Young Scholars Network (Workshop)
“Re/Visions of American Studies”

June 25 -27, 2010

“Re/Visions of American Studies” is a loosely organized network of roughly 30 young scholars of American Studies from Germany and Austria. Consisting mostly of Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers, the group first met in 2009 at the University of Bremen to discuss any and all matters related to American Studies—as a discipline, a research context, and a field of employment. The next meeting of the network will take place at the University of Munich in July 2011.

In June 2010, a group of 15 Americanists met at the University of Bayreuth and discussed a wide array of topics, among them the transnationalization of American Studies, the institutionalization of structured doctoral programs, and the Bologna process and related changes in the European university landscape.

True to BIFAS’s commitment to support young scholars, BIFAS-members and principal investigators Prof. Dr. Jeanne Cortiel and Prof. Dr. Sylvia Mayer generously funded the travel expenses of the participants and thus helped to provide such a forum to young Americanists.

Claudia Deetjen and Christian Schmidt (Co-organizers)


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