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

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