Welcome to the Curt Engelhorn Chair in American History
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.
The chair carries the name of the German-American businessman Curt Engelhorn, who endowed the professorship in 1999.
The Department of History houses the Schurman Library, a dedicated library for American History. To access the website of the Schurman Library, please click here.