Events 2005

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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. 

"Kunst der Freiheit" or "Phänomen spätbürgerlicher Dekadenz"? The Art of Die Brücke in the Cold War

December 08, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Christian Saehrendt (Humboldt University, Berlin), In conjunction with the GHI's fall lecture series One Hundred Years of German Expressionism

Urban Nature and Human Design

December 01, 2005
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Anne Whiston Spirn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

The Place of Nature in the City in Twentieth-Century Europe and North America

December 01 - 03, 2005
Conference at the GHl
Conveners: Dorothee Brantz (SUNY Buffalo, GHI), Sonja Dümpelmann (Auburn University, GHI), Christof Mauch (GHI), Jennifer Price (Los Angeles)

14th Annual Symposium of the Friends of the GHI

November 18, 2005
Presentation of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize 2005
Conveners: Gerald D. Feldman (University of California), Christof Mauch (GHI), Recipients: Jesse A. Spohnholz (Grinnell College), Eli Rubin (Western Michigan University), Commentator: Fritz Stern (Columbia University)

19th Annual Lecture of the GHI

November 17, 2005
Speakers: Kenneth T. Jackson (Columbia University), Adelheid von Saldern (University of Hanover), Commentator: Adelheid von Saldern (University of Hannover)

Expressionism and the Third Reich

November 10, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Jonathan Petropoulos (Claremont McKenna College)

A Flaneur Between Rubble and Ruins - Friedrich Seidenstücker: Photographs of Berlin after 1945

November 04, 2005
Exhibition at the GHI, Opening and lecture on November 04, 2005.
Presenter: Antje Schunke, Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz.

Franz Marc at the Lenbachhaus

November 03, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Annegret Hoberg (Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich)

American Presidents and the Germans, 1945-2005

November 02, 2005
Lecture at the Adams House, Harvard University
Speaker: Robert Gerald Livingston (German Historical Institute)

Dramatizing German History: A Conversation with Michael Frayn

November 01, 2005
Discussion at the Theater DCJCC, Washington, DC in collaboration with the DCJCC and the Goethe-Institut, Washington, DC
Following the discussion, attend the final Pay-What-You-Can preview performance of Theater J's Washington premiere premiere production of Jules Feiffer's A Bad Friend.

Künstlergruppe Brücke and the Public Sphere: The Formation of the Modern Woman Patron and Collector

October 27, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Shulamith Behr (Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London)

Medieval History Seminar

October 20 - 22, 2005
Conference at the Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani (Italy)
Conveners: Michael Borgolte (Humboldt University, Berlin), Johannes Fried (University of Frankfurt), Patrick J. Geary (UCLA), Barbara H. Rosenwein (Loyola University, Chicago), Christof Mauch (GHI), Jonathan Skolnik (GHI)

A Non-Male German Talent: Gabriele Münter’s Work Perceived through Wassily Kandinsky’s Eyes

October 06, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Reinhold Heller (University of Chicago)

Historical Upheavals, Fractured Identities: A Conversation with Monika Maron

October 03, 2005
German Unification Symposium 2005, at the GHI

Translation, the History of Political Thought, and the History of Concepts (Begriffsgeschichte)

September 29 - October 01, 2005
Conference at the City University of New York (CUNY)
Conveners: Martin Burke (CUNY), Melvin Richter (CUNY), Dirk Schumann (GHI)

Competing Modernities: The United States of America and Germany since 1890

September 23 - 24, 2005
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Christof Mauch (GHI), Kiran Klaus Patel (Humboldt University, Berlin)

From Impressionism to Expressionism:Harry Graf Kessler on Modern Art and its Public in Imperial Germany

September 19, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Laird Easton (California State University, Chico)
followed by a screening of "Harry Graf Kessler - der Mann der alle kannte" (2005) by Sabine Carbon (24pictures, Berlin)

U.S. Intelligence and the Gehlen Organization, 1945-1956

September 15, 2005
Symposium at the GHI

German Expressionism: Nineteenth-Century Roots

September 08, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Robert Rosenblum (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)

Turning Points in Environmental History

June 16 - 18, 2005
Conference at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld, Germany
Conveners: Christof Mauch (GHI); Joachim Radkau (University of Bielefeld); Frank Uekötter (University of Bielefeld)

The Pursuit of Public Happiness: Gardens and Parks in Europe and North America

June 16 - 18, 2005
Conference at the Bavarian American Academy and the Katholische Pfarrkuratie St. Florian
Conveners: Sonja Dümpelmann (GHI), Raimund Lammersdorf (BAA)

The Iconography of Victory: Reporting the American Occupation of Cologne

May 19, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Eberhard Illner (Historical Archive of the City of Cologne)

Animals in History: Studying the Not So Human Past

May 18 - 21, 2005
Conference at the Literaturhaus, Cologne, Germany
Conveners: Dorothee Brantz (GHI) and Christof Mauch (GHI)

Art Enables spricht deutsch. A show of original works

May 06 - June 17, 2005
Exhibtion at the GHI
Opening reception on May 06, 2005, held in conjunction with the Dupont Circle Gallery Walk.

