Wittenberg Summer School 2006
Leucorea Foundation, Wittenberg
July 31 – August 5, 2006
Through lectures and workshops, participants are introduced to the basic issues surrounding the role of religion in American politics and culture. The program is designed to provide students with a closer look at religious freedom, pluralism, religion and politics, specific denominations and their contribution to U.S. society as well as the role religion plays in popular culture. Participants will also have an opportunity to develop their own projects in a workshop setting. Close exchange with faculty and organizers is an essential part of the program.
Prof. Dr. Holger Kersten, Magdeburg University, and Dr. Martina Kohl, U.S. Embassy Berlin, jointly organize the Wittenberg Summer School in close cooperation with Carsten Hummel, Zentrum für USA Studien (ZUSAS) in Wittenberg.
Senior faculty from U.S. and German universities will give keynote lectures:
Holger Kersten, Magdeburg University
Robert Jewett, Heidelberg University
Rüdiger Kunow, Potsdam University
Ghada Qaisi, Bonn University
Mark Rozell, George Mason University
Stephen Whitfield, Brandeis University
Junior faculty will run the workshops.
The organizers encourage students from all disciplines, especially the Social Sciences, American Studies and Cultural Studies, from all German universities to apply to the Summer School. The conference language will be exclusively English. Attendance will be limited to 30 participants.
The cultural office of the U.S. Embassy funds the program, room and board for participants and faculty. Accommodation will be provided at the Leucorea. Participants will have to cover their travel costs.
Zentrum für USA-Studien (ZUSAS)
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Phone +49. 3491. 46 61 09
Fax +49. 3491. 46 62 23