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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. 

Democracy and Its Discontents: The Weimar Republic Revisited

April 27, 2017
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Speakers: Kathleen Canning (University of Michigan), Rüdiger Graf (Center for Contemporary History Potsdam), Donna Harsch (Carnegie Mellon University), and Dirk Schumann (University of Göttingen), and moderated by David Clay Large (University of San Francisco/University of California, Berkeley)

The Rise of the Digital Society: Computers in Socialist and Democratic Cold War Germany

May 04, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Frank Bösch (Universität Potsdam)

Workshop on Medieval Germany

May 05, 2017
Conference at the GHI London
Organized by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society

Forever Young: Rejuvenation in Transnational and Transcolonial Perspective, 1900-2000

May 11 - 13, 2017
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Kristine Alexander (University of Lethbridge), Mischa Honeck (GHI), Isabel Richter (University of Bremen)

Springs Eternal: Youth, Age, and Global Histories of Rejuvenation

May 11, 2017
Keynote Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: David M. Pomfret (University of Hong Kong)

Colonial Germans and Slavery on the Eve of the American Revolution: The Case of Ebenezer

May 18, 2017
Eighth Gerald Feldman Memorial Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: James Van Horn Melton (Emory University)

Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies across Science, Commerce, and the State

June 01 - 03, 2017
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Sebastian Felten (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin), Philipp Lehmann (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin), Christine von Oertzen (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington)

23rd Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

June 07 - 10, 2017
Seminar at Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden, Hamburg
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown Univ), Miriam Ruerup (IGDJ, Hamburg), Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

GHI Archival Summer School in the United States for Junior Historians 2017

July 24 - August 02, 2017
Seminar in the United States
Convener: Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington)

Learning at the Margins: The Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge among African Americans and Jews since the 1880s

September 07 - 09, 2017
Conference at the GHI Washington
Conveners: Elisabeth Engel (GHI) and Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson (University of Augsburg), Kierra Crago-Schneider (USHMM), Yvonne Poser (Howard University)

Inheritance Practices in the 20th Century

September 14 - 16, 2017
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Jürgen Dinkel (University of Gießen), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Vanessa Ogle (University of Pennsylvania)

Empires of Knowledge

September 15 - 16, 2017
Conference at University of British Columbia, Vancouver/Canada
Conveners: Axel Jansen (GHI), John Krige (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Jessica Wang (UBC)

Reeducation Revisited: Strategies, Actors, Institutions in Transnational and Comparative Perspective

September 28 - 30, 2017
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Katharina Gerund (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg), Heike Paul (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg), Tomoyuki Sasaki (College of William & Mary, Williamsburg), and Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington)

Kinship, Knowledge, and Migration

October 05 - 08, 2017
GHI Panel Series at the GSA in Atlanta, GA
Organizers: Simone Lässig (GHI) and Swen Steinberg (TU Dresden)

German Unification Symposium 2017

October 12, 2017
German Unification Symposium Lecture at the GHI

Creating Historical Knowledge Socially: New Approaches, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Undertaking Research with Citizen Scholars

October 26 - 28, 2017
International Workshop and Conference at the German Historical Institute Washington
Conveners: Sheila Brennan (GMU), Matthew Hiebert (GHI), Simone Lässig (GHI), and Trevor Muñoz (MITH)

Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI WEST at UC Berkeley: “Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives”

November 01, 2017
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West at UC Berkeley
Convener: Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington)

Knowledge in Flight: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Scholar Rescue in North America

December 05 - 08, 2017
Workshop at The New School for Social Research, New York City
Conveners: Simone Lässig, Director (GHI Washington), William Milberg (The New School for Social Research), William Weitzer (Leo Baeck Institute, New York)

In Global Transit Jewish Migrants from Hitler’s Europe in Asia, Africa, and Beyond

February 14 - 16, 2018
Conference in Kolkata, India
Conveners: Andreas Gestrich (GHI London), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington), and Indra Sengupta (GHI London)

Cultures of Capitalism in Weimar and Nazi Germany

February 22 - 24, 2018
Conveners: Pamela Swett (McMaster University), Moritz Föllmer (University of Amsterdam), and Ines Prodöhl (GHI Washington)

Settlement and Unsettlement: The Ends of World War I and their Legacies

March 22 - 24, 2018
2018 Annual Conference of the Max Weber Foundation at the GHI
Conveners: Max Weber Foundation, German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington DC, American Historical Association (AHA) with the National History Center (NCH), German Historical Association (Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands, VHD)

9th Gerald Feldman Memorial Lecture

May 10, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)

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

The Rise of the Digital Society: Computers in Socialist and Democratic Cold War Germany

May 04, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Frank Bösch (Universität Potsdam)

Springs Eternal: Youth, Age, and Global Histories of Rejuvenation

May 11, 2017
Keynote Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: David M. Pomfret (University of Hong Kong)

Colonial Germans and Slavery on the Eve of the American Revolution: The Case of Ebenezer

May 18, 2017
Eighth Gerald Feldman Memorial Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: James Van Horn Melton (Emory University)

German Unification Symposium 2017

October 12, 2017
German Unification Symposium Lecture at the GHI

9th Gerald Feldman Memorial Lecture

May 10, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)

