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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. 

German Past Futures in the 20th Century

February 23 - 25, 2017
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Arnd Bauerkämper (Freie Universität Berlin), Frank Biess (University of California, San Diego), Kai Evers (University of California, Irvine), Anne Schenderlein (GHI)

Germany as an Immigration Country: Labor Migration and the Refugee Influx

February 28, 2017
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Cornelia Schu, Managing Director of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR) and Director of the Expert Council’s Research Unit

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

March 03 - 04, 2017
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington) and Hansjakob Ziemer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

Religious Rights, Civil Rights, Human Rights in the German and American Contexts, 1948 - Present

March 23 - 25, 2017
Conference at Penn State University
Sponsored by the GHI and the Max Kade German-American Research Institute

A Social History of the Computer Revolution

March 23, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Nathan Ensmenger (Indiana University)

Creating and Challenging the Transatlantic Intelligence Community

March 30 - April 01, 2017
Joint Conference at the Woodrow Wilson Center and at the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
Conveners: International Intelligence History Association, German Historical Institute, and the History & Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center

Fifth Junior Scholars Conference in Jewish History: Rich and Poor, Jews and Gentiles: Wealth, Poverty and Class in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

March 30 - 31, 2017
Conference in Bloomington, IN
Conveners: Co-organized by Miriam Rürup (Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg), Anne Schenderlein (German Historical Institute Washington DC), and Mirjam Zadoff (Indiana University, Bloomington), with additional support by the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts

Inclusion, Exclusion, and Computer Technology

April 06, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Elizabeth Petrick (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Refugee Crisis

April 07 - 08, 2017
Author's Workshop at the GHI
Convener: Jan Jansen (GHI Washington), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington)

Dial-up: A Grassroots History of Social Media

April 20, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Kevin Driscoll (University of Virginia)

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)

7th Memorial Gerald Feldman Lecture

May 18, 2017
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 Pennsylvannia)

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

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)

8th Memorial Gerald Feldman 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).

Germany as an Immigration Country: Labor Migration and the Refugee Influx

February 28, 2017
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Cornelia Schu, Managing Director of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR) and Director of the Expert Council’s Research Unit

A Social History of the Computer Revolution

March 23, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Nathan Ensmenger (Indiana University)

Inclusion, Exclusion, and Computer Technology

April 06, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Elizabeth Petrick (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

Dial-up: A Grassroots History of Social Media

April 20, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Kevin Driscoll (University of Virginia)

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)

7th Memorial Gerald Feldman Lecture

May 18, 2017
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

8th Memorial Gerald Feldman 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.

German Past Futures in the 20th Century

February 23 - 25, 2017
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Arnd Bauerkämper (Freie Universität Berlin), Frank Biess (University of California, San Diego), Kai Evers (University of California, Irvine), Anne Schenderlein (GHI)

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

March 03 - 04, 2017
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington) and Hansjakob Ziemer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

Religious Rights, Civil Rights, Human Rights in the German and American Contexts, 1948 - Present

March 23 - 25, 2017
Conference at Penn State University
Sponsored by the GHI and the Max Kade German-American Research Institute

Creating and Challenging the Transatlantic Intelligence Community

March 30 - April 01, 2017
Joint Conference at the Woodrow Wilson Center and at the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
Conveners: International Intelligence History Association, German Historical Institute, and the History & Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center

Fifth Junior Scholars Conference in Jewish History: Rich and Poor, Jews and Gentiles: Wealth, Poverty and Class in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

March 30 - 31, 2017
Conference in Bloomington, IN
Conveners: Co-organized by Miriam Rürup (Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg), Anne Schenderlein (German Historical Institute Washington DC), and Mirjam Zadoff (Indiana University, Bloomington), with additional support by the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts

Refugee Crisis

April 07 - 08, 2017
Author's Workshop at the GHI
Convener: Jan Jansen (GHI Washington), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington)

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 Pennsylvannia)

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)

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

March 08, 2017
  • Rebecca Brückmann (Universität zu Köln)
    Empires and Belonging: Mixed Race People(s) and Racial Codifications in the United States and the Dominion of Canada, 1848-191
  • Markus Krah (University of Potsdam)
    First we take Berlin, then we take Manhattan: Salman Schocken’s Publishing Activities for Post-1945 American Jews

Research Seminar

March 09, 2017
  • Vanessa Ogle (University of Pennsylvania)
    Archipelago Capitalism: Tax Havens, Offshore Money, and the State, 1920s-1980s (pre-circulated paper)

GHI Colloquium

March 23, 2017
  • Björn Blaß (Freie Universität Berlin / Max Planck Institute for Human Development)
    Environments of Disposal. Moralities, Practices and Localities of Waste (1880 - 1930)
  • Arno Barth (Duisburg-Essen University)
    Population Policy as Risk Management of the Paris Peace
  • Sarah Hagmann (Georg-Eckert-Institut Braunschweig)
    Shanghai als globaler Interaktions- und Kommunikationsraum. Die jüdische Hilfsorganisation HIASHICEM 1939–1949

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

Inheritance Practices in the 20th Century

(Deadline: February 28, 2017)
September 14 - 16, 2017
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Jürgen Dinkel (University of Gießen), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Vanessa Ogle (University of Pennsylvannia)

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

(Deadline: February 28, 2017)
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)

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

(Deadline: March 15, 2017)
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)

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

(Deadline: March 31, 2017)
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)

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