Dear Ph.D. Students,

Please see the attached flyer for the Heidelberg Center for American Studies Spring Academy 2020.  This is an incredible opportunity to meet doctoral students in an international setting.  Accommodations are provided by the Heidelberg Center.

Dr. Smith

Suzanne E. Smith
Professor of History
Internship Director
Department of History and Art History
George Mason University
(571) 748-5556
(703) 993-1251 (fax)

Author of:
To Serve The Living: Funeral Directors and the African American Way of Death
"Dancing in the Street": Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit

From: Bahmann, Ida <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 5:44 AM
To: Pentz, Franziska
Subject: HCA Spring Academy 2020

To Whom It May Concern:


The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications from international Ph.D. students for its seventeenth annual HCA Spring Academy conference on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics & Religion. The conference will take place in Heidelberg, Germany, from March 23 to March 27, 2020.


In order to bring postgraduate students together and offer them a venue for extensive discussions, the HCA initiated the Spring Academy in 2004. The previous sixteen HCA Spring Academy conferences have effectively established an international network of young and aspiring researchers in different fields of American Studies.


We would like to ask for your help in making next year’s HCA Spring Academy known at your institution and especially to Ph.D. students who might be interested in taking part in the HCA Spring Academy 2020. Please find attached the Call for Papers, which includes more detailed information on the Spring Academy 2020.


Further information and the online application form are available from August 15 on, at: or on the homepage of the HCA


Thank you in advance for your help.




Ida Bahmann und Jennifer Klotz




HCA Spring Academy (Ida Bahmann & Jennifer Klotz)

Heidelberg University

Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA)

Hauptstr. 120

69117 Heidelberg



Tel: +49 (0)6221-54 37 14

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