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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. 

Race, Reproduction, and Transatlantic Negotiations of Nationality: African-American Occupation Children in Postwar Germany

December 07, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Heide Fehrenbach, Emory University

First Ladies in the United States and Europe: Institution and Image in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries Pfalzakademie

December 06, 2000
Event in Lambrecht

Green Protest: Activism to Protect the Environment Around the Globe Florida State University

December 01 - 02, 2000
Event at the GHI

Learning from Diversity in Federal Systems: Social Assistance in the United States, Germany, and the European Union

November 17 - 19, 2000
Event at the GHI

9th Annual Symposium of the Friends of the GHI: Award of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize

November 10, 2000
Symposium at the GHI
Conveners: Konrad Jarausch, Friends of the GHI; Christof Mauch, GHI

Political Religion in Modern Germany: Reflections on Nationalism, Socialism, and National Socialism

November 09, 2000
14th Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: Wolfgang Hardtwig, Humboldt University of Berlin, Commentator: Jane Caplan (Bryn Mawr College)

Politics, Religion, and Ideology

November 09, 2000
9th Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: Jane Caplan, Bryn Mawr College

GIs in Germany: The Social, Military, and Political History of the American Military Presence, 1945-2000

November 09 - 11, 2000
Conference at the International Science Forum, Heidelberg
Convener: Detlef Junker, University of Heidelberg

German and American Soldiers in World War II: The Boundaries of Combat

November 02, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Gerald F. Linderman, University of Michigan

Exhibiting the Other: Museums of Mankind and the Politics of Cultural Representation

November 02 - 05, 2000
Conference at the Centre Allemand d'Histoire de l'Art (CAHA), Paris, 0
Conveners: Thomas W. Gaehtgens, CAHA; Cordula A. Grewe, GHI

The Magic Garden of the European Naturalists: Science and Pleasure in the Enlightenment.

October 31, 2000
Keynote speech at the workshop Magic Meets Enlightenment? New Types of Discourse in America and Germany, 18th and 19th Centuries.
Speaker: Johanna Geyer-Kordesch (University of Glasgow)

Magic Meets Enlightenment? New Types of Discourse in America and Germany in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

October 31 - November 01, 2000
Event at the GHI

German-Jewish Identities in America: From the Civil War to the Present

October 26 - 28, 2000
Conference at the University of Wisconsin at Madison
Conveners: Christof Mauch, GHI; Joseph C. Salmons, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Competing Modernities: Americans, Germany, and the Atlantic Progressive Connection, 1900-1930

October 19, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Daniel T. Rodgers, Princeton University

Competing Modernities: Americans, Germany, and the Atlantic Progressive Connection, 1900-1930

October 19, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Daniel T. Rodgers, Princeton University

Nation as Plantation: Colonial Fantasies in Precolonial Germany

October 12, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Susanne Zantopp, Dartmouth College

Nation as Plantation: Colonial Fantasies in Precolonial Germany

October 12, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Susanne Zantopp, Dartmouth College

Doomed to Fail? East Germany’s Collapse Revisited: Symposium with Regine Hildebrandt

October 11, 2000
Event at the GHI

Constructing Identity: Cold War Policies and the Promotion of Community in German-American Relations, 1950-1970

October 05 - 07, 2000
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, Houston, Texas
Chair: Hans-Jürgen Schröder, University of Gießen.

Business as Usual? Conceptions of German-American Economic Relations Under Hitler

October 05 - 07, 2000
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, Houston, Texas
Chair: Christof Mauch, GHI

The Claim to Social Resources: A Contested Issue in Transatlantic Perspective, 1776 to the Present

September 22 - 24, 2000
Event at the GHI

Shareholder Democracy: The United States and Germany in the Nineteenth Century

September 21, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Colleen A. Dunlavy, University of Wisconsin

The Ford Foundation, Germany, and the Congress of Cultural Freedom

September 16, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Volker Berghahn, Columbia University

Ethnic Encounters and Identities: German, American, and African Perspectives

July 05 - 08, 2000
Conference at the University of Leizpig
Conveners: Hartmut Keil, University of Leipzig; Vera Lind, GHI

Witnessing the Third Reich: Diaries, Memoirs, Memories

June 05, 2000
Event at the GHI

Summer Seminar in Paleography and Archival Studies 2000

June 04 - 18, 2000
Seminar in Koblenz, Cologne, Gotha, Weimar, Erfurt
Convener: Daniel S. Mattern (GHI)

The Generation of Memory: The Memory Boom at the End of the Twentieth Century

June 01, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Jay Winter, Pembroke College, Cambridge

Paintings and Prints Reconsidered: On Historical Representation in Early Nineteenth-Century France

May 18, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Stephen Bann, University of Kent at Canterbury

Screening the Cultural Other: Images of Jews in German Film

May 03, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Frank Stern, Georgetown University

Germany in the Imperial Age, 1850-1914

April 26 - 29, 2000
6th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar, in Berlin
Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown University), Andreas W. Daum (GHI)

