North American History

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For her doctoral dissertation "Joyriding across the Color Line: Automotivity and Citizenship in the United States, 1895 to 1939," Helen Gibson receives the Rolf Kentner Prize of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies at Heidelberg University.

Podcast with Prof. Jürgen Martschukat entitled "Der gezeichnete Körper – Warum boomen Piercings und Tattoos?" on 30 June 2022 on SWR2. Martin Hecht discusses with his guests the extent to which body cult and self-expression are currently flourishing.


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Contact Information

Postal Address:
Universität Erfurt
Lehrstuhl Nordamerikanische Geschichte
Postfach 900211
99105 Erfurt


House Address:
Campus of the University of Erfurt
Lehrgebäude IV
Nordhäuser Straße 63
99089 Erfurt

Das Lehrgebäude 4 auf dem Campus der Universität Erfurt

Official Announcements

Research Group "Contested Democracy"

The Department of North American History is pleased to announce the formation of a research group with the focus "Contested Democracy. Gender, Race and Sex in US American History". The work, which is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and begins on February 1, 2021, will be carried out in two subprojects.