American Academy Alumni Seminars

Since the American Academy in Berlin’s fellowship program began, in fall 1998, over 450 scholars, writers, artists, and composers have come to the Hans Arnhold Center for a semester of independent research and creative work—from academic monographs and essays to new novels, paintings, and compositions. We remain grateful for the continued support of our alumni, who spread the word about our fellowship program, help in our selection process, serve as peer reviewers, and refer colleagues and friends as potential fellows. It is because of them that the American Academy’s transatlantic network of scholars, writers, and artists has grown into today’s success.

In the spirit of keeping this intellectual network alive, we are proud to announce the first in the series of American Academy Alumni Seminars. On April 5, we will host an afternoon gathering for alumni and guests at The New School for Social Research, in New York City: spring 2017 fellows Harry Liebersohn (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Virág Molnár (The New School) will convene panelists drawn from Academy alumni and New School faculty to discuss “New Populisms and Nationalisms: Transatlantic Perspectives.” This distinguished group of sociologists, historians, and political scientists will speak to recent challenges to democratic norms in the United States and Western Europe—in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands—in Eastern European countries such as Hungary and Poland, as well as in India, Turkey, and Russia. Read more about this seminar here.

Future seminars are currently being planned for the West Coast and other parts of the United States. Please check back to find out where, when, and what topics American Academy alumni will be discussing, as well as how you can attend.