Here, There, and Somewhere in Between: Placing, Practicing, Configuring


Mid-Term Conference of the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg „Practicing Place”

10. - 11. November 2022

For more information and the conference program visit the website of the research group.

Keynotes will be streamed on YouTube. Registration through the Newsletter.

Playing the Field III: Video Game Ecologies and American Studies

VGE Poster

International Conference

November 17.-19., 2022, Amerikahaus Munich

Organized by Dr. Nathalie Aghoro in cooperation with the Bavarian American Academy and supported by the DFG and the KU

You can find a PDF-version of the program here.

To register for the conference, please send an email.


The Public Sphere in Agony - Re-Thinking the Dialogical, Performative Assembly, and Civic Culture


International interdisciplinary opening conference of the research school "Dialogical Cultures"

23 - 25 June 2022

Organized by: Kerstin Schmidt and Robert Schmidt

Funded by the DFG

For more information see the "Dialogical Cultures" website and the conference's website.

The Keynotes by Bonnie Honig  (Brown University) and Robin Wagner-Pacifici (New School of Social Research) are available on Youtube.

Blackness and the Knowledge(s) of Intersectionality


International and interdisciplinary Conference.

Organized by Prof. Dr. Julia Faisst in cooperation with the Bavarian American Academy and supported by the DFG

April 28-29, 2022, Online (via Zoom/YouTube).

You can find a PDF-Version of the Programm here. For more information, please follow this link:

From Page to Stage: The Role of Creative Interpretation Reconsidered

Page to Stage

Workshop/Panel Discussion 

Thursday, December 20, 2018; 2-6 p.m.; Amerika-Haus München 
In cooperation with the Bavarian American Academy (BAA).

Leopold Lippert (Vienna)
Julia Rössler (Eichstätt)
Ilka Saal (Erfurt)
Annette J. Saddik (New York)
Kerstin Schmidt (Eichstätt)

For more information and registration (before Dec 1), please contact: Julia Rössler,

Sound Collectives

Sound Collectives

Dec. 7-8, 2018, International Conference, American Studies Eichstätt, KAP-209

Organizer: Nathalie Aghoro

Sponsors: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Bayerische Amerika Akademie (BAA), KU Eichstaett-Ingolstadt

Keynote speakers:

Christof Decker, LMU Munich

Helen Hanson, University of Exeter

Tsitsi Jaji, Duke University

Jennifer Lynn Stoever, Binghamton University


Conference program available here

Workshop on Critical Prison Studies

In connection with the course "Literature and Other Discourses: Prison Literature and Carceral Culture":

Nuremberg, September 21-22, 2018

Critical Prison Studies

For more Information see the website of the Bavarian American Academy

A Mobile World Literature and the Return of Place


International Conference, American Studies, Cath. University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, December 9-10, 2016

25th Annual CDE Conference "Theater and Mobility"


Organizers: Kerstin Schmidt, Nathalie Aghoro and Nicole Schneider

Conference program: PDF/ booklet

Forschungsatelier: Dialogical Imaginations

Dialogical Imaginations

Eichstätt, 4-8 April 2016

For further information please visit the conference page.

The Place of Photography


Conference Program.pdf

December 5-6, 2014, International Conference and Photography Exhibition, American Studies Eichstaett, Kap-209

Organizers: Kerstin Schmidt, Julia Faisst

Sponsors: KU Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Bayerische Amerika-Akademie (BAA), Bayerische Forschungsallianz


Photography Exhibition: Hubert P. Klotzeck, "Non-Places: Stone Quarries Near Eichstaett"

Galerie Bildfläche, Bahnhofplatz 20, Eichstaett