The professorship for the History of the European-Transatlantic Cultural Area deals with the history of transatlantic interaction and the history of North America and Europe in their transatlantic expansion.

Key Aspects

A special focus is the cultural history of the USA and Canada. In addition, the staff of the professorship also deals with European contemporary history since 1945 and with the global history of protest and peace movements during the Cold War. There are currently research projets on the nuclear crisis in the 1970s and 1980s, on America in Augsburg, on network processes of transatlantic elites, on global anti-Americanism and on the history of the Federal Republic of Germany.


Courses are offered in the field of Modern and Contemporary History and North American Studies (NAS). In addition, notes in European cultural history can also be acquired on a case-by-case basis. The professorship is assigned to historcal subjects, but at the same time part of the interdisciplinary network of North American research in Augsburg.