Summer Institute 2007
Ethnicity and Society in America
July 25-27, 2007 at Amerika Haus, Munich
In an intense three-days course of studies, three leading scholars in the areas central to the topic of "Ethnicity and Society in America" explored its historical and intellectual dimensions and discussed recent repercussions in literature, the arts, the humanities and related social sciences. Participants worked closely with BAA distinguished guest faculty in both individual and joint sessions. Each faculty member offered a public lecture and, in addition, a colloquium (based on the topic of the lecture); each colloquium was attended by the whole group and provided ample opportunity for intensive discussion and debate. The participants presented a final paper in a concluding symposium.
The 2007 Faculty
Prof. Emory Elliott, President, American Studies Association 2006-2007, Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the Center for Ideas and Society University of California, Riverside, CA
Prof. David W. Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition Yale University, New Haven, CT
Prof. Werner Sollors, Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English Literature and Professor of Afro-American Studies History of American Civilization Program Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Admission and Costs
Tuition for the 2007 session was € 200 (housing included). Applicants were encouraged to compete for a limited number of tuition scholarships.