Welcome to the Curt Engelhorn Chair in American History
The entire team of the Curt Engelhorn Chair in American History mourns the benefactor of the professorship and the generous sponsor of American history at Heidelberg University, Honorary Senator Curt Engelhorn, who passed away on October 13, 2016, at the age of 90. We will honor his memory.
Obituary of the President of Heidelberg University Magnificence Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Eitel: Read
Obituary of the Founding Director of Heidelberg Center for American Studies Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Detlef Junker: Read
The Profile of the Curt Engelhorn Chair in American History
The Curt Engelhorn Chair in American History offers a broad range of lectures and seminars in North American History from colonial times to the present. Our scholars' research focuses on political, social, and cultural history. This also defines topics in teaching, ranging from a general overview, to the history of African Americans and other ethnic groups, racism, violence and the transnational as well as transcultural interrelations between the U.S. and Germany.
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