Seeing Is Not Believing: Some Philosophical and Practical Problems of Images for Historians

April 25, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Timothy Burke, Swarthmore College

Cultivated Nature: Gardens, Parks, and Playgrounds

April 15, 2000
Biennial Conference of the European Association of American Studies (EAAS), Graz, Austria
Chairs: Robert Lewis, University of Birmingham; Bernard Mergen, George Washington University

Telling Tales on Canvas: Landscape of Frontier Change

April 14, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: William Cronon, University of Wisconsin at Madison

The Dissolution of the Third Reich: Crisis Management and Collapse, 1943-1945

April 04, 2000
Lecture of the Friends of the GHI
Speaker: Hans Mommsen, University of Bochum

What Makes a Capital? Washington-Berlin.

March 30, 2000
Keynote address at the conference Berlin-Washington, 1800-2000: Capital Cities, Cultural Representation, and National Identities.
Speaker: Jane Kramer (The New Yorker)

Berlin-Washington, 1800-2000: Capital Cities, Cultural Representation, and National Identities

March 30 - April 02, 2000
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Andreas W. Daum, GHI; Christof Mauch, GHI

Writing World History, 1800-2000

March 30 - April 01, 2000
Conference at the GHI London
Conveners: Eckhardt Fuchs, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin; Benedikt Stuchtey, GHI London

Seeing the Evidence: Considering the History of Visual Culture for the Masses

March 09, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Vanessa Schwartz, American University

Reviving a Historical Corpse: Rewriting the Historiography of Nineteenth-Century Religious Art

February 23 - 26, 2000
88th Annual Conference of the College Art Association, New York
Convener: Cordula A. Grewe, GHI

Back to Nature and Forward to the Machine

February 21, 2000
Lecture presented to a delegation of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) at a forum on the history of the environment organized by the GHI and Science Division of the German Embassy
Speaker: Christof Mauch (GHI)

The Past and Future of Comparative History

January 24, 2000
Event at the GHI

Aesthetics and Politics: From Cologne Cathedral to the Holocaust Memorial

January 06 - February 06, 2000
Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, Illinois
Convener: Cordula A. Grewe, GHI

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

Race, Reproduction, and Transatlantic Negotiations of Nationality: African-American Occupation Children in Postwar Germany

December 07, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Heide Fehrenbach, Emory University

Political Religion in Modern Germany: Reflections on Nationalism, Socialism, and National Socialism

November 09, 2000
14th Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: Wolfgang Hardtwig, Humboldt University of Berlin, Commentator: Jane Caplan (Bryn Mawr College)

Politics, Religion, and Ideology

November 09, 2000
9th Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: Jane Caplan, Bryn Mawr College

German and American Soldiers in World War II: The Boundaries of Combat

November 02, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Gerald F. Linderman, University of Michigan

The Magic Garden of the European Naturalists: Science and Pleasure in the Enlightenment.

October 31, 2000
Keynote speech at the workshop Magic Meets Enlightenment? New Types of Discourse in America and Germany, 18th and 19th Centuries.
Speaker: Johanna Geyer-Kordesch (University of Glasgow)

Competing Modernities: Americans, Germany, and the Atlantic Progressive Connection, 1900-1930

October 19, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Daniel T. Rodgers, Princeton University

Competing Modernities: Americans, Germany, and the Atlantic Progressive Connection, 1900-1930

October 19, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Daniel T. Rodgers, Princeton University

Nation as Plantation: Colonial Fantasies in Precolonial Germany

October 12, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Susanne Zantopp, Dartmouth College

Nation as Plantation: Colonial Fantasies in Precolonial Germany

October 12, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Susanne Zantopp, Dartmouth College

Shareholder Democracy: The United States and Germany in the Nineteenth Century

September 21, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Colleen A. Dunlavy, University of Wisconsin

The Ford Foundation, Germany, and the Congress of Cultural Freedom

September 16, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Volker Berghahn, Columbia University

The Generation of Memory: The Memory Boom at the End of the Twentieth Century

June 01, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Jay Winter, Pembroke College, Cambridge

Paintings and Prints Reconsidered: On Historical Representation in Early Nineteenth-Century France

May 18, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Stephen Bann, University of Kent at Canterbury

Screening the Cultural Other: Images of Jews in German Film

May 03, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Frank Stern, Georgetown University

Seeing Is Not Believing: Some Philosophical and Practical Problems of Images for Historians

April 25, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Timothy Burke, Swarthmore College

Telling Tales on Canvas: Landscape of Frontier Change

April 14, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: William Cronon, University of Wisconsin at Madison

The Dissolution of the Third Reich: Crisis Management and Collapse, 1943-1945

April 04, 2000
Lecture of the Friends of the GHI
Speaker: Hans Mommsen, University of Bochum

What Makes a Capital? Washington-Berlin.

