Spring Academy: Interdisciplinary Ph.D Conference in American Studies
Heidelberg Center for American Studies at the University of Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany)
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

 Heidelberg Center for American Studies

 Annual Spring Academy Conference

 Heidelberg, Germany, March 20-24, 2023

 Call for Papers

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its annual Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion to be held from March 20-24, 2023.

The HCA Spring Academy provides 20 international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects. Additionally, it offers workshops held by visiting scholars.

We encourage applications that range broadly across the arts, humanities, and social sciences and pursue an interdisciplinary approach. Participants can present thesis projects 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, and various aspects of American history, literature, religion, geography, law, musicology, and culture. The accepted projects will be arranged into ten panel groups.

Participants are requested to prepare a 20-minute presentation of their research project, which will be followed by a 40-minute discussion.

The Spring Academy aims to create a congenial atmosphere for scholarly exchange in order to inspire future collaborations and foster networking opportunities for participants.

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies is prepared to provide accommodation during the conference week.

Thanks to a small travel fund, the Spring Academy can subsidize travel expenses for participants registered and residing in developing and soft-currency countries. Applicants for the travel fund must document the necessity for financial aid and explain how they plan to cover any potentially remaining expenses. Additionally, a letter of recommendation from their doctoral advisor is required.

Due to the ongoing pandemic the HCA reserves the right to adapt the conference structure and host the event online if necessary.

Start of Application Process:                  August 15, 2022

Deadline for applications:                       November 15, 2022

Selections will be made by:                   January 2023                                      

Please use our online application form:                    www.hca-springacademy.de

Get in touch via email:                                                 springacademy@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

The HCA Spring Academy would not be possible without the generous support from John Deere.

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