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All lectures are open to the public. Please RSVP by email or phone (202.387.3355).
Conferences are not public. If you are interested in participating, please contact the GHI convener. 

Entangling Pacific and Atlantic Worlds: Past and Present

March 25 - 27, 2019
Symposium at GHI West
Conveners: Sarah Beringer (GHI Washington), Wencke Meteling (Marburg University), Sören Urbansky (GHI Washington). Co-organized with the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

Did Sex Bring Down the Weimar Republic?

March 28, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Laurie Marhoefer (University of Washington)

Fascism’s Global Moments: New Perspectives on Entanglements and Tensions between Fascist Regimes in the 1930s and 1940s

April 02, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Sven Reichardt (Universität Konstanz)

Indian Economic Policy 1945: The Bombay Plan, Multinationals and Indian Big Business

April 02, 2019
Seminar at GHI Washington
Speakers: Gurcharan Das (public intellectual), Medha Kudaisya (National University of Singapore), Promodh Malhotra (former Citibank and IFC official), Mircea Raianu (University of Maryland), Stefan Tetzlaff (GHI Washington)

Angst essen Seele auf (Fear Eats the Soul)

April 05, 2019
Film Screening at Goethe-Institut San Francisco

German History in a Fractious World

April 06 - 07, 2019
Second Annual West Coast Germanists' Workshop at University of Southern California
Organizing Committee: Elizabeth Drummond (LMU), Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (UC Berkeley), Paul Lerner (USC), Andrea Westermann (GHI West), Heike Friedman (GHI West)

City Streets and Civil Unrest: The Costs of Public Violence in the Weimar and Nazi Eras

April 11, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Molly Loberg (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)

Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30? Older People and Changing Values in the Long Sixties

April 11, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Christina von Hodenberg (German Historical Institute, London)

Hippie Masala (Forever in India)

April 12, 2019
Film Screening at Goethe-Institut San Francisco

Competing Narratives of Failed Regimes: An International Comparison of National Memory Cultures

April 17, 2019
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Speakers: Soeren Brinkmann (Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla), Karen Cox (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Donna Harsch (Carnegie Melon University), Xolela Mangcu (George Washington University)

The Chances and Challenges of Democracy: Weimar and Beyond

April 25, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Tim B. Müller (German Sinti and Roma Union)

Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont (The African Doctor)

May 07, 2019
Film Screening at Alliance Française, San Francisco

Raving Iran

May 17, 2019
Film Screening at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco

In Global Transit: Forced Migration of Jews and other Refugees (1940s-1960s)

May 19 - 22, 2019
Conference at GHI West and The MAGNES Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley
Conveners: Wolf Gruner (USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Los Angeles), Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute Washington/GHI West, UC Berkeley), Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes, UC Berkeley), Swen Steinberg (University of Dresden)

Maritime Missions: Religion, Ethnography and Empires in the Long Eighteenth Century

May 24 - 25, 2019
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Jenna M. Gibbs (GHI Washington/Florida International University) and Sünne Juterczenka (GHI Washington/Göttingen University)

Histories of Migrant Knowledges in and across the Transpacific: Agencies, Scales, Translations

May 28 - June 04, 2019
Conference at UC Berkeley
Organized by The Forum Transregionale Studien, the Max Weber Stiftung, GHI West, The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CALAS), and the Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley

25th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 29 - June 01, 2019
Seminar at the GHI
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Bezness as Usual

May 31, 2019
Film Screening at Goethe-Institut San Francisco

Political Culture and the History of Knowledge: Actors, Institutions, Practices

June 06 - 08, 2019
Conference at the GHI Washington
Conveners: Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer (Institute of the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago), Kijan Espahangizi (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich), Nils Güttler (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich), Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Monika Wulz (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich)

Global Knowledge, Global Legitimacy? Transatlantic Biomedicine since 1970

September 06 - 07, 2019
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Axel Jansen (GHI Washington) and Claudia Roesch (GHI Washington)

