Home Publications GHI Bulletin
Bulletin of the GHI Print E-mail

All issues of the Bulletin can be downloaded here by clicking on the issue desired.
Printed back issues are sent out (at no charge) within the United States only. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Subscriptions to the Bulletin, which include the Supplements, are free of charge. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Please, also take a look at the Bulletin Supplements.




Feature Articles
  • Paula Fass: How Americans Raise Their Children: Generational Relations over Two Hundred Years
  • Till Kössler: How Americans Raise Their Children: A Comment
  • Ricky Law: Knowledge Is Power: The Interwar German and Japanese Mass Media in the Making of the Axis
  • Mary Nolan: Americanization? Europeanization? Globalization? The German Economy since 1945

Feature Articles
  • Hartmut Berghoff: From the Watergate Scandal to the Compliance Revolution: The Fight against Corporate Corruption in the United States and Germany
  • Thomas Welskopp: Prohibition in the United States: The German-American Experience, 1919-1933
  • Uwe Spiekermann: Marketing Milwaukee: Schlitz and the Making of a National Beer Brand, 1880-1940
  • Julia Gunn: "A Good Place to Make Money": Civil Rights, Labor, and the Politics of Economic Development in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jasper M. Trautsch: The Invention of the "West"

Feature Articles
  • Johannes Paulmann: The Straits of Europe: History at the Margins of a Continent
  • Helmut Walser Smith: Europe from the Outside In: A Comment
  • Adam Rosenbaum: Timeless, Modern, and German? The Re-Mapping of Bavaria through the Marketing of Tourism, 1800-1939
  • Sarah Thomsen Vierra: At Home in Almanya? Turkish-German Spaces of Belonging in West Germany, 1961-1990
  • Ingo Schulze: 1989: How We Lost Political Alternatives

Feature Articles
  • David Blackbourn: Germany and the Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1820
  • James Retallack: "Get out the Vote!" Elections without Democracy in Imperial Germany
  • Ulrike Weckel: Disappointed Hopes for Spontaneous Mass Conversions: German Responses to Allied Atrocity Film Screenings, 1945-46
  • Catherine Epstein: The Second Generation: Historians of Modern Germany in Postwar America

Feature Articles
  • Mark Mazower: National Socialism and the Search for International Order
  • Lutz Klinkhammer: National Socialism and the Search for International Order: Comment
  • Brendan Karch: Nationalism on the Margins: Silesians Between Germany and Poland, 1848-1945
  • Eric C. Steinhart: Creating Killers: The Nazification of the Black Sea Germans and the Holocaust in Southern Ukraine, 1941-1944
  • Charles S. Maier: Lessons from History? German Economic Experiences and the Crisis of the Euro

Feature Articles
  • Margaret Lavinia Anderson: Who Still Talked about the Extermination of the Armenians? Imperial Germany and the Armenian Genocide
  • Jan Surmann: Restitution Policy and the Transformation of Holocaust Memory: The Impact of the American "Crusade for Justice" after 1989
Forum: The German Foreign Office and the Nazi Past
  • Norbert Frei and Peter Hayes: The German Foreign Office and the Past
  • Christopher R. Browning: The German Foreign Office Revisited
  • Johannes Hürter: The German Foreign Office, the Nazi Dictatorship, and the Holocaust
  • Holger Nehring: Skeletons in the Filing Cabinet
  • Volker Ullrich: Hitler's Brown Diplomats

Feature Articles
  • Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger: Much Ado About Nothing? Rituals of Politics in Early Modern Europe and Today
  • David M. Luebke: Too Little Ado About Plenty
  • Yair Mintzker: What Is Defortification? Military Functions, Police Roles, and Symbolism in the Demolition of German City Walls in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
  • Alice Weinreb: Matters of Taste: The Politics of Food in Divided Germany, 1945-1971

Feature Articles
  • Jügen Kocka: Writing the History of Capitalism
  • Pamela H. Smith: Why Write a Book? From Lived Experience to the Written Word in Early Modern Europe
  • Wolfgang Huber: Religion and Violence in a Globalized World

Feature Articles
  • Donna Harsch: Footnote or Footprint? The German Democratic Republic in History
  • Thomas Lindenberger: What's in This Footnote? World History!
  • Frank Elbe: The Diplomatic Path to German Unity
  • Michael Meng: From Destruction to Preservation: Jewish Sites in Germany and Poland after the Holocaust
  • Alison Clark Efford: German Immigrants and the Arc of American Citizenship during Reconstruction
  • Richard Tilly: Banking Crises in Three Countries, 1800-1933: An Historical and Comparative Perspective

Feature Articles
  • Hartmut Berghoff, Civilizing Capitalism? The Beginnings of Credit Rating in the United States and Germany
  • Peter Hayes, Corporate Freedom of Action in Nazi Germany
  • Christoph Buchheim and Jonas Scherner, Corporate Freedom of Action in Nazi Germany: A Response to Peter Hayes
  • Peter Hayes, Rejoinder

