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Fachleiter Conference 2009/American Studies 2009

Urban Cultures, Urban Landscapes: Growing Up in the American City

American Studies 2009

U.S. Embassy Fachleiter Conference 2009/American Studies Seminar

Bonn, May 21-24, 2009
In cooperation with the Amerikazentrum Hamburg and the Gustav-Stresemann-Institut e.V. Bonn

The regular American Studies Seminar provides up-to-date information on American society and values to secondary school teachers from all German states, in particular multipliers in the field of English and the Social Sciences, 'Fachberater' and 'Fachleiter', secondary school curriculum planners, representatives of ministries of education, textbook writers, and educators. The conference atmosphere is one of intense exchange with American specialists in interdisciplinary aspects of politics, economics, and American studies. Lectures and discussions will be in English.

This year's seminar will explore what growing up in urban landcapes in the United States is like. The conference will allow a look back at New York City in the mid 20th century through personal memoir, but will mainly concentrate on the contemporary city as well as discuss how popular culture, education, and urban planning contribute to a vibrant and community oriented youth culture.

Bill Flood
, Community Development Consultant, Arts and Administration Program, University of Oregon
Murray Forman, Department of Communication, Northeastern University Boston
David E. James, Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Howard R. Wolf, Prof. emerit. of American Literature, journalism and creative writing at SUNY Buffalo

The U.S. Embassy covers all program and partial room and board expenses. Registered participants will be expected to cover travel expenses and a conference fee of EUR 110 (guests for the day: EUR 60)

Conference Contact
Dr. Martina Kohl
Cultural Affairs Specialist
Amerikanische Botschaft
Pariser Platz 2
10117 Berlin

Mailing address:
Amerikanische Botschaft 
Clayallee 170
14195 Berlin

Tel: +49 (0)30 8305-2294
Fax: +49 (0) 30 8305-2151

Conference Site
Gustav-Stresemann-Institut e.V.
Langer Grabenweg 68
D-53175 Bonn-Bad Godesberg
How to Get There


Deadline: March 16

Unfortunately, there are more applicants than space available. Applicants will be notified by early April. Please do not make any travel arrangements before you hear from us. Preference will be given to applicants who intend to stay throughout the entire seminar. Fill out the registration form and return it:

by e-mail: - Subject: "Fachleiter Conference 2009"
by fax: (030) 8305 1182
by mail: Amerikanische Botschaft
"Fachleiter Conference 2009"
Clayallee 170
14195 Berlin