Events 1997

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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. 

What Can Chancellor Kohl Learn from Bismarck? Monetary and Fiscal Aspects of Unification in Nineteenth-Century Germany

December 11, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Harold James, Princeton University

Two Dictatorships in Germany, 1933-1989: Problems and Possibilities of a Comparison

November 20, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Günther Heydemann, University of Leipzig

6th Annual Symposium of the Friends of the GH

November 14, 1997
Presentation of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize 1997
Conveners: Geoffrey Giles (FGHI), Detlef Junker (GHI)

The Protestant Reformation in German History

November 13, 1997
11th Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: Thomas A. Brady Jr., University of California at Berkeley

Atlantik Brücke/Deutsche Welle Media Conference

November 06 - 08, 1997
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Detlef Junker, GHI; Walther Leisler Kiep, Atlantik-Brücke

Women, Communists, and Abortion in the German Democratic Republic, 1950-1970

November 05, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Donna Harsch, Carnegie-Mellon University

The Transformation of European Politics, 1763-1848: Episode or Model?

October 31 - November 02, 1997
Conference in Monticello, Illinois
Conveners: Peter Krüger, University of Marburg; Paul W. Schroeder, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Political Philosophy of Nineteenth-Century German Radicalism

October 23, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Peter Wende, GHI London

How Wilhelmine Germans Became Citizens of Weimar: Toward an Alternative Political History of World War I Germany

October 16, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Belinda Davis, Rutgers University

Science and the Historical Discipline in a Transcultural Perspective, 1850–1950

October 04 - 05, 1997
Event at the GHI

Judging the Past: The Prosecution of GDR Border Guards and Officials

October 02, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Peter E. Quint, University of Maryland

Politik, Gesellschaft und die Institutionalisierung von Geschichtswissenschaft: Deutschland und die USA im Vergleich [Bulletin 21, Fall 1997, pp. 25-27]

September 27, 1997
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, Bethesda, Maryland
Participants: Gerald Diesener, Center for Research on Contemporary History, Potsdam; Gabriele Lingelbach, Free University of Berlin; Steffen Sammler, University of Lyon

Universities in Medieval Societies

September 18 - 20, 1997
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: William J. Courtenay, University of Wisconsin at Madison; Jürgen Miethke, University of Heidelberg

Politics and Propaganda: New Approaches to German-American Relations, 1933-1945 [Bulletin 21, Fall 1997, pp. 18-22]

June 22, 1997
Annual Conference of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Participants: Philipp Gassert, GHI; Michaela Hönicke, Free University of Berlin; Frank Ninkovich, St. John’s University, New York; Alex Shannon, University of Wisconsin at Madison

The Culture of Rights: Civil Rights, Participation Rights, and Social Rights in Germany and the United States in the Twentieth Century

June 11 - 14, 1997
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Manfred Berg, GHI; Martin H. Geyer, GHI

Traumatized Citizenship: How the West Germans Came to Love the Nuclear Bomb, 1949-1964

June 05, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Michael Geyer, University of Chicago

Field Marshall and Beggar: The Artist Ernst Barlach in the First World War

May 28, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Peter Paret, Princeton University

Constitutive Moments of Transatlantic Relations, 1947–1952 and 1997–2002. The Marshall Plan at 50: Retrospective, Prospective

May 22, 1997
Event at the GHI

Unexplored Questions About the German Military During World War II

May 15, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Gerhard L. Weinberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Religion, Americanization, and the Common Man [Bulletin 21, Fall 1997, pp. 41-42]

May 08, 1997
Alois Mertes memorial Lecture
Speaker: Michael Zöller, University of Bayreuth

New Approaches to Migration Research: German-Americans in Comparative Perspective

April 22 - 24, 1997
Conference at the College Station, Texas
Conveners: Wolfgang J. Helbich, University of Bochum; Walter D. Kamphoefner, Texas A&M University

Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar 1997: Germany Divided and United, 1945-1989 [Bulletin 21, Fall 1997, pp. 39-41]

April 16 - 19, 1997
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Roger Chickering, Georgetown University; Martin H. Geyer, GHI; Detlef Junker, GHI

The Militarization of the Social Body in Germany during World War I

April 10, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Elisabeth Domansky, Indiana University at Bloomington

"Total War": Use and Abuse of a Concept

March 20, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Roger Chickering, Georgetown University

The Military as a Theme in German History

March 13, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Gordon A. Craig, Stanford University