Feature Articles
  • Margit Szöllösi-Janze, The Natural Sciences and Democratic Practices: Albert Einstein, Fritz Haber, and Max Planck
  • Cathryn Carson, Comment on Margit Szöllösi-Janze's "The Natural Sciences and Democratic Practices"
  • Marti M. Lybeck, Gender, Sexuality, and Belonging: Female Homosexuality in Germany, 1890-1933
  • Marianne Birthler, The Peaceful Revolution of the Fall of 1989
  • Jutta Limbach, Human Dignity and the Freedom of the Press

Feature Articles
  • Andrew Zimmerman, Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee Institute, and the German Empire: Race and Cotton in the Black Atlantic
  • Jeremy Varon, Refusing to be "Good Germans": New Left Violence as a Global Phenomenon
  • Stefan Aust, Terrorism in Germany: The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon
  • Bruce Hoffman, Putting German Terrorism in Perspective: An American Response

Feature Articles
  • James J. Sheehan, "The Future of the European State: Some Historical Reflections on the German Case"
  • Cornelia Rauh-Kühne, "Comment on James Sheehan’s Lecture"
  • Bärbel Bohley, "Under Open Skies": Reflections on German Unification"
  • The Early Years of the GHI: An Interview with the Institute’s Founding Director, Hartmut Lehmann

Feature Articles
  • Joschka Fischer, "Between Kosovo and Iraq: The Process of Redefining the Transatlantic Relationship"
  • Charles Maier, "America Among Empires? Imperial Analogues and Imperial Syndrome"
  • Colleen Dunlavy & Thomas Welskopp, "Myths and Peculiarities: Comparing U.S. and German Capitalism"

Feature Article:
  • Aleida Assmann, Europe: "A Community of Memory?" (20th Annual Lecture, November 16, 2006)
  • Peter Novick, comment on the Annual Lecture
  • Gesine Schwan and Janusz Reiter, "Bridging the Oder: Reflections on Poland, Germany, and the Transformation of Europe"
  • "Fact, Truth, and Fiction: An Interview with Novelist Frederick Reuss"

Feature Articles
  • Kurt Masur, "My Relationship to Beethoven" (7th Gerd Bucerius Lecture, May 31, 2006)
  • Ralf Dahrendorf, "Enlightenment Applied, Enlightenment Betrayed"
  • Gerhard A. Ritter, "German Emigré Historians Between Two Worlds"
  • James Sheehan, "Three Generations of German Gelehrtenpolitik"
  • Anne Whiston Spirn, "Urban Nature and Human Design"

Feature Articles
  • Kenneth R. Jackson, "Transnational Borderlands: Metropolitan Growth in the United States, Germany, and Japan since World War II" (19th Annual Lecture of the GHI, November 17, 2005)
  • Adelheid von Saldern, "The Suburbanization of German and American Cities"
  • Monika Maron, "Historical Upheavals, Fractured Identities"
  • "German Institutes of Contemporary History: Interviews with the Directors."

Feature Articles
  • Arif Dirlik, "Performing the World: Reality and Representation in the Making of World Histor(ies)"
  • Timothy Garton Ash, "What Future for the West? Reflections on an Enlarged Europe and the United States in the Twenty-First Century" (6th Gerd Bucerius Lecture, June 29, 2005)
  • Isabel Hull, Gesine Krüger, and Jürgen Zimmerer, "Forum the Measure of Atrocity: The German War Against the Hereros"

Feature Articles
  • Ute Frevert, "Europeanizing German History" (18th Annual Lecture of the GHI, November 18, 2004)
  • David Blackbourn, comment on the Annual Lecture
  • W. Michael Blumenthal, "The Closest of Strangers: German-American Relations in Historical Perspective" (5th Gerd Bucerius Lecture, September 27, 2004)
  • Dramatizing German History: Michael Frayn on Democracy

Feature Articles
  • Liliane Weissberg, "Reflecting on the Past, Envisioning the Future: Perspectives for German-Jewish Studies" (Joint Lecture of the Leo Baeck Institute, New York, and the GHI, October 16, 2003
  • Jeffrey Peck, "New Perspectives in German-Jewish Studies: Toward a Diasporic and Global Perspective" (Comment on the Joint Lecture)
  • Kathleen Neils Conzen, "Immigrant Religion and the Republic: German Catholics in Nineteenth-Century America"
  • Denis Cosgrove, "Landscape and Landschaft"; Karen E. Till, "Emplacing Memory Through the City: The New Berlin"

