Professor Gienow-Hecht is currently teaching for the spring semester at Sciences Po in Paris and will be on sabbatical until April 2018.
Students wishing to contact Prof. Gienow-Hecht via email please write first to Verena Specht at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Jobs: During the semester break office hours will be held on August 8th from 10 am until 12 pm and on September 5th from 2 pm until 4 pm.
Prof. Dr. Olaf Stieglitz: Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm
Prof. Dr. Sönke Kunkel: Tuesdays 10am - 12pm followed by a students' lunch at 12pm
Dr. Ilaria Scaglia, P.h.D.: Tuesdas 1pm - 2pm
Max Klose, M.A.: Thursdays 12:00 - 2pm
Prof. em. Dr. Knud Krakau: appointment via email with description only.
Office hours (room 215): Mondays, 9 am - 5 pm, Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 am - 1 pm.
History Department Profile
The Department of History at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies offers a range of courses designed to familiarize students with the past and foster their ability to think clearly and critically, to write effectively, and to read intelligently. Departmental courses cover the breadth of the human experience across the entire North American continent as well as the region’s interaction with the rest of the world -- a complex subject matter that can be retraced in a wealth of archival sources, intricate literature and diverse teaching styles. Students begin by taking introductory survey courses, then sign up for classes helping them to narrow down their specific interest. Courses focus on the history of United States, Canada, the Atlantic World, and the region’s interaction with Africa, the Middle East, Australia and the Pacific Rim. Subjects include but are not limited to politics, diplomacy, minorities, women, economics, intellectual ideas, and law.
The Department offers courses of study leading to the B.A. and the M. A. in North American Studies as well as the Ph.D. degree in history. Our courses are open to students of North American Studies as well as to students of history (Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut). Moreover, students of related fields such as English, political science, international relations, area studies, law and related fields can likewise participate in individual courses after consultation with the instructor. All courses require students to have a Blackboard account.