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“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there." 

(L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between, 1953)

Note: The JFKI department of history is committed to the standard principles of DEIB: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

Diversity is having a seat at the table.
Equity is giving everyone what they need to have access to the table.
Inclusion is having a voice.
Belonging is having your voice heard.

All course participants are expected to imbibe these principles by treating other course participants--including the instructors, possible guests, other students and student assistants--, with courtesy and respect. Comments should be factual, constructive, and free from harassment. Students are encouraged to disagree with other students, but disagreements must be constructive, based on facts, documentation and/or experiences rather than prejudices and personalities. All members will promote an atmosphere of mutual respect. At the beginning of classes, students can elect a student representative to voice comments and concerns. Please contact the student representative or the instructor if you have suggestions for improving the classroom environment. Students may also email their respective instructor directly. All instructors in the department aim to create a course using DEIB. If you require accommodations, please do let us know immediately. We are always happy to consider creative solutions that do not compromise the intent of the assessment or learning activities. We welcome feedback that will assist us in improving the usability and experience for all students

North American Studies Course Catalog (Summer Semester 2022)

Courses at the History Department: Summer Semester 2022

BA Program


BA Colloquium Economics/History/Political Science/Sociology, Andrew Johnston/Sebastian Kohl, Mondays, 18:00-20:00

Orientation Module

Readings in Atlantic History, Sönke Kunkel, Mondays, 12:00-14:00

The US: Nation-building in the Age of Civil Wars,1830-1914, Andrew Johnston, Tuesdays, 10:00-12:00

US Immigration History in the 20th and 21st Centuries, Kira Alvarez, Tuesdays, 16:00-18:00

Module B: History of North America since 1865

Shaping Transatlantic Memories, Leonie Werle, Mondays, 10:00-12:00

US Cultural Diplomacy in the 20th Century, Max Klose, Tuesdays. 14:00-16:00

US Immigration History in the 20th and 21st Centuries, Kira Alvarez, Tuesdays, 16:00-18:00


MA Colloquium History, Sönke Kunkel, Mondays, 18:00-20:00

Module B: North American History until 1865

US Foreign Relations in the 19th Century, Maximilian Klose, Mondays, 12:00-14:00

Gender and Empire in the 18th and 19th Centuries: The US in Comparative Perspective, Maximilian Klose, Tuesdays, 12:00-14:00

Module C: North American History since 1865

Religion in North American History: From Reconstruction to the Age of Televangelists, Sönke Kunkel, Mondays, 14:00-16:00

US Intellectual History, Andrew Johnston, Mondays, 12:00-14:00

Humanity: History of a Troubled Concept, Andrew Johnston, Wednesdays, 14:00-16:00