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

What Can Chancellor Kohl Learn from Bismarck? Monetary and Fiscal Aspects of Unification in Nineteenth-Century Germany

December 11, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Harold James, Princeton University

Two Dictatorships in Germany, 1933-1989: Problems and Possibilities of a Comparison

November 20, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Günther Heydemann, University of Leipzig

The Protestant Reformation in German History

November 13, 1997
11th Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: Thomas A. Brady Jr., University of California at Berkeley

Women, Communists, and Abortion in the German Democratic Republic, 1950-1970

November 05, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Donna Harsch, Carnegie-Mellon University

The Political Philosophy of Nineteenth-Century German Radicalism

October 23, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Peter Wende, GHI London

How Wilhelmine Germans Became Citizens of Weimar: Toward an Alternative Political History of World War I Germany

October 16, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Belinda Davis, Rutgers University

Judging the Past: The Prosecution of GDR Border Guards and Officials

October 02, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Peter E. Quint, University of Maryland

Traumatized Citizenship: How the West Germans Came to Love the Nuclear Bomb, 1949-1964

June 05, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Michael Geyer, University of Chicago

Field Marshall and Beggar: The Artist Ernst Barlach in the First World War

May 28, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Peter Paret, Princeton University

Unexplored Questions About the German Military During World War II

May 15, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Gerhard L. Weinberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Religion, Americanization, and the Common Man [Bulletin 21, Fall 1997, pp. 41-42]

May 08, 1997
Alois Mertes memorial Lecture
Speaker: Michael Zöller, University of Bayreuth

The Militarization of the Social Body in Germany during World War I

April 10, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Elisabeth Domansky, Indiana University at Bloomington

"Total War": Use and Abuse of a Concept

March 20, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Roger Chickering, Georgetown University

The Military as a Theme in German History

March 13, 1997
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1997 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Gordon A. Craig, Stanford University

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

Atlantik Brücke/Deutsche Welle Media Conference

November 06 - 08, 1997
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Detlef Junker, GHI; Walther Leisler Kiep, Atlantik-Brücke

The Transformation of European Politics, 1763-1848: Episode or Model?

October 31 - November 02, 1997
Conference in Monticello, Illinois
Conveners: Peter Krüger, University of Marburg; Paul W. Schroeder, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Politik, Gesellschaft und die Institutionalisierung von Geschichtswissenschaft: Deutschland und die USA im Vergleich [Bulletin 21, Fall 1997, pp. 25-27]

September 27, 1997
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, Bethesda, Maryland
Participants: Gerald Diesener, Center for Research on Contemporary History, Potsdam; Gabriele Lingelbach, Free University of Berlin; Steffen Sammler, University of Lyon

Universities in Medieval Societies

September 18 - 20, 1997
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: William J. Courtenay, University of Wisconsin at Madison; Jürgen Miethke, University of Heidelberg

Politics and Propaganda: New Approaches to German-American Relations, 1933-1945 [Bulletin 21, Fall 1997, pp. 18-22]

June 22, 1997
Annual Conference of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Participants: Philipp Gassert, GHI; Michaela Hönicke, Free University of Berlin; Frank Ninkovich, St. John’s University, New York; Alex Shannon, University of Wisconsin at Madison

The Culture of Rights: Civil Rights, Participation Rights, and Social Rights in Germany and the United States in the Twentieth Century

June 11 - 14, 1997
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Manfred Berg, GHI; Martin H. Geyer, GHI

New Approaches to Migration Research: German-Americans in Comparative Perspective

April 22 - 24, 1997
Conference at the College Station, Texas
Conveners: Wolfgang J. Helbich, University of Bochum; Walter D. Kamphoefner, Texas A&M University

Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar 1997: Germany Divided and United, 1945-1989 [Bulletin 21, Fall 1997, pp. 39-41]

April 16 - 19, 1997
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Roger Chickering, Georgetown University; Martin H. Geyer, GHI; Detlef Junker, GHI

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.

July 15, 1997
  • Die Schwarzen waren unsere Freunde: Deutsche Kriegsgefangene des Zweiten Weltkrieges und die Rassenproblemetik in den Vereinigten Staaten der vierziger Jahre.
    Matthias Reiß (University of Hamburg)
  • Die Fotografie der Konzentrationslager, 1933-1945.
    Ute Wrocklage (University of Oldenburg)
  • Deutsche Kriegsgefangenschaft in den amerikanischen Südstaaten, 1943-1946.
    Rafael A. Zagovec (University of Mainz)