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Helmut Schmidt Prize Lecture: Banking Crises in Three Countries: An Historical and Comparative Perspective
December 10, 2009
Award presentation and lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Richard Tilly

December 4, 2009
Speaker: Alexander Engel (Georg-August University Göttingen)
In cooperation with the Washington Area Economic History Seminar (WAEHS) at American University

'Was it really meant to be this way'? Unification and the Remaking of German Party Politics
December 03, 2009
Daniel Hough (Sussex)

GHI Doctoral Fellows Seminar
December 03, 2009
Seminar at the GHI

The Strained Alliance: U.S.-European Relations from Nixon to Carter
December 2, 2009
Books Presentation at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Eighteenth Annual Symposium of the Friends of the German Historical Institute: Award of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize
November 13, 2009
Symposium at the GHI

Twenty-third Annual Lecture of the GHI
November 12, 2009
Lecture by: Donna Harsch (Carnegie Mellon University)
Commentator: Thomas Lindenberger (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres, Vienna)

On shoelaces, fishing manuals, and the fear of misspeaking
November 05, 2009
Katrin Askan (Berlin)

Understanding Markets: Information, Institutions, and History
October 30 - 31, 2009
Conference at the Hagley Museum and Library (Wilmington, DE)
Sponsored by the Hagley Museum and Library and German Historical Institute Washington DC
Conveners: Hartmut Berghoff (GHI), Roger Horowitz (Hagley), Philip Scranton (Hagley), Uwe Spiekermann (GHI)

William R. Smyser - Kennedy and the Berlin Wall: "A Hell of a Lot Better than a War"
October 29, 2009
Room LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress
This event is sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress and the GHI

Beyond the Racial State
October 22 - 25, 2009
Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington
Conveners: Devin Pendas (Boston College),  Mark Roseman (Indiana University), Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

October 15 - 17, 2009
Conference at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Conveners: Philipp Gassert (GHI), Ronald Granieri (Penn), Eric Jarosinski (Penn), Frank Trommler (Penn)

Afterlives: On the Resonance of Vanished German States
(Prussia, Weimar, the Third Reich, the GDR)

October 15, 2009
Charles S. Maier (Harvard University)

Medieval History Seminar
October 08 - 11, 2009
Conference at the GHI London
Conveners: Carola Dietze (GHI), Jochen Schenk (GHIL)

Film Series - Wende Flicks: Last Films From East Germany
October 05 - November 30, 2009
Film Screenings at the Goethe-Institut Washington DC, introduced by members of staff of the GHI: Uta A. Balbier, Martin Klimke, Ines Prodöhl, Jan Logemann, Uwe Spiekermann, Anke Ortlepp and Richard F. Wetzell

Popular Culture, Memory, and German Unification: Heiner Carow's "The Mistake"
October 05, 2009
Barton Byg (Amherst, MA)
Please note: The lecture will take place at the Goethe Institut Washington DC (directions)

The Diplomatic Path to German Unity: A Tribute to American Friends
October 02, 2009, 2-4 pm
German Unification Symposium/Hertie Lecture 2009
Speaker: Dr. Frank Elbe

Germans' Things: Material Culture and Daily Life in East and West 1949 - 2009
October 01 - 03, 2009
Conference at the Wende Museum and the University of California at Los Angeles
Conveners: Uta Balbier (GHI), Philipp Gassert (Augsburg), Justinian Jampol (Wende Museum), Robert G. Moeller (UC Irvine)

African American Civil Rights and Germany in the 20th Century
(CfP deadline: March 01, 2009)
October 01 - 04, 2009
Conference, jointly organized by the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC and Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)
Conveners: Maria Höhn (Vassar College) and Martin Klimke (GHI)

Falling Behind or Catching Up? The East German Economy in the 20th Century
September 24 - 26, 2009
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Hartmut Berghoff and Uta Balbier (GHI)