March 30, 2000
Keynote address at the conference Berlin-Washington, 1800-2000: Capital Cities, Cultural Representation, and National Identities.
Speaker: Jane Kramer (The New Yorker)

Seeing the Evidence: Considering the History of Visual Culture for the Masses

March 09, 2000
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2000 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Vanessa Schwartz, American University

Back to Nature and Forward to the Machine

February 21, 2000
Lecture presented to a delegation of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) at a forum on the history of the environment organized by the GHI and Science Division of the German Embassy
Speaker: Christof Mauch (GHI)

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

GIs in Germany: The Social, Military, and Political History of the American Military Presence, 1945-2000

November 09 - 11, 2000
Conference at the International Science Forum, Heidelberg
Convener: Detlef Junker, University of Heidelberg

Exhibiting the Other: Museums of Mankind and the Politics of Cultural Representation

November 02 - 05, 2000
Conference at the Centre Allemand d'Histoire de l'Art (CAHA), Paris, 0
Conveners: Thomas W. Gaehtgens, CAHA; Cordula A. Grewe, GHI

German-Jewish Identities in America: From the Civil War to the Present

October 26 - 28, 2000
Conference at the University of Wisconsin at Madison
Conveners: Christof Mauch, GHI; Joseph C. Salmons, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Constructing Identity: Cold War Policies and the Promotion of Community in German-American Relations, 1950-1970

October 05 - 07, 2000
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, Houston, Texas
Chair: Hans-Jürgen Schröder, University of Gießen.

Business as Usual? Conceptions of German-American Economic Relations Under Hitler

October 05 - 07, 2000
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association, Houston, Texas
Chair: Christof Mauch, GHI

Ethnic Encounters and Identities: German, American, and African Perspectives

July 05 - 08, 2000
Conference at the University of Leizpig
Conveners: Hartmut Keil, University of Leipzig; Vera Lind, GHI

Cultivated Nature: Gardens, Parks, and Playgrounds

April 15, 2000
Biennial Conference of the European Association of American Studies (EAAS), Graz, Austria
Chairs: Robert Lewis, University of Birmingham; Bernard Mergen, George Washington University

Berlin-Washington, 1800-2000: Capital Cities, Cultural Representation, and National Identities

March 30 - April 02, 2000
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Andreas W. Daum, GHI; Christof Mauch, GHI

Writing World History, 1800-2000

March 30 - April 01, 2000
Conference at the GHI London
Conveners: Eckhardt Fuchs, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin; Benedikt Stuchtey, GHI London

Reviving a Historical Corpse: Rewriting the Historiography of Nineteenth-Century Religious Art

February 23 - 26, 2000
88th Annual Conference of the College Art Association, New York
Convener: Cordula A. Grewe, GHI

Aesthetics and Politics: From Cologne Cathedral to the Holocaust Memorial

January 06 - February 06, 2000
Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Chicago, Illinois
Convener: Cordula A. Grewe, 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.

November 16, 2000
  • Robert Murphy and the Art of Diplomacy.
    Michael J. Marcisin (University of California at Berkeley)

October 12, 2000
  • Images for Democracy: American Visual Policies in Germany, 1945-1949
    Cora Goldstein (University of Chicago)
  • U.S.-Medien im Krieg: Pressefreiheit und nationale Sicherheit in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts
    Andreas Elter (University of Cologne)

September 21, 2000
  • Wissenschaft und Krieg. Die USA und das Deutsche Reich im Ersten Weltkrieg
    Dr. Christoph Strupp (University of Heidelberg)
  • Die USA und die Auflösung der europäischen Kolonialreiche in Südostasien
    Dr. Marc Frey (University of Cologne)
  • Ästhetik der Grenzüberschreitung als Subversion dualistischer Denkmuster: Die ‘Amerikanisierung’ der deutschen Literatur durch die Beat-Generation
    Kirsten Okun (University of Kiel)

April 11, 2000
  • National Identity and Cultural Difference in the Borderlands: German Schooling and Festivity in New York State and Ontario, 1850-1914
    Barbara Lorenzkowski (University of Ottawa)
  • The Political and Cultural History of Racial Representation of Africans and African-Americans in Germany, 1900-1933
    Charles E. Robinson (Brandeis University)
  • American Forces Network (AFN) in Deutschland in den 1950er und 1960er Jahren
    Anja Schaefers (University of Hamburg)

February 29, 2000
  • German-Americans in Civil War-Era Pennsylvania: The Relationship between Ethnicity and Wartime Character
    Christian B. Keller (Pennsylvania State University)
  • ‘Exitus’ Today in Hadamar: The History of a National Socialist ‘Euthanasia’ Facility
    Patricia Heberer (University of Maryland)
  • Rethinking Race: African Americans and the Occupation of Germany, 1945-1949
    Timothy L. Schroer (University of Virginia)
  • Civic Foreign Policy: U.S. Religious Interest Groups and Central American Migration, 1980-1992
    Svenja Blanke (Free University of Berlin)