Events 1994

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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. 

When the Other Half Dressed Up: The Meanings of Working-Class Dandyism in Antebellum America

December 15, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Jonathan Prude, Emory University

Free Markets and the Law of Essential Value

November 29, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Michael O'Malley, George Mason University

United Germany: Nation-Building and Social Integration

November 17, 1994
8th Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: M. Rainer Lepsius, University of Heidelberg

Third Annual Symposium of the Friends of the GHI

November 17, 1994
Symposium at the GHI
Conveners: Vernon Lidtke, Friends of the GHI; Detlef Junker, GHI

Women Forgotten: Homelessness in the Great Depression

November 09, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Elaine S. Abelson, New School for Social Research

Producing a Consumer Culture: Women in the American Beauty Industry

October 31, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Kathy Peiss, University of Massachusetts

Some Thoughts on Crime and Punishment in American History

October 20, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Lawrence M. Friedman, Stanford University

George McGovern and Food for Peace

October 05, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Thomas J. Knock, Southern Methodist University

Race and Ethnicity: Relations between African Americans and Ethnic Groups in American Society

September 21 - 24, 1994
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Ira Berlin, University of Maryland at College Park; Spencer R. Crew, Smithsonian Institution; James O. Horton, George Washington University; Hartmut Keil, GHI; Elizabeth A. White, Yale University

Anticipating Total War? The United States and Germany, 1871-1914

July 27 - 29, 1994
Conference in Augsburg
Conveners: Josef Becker, University of Augsburg; Manfred F. Bömeke, GHI; Roger Chickering, Georgetown University; Stig Förster, University of Bern

Xenophobia, Racism, Nativism, and National Identity in Germany and the United States: A Comparative Perspective on the Conditions of Intolerance

June 08 - 11, 1994
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Norbert Finzsch, GHI; Dietmar Schirmer, GHI

Summer Seminar in Paleography and Archival Studies 1994

June 06 - 29, 1994
Seminar in Wolfenbüttel, Dresden, Munich, Vienna
Conveners: Peter Becker, GHI; Daniel S. Mattern, GHI; Janine Micunek, GHI

East German Communists and the Jewish Question: The Case of Paul Merker

May 31, 1994
Alois Mertes Memorial Lecture
Speaker: Jeffrey Herf, University of Freiburg

The Bourgeois City within the Age of German Urbanization

May 25, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Brian Ladd, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Reclaiming the Reputation of the Gilded Age and Progressive City: American Urbanization, 1865-1920

May 17, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Roger Lotchin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Imperial German Economy in Comparative Perspective

May 09, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Kenneth D. Barkin, University of California at Riverside

Government Policy and the Organization of Enterprise in Germany and the United States, 1870-1914

May 03, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Naomi Lamoreaux, Brown University

Germany and Versailles Seventy-Five Years After

April 28 - May 01, 1994
Conference in Berkeley, California
Conveners: Manfred F. Bömeke, GHI; Gerald D. Feldman, University of California at Berkeley; Elisabeth Glaser(-Schmidt), GHI

Gender and the Development of the American Welfare State in the Progressive Era: Maternalism Reconsidered

April 07, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Sonya A. Michel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Culture, Knowledge, and Healing: Historical Perspectives of Homeopathic Medicine in Europe and North America

April 06 - 07, 1994
Conference in San Francisco, California
Conveners: Robert Jütte, Robert Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart; Guenter B. Risse, University of California at San Francisco

Social Reform and Sexual Politics: The Making of the Social Welfare State in Germany After 1871

March 16, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Kathleen Canning, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

What Happened to American Individualism? The Ideological Crisis of the Gilded Age and Its Consequences for the Twentieth Century

March 09, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Olivier Zunz, University of Virginia

Multiculturalism and Modernity: Reflections on the Place of Kultur in the Tradition of German Nationalism, 1870-1914

March 03, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Helmut Smith, Vanderbilt University

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

When the Other Half Dressed Up: The Meanings of Working-Class Dandyism in Antebellum America

December 15, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Jonathan Prude, Emory University

Free Markets and the Law of Essential Value

November 29, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Michael O'Malley, George Mason University

United Germany: Nation-Building and Social Integration

November 17, 1994
8th Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: M. Rainer Lepsius, University of Heidelberg