Feature Articles
  • Helmut Schmidt, "The Global Situation: A European Point of View" (4th Gerd Bucerius Lecture, September 17, 2003)
  • Eric Foner, "The Idea of Freedom in American History" (17th Annual Lecture, November 20, 2003)
  • Jürgen Kocka, Comment on the Annual Lecture
  • "The Historical Profession in Germany and America: Interviews with the Presidents of the American Historical Association and the German Historikerverband" (James M. McPherson and Manfred Hildermeier, interviewed by Christof Mauch and Richard F. Wetzell)

Feature Articles
  • Rita Süssmuth, "People on the Move: The Challenges of Migration in Transatlantic Perspective" (Third Gerd Bucerius Lecture, May 5, 2003)
  • Joachim Radkau, "Exceptionalism in European Environmental History"
  • John R. McNeill, "Theses on Radkau"
  • A. James McAdam, "Transitional Justice After 1989: Is Germany so Different?"

Feature Articles
  • Jürgen Osterhammel, "In Search of a Nineteenth Century" (16th Annual Lecture, November 14, 2002)
  • Ira Berlin, Comment on the Annual Lecture
    Philipp Gassert, "Between Political Reconnaissance Work and Democratizing Science: American Studies in Germany, 1917–1953"
  • "American History in Germany: The View of the Practitioners" (Norbert Finzsch, Hans-Jürgen Grabbe, Detlef Junker, and Ursula Lehmkuhl, interviewed by Astrid M. Eckert)

Feature Articles
  • Hans Küng, "A New Paradigm in International Relations? Reflections on September 11, 2001" (Second Gerd Bucerius Lecture, April 17, 2002)
  • Gerald Feldman, "The German Insurance Business in National Socialist Germany" (Second Lecture of the Friends of the GHI, February 12, 2002)
  • Frank Schumacher, "The American Way of Empire: National Tradition and Transatlantic Adaptation in America's Search for Imperial Identity, 1898-1910"

Feature Articles
  • Caroline Walker Bynum, "Violent Imagery in Late Medieval Piety" (15th Annual Lecture of the GHI, November 8, 2001)
  • Mitchell B. Merback, "Reverberations of Guilt and Violence, Resonances of Peace" (Comment on the Annual Lecture)
  • Raimund Lammersdorf and Vera Lind, "The German Studies Association at Twenty-Five: Interviews with Gerald R. Kleinfeld, Mary Nolan, and Frank Trommler"
  • Wilfried Mausbach, "European Perspectives on the War in Vietnam"

Feature Articles
  • Lord Ralf Dahrendorf, "Democracy Under Pressure: The European Experience" (First Gerd Bucerius Lecture, June 5, 2001)
  • Robert Gerald Livingston, "From Harry S. to George W.: German-American Relations and American Presidents"
  • Deborah Cohen, "Comparative History: Buyer Beware"

Feature Articles
  • Wolfgang Hardtwig, "Political Religion in Modern Germany: Reflections on Nationalism, Socialism, and National Socialism" (14th Annual Lecture of the GHI, November 9, 2000)
  • Jane Caplan, "Politics, Religion, and Ideology" (Comment on the Annual Lecture)
    A Conversation with Fritz Stern
  • Johannes Dillinger, "American Spiritualism and German Sectarianism: A Comparative Study of the Societal Construction of Ghost Beliefs"

Issue 27 (Fall 2000) (html only)
Feature Articles
  • Hans Mommsen, "The Dissolution of the Third Reich: Crisis Management and Collapse, 1943-1945" (First Lecture of the Friends of the GHI, April 4, 2000)
    Doris L. Bergen, "Death Throes and Killing Frenzies" (Comment on the Friends of the GHI Lecture)
  • Peter Drewek, "Limits of Educational Internationalism: Foreign Students at German Universities Between 1890 and 1930"
  • Roger Chickering, "A Comment on Peter Drewek"
  • Jay Winter, "The Generation of Memory: Reflections on the 'Memory Boom' in Contemporary Historical Studies"

Feature Articles
  • Mary Fulbrook, "Fact, Fantasy, and German History" (13th Annual Lecture of the GHI, November 18, 1999)
  • Konrad H. Jarausch, "The Limits of Common Sense: (Post-) Postmodern Problems or Opportunities?"(Comment on the Annual Lecture)
  • Malcolm Richardson, "A Search for Genius in Weimar Germany: The Abraham Lincoln Stiftung and American Philanthropy"
  • Eckhardt Fuchs, "A Comment on Malcolm Richardson"
  • "Andreas Daum, German Historiography in Transatlantic Perspective: Interview with Hans-Ulrich Wehler"

Feature Articles
  • Anselm Doering-Manteuffel, "Turning to the Atlantic: The Federal Republic's Ideological Reorientation, 1945-1970" (12th Annual Lecture of the GHI, November 12, 1998)
  • Charles S. Maier, "Mehr Sozialgeschichte wagen" (Comment on the Annual Lecture).

Further Issues