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									                                                            The Baden-Württemberg Seminar of
                                                     The Heidelberg Center for American Studies                                                       Württemberg
Each spring and fall, the Heidelberg Center for
American Studies invites distinguished scholars,
                                                                        Baden­Württemberg’s profound interest in the
                                                                        United States is reflected in many of its cultural, po­                           Seminar
public policy experts, journalists, writers, and                        litical, and economic institutions, its corporations,
artists to its Baden­Württemberg Seminar. The                           museums, and libraries. The Heidelberg Center for
program was initiated in the spring of 2007 as a                        American Studies is pleased to present the tenth
lecture series with fellows of the American Academy                     semester of the Baden­Württemberg Seminar. We
                                                                                                                                               of The Heidelberg Center
in Berlin. In the summer of 2009, the Baden­                            wish to thank our committed network of partners for                    for American Studies
Württemberg seminar extended its base to include                        their continued support.
other distinguished speakers. Participants present                                                                                             Fall 2011
their current work, discuss issues of transatlantic
interest or read from their writings at selected insti­
tutions throughout the state.

                                                                           The Heidelberg Center for
Paul Kleinschmidt                                                          American Studies (HCA)
Paul Kleinschmidt was born in Bublitz, Pommern, in                         The Heidelberg Center for American Studies
1883. His family moved to Berlin in 1894, where he                         (HCA) is a central academic institution of
attended the Art Academy from 1902 to 1904 before                          the Ruprecht­Karls­Universität Heidelberg.
continuing his studies at the Art Academy in Munich.                       Dedicated to the study of the United States, the
Kleinschmidt took part in exhibitions of the Berlin                        HCA serves as an institute for higher education,
Secession in 1908, 1911, and 1919. During World                            as a center for interdisciplinary research, and as
War I, he served as a fireman but was discharged                           a forum for public debate. Building on long­
after suffering severe gas poisoning. In 1915 he                           standing ties between Heidelberg and the United
began earning a living as a technical draftsman and a                      States, the HCA fosters multidisciplinary and
drawing teacher. Many of his most important etchings                       intercultural exchange across the Atlantic and
and lithographs were produced before 1925, when                            offers excellent research and education opportu­
he started to concentrate on painting. After a series                      nities for international scholars and students. As
of successful exhibitions, Kleinschmidt met the New                        a private­public partnership, the HCA depends
York collector Eric Cohn. The artist moved to Würt­
                                                                           on the generosity of corporate benefactors and
temberg in 1932 and started to travel to the United
                                                                           the support of people like you.
States, where he exhibited in Chicago and Philadel­
phia in 1933 and 1934. In 1936, Kleinschmidt’s art
was defamed as “degenerate” and he emigrated to
Switzerland and later to Holland and France. In 1943,
the Nazi regime forced Kleinschmidt to return to
Germany and stop painting. He settled in Bensheim,
where a bomb destroyed his home in 1945.
Paul Kleinschmidt died of a heart ailment in 1949.
                                                                                                      Heidelberg Center for American Studies
                                                                                                      Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais
Cover image: Paul Kleinschmidt, New York (East River) Manhattan, 1934                                 Hauptstraße 120
Private collection, Ulm                                                       Curt und Heidemarie     69117 Heidelberg
                                                                              Engelhorn Palais
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                                  October                                        November                                       November                                      December

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 6:15 p.m.                  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 6:15 p.m.                    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 6:15 p.m.               THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 6:15 p.m.

W. E. B. DuBois and the Founding                Haunted by Germany: Memories                       Same As It Ever Was? American                 Blacks, Whites, and Hispanics:
of American Sociology:                          of a Jewish-American Author                        Tax Politics in Perspective                   A Study of Race-based Residual
The German Connection                                                                                                                            Vote Rates in Chicago
                                                Lev Raphael, Author, Okemos, Michigan              Robin Einhorn, Professor of History,
Aldon Morris, Leon Forrest Professor of         In cooperation with the U.S. Consulate Frankfurt   University of California Berkeley             Michael Herron, Professor of Government,
Sociology, Northwestern University              Location: HCA, Curt und Heidemarie                 Location: HCA, Curt und Heidemarie            Dartmouth College, and Visiting Profes­
In cooperation with the Historisches Seminar,   Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg        Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg   sor for Applied Methods, Hertie School of
Heidelberg University                                                                                                                            Governance
Location: HCA, Curt und Heidemarie                                                                                                               Location: HCA, Curt und Heidemarie
Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg                                                                                                      Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg
                                                THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 6:15 a.m.

                                                Reflections on the Death Penalty
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 7:30 p.m.                                                                                                                 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 8:00 p.m.
                                                Jennifer Culbert, Professor and Graduate
Luminous Currents: The Return of                Director of Political Science, Johns Hopkins                                                     A Mosque in Munich: A Reading
Post-Painterly Abstraction                      University, and Siemens Fellow, American
                                                Academy in Berlin                                                                                Ian Johnson, Author, Berlin and Beijing
JoAnne Northrup, Director of Contemporary       In cooperation with the American Academy in                                                      In cooperation with the Carl-Schurz-Haus/
Art Initiatives, Nevada Museum of Art, and      Berlin                                                                                           Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut e.V.
Fulbright Scholar, Zentrum für Kunst und        Location: hca, Curt und Heidemarie                                                               Location: Universität Freiburg, Kollegien­
Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe                    Engelhorn Palais, Hauptstr. 120, Heidelberg                                                      gebäude 1, Hörsaal 1098, Freiburg
In cooperation with the Kunstverein Neuhausen
Location: Bildungszentrum Oberes Schloss
(EG), Schlossplatz 7, Neuhausen/Fildern

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