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Field trips

Throughout the years we took the students of the North American Studies Program to a variety of destinations.

In the context of the seminar "Remembering the American 1950s" we ventured out on a field trip to Berlin, from May 17 to 20, 2012, which was focused on forms of memory cultures and on the traces and impact of American 1950s culture in our capital city. Among other activities, we visited the exhibitions "The Kennedys" at the Brandenburg Gate and "Pacific Standard Time" at the Gropius Bau as well as the Museum of the Allied Forces in Dahlem. We also took a city tour that included visits to the RIAS building (now Deutschlandradio Kultur) and the Luftbrücken-Denkmal at Tempelhofer Feld.

Later field trips to Berlin took place in 2015 and 2016.

In the fall of 2010, a group including Eva-Sabine Zehelein, Simone Knewitz, and our former student assistants Sandra Schulmeister, Timo Weidner, and Jasmin Welter traveled to Washington D.C. 

In the spring of 2010, Sabine Sielke, Christian Klöckner, Jared Sonnicksen, and Hans Dieter Laux accompanied a group of students to New York City. Highlights included visits to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Goethe-Institut, the Jewish Museum, the Bronx Museum, a Hip Hop tour through the Bronx, Ellis Island, Ground Zero, Williamsburg, the Tenement Museum, and the DAAD office.