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March 19, 2018

Innovation through Migration: New Senior Fellowships at GHI West, UC Berkeley

The German Historical Institute Washington DC is proud to announce a new fellowship program at its Pacific Regional Office in Berkeley, GHI West. The fellowship program offers up to three senior... Read on

March 16, 2018

The GHI is currently looking for interns for the month of April

The GHI is currently looking to for interns to start in the month of April. If interested, please inquire with Melanie Smaney ( Read on

March 15, 2018

Approaches to Peace After 1918: Historians Discuss Roots of Contemporary Conflicts at the GHI Washington

One hundred years after the end of World War I, 40 historians from 10 countries are meeting to discuss its long-term consequences at the German Historical Institute Washington. The conference... Read on

March 14, 2018

Call for Conference Proposals for the 2019/2020 academic year

The German Historical Institute Washington invites proposals for conferences and workshops for the 2019/2020 academic year to be organized in cooperation with the GHI. The deadline for applying for... Read on

February 28, 2018

GHI Director Simone Lässig Publishes Article on Refugee Scholars in Special Issue of Social Research Journal

In her article, Simone Lässig analyzes scholarly rescue of Jewish emigre scholars to North America in the early 20th century and asks whether the mechanisms developed to aid endangered scholars and... Read on

February 27, 2018

Revised edition of "Washington's Second Blair House: 1607 New Hampshire Ave NW. An Illustrated History" now available online

The GHI is pleased to announce a new revised edition of the history of its building. Research Fellow Atiba Pertilla along with editor Casey Sutcliffe uncovered new materials that help better tell the... Read on

February 21, 2018

Stern Prize Recipient Honored with Fraenkel Prize

Alice Weinreb, a 2010 recipient of Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize, has been awarded the 2017 Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History by the Wiener Library (London) for her book Modern Hungers: Food and... Read on

February 05, 2018

Max Weber Foundation Institutes Launch Transregional Conference Series on the History of Flight and Migration

Against the backdrop of ongoing current debates about global migration and its effects, the German Historical Institutes of Washington DC and London, together with the Max Weber Foundations newly... Read on

January 15, 2018

New Publication: The Ethics of Seeing: Photography and Twentieth-Century German History

The Ethics of Seeing, edited by Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts, and Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann and published by by Berghahn Books in the GHI's series "Studies in German History," brings together an... Read on

January 10, 2018

DFG features GHI conference "Knowledge in Flight" in its newsletter #DFGAktuell

The German Research Foundation (DFG) prominently featured our joint conference "Knowledge in Flight: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Scholar Rescue in North America", organized with the New School... Read on