Sixth Junior Scholars Conference in Jewish History: Radicalism and Resistance in Modern Jewish History

September 24 - 25, 2019
Conference in Hamburg
Conveners: Miriam Rürup (Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg), Anne Schenderlein (German Historical Institute Washington DC), and Mirjam Zadoff (NS-Dokumentationszentrum München), with additional support from the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts

Work, Migration, Environment: The German and Central European Experience

October 03 - 06, 2019
Panel at the Forty-Third Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, Oregon
Conveners: Andrea Westermann (GHI West, Berkeley) and Eagle Glassheim (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

GSA Seminar: Beyond the Racial State: New Perspectives on Race in Nazi Germany

October 03 - 06, 2019
Seminar at Forty-Third Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, OR
Conveners: Devin Pendas (Boston College), Mark Roseman (Indiana University), and Richard Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Medieval History Seminar

October 10 - 12, 2019
Seminar at GHI London
Organized by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society

Digital Hermeneutics: From Research to Dissemination

October 10 - 12, 2019
International Conference and Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Andreas Fickers (C²DH), Gerben Zaagsma (C²DH), Sean Takats (RRCHNM), Simone Lässig (GHI), Jens Pohlmann (GHI), Daniel Burckhardt (GHI)

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

October 21 - 23, 2019
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West (Berkeley)
Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI West)

All lectures are open to the public. Please RSVP by email or phone (202.387.3355).

Did Sex Bring Down the Weimar Republic?

March 28, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Laurie Marhoefer (University of Washington)

Fascism’s Global Moments: New Perspectives on Entanglements and Tensions between Fascist Regimes in the 1930s and 1940s

April 02, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Sven Reichardt (Universität Konstanz)

City Streets and Civil Unrest: The Costs of Public Violence in the Weimar and Nazi Eras

April 11, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Molly Loberg (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)

Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30? Older People and Changing Values in the Long Sixties

April 11, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Christina von Hodenberg (German Historical Institute, London)

Competing Narratives of Failed Regimes: An International Comparison of National Memory Cultures

April 17, 2019
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Speakers: Soeren Brinkmann (Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla), Karen Cox (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Donna Harsch (Carnegie Melon University), Xolela Mangcu (George Washington University)

The Chances and Challenges of Democracy: Weimar and Beyond

April 25, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Tim B. Müller (German Sinti and Roma Union)

Conferences are not public. If you are interested in participating, please contact the GHI convener.

Entangling Pacific and Atlantic Worlds: Past and Present

March 25 - 27, 2019
Symposium at GHI West
Conveners: Sarah Beringer (GHI Washington), Wencke Meteling (Marburg University), Sören Urbansky (GHI Washington). Co-organized with the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

German History in a Fractious World

April 06 - 07, 2019
Second Annual West Coast Germanists' Workshop at University of Southern California
Organizing Committee: Elizabeth Drummond (LMU), Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (UC Berkeley), Paul Lerner (USC), Andrea Westermann (GHI West), Heike Friedman (GHI West)

In Global Transit: Forced Migration of Jews and other Refugees (1940s-1960s)

May 19 - 22, 2019
Conference at GHI West and The MAGNES Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley
Conveners: Wolf Gruner (USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Los Angeles), Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute Washington/GHI West, UC Berkeley), Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes, UC Berkeley), Swen Steinberg (University of Dresden)

Maritime Missions: Religion, Ethnography and Empires in the Long Eighteenth Century

May 24 - 25, 2019
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Jenna M. Gibbs (GHI Washington/Florida International University) and Sünne Juterczenka (GHI Washington/Göttingen University)

Histories of Migrant Knowledges in and across the Transpacific: Agencies, Scales, Translations

May 28 - June 04, 2019
Conference at UC Berkeley
Organized by The Forum Transregionale Studien, the Max Weber Stiftung, GHI West, The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CALAS), and the Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley

