Events 2001

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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. 

Chocolate Ice Cream and Hot Orange Light: A Tasteful Exploration of Modern Art

December 06, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Constance Classen, Concordia University

Suicide in Early Modern Europe

November 29 - December 02, 2001
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Vera Lind, GHI; Jeffrey Watt, University of Mississippi

Global Hollywood: Rethinking the National, Transnationality, and Globalization

November 29 - December 02, 2001
Conference at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Conveners: Heide Fehrenbach, Northern Illinois University; Christof Mauch, GHI; Thomas J. Saunders, University of Victoria

Adam’s Finger: Michelangelo’s Touch?

November 26, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Marjorie O’Rourke Boyle, University of Toronto

10th Annual Symposium of the Friends of the GHI

November 09, 2001
Presentation of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize 2001
Conveners: Konrad Jarausch (FGHI), Christof Mauch (GHI), Fritz Stern (Columbia University)

Violent Imagery in Late Medieval Piety

November 08, 2001
15th Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: Columbia University

Reverberations of Guilt and Violence, Resonances of Peace

November 08, 2001
10th Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: Mitchell B. Merback, DePauw University

The Reverberations of History: The Culture of Listening and the Reconstruction of the Past

November 01, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Emily Thompson, University of Pennsylvania

Medieval History Seminar 2001

October 25 - 28, 2001
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Caroline W. Bynum (Columbia University), Johannes Fried (University of Frankfurt), Patrick J. Geary (University of California at Los Angeles), Christof Mauch (GHI), Christoph Strupp (GHI)

Freud’s Nose: The Denigration of Olfaction and the Birth of Psychoanalysis

October 18, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: David Howes, Concordia University

Across the Bridge: GIs in Germany

October 17, 2001
Pre-release Film Screening at the GHI
Conveners: Robert P. Grathwol (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Washington DC), Christof Mauch (GHI), Philipp Gassert (University of Heidelberg)

Individuality and Early Modern Autobiography before 1750

October 05 - 08, 2001
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association
Panelists: Thomas Max Safley, University of Pennsylvania; Tina Löffelbein, University of Kiel; Otto Ulbricht, University of Kiel

Germany in the Cold War since the 1960s

October 05 - 08, 2001
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association
Panelists: Douglas Selvage, U.S. Department of State; Alexandra M. Friedrich, Stiftung Landheim Schondorf; Thomas W. Maulucci, University of Maryland

Judging the Past in Unified Germany

October 03, 2001
Event at the GHI

The Federal Chancellory and German Unification 1989/1990

October 03, 2001
Symposium at the GHI

Visionary Science in Medieval Germany: Hildegard von Bingen’s SCIVIAS

October 02, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: E. Ann Matter, University of Pennsylvania

The Five Senses During and After Industrialization

September 20, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Robert Jütte, Robert Bosch Foundation

A World at Total War: Global Conflict and the Politics of Destruction, 1939-1945

August 29 - September 01, 2001
Conference at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research

Anti-Americanism in the Twentieth Century

July 06 - 07, 2001
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Patrice Poutrus and Ingrid Creppel

Summer Seminar in Paleography and Archival Studies 2001

June 17 - 30, 2001
Seminar in Koblenz, Karlsruhe, Rastatt, Cologne, Gotha, Erfurt
Convener: Daniel S. Mattern (GHI)

The Life of Henry Villard, 1835-1900

June 13, 2001
Lecture, discussion, and book presentation at the German Embassy
Speaker: Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave (Washington, DC)

The Spirit of an Age: Nineteenth Century Paintings from the Nationalgalerie, Berlin

June 09, 2001
Event at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

Democracy under Pressure: The European Experience

June 05, 2001
Gerd Bucerius Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Lord Ralf Dahrendorf (KBE FBA)

When Jesus Was an Aryan: Prowwwant Theology during the Third Reich

May 17, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College

German Industry under the Swastika

May 15, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Peter Hayes, Northwestern University

Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern Germany, 1870–1960

May 11 - March 12, 2001
Event at the GHI

Philanthropy, Patronage, and Urban Politics: Transatlantic Transfers between Europe and North America in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

May 03 - 03, 2001
Conference at the University of Toronto
Conveners: Thomas Adam, University of Toronto; Eckhardt Fuchs, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin; James Retallack, University of Toronto

Germany in the Age of Total War, 1914-1945

April 25 - 28, 2001
7th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar, at the GHI
Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown University), Andreas W. Daum (GHI), Richard Wetzell (GHI)

Coming to Terms with the Past in West Germany: The 1960s

April 19 - 22, 2001
Conference at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Conveners: Philipp Gassert, University of Heidelberg; Alan E. Steinweis, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

The Germans and Their Nazi Past: From Adenauer to Kohl

April 18, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Norbert Frei, University of Bochum

Postwar German Generations and the Legitimacy of the Republic

April 10, 2001
Workshop at the GHI
Convener: Vera Lind (GHI)

Europe in Cross-National and Comparative Perspective

April 06 - 07, 2001
Conference at the University of Cincinnati
Conveners: Deborah Cohen, American University; Vera Lind, GHI; Christof Mauch, GHI; Maura O’Connor, University of Cincinnati

The Arena of the Holocaust: Concentration Camps, Killing Centers, and Killing Fields

April 05, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Henry Friedlander, Brooklyn College at CUNY

The Debate on the Reconstruction of the Berliner Stadtschloss

April 02, 2001
Workshop at the GHI
Speaker: Wilhelm von Boddien (Chairman, Förderverein Berliner Stadtschloss), Moderator: Hans-Ulrich Seidt (Head, Cultural Section, German Embassy)

