Events 1998

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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. 

Ernst Reuter: The Problem of Cold War Hagiography

December 10, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: David E. Barclay, Kalamazoo College

Politics, "Race," and Gender: Lise Meitner and the Discovery of Nuclear Fission

December 03, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Ruth Lewin Sime, Sacramento City College

Friedrich Hecker: Revolution, Emigration, Commemoration

November 24, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Sabine Freitag, GHI London

America's War and the World: Vietnam in International and Comparative Perspectives

November 19 - 22, 1998
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Andreas W. Daum, GHI; Lloyd C. Gardner, Rutgers University; Wilfried Mausbach, GHI

7th Annual Symposium of the Friends of the GHI

November 13, 1998
Presentation of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize 1998
Conveners: Geoffrey Giles (FGHI), Detlef Junker (GHI)

Turning to the Atlantic: The Federal Republic’s Ideological Reorientation, 1945-1970 [Bulletin 25, Fall 1999, pp. 3-21]

November 12, 1998
12th Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: Anselm-Doering Manteuffel, University of Tübingen Commentator: Charles S. Maier, Harvard University
Commentator: Charles S. Maier, Harvard University

Mehr Sozialgeschichte Wagen [Bulletin 25, Fall 1999, pp. 22-28]

November 12, 1998
Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: Charles S. Maier, Harvard University

Problems of a New Hitler Biography

November 05, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Ian Kershaw, University of Sheffield

Germany and African Americans: A Comparative Perspective

November 02, 1998
Conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Convener: Gerald Horne, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Christof Mauch, GHI

"O Freunde, nicht diese Töne": Beethoven Biography as Propaganda

October 22, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: David B. Dennis, Loyola University of Chicago

The Criminal and His Scientists: A Symposium on the History of Criminology

October 15 - 18, 1998
Conference at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Conveners: Peter Becker, European University Institute, Florence; Richard F. Wetzell, University of Maryland at College Park

The Criminal and His Scientists: A Symposium on the History of Criminology

October 15 - 18, 1998
Conference at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Conveners: Peter Becker, European University Institute, Florence; Richard F. Wetzell, University of Maryland at College Park

Violence and Normality: Approaches to a Cultural and Social History of Europe during the 1940s and 1950s

October 08 - 11, 1998
Conference at Schloß Gimborn, Marienheide
Conveners: Richard Bessel, University of York; Martin Geyer, University of Munich; Dirk Schumann, University of Bielefeld

The Plurality of Publics: Metropolitan Culture and Performance in Germany around 1900

October 08 - 11, 1998
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, Salt Lake City, Utah
Participants: David Blackbourn, Harvard University; Sierra Bruckner, University of Iowa; Andreas W. Daum, GHI; Belinda Davis, Rutgers University

Ostpolitik: Domestic and International Dimensions, 1962-1974

October 08 - 11, 1998
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, Salt Lake City, Utah
Participants: Carole Fink, Ohio State University; Philipp Gassert, GHI; Detlef Junker, GHI; Klaus Larres, Queen's University, Belfast; Mary Elise Sarotte, Harvard University

Fact or Fiction? The Historical Profession and James Bacque

October 08 - 11, 1998
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, Salt Lake City, Utah
Participants: Günter Bischof, University of New Orleans; Dewey A. Browder, Austin Peay State University; Wilfried Mausbach, GHI; Hans-Jürgen Schröder, University of Gießen; Christof Strauß, University of Heidelberg; Richard D. Wiggers, Georgetown University

Was Rahel Varnhagen a Self-Hating Jew?

September 24, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Deborah Hertz, Sarah Lawrence College

Memory, Democracy, and the Mediated Nation: Political Cultures and Regional Identities in Germany, 1848-1998

September 18 - 20, 1998
Conference at University of Toronto, Canada
Conveners: Thomas Göbel, GHI; James Retallack, University of Toronto

Visions of Democracy and Consumption: The East German Revolution of 1989

June 11, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Uta G. Poiger, University of Washington

A Challenge for the United States and Europe: The Vision of an Atlantic Civilization

May 27, 1998
Event at the GHI

How I Became a German - Jurek Becker's Life in Five Worlds

May 26, 1998
Speaker: Sander L. Gilman (University of Chicago)
Speaker: Sander L. Gilman (University of Chicago)

Speaker: Uta G. Poiger, University of Washington

May 26, 1998
Alois Mertes Memorial Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sander L. Gilman, University of Chicago

