Welcome to the North American Studies Program

Dedicated to the study of the United States and Canada, the North American Studies Program provides an innovative, transdisciplinary space of inquiry into theories and practices of culture, transatlantic relations, and the dynamics of globalization. The program was established in 1990 as a joint venture of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, economics, and law. Since 1995, it has closely cooperated with the University of Cologne. The North American Studies Program ranks as one of the best places in Germany to study and do research in the field and has gained an outstanding reputation for its conferences, guest lectures, and lecture series on current cultural and political issues. It maintains long-standing alliances with U.S. and Canadian universities, and its faculty includes visiting scholars, particularly from Canada.

Upcoming Events

"Academic Freedom in the United States"
IAAK, Regina-Pacis-Weg 5
06:15 PM - 07:45 PM
Academic freedom is an essential precondition for higher education and, more generally, for democracy. Central to the American understanding of academic ...
"The West is Everywhere: The Western as a Transcultural Genre"
IAAK, Regina-Pacis-Weg 5
06:15 PM - 07:45 PM
The Western is the quintessential American genre the Hollywood movie industry thrived on. Its special aesthetics, narratives, and cinematic conventions forged ...
"The Original Flapper is a Copy"
IAAK, Regina-Pacis-Weg 5
06:15 PM - 07:45 PM
The lecture interrogates the modernist aesthetics of multiplication in its particular impact on ideas and fantasies of gender. Looking at chorus girls as the ...
Reading & Conversation with the Professor Frederick Reiken
IAAK, Regina-Pacis-Weg 5
06:15 PM - 07:45 PM
Join us for a special event: Frederick Reiken (Emerson College & Hanse Institute for Advanced Study (HWK))will read from his novel Day for Night (2010) and ...

NAS News

Rundfunkchor Lounge Berlin
© Barbara Braun

Rundfunkchor Lounge: Die Kunst des Alleinseins, Heimathafen Neukölln v. 03.05.23

Listen here to the recording of the Rundfunkchor Lounge, featuring poems by Emily Dickinson set to music by Aaron Copland and Rudolf Escher and a conversation with Prof. Dr. Sabine Sielke on the evening's theme of Dickinson and "the art of being alone"! 

© Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

Job Opportunity: Programmberater (m/w/d) für internationale Forschende aus Nordamerika, Australien, Neuseeland, Ozeanien / Teilzeit

The Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung is hiring a program advisor on the basis of limited-term employment (31.04.2024). If you are interested, click the button below for more information on how to apply!


Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Rabinstraße 8
D-53111 Bonn

Phone: +49-(0)228-73-1836
Fax: +49-(0)228-73-9674 

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