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

Workshop on Medieval Germany

May 05, 2017
Conference at the GHI London
Organized by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society

Forever Young: Rejuvenation in Transnational and Transcolonial Perspective, 1900-2000

May 11 - 13, 2017
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Kristine Alexander (University of Lethbridge), Mischa Honeck (GHI), Isabel Richter (University of Bremen)

Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies across Science, Commerce, and the State

June 01 - 03, 2017
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Sebastian Felten (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin), Philipp Lehmann (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin), Christine von Oertzen (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington)

23rd Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

June 07 - 10, 2017
Seminar at Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden, Hamburg
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown Univ), Miriam Ruerup (IGDJ, Hamburg), Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Learning at the Margins: The Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge among African Americans and Jews since the 1880s

September 07 - 09, 2017
Conference at the GHI Washington
Conveners: Elisabeth Engel (GHI) and Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson (University of Augsburg), Kierra Crago-Schneider (USHMM), Yvonne Poser (Howard University)

Inheritance Practices in the 20th Century

September 14 - 16, 2017
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Jürgen Dinkel (University of Gießen), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Vanessa Ogle (University of Pennsylvania)

Empires of Knowledge

September 15 - 16, 2017
Conference at University of British Columbia, Vancouver/Canada
Conveners: Axel Jansen (GHI), John Krige (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Jessica Wang (UBC)

Reeducation Revisited: Strategies, Actors, Institutions in Transnational and Comparative Perspective

September 28 - 30, 2017
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Katharina Gerund (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg), Heike Paul (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg), Tomoyuki Sasaki (College of William & Mary, Williamsburg), and Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington)

Creating Historical Knowledge Socially: New Approaches, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Undertaking Research with Citizen Scholars

October 26 - 28, 2017
International Workshop and Conference at the German Historical Institute Washington
Conveners: Sheila Brennan (GMU), Matthew Hiebert (GHI), Simone Lässig (GHI), and Trevor Muñoz (MITH)

Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI WEST at UC Berkeley: “Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives”

November 01, 2017
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West at UC Berkeley
Convener: Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington)

Knowledge in Flight: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Scholar Rescue in North America

December 05 - 08, 2017
Workshop at The New School for Social Research, New York City
Conveners: Simone Lässig, Director (GHI Washington), William Milberg (The New School for Social Research), William Weitzer (Leo Baeck Institute, New York)

In Global Transit Jewish Migrants from Hitler’s Europe in Asia, Africa, and Beyond

February 14 - 16, 2018
Conference in Kolkata, India
Conveners: Andreas Gestrich (GHI London), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington), and Indra Sengupta (GHI London)

Cultures of Capitalism in Weimar and Nazi Germany

February 22 - 24, 2018
Conveners: Pamela Swett (McMaster University), Moritz Föllmer (University of Amsterdam), and Ines Prodöhl (GHI Washington)

Settlement and Unsettlement: The Ends of World War I and their Legacies

March 22 - 24, 2018
2018 Annual Conference of the Max Weber Foundation at the GHI
Conveners: Max Weber Foundation, German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington DC, American Historical Association (AHA) with the National History Center (NCH), German Historical Association (Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands, VHD)

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 contact Elisabeth Engel.

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

GHI Colloquium

April 27, 2017
  • Martin Meiske (Deutsches Museums, Munich / LMU / Rachel Carson Center)
    The Birth of Geoengineering. Large-scale Engineering Projects in the Early Stage of the Anthropocene (1850-1950)
  • Anna Corsten (Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt)
    Deutschsprachige Historiker im US-amerikanischen Exil und die Aufarbeitung der nationalsozialistischen Vergangenheit

Research Seminar

May 24, 2017
  • Kijan Malte Espahangizi (ETH & Universität Zürich)
    Towards A Knowledge History of Postmigrant Societies: A Case Study on the Emergence of Migration & Integration Research in Post-War Switzerland, 1960-1975 (pre-circulated paper)

GHI Colloquium

May 25, 2017
  • Sarah Epping (Freie Universität Berlin)
    'There's a Land long since neglected' - American Missionaries in Iraq, to 1932
  • James McSpadden (Harvard University)
    More than Ideology: Parliamentary Culture in Interwar Europe
  • Philipp Scherzer (Universität Mannheim)
    "Do We Still Need Europe?" Neokonservative Europabilder und transatlantische Entfremdung von den 1970er Jahren bis ins 21. Jahrhundert.

Research Seminar

June 14, 2017
  • Eva Giloi (Rutgers University)
    A Volksdichter goes Insane: Julius Gersdorff and the Politics of Fame (pre-circulated paper)

GHI Colloquium

June 22, 2017
  • Craig Griffiths (University College London)
    West German Gay Politics and the Transnational Language of Human Rights
  • Alexa Stiller (University of Bern)
    The Making of an International Criminal Law Regime: The Politics of a New World Order in the Context of Mass Violence and Transition, 1989-2001

Research Seminar

June 28, 2017
  • Owen Miller (Emerson College Boston)
    The Goodells: Toward a Global History of a Missionary Family

Call for Conference Proposals for the 2018/2019 academic year

(Deadline: June 15, 2017)
The German Historical Institute Washington invites proposals for conferences and workshops for the 2018/2019 academic year to be organized in cooperation with the GHI