Democractic Traditions in the Kaiserreich: The Problem of Continuities

May 14, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: James J. Sheehan, Stanford University

Jews in the German Resistance

May 12, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Arnold Paucker, Leo Baeck Institute, London

Nation, Citizen, Society: Reflections on the German Revolution of 1848 after 150 Years

April 23, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Jonathan Sperber, University of Missouri

Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar 1998: Germany in the Early Modern Era

April 22 - 25, 1998
Conference in Göttingen
Conveners: Roger Chickering, Georgetown University; Andreas W. Daum, GHI; Hartmut Lehmann, Max Planck Institute for History

Eating the Bread of Liberty: Ordinary Germans and the Impact of the French Revolution

April 19, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Celia Applegate, University of Rochester

The International Financial System: Past and Present

April 16 - 17, 1998
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Carl-Ludwig Holtfrerich, Free University of Berlin; Harold James, Princeton University

The Genesis of Nazi Policy: Structure and Decision-Making Process: New Research on the National Socialist System of Rule

April 09 - 12, 1998
Conference in Gainesville, Florida
Conveners: Geoffrey Giles, University of Florida; Eberhard Jäckel, University of Stuttgart

Before and After Hitler: Democratic Traditions in German History

March 26, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Fritz Stern, Columbia University

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

Ernst Reuter: The Problem of Cold War Hagiography

December 10, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: David E. Barclay, Kalamazoo College

Politics, "Race," and Gender: Lise Meitner and the Discovery of Nuclear Fission

December 03, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Ruth Lewin Sime, Sacramento City College

Friedrich Hecker: Revolution, Emigration, Commemoration

November 24, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Sabine Freitag, GHI London

Turning to the Atlantic: The Federal Republic’s Ideological Reorientation, 1945-1970 [Bulletin 25, Fall 1999, pp. 3-21]

November 12, 1998
12th Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: Anselm-Doering Manteuffel, University of Tübingen Commentator: Charles S. Maier, Harvard University
Commentator: Charles S. Maier, Harvard University

Mehr Sozialgeschichte Wagen [Bulletin 25, Fall 1999, pp. 22-28]

November 12, 1998
Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: Charles S. Maier, Harvard University

Problems of a New Hitler Biography

November 05, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Ian Kershaw, University of Sheffield

"O Freunde, nicht diese Töne": Beethoven Biography as Propaganda

October 22, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: David B. Dennis, Loyola University of Chicago

Was Rahel Varnhagen a Self-Hating Jew?

September 24, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Deborah Hertz, Sarah Lawrence College

Visions of Democracy and Consumption: The East German Revolution of 1989

June 11, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Uta G. Poiger, University of Washington

Speaker: Uta G. Poiger, University of Washington

May 26, 1998
Alois Mertes Memorial Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sander L. Gilman, University of Chicago

Democractic Traditions in the Kaiserreich: The Problem of Continuities

May 14, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: James J. Sheehan, Stanford University

Jews in the German Resistance

May 12, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Arnold Paucker, Leo Baeck Institute, London

Nation, Citizen, Society: Reflections on the German Revolution of 1848 after 150 Years

April 23, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Jonathan Sperber, University of Missouri

Eating the Bread of Liberty: Ordinary Germans and the Impact of the French Revolution

April 19, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Celia Applegate, University of Rochester

Before and After Hitler: Democratic Traditions in German History

March 26, 1998
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 1998 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Fritz Stern, Columbia University

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

America's War and the World: Vietnam in International and Comparative Perspectives

November 19 - 22, 1998
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Andreas W. Daum, GHI; Lloyd C. Gardner, Rutgers University; Wilfried Mausbach, GHI

Germany and African Americans: A Comparative Perspective

November 02, 1998
Conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Convener: Gerald Horne, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Christof Mauch, GHI

The Criminal and His Scientists: A Symposium on the History of Criminology

October 15 - 18, 1998
Conference at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Conveners: Peter Becker, European University Institute, Florence; Richard F. Wetzell, University of Maryland at College Park

The Criminal and His Scientists: A Symposium on the History of Criminology

October 15 - 18, 1998
Conference at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Conveners: Peter Becker, European University Institute, Florence; Richard F. Wetzell, University of Maryland at College Park

Violence and Normality: Approaches to a Cultural and Social History of Europe during the 1940s and 1950s

October 08 - 11, 1998
Conference at Schloß Gimborn, Marienheide
Conveners: Richard Bessel, University of York; Martin Geyer, University of Munich; Dirk Schumann, University of Bielefeld

