Spring Academy: Interdisciplinary Ph.D Conference in American Studies, March 18-22, 2024

deadline for submissions: 
November 15, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Heidelberg Center for American Studies, University of Heidelberg

Heidelberg Center for American Studies

Annual Spring Academy Conference


Heidelberg, Germany, March 18-22, 2024



Call for Papers


The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its annual Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion to be held from March 18-22, 2024.

The HCA Spring Academy provides 20 international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects.

We encourage applications that range broadly across the arts, humanities, and social sciences and pursue an interdisciplinary approach. Participants can present thesis projects on any subject relating to the study of the United States of America. Possible topics include American identity, issues of ethnicity, gender, transatlantic relations, U.S. domestic and foreign policy, economics, and various aspects of American history, literature, religion, geography, law, musicology, and culture.

Participants are requested to prepare a 20-minute presentation of their research project, which will be followed by a 40-minute discussion.

The Spring Academy aims to create a congenial atmosphere for scholarly exchange in order to inspire future collaborations and foster networking opportunities for participants.

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies is prepared to provide accommodation during the conference week.

Thanks to a small travel fund, the Spring Academy can subsidize travel expenses for participants registered and residing in developing and soft-currency countries. Applicants for the travel fund must document the necessity for financial aid and explain how they plan to cover any potentially remaining expenses. Additionally, a letter of recommendation from their doctoral advisor is required.



Start of Application Process:                                      August 15, 2023

Deadline for applications:                                           November 15, 2023

Selections will be made by:                                        January 2024

Please use our online application form:                     www.hca-springacademy.de

Get in touch via email:                                                vzentgraf@hca.uni-heidelberg.de


The Spring Academy would not be possible without the generous support from John Deere.