U.S. Embassy Teacher Academy 2008
“Lincoln's Legacy: Nation Building, Democracy and the Question of
Race and Civil Rights”
October 2–5, 2008
February 12, 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday. In anticipation of this event, the conference will explore the implications his presidency has had for the United States and the world in terms of nation building, democratic development and civil rights.
The annual U.S. Embassy Teacher Academy provides up-to-date information on American society and values. The conference atmosphere is one of intense exchange with American specialists on interdisciplinary aspects of politics, economics, and American studies. Lectures and discussions will be in English.
The Teacher Academy addresses secondary school teachers from all German states, in particular multipliers in the field of English and the Social Sciences, “Fachberater” and “Fachleiter”, secondary school curriculum planners, representatives of ministries of education, textbook writers, and educators. It also welcomes junior teachers (“Referendare”).
The Teacher Academy is jointly organized by Dr. Jörg Nagler, Professor of North American History at Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, and Dr. Martina Kohl, U.S. Embassy Berlin.
The Center for United States Studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Host: Dr. Hans-Jürgen Grabbe, Professor of British and American Studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Director of the Center for United States Studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.
Dr. John Dean, Professor of American Studies at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in France.
Dr. David Goldfield, Robert Lee Bailey Prof. of History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Dr. Reinhard Isensee, Professor of American Studies at Humboldt University Berlin.
Dr. Jörg Nagler, Professor of North American History at Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
The U.S. Embassy covers the costs for the program, the speakers, and most of room and board. Registered participants will have to cover their travel expenses and a conference fee of EUR 60.
Dr. Martina Kohl
Cultural Affairs Specialist
Pariser Platz 2
Tel +49 (0)30 8305-2294
FAX +49 (0)30 8305-2151
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LOCATION OF THE TEACHER ACADEMY HAD TO BE CHANGED FOR ORGANIZATIONAL REASONS.
The Teacher Academy will now take place at the
Fon +49 331 - 23 20 - 0
Fax +49 331 - 23 20 - 140
How to get there: http://www.inselhotel-potsdam.com/de/anfahrt.html
At past conferences we have had more applicants than space available. Applicants will be notified by mid-September. Please don't make any travel arrangements before you hear from us. Preference will be given to applicants who intend to stay throughout the entire seminar. You may register until August 17 by filling out the registration form and return it:
by e-mail: IRCBerlin@state.gov - Subject: "Teacher Academy 2008"
by fax: (030) 8305 1182
by mail: Amerikanische Botschaft
"Teacher Academy 2008"