Welcome to the Curt Engelhorn Chair in American History
Important Information: The Curt Engelhorn Chair offers two positions as student assistant. For more Information see this document.
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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Important Information (16.08.2021): The Schurman-Bibliothek is open for reading by members of the University from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Non-university guests should contact the library supervisor in advance if they wish to access the library. A condition for use of the library's reading and work areas is proof of a daily negative coronatest, proof of recovery, or complete vaccination against the coronavirus. This does not apply to access for the purpose of collecting or lending or returning media.
The use of the library is restricted and the number of seats is limited. Prior registration is necessary. Students of history have the possibility to borrow up to three media for one week from the library. For further information please visit the homepage of the Historische Seminar.