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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. 

The Nexus of Migration, Youth, and Knowledge

September 27 - 30, 2018
Panel Series at the Forty-Second Annual German Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
Conveners: Andrea Westermann (GHI West, Berkeley), Onur Erdur (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Agents of Cultural Change: Jewish and Other Responses to Modernity, ca. 1750–1900

October 08 - 10, 2018
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute, Washington DC), Zohar Shavit (Tel Aviv University), Kerstin von der Krone (German Historical Institute, Washington DC)

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

October 17 - 20, 2018
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West (Berkeley)
Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI West)

Reconstructing Historical Networks Digitally: New Approaches, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Social Network Analysis

October 25 - 27, 2018
International Workshop and Conference at the German Historical Institute Washington
Conveners: Matthew Hiebert (GHI), Simone Lässig (GHI), and Katherine McDonough (Stanford)

A Different Sort of Neoliberalism? Making Sense of German History Since the 1970s

November 08, 2018
32nd Annual Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Paul Nolte (Freie Universität Berlin), Comment: Lisa McGirr (Harvard University)

Twenty-Seventh Annual Symposium of the Friends of the German Historical Institute

November 09, 2018
Presentation of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize at the GHI

The Transmission of Financial Knowledge in Historical Perspective, 1840–1940

March 08 - 09, 2019
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Nicholas Osborne (Ohio University) and Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington)

The Politics of Sovereignty and Globalism in Modern Germany

March 22 - 23, 2019
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Rüdiger Graf, Quinn Slobodian, Heidi Tworek, Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington)

Entangling Pacific and Atlantic Worlds: Past and Present

March 24 - 28, 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

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)

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)

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

A Different Sort of Neoliberalism? Making Sense of German History Since the 1970s

November 08, 2018
32nd Annual Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Paul Nolte (Freie Universität Berlin), Comment: Lisa McGirr (Harvard University)

Twenty-Seventh Annual Symposium of the Friends of the German Historical Institute

November 09, 2018
Presentation of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize at the GHI

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

Agents of Cultural Change: Jewish and Other Responses to Modernity, ca. 1750–1900

October 08 - 10, 2018
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute, Washington DC), Zohar Shavit (Tel Aviv University), Kerstin von der Krone (German Historical Institute, Washington DC)

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

October 17 - 20, 2018
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West (Berkeley)
Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI West)

Reconstructing Historical Networks Digitally: New Approaches, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Social Network Analysis

October 25 - 27, 2018
International Workshop and Conference at the German Historical Institute Washington
Conveners: Matthew Hiebert (GHI), Simone Lässig (GHI), and Katherine McDonough (Stanford)

The Transmission of Financial Knowledge in Historical Perspective, 1840–1940

March 08 - 09, 2019
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Nicholas Osborne (Ohio University) and Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington)

The Politics of Sovereignty and Globalism in Modern Germany

March 22 - 23, 2019
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Rüdiger Graf, Quinn Slobodian, Heidi Tworek, Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington)

Entangling Pacific and Atlantic Worlds: Past and Present

March 24 - 28, 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

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)

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)

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

September 26, 2018
  • Prakash Kumar (Pennsylvania State University/GHI Washington)
    The Contested Legacy of Modernity and Modernization in Developing India

GHI Colloquium

October 04, 2018
  • Adam Knowles (Drexel University)
    Categories of Complicity: Philosophy under National Socialism
  • Razak Khan (Universität Göttingen)
    Entangled Translation: Psychology, Pedagogy, and Youth Reform in Germany and India

GHI Colloquium

October 18, 2018
  • Yves Schmidt (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
    Arms Smuggling and State-Building in Imperial Borderlands. Southern Africa and Northern America in the Second Half of the 19th Century
  • Kerstin Schulte (Universität Bielefeld)
    "Volksgemeinschaft" behind Barbed Wire. The Internment Camps of the British and American Occupation Zone and their Significance for German Postwar Society, 1945-1950
 

Research Seminar

October 24, 2018
  • Jenna Gibbs (Florida Int. University/GHI Washington)
    The Global Latrobe Family: Evangelicalism, Empire, and Ethnography

Research Seminar

November 14, 2018
  • Sünne Juterczenka (University of Göttingen/GHI Washington)
    Encounters in Eden? Missions, Philanthropy, and Protestant Dissent in Eighteenth-Century North America

GHI Colloquium

November 15, 2018
  • Emanuel Steinbacher (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
    The “Crime of the Century”: High Society, Medien und Familie in den USA in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts”
  • Kristoff Kerl (Universität zu Köln)
    Politiken des Rausches. Eine transnationale Körpergeschichte westlicher Gegenkulturen von den 1960er bis in die 1980er Jahre

Research Seminar

November 28, 2018
  • Stefan Tetzlaff (Centre for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin/GHI Washington)
    Selling Industry: Indian Public Opinion and German Industrial Public Relations Overseas, c. 1960-1972

GHI Colloquium

December 06, 2018
  • Stephan Schmitt (Universität Erfurt)
    Reporting Home: Repercussions of Colonial Rule upon American Race Relations
  • Ryan Heyden (McMaster University)
    The German Red Cross and Humanitarianism in Divided Germany, 1945-1989

Research Seminar

December 12, 2018
  • Axel Jansen (GHI Washington)
    Knowledge, Research, Professions: Charting the Waters

The Transmission of Financial Knowledge in Historical Perspective, 1840–1940

(Deadline: September 04, 2018)
March 08 - 09, 2019
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Nicholas Osborne (Ohio University) and Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington)