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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. 

Dynamiken des Wissens: Historische Perspektiven auf das Verhältnis von Wissen und Migration vom 20. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart

May 02 - 03, 2018
Conference at the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Berlin
Conveners: Stephanie Zloch (Georg-Eckert-Institut Braunschweig), Dagmar Ellerbrock (TU Dresden), Simone Lässig (Deutsches Historisches Institut Washington DC), Swen Steinberg (TU Dresden)

Japanese Industrial Espionage, American Decline, and the Political Economy of Knowledge in the 1980s

May 03, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Mario Daniels (Georgetown University)

Back to Berlin

May 05, 2018
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at Bethesda Row Cinema
Co-presented by The Kosciuszko Foundation, German Historical Institute, Polish American Arts Association

Back to the Fatherland

May 07, 2018
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at Bethesda Row Cinema
Co-presented by German Historical Institute, AJC Global Jewish Advocacy Washington, 3GDC – Washington DC, Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, Generation After

Back to Berlin

May 09, 2018
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at Edlavitch DCJCC
Co-presented by The Kosciuszko Foundation German Historical Institute Polish American Arts Association

Back to the Fatherland

May 09, 2018
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at Edlavitch DCJCC
Co-presented by German Historical Institute, AJC Global Jewish Advocacy Washington, 3GDC – Washington DC, Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, Generation After

Global Transformations of Time in the Nineteenth Century

May 10, 2018
9th Gerald Feldman Memorial Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)

Fourteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History

May 11, 2018
Conference at the GHI London
Conveners: Bridget Heal (University of St. Andrews), Katherine Hill (Birkbeck, University of London), David Lederer (NUI Maynooth), Alison Rowlands (University of Essex), and Hannes Ziegler (GHI London)

Transoceanic American Studies

May 17 - 18, 2018
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Juliane Braun (University of Bonn/GHI Washington); Benjamin Fagan (Auburn University/GHI Washington)

Hip-Hop Aesthetics: Theft, Borrowing, or Artistic Practice?

May 24, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Justin Williams (University of Bristol)

24th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 30 - June 03, 2018
Seminar at GHI West, Berkeley, CA
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Knowledge

June 06 - 10, 2018
Conference at Princeton University
Angela Creager (Princeton University), Mathias Grote (Humboldt University Berlin), Elaine Leong (MPI for the History of Science, Berlin), Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington)

Copyright and Intellectual Property: Why Is Academia Reluctant to Embrace Open-Access Scholarship?

June 14, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Peter Baldwin (University of California, Los Angeles)

Observing the Everyday: Journalistic Practices and Knowledge Production in the Modern Era

June 14 - 15, 2018
Second Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Conveners: Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington) and Hansjakob Ziemer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

Defining Black European History

June 22 - 23, 2018
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Jeff Bowersox (University College London), Tiffany N. Florvil (University of New Mexico), Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington), and Kira Thurman (University of Michigan)

Exile and Emigration in an Age of War and Revolutions (ca. 1750-1830)

June 22 - 23, 2018
Workshop at Re:work International Research Center, Berlin
Conveners: Linda Colley (Princeton University) and Jan C. Jansen (GHI Washington)

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)

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)

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

Japanese Industrial Espionage, American Decline, and the Political Economy of Knowledge in the 1980s

May 03, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Mario Daniels (Georgetown University)

Global Transformations of Time in the Nineteenth Century

May 10, 2018
9th Gerald Feldman Memorial Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)

Hip-Hop Aesthetics: Theft, Borrowing, or Artistic Practice?

May 24, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Justin Williams (University of Bristol)

Copyright and Intellectual Property: Why Is Academia Reluctant to Embrace Open-Access Scholarship?

June 14, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Peter Baldwin (University of California, Los Angeles)

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

Dynamiken des Wissens: Historische Perspektiven auf das Verhältnis von Wissen und Migration vom 20. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart

May 02 - 03, 2018
Conference at the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Berlin
Conveners: Stephanie Zloch (Georg-Eckert-Institut Braunschweig), Dagmar Ellerbrock (TU Dresden), Simone Lässig (Deutsches Historisches Institut Washington DC), Swen Steinberg (TU Dresden)

Fourteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History

May 11, 2018
Conference at the GHI London
Conveners: Bridget Heal (University of St. Andrews), Katherine Hill (Birkbeck, University of London), David Lederer (NUI Maynooth), Alison Rowlands (University of Essex), and Hannes Ziegler (GHI London)

Transoceanic American Studies

May 17 - 18, 2018
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Juliane Braun (University of Bonn/GHI Washington); Benjamin Fagan (Auburn University/GHI Washington)

24th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 30 - June 03, 2018
Seminar at GHI West, Berkeley, CA
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Knowledge

June 06 - 10, 2018
Conference at Princeton University
Angela Creager (Princeton University), Mathias Grote (Humboldt University Berlin), Elaine Leong (MPI for the History of Science, Berlin), Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington)

Observing the Everyday: Journalistic Practices and Knowledge Production in the Modern Era

June 14 - 15, 2018
Second Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Conveners: Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington) and Hansjakob Ziemer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

Defining Black European History

June 22 - 23, 2018
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Jeff Bowersox (University College London), Tiffany N. Florvil (University of New Mexico), Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington), and Kira Thurman (University of Michigan)

Exile and Emigration in an Age of War and Revolutions (ca. 1750-1830)

June 22 - 23, 2018
Workshop at Re:work International Research Center, Berlin
Conveners: Linda Colley (Princeton University) and Jan C. Jansen (GHI Washington)

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)

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)

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

May 03, 2018
  • Lena Marie Rudeck (Max Planck Institute for Human Development / Freie Universität Berlin)
    Between Pleasure and Immorality: Western Allies' Soldiers' Clubs in Germany as Sites of Encounters between Occupiers and the Occupied, 1945-1955
  • Jakob Schönhagen (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
    Weltflüchtlingspolitik 1950-1973

Research Seminar

May 16, 2018
  • Philipp Nielsen (Sarah Lawrence College)
    Building Democracy: Emotions, Architecture and Politics in Post-War Germany

Research Seminar

May 30, 2018
  • Sören Urbansky (GHI Washington)
    Same but Different: Sinophobia in Vladivostok, San Francisco and Singapore

GHI Colloquium

June 07, 2018
  • Philipp Schulte (Universität Heidelberg / EHESS Paris)
    "Es ist doch mein Bild!" Bildkonflikte, Recht am eigenen Bild und right to privacy in Deutschland und den USA, 1880-1930
  • Daniela Weiner (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    Teaching a Dark Chapter: Holocaust and Resistance Representations in East German, West German, and Italian History Textbooks, 1943-2000

Research Seminar

June 13, 2018
  • Albert Manke (GHI West)
    Transnational Strategies of Californian Chinese during the Exclusion Era
  • Lok Siu (GHI West)
    Pathways to Citizenship: Japanese Peruvians in post-WWII United States

Call for Conference Proposals for the 2019/2020 academic year

(Deadline: June 15, 2018)
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