Victors' Justice?The Nuremberg Trial and the Invention of International Crime

April 25, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Richard Overy (University of Exeter)

Confronting the End: Reflections on Nazi Leaders in 1945

April 21, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Peter Longerich (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Rethinking Embourgoisement and the Jews of Germany

April 21, 2005
The GHI (DC) and Leo Baeck Institute Second Annual Joint Symposium Forchheimer Auditorium, The Center for Jewish History, New York City
Presenters: Simone Lässig (GHI), Till van Rahden (University of Cologne)

Selling Democracy: Films of the Marshall Plan, 1948-53

April 15 - 18, 2005
Films and Symposium, part of the Washington DC International Film Festival, in collaboration with the German Marshall Fund Of The United States, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences and the Goethe-Institut

German History, 1890-1930

April 13 - 16, 2005
Eleventh Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar at the GHI
Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown University), Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Raising Americans - Raising Europeans in the 20th Century

April 07 - 10, 2005
Conference at the GHI
Convener: Dirk Schumann (GHI)

General of the Lustwaffe: Beate Uhse and Germans' Experience of Sexuality over 1945

March 31, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Elizabeth Heineman (University of Iowa)

Crossing the Atlantic: European Dimensions of American History

March 31 - April 02, 2005
Young Scholars Forum at the University of Texas at Arlington
Conveners: Christof Mauch (GHI), Thomas Adam (University of Texas at Arlington)

Play in Destruction: War Children in Nazi Germany

March 17, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Nicholas Stargardt (Magdalen College, Oxford University)

From Levée en masse to Hiroshima: The Concept of Total War in History.

March 10, 2005
Roundtable Discussion at the GHI
Panelists: Roger Chickering (Georgetown University), Stig Förster (University of Bern), Jörg Nagler (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena), Jean Quataert (Binghamton University, SUNY) Dennis Showalter (Colorado College)

War in an Age of Revolution: The Wars of American Independence and the French Revolution, 1775-1815

March 10 - 12, 2005
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown University), Stig Förster (University of Bern), Christof Mauch (GHI)

Performing the World: Reality and Representation in the Making of World Histor(ies)

March 03, 2005
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Arif Dirlik (University of Oregon)

Teaching World History (online Essays on World History Connected)

March 03 - 06, 2005
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Eckhardt Fuchs (University of Mannheim), Karen Oslund (GHI), Benedikt Stuchtey (GHI, London)

Auschwitz: The Liberation of the Camp and the End of the German Musterstadt

February 24, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Sybille Steinbacher (Ruhr University Bochum/Harvard University)

A Tribute to Hermann-Josef Rupieper

January 28, 2005
Event at the GHI (Washington, DC)

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

"Kunst der Freiheit" or "Phänomen spätbürgerlicher Dekadenz"? The Art of Die Brücke in the Cold War

December 08, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Christian Saehrendt (Humboldt University, Berlin), In conjunction with the GHI's fall lecture series One Hundred Years of German Expressionism

Urban Nature and Human Design

December 01, 2005
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Anne Whiston Spirn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

19th Annual Lecture of the GHI

November 17, 2005
Speakers: Kenneth T. Jackson (Columbia University), Adelheid von Saldern (University of Hanover), Commentator: Adelheid von Saldern (University of Hannover)

Expressionism and the Third Reich

November 10, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Jonathan Petropoulos (Claremont McKenna College)

Franz Marc at the Lenbachhaus

November 03, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Annegret Hoberg (Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich)

American Presidents and the Germans, 1945-2005

November 02, 2005
Lecture at the Adams House, Harvard University
Speaker: Robert Gerald Livingston (German Historical Institute)

Künstlergruppe Brücke and the Public Sphere: The Formation of the Modern Woman Patron and Collector

October 27, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Shulamith Behr (Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London)

A Non-Male German Talent: Gabriele Münter’s Work Perceived through Wassily Kandinsky’s Eyes

October 06, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Reinhold Heller (University of Chicago)

From Impressionism to Expressionism:Harry Graf Kessler on Modern Art and its Public in Imperial Germany

