This means that the programme, which started in 2018, can now be continued until 2026. The funding enables the University of Erfurt to send up to three history students to the USA each year on a full scholarship for one semester. In return, students from Temple University can come to Erfurt. In addition, the exchange of teaching staff is planned.
"The start of the programme was another step towards internationalisation for us," Jürgen Martschukat, Professor of North American History at the University of Erfurt, is pleased to say. "And I am pleased that we are now firmly anchored in the curriculum for the next few years." That the University of Erfurt chose Temple University for the exchange at the time is no coincidence. "Temple, like us, looks at history from a global perspective and has a focus on public history, an area in which we will also set accents in the future. In addition, we had already been in contact with Temple University for several years through Bryant Simon. He was a guest here in Erfurt as a Humboldt Fellow and has been accompanying the programme on the American side ever since," Martschukat explains.
At the beginning of June, another group from Temple University will come to Erfurt to participate in lectures and colloquia. In addition, there will be a public history programme with visits to memorials and museums in Erfurt and the surrounding area. Jürgen Martschukat: "It's nice that the programme is expanding from this core area: Currently, for example, two Erfurt doctoral students are in the US and connected to Temple, one currently as a Fulbright scholar and starting in May with her own DAAD doctoral fellowship; and in the summer, Professor Jessica Roney from Temple University will come to Erfurt for a workshop of the DFG research group 'Voluntarism' on civic participation, engagement and recognition in the young American republic. The breadth of connections and transatlantic contacts is now truly remarkable."
Master's students who would like to apply for the programme can obtain information from the International Office.