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Dates

Prof. Berg's office hours

During the lecture-free period, office hours take place by appointment.

In the 2024 summer term, office hours take place on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 pm.

Students are invited to direct questions to Professor Berg via email (manfred.berg@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de).

 
News

New Publications by and on Prof. Dr. Berg

  • Announcement: book launch of Manfred Berg's Das gespaltene Haus. Eine Geschichte der USA seit 1950. Visit us at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies on June 20, 2024, at 6.15 pm.
  • "The Right to Bear Arms: Guns, Mass Shooting, and the Militia Movement," in: Cambridge American History Seminar Podcast, May 29, 2024. Listen here
  • "Tyrannei der Mehrheit oder der Minderheit? Die amerikanische Demokratie seit der Verfassungsgebung," Vortrag in Freiburg in der Reihe Samstags-Uni: Demokratie - Grundlagen und Herausforderungen, May 4, 2024. Watch here
  • "Historiker Manfred Berg im Gespräch über Trumps Antrag auf Immunität," in: SWR Kultur am Morgen, April 25, 2024, Listen here
  • "Die USA sind ein gespaltenes Haus" - Historiker Manfred Berg im Blauen Salon. Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften. Watch here
  • "Historiker Manfred Berg: Biden muss physische Stärke zeigen," in: SWR2 Tagesgespräch, March 7, 2024, Listen here
  • "Weist der Blick nach USA in die Zukunft Europas? Stehen die USA vor einem neuen Bürgerkrieg? Das Szenario, das sich für die US-Wahlen abzeichnet, lässt Schlimmes befürchten." Mannheimer Morgen, February 28, 2024, S. 4. Read
  • "Amerika den Amerikanern!" in: Die ZEIT  52, December 7, 2023. Read
  • "Trump kann wieder gewinnen," in: RNZ, August 3, 2023. Read
  • "Interview mit Manfred Berg über den abgewendeten Zahlungsausfall in den USA," in: SWR2 Journal am Morgen, June 3, 2023. Listen here
  • "Trump bekommt die Aufmerksamkeit, die er braucht," in: RNZ, April 1, 2023. Read
  • "Panzer und Trucks für Stalin." Waffen- und Rohstofflieferungen der USA tragen entscheidend dazu bei, dass die Sowjetunion den Zweiten Weltkrieg gewinnen kann," in: ZEITGeschichte Stalingrad. Mythos und Wirklichkeit einer Schlacht - und die bis heute umkämpfte Erinnerung (January 2023), S. 7073.
 
Archive

For older announcements see our archive.

 

Schurman Library

 

Jacob Gould Schurman (1854-1942), professor in philosophy, was president of Cornell University for 28 years before he was appointed as U.S. ambassador to China in 1920. Five years later he took the vacant position of U.S. ambassador to Germany in Berlin. Schurman, due to his studies in Heidelberg, Göttingen and Berlin in the late 1870s, spoke German fluently. As ambassador, Schurman emphasized improvement and consolidation of German-American relations. It was because of these efforts that he became close friends with German Foreign Secretary Gustav Stresemann (1878-1929).

 

 

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Schurman was appointed honorary citizen of Heidelberg as well as honorary doctor of the University of Heidelberg. In 1927, he initiated a collection of donations in America, which contributed significantly to the building of new lecture halls and seminar rooms in the heart of the Old Town, today known as Neue Universität.

The Schurman Library for American History is located in the University of Heidelberg’s Department of History. Currently (Jan 2019) it has a total stock of 10,239 books. All books can be found via the online cataloge of the University Library.

Die Amerikaner und der Bau der Neuen Universität [The Americans and the Construction of the Neue Universität], presented by Professor Berg (in German):

 

 

Important Information (April 4, 2022): The Schurman Library is open to the public during the opening hours of the History Department Library. The current terms of use can be found here (in German). For further information, please visit the homepage of the History Department.

Editor: Weimann
Latest Revision: 2022-04-13
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