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 20-24, 2023.
The HCA Spring Academy provides 20 international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to
present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects. Additionally, it offers workshops held by
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. The accepted projects will be arranged into ten panel
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.
Due to the ongoing pandemic the HCA reserves the right to adapt the conference structure
and host the event online if necessary.
START OF APPLICATION PROCESS: August 15, 2022
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: November 15, 2022
SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE BY: January 2023
PLEASE USE OUR ONLINE APPLICATION FORM: www.hca-springacademy.de
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