Women Forgotten: Homelessness in the Great Depression

November 09, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Elaine S. Abelson, New School for Social Research

Producing a Consumer Culture: Women in the American Beauty Industry

October 31, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Kathy Peiss, University of Massachusetts

Some Thoughts on Crime and Punishment in American History

October 20, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Lawrence M. Friedman, Stanford University

George McGovern and Food for Peace

October 05, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Thomas J. Knock, Southern Methodist University

The Bourgeois City within the Age of German Urbanization

May 25, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Brian Ladd, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Reclaiming the Reputation of the Gilded Age and Progressive City: American Urbanization, 1865-1920

May 17, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Roger Lotchin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Imperial German Economy in Comparative Perspective

May 09, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Kenneth D. Barkin, University of California at Riverside

The Imperial German Economy in Comparative Perspective

May 09, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Kenneth D. Barkin, University of California at Riverside

Government Policy and the Organization of Enterprise in Germany and the United States, 1870-1914

May 03, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Naomi Lamoreaux, Brown University

Gender and the Development of the American Welfare State in the Progressive Era: Maternalism Reconsidered

April 07, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Sonya A. Michel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Social Reform and Sexual Politics: The Making of the Social Welfare State in Germany After 1871

March 16, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Kathleen Canning, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

What Happened to American Individualism? The Ideological Crisis of the Gilded Age and Its Consequences for the Twentieth Century

March 09, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Olivier Zunz, University of Virginia

Multiculturalism and Modernity: Reflections on the Place of Kultur in the Tradition of German Nationalism, 1870-1914

March 03, 1994
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1994 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Helmut Smith, Vanderbilt University

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

Race and Ethnicity: Relations between African Americans and Ethnic Groups in American Society

September 21 - 24, 1994
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Ira Berlin, University of Maryland at College Park; Spencer R. Crew, Smithsonian Institution; James O. Horton, George Washington University; Hartmut Keil, GHI; Elizabeth A. White, Yale University

Anticipating Total War? The United States and Germany, 1871-1914

July 27 - 29, 1994
Conference in Augsburg
Conveners: Josef Becker, University of Augsburg; Manfred F. Bömeke, GHI; Roger Chickering, Georgetown University; Stig Förster, University of Bern

Xenophobia, Racism, Nativism, and National Identity in Germany and the United States: A Comparative Perspective on the Conditions of Intolerance

June 08 - 11, 1994
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Norbert Finzsch, GHI; Dietmar Schirmer, GHI

Germany and Versailles Seventy-Five Years After

April 28 - May 01, 1994
Conference in Berkeley, California
Conveners: Manfred F. Bömeke, GHI; Gerald D. Feldman, University of California at Berkeley; Elisabeth Glaser(-Schmidt), GHI

Culture, Knowledge, and Healing: Historical Perspectives of Homeopathic Medicine in Europe and North America

April 06 - 07, 1994
Conference in San Francisco, California
Conveners: Robert Jütte, Robert Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart; Guenter B. Risse, University of California at San Francisco

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.

September 07, 1994
  • The Second New Deal and the Americanization of (West) Germany, 1938-1953: Corporate Internationalism and Social Reform
    Regina Gramer (Rutgers University)

July 25, 1994
  • Der Kalte Krieg und die Rezeption des Abstrakten Expressionismus in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
    Hilke Gerdes (Free University of Berlin)
  • The ‘Aryanization’ of Jewish Property by the Friedrich Flick Concern during the Nazi Era, 1933-1945
    Lisa Stallbaumer (University of Wisconsin at Madison)

July 18, 1994
  • The Significance of German Social Thought and Reform in American Progressivism: A Cross-Cultural Study of the Origins of the Social Welfare State, 1870-1914
    Axel Schäfer (University of Washington)
  • The Transformation of Activism: The Participation of Black Women in the Civil and Human Rights Movement and their Rise in the Social and Political Institutions of American Society since the 1950s
    Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson (University of Munich)

June 14, 1994
  • Die jüdische Integration in die deutsche und die amerikanische Gesellschaft: Die Beispiele Breslau und Baltimore, 1870-1918
    Till van Rahden (University of Bielefeld)

January 19, 1994
  • Taming the Wild West: East and West German Encounters with American Popular Culture, 1949-1962
    Uta G. Poiger (Brown University)