultural Flows between Japan and the United States.

Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt (TU Dortmund)

27 November 2014 | 5 pm | IBZ | Emil-Figge Str. 59 | TU Dortmund.

 

Guest Lecture: "Time, Photography, and Optical Technology in Nabokov’s Speak, Memory."

Tetyana Lyaskovits (TU Dortmund)

13 November 2014 | 5 pm | George McGovern Foyer | Emil-Figge Str. 50 | TU Dortmund.

 

Guest Lecture: "Hip-Hop, D.I.Y. Aesthetics, and the Intersectionality of Global Political Movements."

Sole and DJ Pain 1 – Deathdrive EU Tour

Pre-show discussion with Sole, and Terence Kumpf (TU Dortmund)

3 November 2014 | 8 pm | Rekorder | Gneisenaustr. 55 Dortmund | Entry fee: €5.

 

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

 

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

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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!



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Contact Information

Martina Pfeiler

American Studies

TU Dortmund University

Emil-Figge-Str. 50

D-44227 Dortmund

Office: EF 50/0.414

Phone: +49-231-755-5877

eMail:

 

Heike Steinhoff

American Studies

Ruhr-University Bochum

D-44780 Bochum

Office: GB 5/134

Phone: +49-234-32-25058

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