The Plurality of Publics: Metropolitan Culture and Performance in Germany around 1900

October 08 - 11, 1998
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, Salt Lake City, Utah
Participants: David Blackbourn, Harvard University; Sierra Bruckner, University of Iowa; Andreas W. Daum, GHI; Belinda Davis, Rutgers University

Ostpolitik: Domestic and International Dimensions, 1962-1974

October 08 - 11, 1998
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, Salt Lake City, Utah
Participants: Carole Fink, Ohio State University; Philipp Gassert, GHI; Detlef Junker, GHI; Klaus Larres, Queen's University, Belfast; Mary Elise Sarotte, Harvard University

Fact or Fiction? The Historical Profession and James Bacque

October 08 - 11, 1998
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, Salt Lake City, Utah
Participants: Günter Bischof, University of New Orleans; Dewey A. Browder, Austin Peay State University; Wilfried Mausbach, GHI; Hans-Jürgen Schröder, University of Gießen; Christof Strauß, University of Heidelberg; Richard D. Wiggers, Georgetown University

Memory, Democracy, and the Mediated Nation: Political Cultures and Regional Identities in Germany, 1848-1998

September 18 - 20, 1998
Conference at University of Toronto, Canada
Conveners: Thomas Göbel, GHI; James Retallack, University of Toronto

Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar 1998: Germany in the Early Modern Era

April 22 - 25, 1998
Conference in Göttingen
Conveners: Roger Chickering, Georgetown University; Andreas W. Daum, GHI; Hartmut Lehmann, Max Planck Institute for History

The International Financial System: Past and Present

April 16 - 17, 1998
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Carl-Ludwig Holtfrerich, Free University of Berlin; Harold James, Princeton University

The Genesis of Nazi Policy: Structure and Decision-Making Process: New Research on the National Socialist System of Rule

April 09 - 12, 1998
Conference in Gainesville, Florida
Conveners: Geoffrey Giles, University of Florida; Eberhard Jäckel, University of Stuttgart

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.

October 21, 1998
  • Der Sonderweg Sonoras: Eine mexikanische Region als Interessensgebiet und Experimentierfeld ausländischer Mächte, 1821-1876
    Delia Gonzales Alfonso (University of Cologne)
  • ‘To Serve the People and to Increase their Numbers’: the Medical Reform Policies of Dr. Johann Peter Frank, 1745-1821
    Katherine Bell (University of California at Davis)
  • Returning Prisoners-of-War and the Reconstruction of Citizenship in East and West Germany, 1945-1955
    Frank Biess (Brown University)
  • Rechtsextremismus in den USA 
    Thomas Grumke (Technical University of Berlin)
  • Allied Compliance with the 1929 Geneva Convention and the 1907 Hague Rules of Land Warfare in the Postwar Occupation of Germany
    Richard D. Wiggers (Georgetown University)

May 21, 1998
  • From Nazi Weiber to Veronikas: Rape, Citizenship and the Political Public in Postwar Berlin, 1944-1958
    Jennifer Evans (SUNY Binghamton)
  • Subjektivität und Migration. Lebensgeschichten von Zeitzeugen der deutschen Überseewanderung, 1945-1960
    Alexander Freund (University of Bremen

April 23, 1998
  • Internationalisierungsstrategien deutscher multinationaler Unternehmen nach 1945-1960 unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika
    Ute Ackermann (European University Institute, Florence)
  • Die Vereinigten Staaten und Südostasien von 1969 bis 1995. Die U.S.-amerikanische Außenpolitik gegenüber ASEAN und Indochina zwischen Wirtschafts- und Sicherheitsinteressen
    Kai Dreisbach (University of Cologne)
  • Die Auflösung der Konzentrationslager: Evakuierungsmärsche, Massaker, Auffanglager
    Diana Gring (University of Hannover)
  • Die Amerikaner auf dem Dorf, 1947-1952. Die Reaktionen der ländlichen deutschen Bevölkerung auf Maßnahmen der amerikanischen Besatzungsmacht zur Beeinflußung politischer und gesellschaftlicher Bedingungen
    Annette Neff (Technical University of Darmstadt)

March 26, 1998
  • The Influence of Ethnic Groups on American German Policies: Marshall-Plan, Ostpolitik, German Unification Process
    Jens Knappe (Free University of Berlin)
  • Becoming ‘Old Stock’: The Waning of German-American Identity in Philadelphia, 1900-1930
    Russell Kazal (University of Pennsylvania)