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Competing Modernities: Germany and the United States, 1890 to the Present

All lectures begin at 6:30pm (refreshments will be served from 6:00 to 6:30 pm) and will be held at the
German Historical Institute, 1607 New Hampshire Avenue NW (Directions)

With the generous support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Stuttgart), the German Historical Institute announces a lecture series for the Spring and Fall 2006: Competing Modernities: Germany and the United States, 1890 to the Present. Through focusing on a series of topics, such as mass democracy, the welfare state, media, and the environment, the goal of this lecture series is to compare systematically the paths of Germany and the United States over an extended period of time. It also seeks to contribute to public discussion about future social and political developments in the two nations.


SPRING 2006

Knowledge: Science & Education in Germany and the United States
Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University), Christoph Strupp (GHI)
February 16, 2006

Cinema and the Urban Imagination in Germany and the United States
April 06, 2006
Anton Kaes (University of California, Berkeley)

Modern Constitutional Law and Legal Culture in Germany and the United States
April 13, 2006
Manfred Berg (University of Heidelberg), Dieter Gosewinkel (Berlin Center for Social Science Research)

Gender and the Family in Germany and the United States
May 11, 2006
Eileen Boris (University of California, Santa Barbara), Christiane Eifert (University of Bielefeld)

Markets and Consumer Culture in Germany and the United States
May 18, 2006
Heinz-Gerhard Haupt (European University Institute, Florence), Paul Nolte (The Free University, Berlin)

Two Nation’s Natures: Environment in America and Germany
May 25, 2006
Christof Mauch (GHI), Kiran Klaus Patel (Humboldt University, Berlin)


FALL 2006

Migration in Germany and the United States
September 21, 2006
Tobias Brinkmann (University of Southampton), Ari Sammartino (Oberlin College, OH)

Mass Politics in Germany and the United States: Paradoxes of Participation
October 05, 2006
Fitzhugh Brundage (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Konrad Jarausch (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC)

Discipline: Schools, the Military, and the Shaping of Future Citizens in Germany and the United States, 1890 – 2000
October 26, 2006
Dirk Schumann (GHI), Judith Sealander (Bowling Green State University)

Empire and Nation: Studies from the United States and Germany
Thomas Bender (New York University, NY), Michael Geyer (University of Chicago, IL)
November 02, 2006

The Welfare State in Germany and the United States
November 09, 2006
Daniel Letwin (Pennsylvania State University), Gabriele Metzler (University of Tübingen)

Labor and Industry in the United States and Germany
November 30, 2006
Colleen Dunlavy (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI)

Media in the United States and Germany
December 07, 2006
Philipp Gassert (University of Heidelberg), Christina von Hodenberg (Queen Mary College, University of London)

Religion in the United States and Germany
December 14, 2006
Simone Lässig (GHI), Rainer Praetorius (Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg)

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