25th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 29 - June 01, 2019
Seminar at the GHI
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Political Culture and the History of Knowledge: Actors, Institutions, Practices

June 06 - 08, 2019
Conference at the GHI Washington
Conveners: Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer (Institute of the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago), Kijan Espahangizi (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich), Nils Güttler (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich), Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Monika Wulz (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich)

Global Knowledge, Global Legitimacy? Transatlantic Biomedicine since 1970

September 06 - 07, 2019
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Axel Jansen (GHI Washington) and Claudia Roesch (GHI Washington)

Sixth Junior Scholars Conference in Jewish History: Radicalism and Resistance in Modern Jewish History

September 24 - 25, 2019
Conference in Hamburg
Conveners: Miriam Rürup (Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg), Anne Schenderlein (German Historical Institute Washington DC), and Mirjam Zadoff (NS-Dokumentationszentrum München), with additional support from the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts

Work, Migration, Environment: The German and Central European Experience

October 03 - 06, 2019
Panel at the Forty-Third Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, Oregon
Conveners: Andrea Westermann (GHI West, Berkeley) and Eagle Glassheim (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

Medieval History Seminar

October 10 - 12, 2019
Seminar at GHI London
Organized by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society

Digital Hermeneutics: From Research to Dissemination

October 10 - 12, 2019
International Conference and Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Andreas Fickers (C²DH), Gerben Zaagsma (C²DH), Sean Takats (RRCHNM), Simone Lässig (GHI), Jens Pohlmann (GHI), Daniel Burckhardt (GHI)

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

October 21 - 23, 2019
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West (Berkeley)
Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI West)

If not otherwise announced, the Research Seminar meets Wednesdays 4.30 - 6.00 pm in the GHI Seminar Room. The GHI Research Seminar is a forum for scholars to discuss their ongoing research projects. Taking place on a biweekly basis, it brings together international researchers, DC scholars and GHI research fellows to stimulate intellectual exchange in a wide variety of historical problems, epochs and methods. The seminar discussions are based either on project presentations or unpublished, pre-circulated papers. If you wish to attend or present your work in progress, please write to Anne Schenderlein and Sören Urbansky at researchseminar@ghi-dc.org.

The GHI Fellows’ Colloquium usually meets on Thursday mornings. Please send all inquiries via e-mail to Axel Jansen.

Research Seminar

April 03, 2019
  • Thomas Zimmer (Universität Freiburg / Georgetown University / GHI)
    Postmodern Leviathan: A History of the State in West Germany and the United States in the 1960s and 70s

GHI Colloquium

April 18, 2019
  • Esther Heyer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
  • Franziska Walter (Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin/ Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
    Staatliche Sicherheitskulturen in Bayern 1945-1970. Personal, Praktiken und Prägungen im Bayerischen Innenministerium, Landeskriminalamt und Landesamt für Verfassungsschutz
  • Katrin Horn (Universität Bayreuth)
    Public Intimacies: Gossip in Late-Nineteenth-Century Memoirs and Magazines

Research Seminar

April 24, 2019
  • James M. Brophy (University of Delaware)
    The Spectrum of Political Dissent: Publishers in Central Europe, 1800-1870

GHI Colloquium

May 16, 2019
  • Luise Fast (Bielefeld University)
    Decentering Cultural Encounter. Indigenous Intermediaries as Transcultural Brokers in the 19th Century
  • Jens Pohlmann (GHI Washington/ Roy Rozenzweig Center for History and New Media)

Research Seminar

June 05, 2019
  • Elisabeth Engel (GHI Washington)
    United in a State of Uncertainty: Insurers and the Risks of Revolutionary America

Digital Hermeneutics: From Research to Dissemination

(Deadline: April 01, 2019)
October 10 - 12, 2019
International Conference and Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Andreas Fickers (C²DH), Gerben Zaagsma (C²DH), Sean Takats (RRCHNM), Simone Lässig (GHI), Jens Pohlmann (GHI), Daniel Burckhardt (GHI)