Gender, Power, Religion – Forces in Cultural History

March 29 - April 01, 2001
Young Scholars Forum 2001 at the GHI
Convener: Vera Lind, GHI

Prussia Yesterday and Tomorrow

March 27, 2001
Symposium at the GHI in cooperation with the Washington Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation
Speakers: Manfred Stolpe (Minister President of Brandenburg), David E. Barclay (Kalamazoo College, Michigan), Moderator: Robert G. Livingston (GHI)

Archaeology of the Present, Photographs by Gerhard Faller-Walzer

March 14 - April 30, 2001
Exhibition at the Goethe-Institut, Washington DC and the GHI

National Socialism and Women

March 01, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Gisela Bock, Free University of Berlin

Grassroots Democracy? A Comparative History of Communities and State Building in New England and Germany, 1500-1850

February 22 - 24, 2001
Workshop at the GHI
Convener: Johannes Dillinger, GHI

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

Chocolate Ice Cream and Hot Orange Light: A Tasteful Exploration of Modern Art

December 06, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Constance Classen, Concordia University

Adam’s Finger: Michelangelo’s Touch?

November 26, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Marjorie O’Rourke Boyle, University of Toronto

Violent Imagery in Late Medieval Piety

November 08, 2001
15th Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: Columbia University

Reverberations of Guilt and Violence, Resonances of Peace

November 08, 2001
10th Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: Mitchell B. Merback, DePauw University

The Reverberations of History: The Culture of Listening and the Reconstruction of the Past

November 01, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Emily Thompson, University of Pennsylvania

Freud’s Nose: The Denigration of Olfaction and the Birth of Psychoanalysis

October 18, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: David Howes, Concordia University

Visionary Science in Medieval Germany: Hildegard von Bingen’s SCIVIAS

October 02, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: E. Ann Matter, University of Pennsylvania

The Five Senses During and After Industrialization

September 20, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Robert Jütte, Robert Bosch Foundation

The Life of Henry Villard, 1835-1900

June 13, 2001
Lecture, discussion, and book presentation at the German Embassy
Speaker: Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave (Washington, DC)

Democracy under Pressure: The European Experience

June 05, 2001
Gerd Bucerius Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Lord Ralf Dahrendorf (KBE FBA)

When Jesus Was an Aryan: Prowwwant Theology during the Third Reich

May 17, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College

German Industry under the Swastika

May 15, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Peter Hayes, Northwestern University

The Germans and Their Nazi Past: From Adenauer to Kohl

April 18, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Norbert Frei, University of Bochum

The Arena of the Holocaust: Concentration Camps, Killing Centers, and Killing Fields

April 05, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Henry Friedlander, Brooklyn College at CUNY

National Socialism and Women

March 01, 2001
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2001 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Gisela Bock, Free University of Berlin

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

Suicide in Early Modern Europe

November 29 - December 02, 2001
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Vera Lind, GHI; Jeffrey Watt, University of Mississippi

Global Hollywood: Rethinking the National, Transnationality, and Globalization

November 29 - December 02, 2001
Conference at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Conveners: Heide Fehrenbach, Northern Illinois University; Christof Mauch, GHI; Thomas J. Saunders, University of Victoria

Individuality and Early Modern Autobiography before 1750

October 05 - 08, 2001
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association
Panelists: Thomas Max Safley, University of Pennsylvania; Tina Löffelbein, University of Kiel; Otto Ulbricht, University of Kiel

Germany in the Cold War since the 1960s

October 05 - 08, 2001
Annual Meeting of the German Studies Association
Panelists: Douglas Selvage, U.S. Department of State; Alexandra M. Friedrich, Stiftung Landheim Schondorf; Thomas W. Maulucci, University of Maryland

A World at Total War: Global Conflict and the Politics of Destruction, 1939-1945

August 29 - September 01, 2001
Conference at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research

Philanthropy, Patronage, and Urban Politics: Transatlantic Transfers between Europe and North America in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

May 03 - 03, 2001
Conference at the University of Toronto
Conveners: Thomas Adam, University of Toronto; Eckhardt Fuchs, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin; James Retallack, University of Toronto

Coming to Terms with the Past in West Germany: The 1960s

April 19 - 22, 2001
Conference at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Conveners: Philipp Gassert, University of Heidelberg; Alan E. Steinweis, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Europe in Cross-National and Comparative Perspective

April 06 - 07, 2001
Conference at the University of Cincinnati
Conveners: Deborah Cohen, American University; Vera Lind, GHI; Christof Mauch, GHI; Maura O’Connor, University of Cincinnati

Gender, Power, Religion – Forces in Cultural History

March 29 - April 01, 2001
Young Scholars Forum 2001 at the GHI
Convener: Vera Lind, 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.

June 28, 2001
  • Amerikanische Außenpolitik und transatlantische Beziehungen von 1919-1945: Die Rolle der ‘inoffiziellen Träger’
    Inga-Verena Barth (University of Heidelberg)
  • Espionage, Ideology, and Personal Politics: The Making and Unmaking of a Nazi Foreign Intelligence Service
    Kathrin Paehler (American University)

April 10, 2001
  • Exil und Exilerfahrung in Princeton: Herrmann Broch, Albert Einstein, Erich von Kahler, Ernst Kantorowicz und Erwin Panofsky
    Barbara Picht (Free University of Berlin)
  • Die Polit-Emigranten. Eine sozialhistorische und komparatistische Studie zu Fremde und Fremdsein in der DDR und CSSR
    Dr. Patrice Poutros (Center for Research on Contemporary History, Potsdam)
  • Die Beziehungen zwischen der deutschen Bevölkerung und den in Deutschland stationierten amerikanischen Streitkräften, 1965-1975
    Alexander Vazansky (University of Heidelberg)