A Great Divide? America between Exceptionalism and Transnationalism
This conference will examine those new approaches in historical inquiry that refer to the old problem of American exceptionalism. It echoes three of the themes addressed in the CAS research focus “Transatlantic Cultures”: the comparative history of Europe and the United States in the twentieth century; the study of the transatlantic relationship both in the realm of foreign policy and of ideas; and the examination of twentieth-century Euro-American history in relation to the Enlightenment – itself a transatlantic project of the eighteenth century, that continues to unite and to separate the United States and Europe in provocative ways.
Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Casey Blake (Columbia University), Dirk Bönker (Duke University), Angus Burgin (Johns Hopkins University), Brendon O’Connor (Sydney), Helle Porsdam (Kopenhagen), Matthew Sutton (Washington State University).
Keynote Lecture am 21. Mai 2015 um 18 Uhr c.t.
Prof. Mary Nolan, Ph.D. – "American Exceptionalism: Transnationalism, Globalisation, or Divergent Paths? In Search of a Paradigm for the Neoliberal Era."
Mary Nolan ist Professorin für Geschichte an der New York University.