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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. 

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 29 - 30, 2017
Conference at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Nürnberg
Conveners: Katharina Gerund (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg), Heike Paul (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg), and Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington)

Reinventing the World - 500 Years of the Reformation (Parts 4-6 of Der Luther-Code)

October 05, 2017
Film Screening at the Goethe-Institut

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)

The German Historical Institute at 30: The Founding of a Historical Institute at the Intersection of Scholarship and Politics

October 12, 2017
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Panelists: Doris Bergen (University of Toronto), Jacob Eder (Friedrich Schiller University Jena), Scott Krause (ZZF Potsdam & UNC Chapel Hill), Hartmut Lehmann (Founding Director of the GHI). Moderated by Richard F. Wetzell (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)

Luther the Reformer: Films from the GDR

October 26, 2017
Film Screening at the Goethe-Institut
Introduced by Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington)

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

October 30 - November 01, 2017
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West at UC Berkeley
Convener: Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington)

The Knowledge of/about Migrants: Preconceptions, Misconceptions, Limits

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)

What Kind of Intelligence Calculates? Prodigies, Drudges, and Machines, 1750-1950

November 09, 2017
31st Annual Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

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

November 10, 2017
Presentation of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize at the GHI

Luther the Reformer: Katharina Luther and Lucas Cranach

November 16, 2017
Film Screening at the Goethe-Institut
Introduced by Amy Leonard (Georgetown University)

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)

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 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), Kerstin von der Krone (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)

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

The German Historical Institute at 30: The Founding of a Historical Institute at the Intersection of Scholarship and Politics

October 12, 2017
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Panelists: Doris Bergen (University of Toronto), Jacob Eder (Friedrich Schiller University Jena), Scott Krause (ZZF Potsdam & UNC Chapel Hill), Hartmut Lehmann (Founding Director of the GHI). Moderated by Richard F. Wetzell (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/about Migrants: Preconceptions, Misconceptions, Limits

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)

What Kind of Intelligence Calculates? Prodigies, Drudges, and Machines, 1750-1950

November 09, 2017
31st Annual Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

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.

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 29 - 30, 2017
Conference at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Nürnberg
Conveners: Katharina Gerund (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg), Heike Paul (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg), 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”

October 30 - 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)

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 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), Kerstin von der Krone (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)

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

October 05, 2017
  • Lara Track (Universität Heidelberg)
    Between Peace and Women's Rights. Women Strike for Peace and the Feminist Movement in the United States, 1960-1991 (Working Title)

GHI Colloquium

October 19, 2017
  • Justus Nipperdey (Universität des Saarlandes)
    Early Modernity – Periodization and the Emergence of the Modern World in U.S. Historiography

Research Seminar

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

GHI Colloquium

November 16, 2017
  • Lisa Gerlach (Technische Universität Braunschweig/ Georg-Eckert-Institut, Braunschweig)
    With a little help from my …kin? - Eine Kulturgeschichte der Empfehlung im Spiegel deutsch-jüdischer Netzwerke von der Moderne bis zum Nationalsozialismus -
  • Carolyn Taratko (Vanderbilt University)
    Feeding Germany: Nutrition and the German Countryside, 1871–1923
  • Anna Danilina (Max Planck Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin / International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Moral Economies in Modern Societies)
    Ethiken der Essenz: Zur emotionalen Produktion 'rassischer' Subjektivität in völkischen Siedlungen (1890-1935)

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

GHI Colloquium

January 18, 2018
  • Christoph Nitschke (Keble College, University of Oxford)
    The Panics of 1873 and U.S. Foreign Relations
  • Andrew Kless (University of Rochester)
    Infighting at the Front: Officers, Bureaucrats, and Politicians at war in Germanoccupied Russian Poland, 1914-1915

Research Seminar

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

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

(Deadline: November 15, 2017)
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)

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

(Deadline: November 15, 2017)
May 30 - June 03, 2018
Seminar at GHI West, Berkeley, CA
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)