University of Erfurt

North American History

North American History

Series of Lectures: Histories of the Body

The Historical Seminar at the University of Erfurt is pleased to invite to a series of lectures with the title "Histories of the Body/Körpergeschichten". The lectures will take place on Wednesdays, 6.15 pm to 7.45 pm at the Lehrgebäude 4, Room D08.

The fifth lecture of the series by Silvan Niedermeier (Universität Erfurt) with the title "Imperial Self-Images and Colonized Bodies in the Philippine American War" is scheduled for June, 5th 2019.

The following lectures will be presented by Klara Huebner (Masarykova Univerzita, Brno) and Sabiene Kienitz (Universität Hamburg).

Visiting Professors in the Summer Semester of 2019

The Chair for North American History is pleased to welcome three visiting professors at the University of Erfurt in the course of the summer semester of 2019.

  • Begining of April - End of May: Douglas Booth, Professor and Dean of the School of Physical Education, Sports and Exercise Sciences at the University of Otago, New Zealand
  • End of April - Mid June: Kim Nielsen, Professor of Disability Studies, History, and Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Toledo (Ohio), USA; supported by a Fulbright Fellowship
  • May: Bryant Simon, Professor of History at Temple University, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), USA; with support of the DAAD

New Exchange Program with Temple University in Philadelphia


For students interested in studying abroad there is a new opportunity to spend one semester in the United States. 

Master students of the MA History with a focus on modern times can apply for the Exchange Programm with Temple University in Philadelphia.

Please contact the International Office for information about the application and further questions.

The deadline for application will be at the end of November, 2019.

Junior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center


There are two open spaces for Junior Scholars in 2020 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington D.C. 

For informationen on the Wilson Center and the Junior Scholar Program see here. For information on possible financial support please contact the International Office.

Deadline for the application to the Junior Scholarship Programm is February 1st, 2020.  

New DFG-sponsored Research Project: "Armed Self-Defense in Recent America: Intersectional Perspectives"

The department is delighted by the support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) for the research project "Armed Self-Defense in Recent America: Intersectional Perspectives". The cooperation with Prof. Barbara Lüthi (Köln University) and Prof. Simon Wendt (Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main).

The research project will start in October 2018.



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