The HCA Spring Academy
We would like to remind you of the
Heidelberg Center for American Studies 17th Spring Academy Conference
Heidelberg, Germany, 23–27 March, 2020
The seventeenth HCA Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion will be held from March 23-27, 2020. The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for this annual one-week conference that provides twenty international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and discuss their Ph.D. projects.
The HCA Spring Academy will also offer participants the chance to work closely with experts in their respective fields of study. For this purpose, workshops held by visiting scholars will take place during this week.
We encourage applications that range broadly across the arts, humanities, and social sciences and pursue an interdisciplinary approach. Papers can be presented on any subject relating to the study of the United States of America. Possible topics include American identity, issues of ethnicity, gender, transatlantic relations, U.S. domestic and foreign policy, economics, as well as various aspects of American history, literature, religion, geography, law, musicology, and culture.
Participants are requested to prepare a 20-minute presentation of their research project, which will be followed by a 40-minute discussion. Proposals should include a preliminary title and run to no more than 300 words. These will be arranged into ten panel groups.
In addition to cross-disciplinary and international discussions during the panel sessions, the Spring Academy aims at creating a pleasant collegial atmosphere for further scholarly exchange and contact.
Accommodation will be provided by the Heidelberg Center for American Studies.
Thanks to a small travel fund, the Spring Academy is able to subsidize travel expenses for participants registered and residing in developing and soft-currency countries. Scholarship applicants will need to document the necessity for financial aid and explain how they plan to cover any potentially remaining expenses. In addition, a letter of recommendation from their doctoral advisor is required.
All teaching will be online in Autumn 2020
We would like to say hello on behalf of the Deapartment of English and American Studies and wish you a successful semester. We appreciate having you as our students and we hope for a mutually fruitful learning experience. Especially, we would like to welcome our First year students – you are new to the Department and despite difficulties, we believe you will soon find your passion for English studies with us with a help from your teachers and peers.
It is with extreme sadness that I have to inform you that our former student and PhD graduate, Danica Maleková (née Gašparíková), passed away earlier this month, aged 46. Many of you will remember her from her studies in the department.
3rd call ERASMUS - Spring 2021
In spite of the current covid situation, ERASMUS lives on and the third call for applications is just being announced.
Výsledky bc. státnic - září 2020