The Fritz Thyssen Foundation supports a "residency program for American historians" at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.

The initiative to establish a "residency program" for American historians at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen goes back to the Organization of American Historians (OAH), one of the biggest associations of historians at universities in the USA. The OAH has had a very successful partnership program with the University of Kobe in Japan for some time and is now interested in expanding its networking of members in Europe. The aim is to strengthen interest in American history at European universities. One American historian (a professor at a college or university) per year is to come to Tübingen for five weeks in order to offer a lecture in block form. For students in Tübingen, this constitutes a valuable addition to seminars on non-European history.

Professor Bryant Simon, Department of History, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA,  was the first American historian to teach in the program in summer semester 2012.

Additional information is available at:

Organization of American Historians
112 North Bryan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408-4141