Welcome to the
Transnational American Studies Institute!


The Transnational American Studies Institute (future Obama Institute) at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz offers a dynamic and wide-ranging program in both research and teaching for all students interested in topics related to the Americas in a global context.

With a special focus on interculturality, transnationalism, and interdisciplinarity, our expertise lies in the fields of Early American Studies, Indigenous Studies, Life Writing/Life Sciences, Political & Intellectual History, Film & Media Studies, Religion and American Culture, and Materiality.


Transnational American Studies Institute
University of Mainz
Jakob-Welder-Weg 18
55128 Mainz
+49 6131 39-22357
+49 6131 39-22146

Lecture Series with Prof. Charles Wilson

Für das WS 2016/17 wird Prof. Charles Wilson als Obama Fellow am Institute for Transnational American Studies mit einer Vortragsreihe zu Gast sein. Folgende Vorträge sind im Rahmen verschiedener Lehrveranstaltungen und für die Dietz Lecture am 24.11.2016 geplant:... read more

Lecture and workshop with Prof. em. Arthur Frank

Public Lecture by Prof. em. Arthur Frank Selves, Their Guidance System, and Narrative Fallibility” On Monday, November 7, 11.30-1 pm (Institut für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin) Prof. Frank will give a public lecture on “Selves, Their Guidance... read more

Interdisciplinary Conference: Novel – Seeming – Goods

A Conference at Mainz University, September 23-24, 2016 Organized by Corinna Norrick-Rühl and Tim Lanzendörfer in the context of the MAINZ MEDIA FORUM The interdisciplinary conference Novel—Seeming—Goods explores the futures of the Anglophone novel at the... read more

Workshop: DAS AUGE TRAINIEREN – Kunst und Medizin

TERMINE 28.10.2016, Freitag: 18-21 Uhr Mainz, genauer Ort wird noch bekannt gegeben 29.10. 2016, Samstag: 10-17 Uhr Landesmuseum Mainz   ANMELDUNG Der Workshop ist eine Veranstaltung des Transnational American Studies Institute der Johannes Gutenberg- Universität... read more