A Culture of Decline? Politics, Economy, and Social Life in East Germany
September 24, 2009
Panel Discussion at Johns Hopkins SAIS
jointly organized by AICGS and the German Historial Institute

Yes, We Can! Political Rhetoric in the U.S. and German Elections
September 23, 2009
Panel Discussion at the Goethe-Institut Washington

East German Socialist Modernity and Consumer Culture Before and After the Wall
September 17, 2009
Katherine Pence (Baruch College New York, NY)

GHI Doctoral Fellows Seminar
September 17, 2009
Seminar at the GHI

Lecture by Pamela H. Smith, Columbia University
September 16, 2009, 6 pm
Grolier Club, New York (NY)

Kaleidoscopic Knowledge: On Jewish and Other Encyclopedias in Modernity
Workshop at the Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig
September 10 - 11, 2009
Conveners: Arndt Engelhardt (DI) and Ines Prodöhl (GHI Washington)

Leipziger Herbst: The Peaceful Revolution of 1989
September - December 2009
Exhibition at the GHI, organized in collaboration with the Stadtgeschichtliches Museum, Leipzig

GHI Doctoral Fellows Seminar
August 06, 2009
Seminar at the GHI

"Public History" in Germany and the United States: Fields, Developments and Debates in Praxis and Theory
June 25 - 27, 2009
Conference at the Freie Universität Berlin
Conveners: Andreas Etges and Paul Nolte (FU Berlin) and Anke Ortlepp (GHI)

Immigrant Entrepreneurship: The German-American Business Biography, 1720 to the Present
June 25 - June 26, 2009
Workshop at the GHI

Archival Summer Seminar in Germany 2009
June 22 - July 03, 2009

Global Challenge and Regional Response - Early-Twentieth-Century Northeast China's Encounters with the World
June 17 - June 20, 2009
Conference at Heilongjiang University, Harbin (China)

The Short- and Long-Term Economic Effects of German Exploitation in Occupied Countries during World War II
June 18 - 20, 2009
Workshop at the GHI
Convener: Jonas Scherner (GHI)

Haus des Rundfunks - Berlin's Broadcast House: An Audio Evening with Alex van Oss
Wednesday, 10 June 2009, 6:30 - 8 pm
Goethe-Institut Washington DC, GoetheForum

The Current Global Financial Crisis: Origins, Consequences, and Remedies
June 04, 2009
Lecture at the GHI (Spring Lecture Series 2009)
Adam S. Posen (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

A World of Populations
May 29 - 30, 2009
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Heinrich Hartmann (Freie Universität Berlin) and Corinna R. Unger (GHI)

Junior Scholars Conference on the Future of German-Jewish History
May 21 - 22, 2009
Conveners: Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts in Deutschland, Institute of European Studies (Berkeley), German Historical Institute (Washington DC)

Death or Rebirth? The End of the Bretton Woods System, 1968 – 1973
May 21, 2009
Lecture at the GHI (Spring Lecture Series 2009)
James J. Boughton (International Monetary Fund)

Round table discussion with Günter Nooke
May 14, 2009
Panelist: Günter Nooke (Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Menschenrechtspolitik und Humanitäre Hilfe)

Mourning, Celebrating, Revisiting: Alexander von Humboldt in the United States, 1859-2009
May 6, 2009
Lecture at the Library of Congress
Speaker: Andreas Daum (University at Buffalo)
This lecture is part of the event series Alexander von Humboldt - Remapping Global Perspectives, in cooperation with Dr. Frank Holl and the German Embassy, the Goethe-Institut Washington DC, the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Associates

Alexander von Humboldt – A Man for the 21st Century
May 4, 2009
Roundtable discussion at the GHI
Speakers: Ottmar Ette (University of Potsdam), Andreas Daum (University at Buffalo), Kirsten Belgum (University of Texas at Austin), and moderator Frank Holl (Munich)
This roundtable discussion is part of the event series Alexander von Humboldt - Remapping Global Perspectives, in cooperation with Dr. Frank Holl and the German Embassy, the Goethe-Institut Washington DC, the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Associates

