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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 & Thursday, 24 May 2018


4.30 – 6.30 p.m.                     Editorial Board Meeting (Room 319, JFKI)



8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
DGFA/GAAS Board Meeting (Room 319, JFKI)

1.00 – 2.00 p.m.
Catered Lunch for Board Meeting

3.00 – 4.30 p.m.
PGF Get-Together (SSC)
The get-together aims to welcome new scholars to the Postgraduate Forum of the GAAS and to facilitate exchange between early career scholars of American Studies. In a casual setting, early career researchers of all qualification levels can learn about the PGF and meet other graduates and postgraduates before the conference picks up pace.

4:00 p.m.
Registration Open (Henry Ford Bau)

5.00 – 7.00 p.m.

Conference Opening (Henry Ford Bau)

Opening Remarks
Philipp Gassert, Universität Mannheim

President of the German Association of American Studies

Musical Interlude
Susie Asado 

Welcoming Addresses

Peter-André Alt
President of Freie Universität Berlin

Christian Lammert
Director of the John F. Kennedy Institute

Kent Logsdon
Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, U.S. Embassy Berlin

Musical Interlude
Susie Asado

Award Ceremony
U.S. Ambassador’s Grant for Young Researchers in American Studies
Fulbright American Studies Award
Christoph Daniel Ebeling Fellowship
John W. Kluge Center Fellowship at the Library of Congress
Best Article Award Amerikastudien/American Studies

Musical Interlude
Susie Asado

Keynote Lecture
Michael Warner (Yale): “Fake Publics”
Chair: Susanne Rohr (Hamburg)

7.00 p.m.
Reception (Henry Ford Bau)