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Aug 01 2014

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Helle Porsdam joins the 2014 Summer Institute faculty

Prof. Helle Porsdam

Prof. Helle Porsdam

We are happy to announce officially that Professor Helle Porsdam (University of Copenhagen) will be coming to Osnabrück in August to convene the workshop “Culture, Cultural Rights, and the Nation State” together with Prof. Leti Volpp.

Helle Porsdam is a Professor of American Studies and American History at the SAXO Institute at the University of Copenhagen. Her primary research interests are focused on American culture and intellectual history, the role of law in American history and culture, American constitutionalism, the relationship between law and politics in the US and Europe, the cultural role of human rights, and law and humanities. She was the project leader of CULTIVATE, a three-year research collaboration between the universities of Copenhagen, Uppsala, London, Utrecht and Iceland and part of the HERA Joint Research Programme for the theme “Humanities as a Source of Creativity and Innovation” (

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Oct 01 2012

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Looking back at a successful 2012 Summer Institute

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The 2012 Osnabrück Graduate Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law lies behind us now, which gives us an opportunity to look back. Convenors and participants engaged in two exciting weeks full of discussions, workshops, lectures, dialogue, and interdisciplinary exchanges and made the Institute a great success.

As the director of the Summer Institute, Prof. Peter Schneck, pointed out: “If success is marked by the degree of overall motivation, personal involvement and intensity of individual investment by everyone concerned, this Institute has set an impressing and, indeed, impressive, record – a tough act to follow, for sure!”

“We’d like to take the opportunity and thank our outstanding team of convenors as well as our participants for these great two weeks,” Summer Institute coordinator Dr. Sabine N. Meyer stated in her final remarks. “Of course, our thanks  also goes to all those who supported this event, especially the University of Osnabrück, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the whole Summer Institute team,” Meyer added.

The IfAA team is now already starting preparations for the next Institute. Dates will be announced soon.

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