The Great American Real Estate Bubble of the 1920’s
April 30, 2009
Lecture at the GHI (Spring Lecture Series 2009)
Eugene N. White (Rutgers University)

15th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth Century
April 29 - May 02, 2009
Seminar at the GHI and Georgetown University
Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

The Great Depression: Can It Recur?
April 23, 2009
Lecture at the GHI (Spring Lecture Series 2009)
Harold James (Princeton University)

GHI Doctoral Fellows Seminar
April 23, 2009
Seminar at the GHI

Sexuality, Race, and Politics: Historical Perspectives on Antebellum
April 22, 2009
Discussion at Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Songs from Weimar Berlin
April 15, 2009
An Evening of Cabaret at the GHI
Performance at the GHI, in cooperation with the In Series theater company

To Police and Protect: The Surveillance of Homosexuality in Imperial Berlin
March 28, 2009
Mid-Atlantic German History Seminar at the GHI
Speaker: Robert Beachy (Goucher College)
Convener: Peter Jelavich (Johns Hopkins University)

Nuclear Armament, Peace Movements, and the Second Cold War:
The 1979 NATO Double Track Decision in German-German and International Perspective
March 26 - 28, 2009
Conference at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin
Sponsored by the GHI and the Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) Munich-Berlin
Convenors: Philipp Gassert (GHI), Tim Geiger (IfZ), Hermann Wentker (IfZ)

The Effects of Overexpansion: The Panic of 1873 and the World Economy
March 26, 2009
Lecture at the GHI (Spring Lecture Series 2009)
Richard E. Sylla (New York University)

'Kasseler Neger - Kasseler Mohren?' Silenced Narratives of the African Diaspora in Germany
March 20, 2009
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Maria I. Diedrich (Universität Münster)

Black Diaspora and Germany Across the Centuries
March 19 - 21, 2009
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Martin Klimke (GHI Washington), Anne Kuhlmann-Smirnov (History Department, University of Bremen), and Mischa Honeck (Heidelberg Center for American Studies, University of Heidelberg)

Networking the International System
March 18, 2009
Luncheon at the GHI
Convener: Ines Prodöhl (GHI)
Speaker: Cornelia Knab, Maya Okuda, Christiane Sibille (University of Heidelberg)

Representing Poverty: American and European Perspectives
March 13 - 14, 2009
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Anke Ortlepp (GHI) and Christoph Ribbat (University of Paderborn)

Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America
March 13, 2009
Speaker: Leon Dash (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Tenth Gerd Bucerius Lecture
March 12, 2009
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Kurt Biedenkopf

1968 in the US, Japan and Germany: Political Protest and Cultural Change
March 04 - 06, 2009
Conference at the Japanese-German Center, Berlin (conference page)
Conveners: Martin Klimke (GHI/HCA Heidelberg), Yoshie Mitobe (Meiji University, Tokyo), Joachim Scharloth (University of Zurich) and Laura Wong (Harvard University)

African American Civil Rights and Germany
Exhibition at the GHI

Special Screening of The Reader
January 22, 2009
Screening at the AFI Theater in Silver Spring, MD

Immer eine Nasenlänge voraus? Amerika und Deutschland im Wettlauf um die Moderne
January 20, 2009
Symposium in Kaiserslautern
Convener: Werner Kremp (Atlantische Akademie)

Civil Rights and America's Role in World War II
January 13, 2009
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Harvard Sitkoff (University of New Hampshire)

Facing the Challenge of a New Religious History:
Post-1945 American Religion as a Site of Historical Inquiry in Germany
January 05, 2009
GHI-sponsored panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA), New York

Problematizing Transatlantic History: German-American Perspectives
January 04, 2009
GHI-sponsored panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA), New York

Languages: Sine Qua Non for Globalizing Historiography
January 03, 2009
GHI-sponsored panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA), New York