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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. 

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
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)

Quellen und Methoden der Geschichtswissenschaft im digitalen Zeitalter Neue Zugänge für eine etablierte Disziplin?

September 25 - 26, 2017
Conference in Berlin
Conveners: Georg-Eckert-Institut Braunschweig, Deutsches Historisches Institut Washington, Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands, CLARIN-D Fach-AG Geschichte, AG "Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft" im VHD

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

Conscience, Authority, and the Right of Resistance: How Religious Choice Framed the Individual and the State System

October 19, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Thomas Maissen (Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris)

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)

The Knowledge of Migrants, Knowledge about Migrants: Preconceptions, Misconceptions, and the Limits of Knowledge

November 01, 2017
Lecture at Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley
Speaker: Armin Nassehi (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

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)

Remembering and Forgetting the Reformation, 1517-2017

November 02, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jesse Spohnholz (Washington State University)

31st Annual Lecture of the GHI

November 09, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

26th Annual Symposium of the Friends of the GHI

November 10, 2017
Award of the Fritz Stern Prize 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)

Writing in Stressful Times: The Anxieties of Authorship During the Reformation

December 07, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Ann Blair (Harvard University)

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)

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

June 07 - 10, 2018
Conference at Princeton University
Angela Creager (Princeton University), Mathias Grote (Humboldt University Berlin), Elaine Leong (MPI for the History of Science, Berlin)

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

German Unification Symposium 2017

October 12, 2017
German Unification Symposium Lecture at the GHI

Conscience, Authority, and the Right of Resistance: How Religious Choice Framed the Individual and the State System

October 19, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Thomas Maissen (Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris)

The Knowledge of Migrants, Knowledge about Migrants: Preconceptions, Misconceptions, and the Limits of Knowledge

November 01, 2017
Lecture at Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley
Speaker: Armin Nassehi (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Remembering and Forgetting the Reformation, 1517-2017

November 02, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jesse Spohnholz (Washington State University)

31st Annual Lecture of the GHI

November 09, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

26th Annual Symposium of the Friends of the GHI

November 10, 2017
Award of the Fritz Stern Prize at the GHI

Writing in Stressful Times: The Anxieties of Authorship During the Reformation

December 07, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Ann Blair (Harvard University)

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.

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
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)

Quellen und Methoden der Geschichtswissenschaft im digitalen Zeitalter Neue Zugänge für eine etablierte Disziplin?

September 25 - 26, 2017
Conference in Berlin
Conveners: Georg-Eckert-Institut Braunschweig, Deutsches Historisches Institut Washington, Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands, CLARIN-D Fach-AG Geschichte, AG "Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft" im VHD

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)

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

June 07 - 10, 2018
Conference at Princeton University
Angela Creager (Princeton University), Mathias Grote (Humboldt University Berlin), Elaine Leong (MPI for the History of Science, Berlin)

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.

Research Seminar

September 20, 2017
  • Bryant Simon (Temple University)
    The Contradictory Appeal of the Public in 20th C. America: An Urban Story Told in Three Acts

Research Seminar

November 15, 2017
  • Wencke Meteling (Universität Marburg)
    Fear of Failing: Debates on International Competitiveness in the UK and Germany

Research Seminar

November 29, 2017
  • Anke Ortlepp (Universität Kassel)
    Transnational Architecture: The New Brutalism in Great Britain, the United States, and Brazil, 1950s-1980s

Research Seminar

January 10, 2018
  • Benjamin Fagan (Auburn University)
    Insurrectionary History: Time, Space, and Black Atlantic Revolution

Research Seminar

January 24, 2018
  • Juliane Braun (Universität Bonn)
    Translating the Pacific: Imperial Imaginations, Nature Writing, and Early Modern Print Cultures