September 19, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Laird Easton (California State University, Chico)
followed by a screening of "Harry Graf Kessler - der Mann der alle kannte" (2005) by Sabine Carbon (24pictures, Berlin)

German Expressionism: Nineteenth-Century Roots

September 08, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Robert Rosenblum (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)

The Iconography of Victory: Reporting the American Occupation of Cologne

May 19, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Eberhard Illner (Historical Archive of the City of Cologne)

Victors' Justice?The Nuremberg Trial and the Invention of International Crime

April 25, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Richard Overy (University of Exeter)

Confronting the End: Reflections on Nazi Leaders in 1945

April 21, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Peter Longerich (Royal Holloway, University of London)

General of the Lustwaffe: Beate Uhse and Germans' Experience of Sexuality over 1945

March 31, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Elizabeth Heineman (University of Iowa)

Play in Destruction: War Children in Nazi Germany

March 17, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Nicholas Stargardt (Magdalen College, Oxford University)

Performing the World: Reality and Representation in the Making of World Histor(ies)

March 03, 2005
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Arif Dirlik (University of Oregon)

Auschwitz: The Liberation of the Camp and the End of the German Musterstadt

February 24, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Sybille Steinbacher (Ruhr University Bochum/Harvard University)

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

The Place of Nature in the City in Twentieth-Century Europe and North America

December 01 - 03, 2005
Conference at the GHl
Conveners: Dorothee Brantz (SUNY Buffalo, GHI), Sonja Dümpelmann (Auburn University, GHI), Christof Mauch (GHI), Jennifer Price (Los Angeles)

Medieval History Seminar

October 20 - 22, 2005
Conference at the Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani (Italy)
Conveners: Michael Borgolte (Humboldt University, Berlin), Johannes Fried (University of Frankfurt), Patrick J. Geary (UCLA), Barbara H. Rosenwein (Loyola University, Chicago), Christof Mauch (GHI), Jonathan Skolnik (GHI)

Translation, the History of Political Thought, and the History of Concepts (Begriffsgeschichte)

September 29 - October 01, 2005
Conference at the City University of New York (CUNY)
Conveners: Martin Burke (CUNY), Melvin Richter (CUNY), Dirk Schumann (GHI)

Turning Points in Environmental History

June 16 - 18, 2005
Conference at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld, Germany
Conveners: Christof Mauch (GHI); Joachim Radkau (University of Bielefeld); Frank Uekötter (University of Bielefeld)

The Pursuit of Public Happiness: Gardens and Parks in Europe and North America

June 16 - 18, 2005
Conference at the Bavarian American Academy and the Katholische Pfarrkuratie St. Florian
Conveners: Sonja Dümpelmann (GHI), Raimund Lammersdorf (BAA)

Animals in History: Studying the Not So Human Past

May 18 - 21, 2005
Conference at the Literaturhaus, Cologne, Germany
Conveners: Dorothee Brantz (GHI) and Christof Mauch (GHI)

Rethinking Embourgoisement and the Jews of Germany

April 21, 2005
The GHI (DC) and Leo Baeck Institute Second Annual Joint Symposium Forchheimer Auditorium, The Center for Jewish History, New York City
Presenters: Simone Lässig (GHI), Till van Rahden (University of Cologne)

German History, 1890-1930

April 13 - 16, 2005
Eleventh Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar at the GHI
Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown University), Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Raising Americans - Raising Europeans in the 20th Century

April 07 - 10, 2005
Conference at the GHI
Convener: Dirk Schumann (GHI)

Crossing the Atlantic: European Dimensions of American History

March 31 - April 02, 2005
Young Scholars Forum at the University of Texas at Arlington
Conveners: Christof Mauch (GHI), Thomas Adam (University of Texas at Arlington)

War in an Age of Revolution: The Wars of American Independence and the French Revolution, 1775-1815

March 10 - 12, 2005
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown University), Stig Förster (University of Bern), Christof Mauch (GHI)

Teaching World History (online Essays on World History Connected)

March 03 - 06, 2005
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Eckhardt Fuchs (University of Mannheim), Karen Oslund (GHI), Benedikt Stuchtey (GHI, London)

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 06, 2005
  • Drava River: Multiple Borderlands in the Early Modern Period
    Hrvoje Petric (University of Zagreb)
  • Der amerikanische Süden und die atlantische Welt: England im Denken von Diplomaten, Politikern und Intellektuellen, 1830-1865
    Holger Löttel (Universität Bonn)
  • Konflikte und Kompetenzen im Reichskommissariat für das Ostland.  Das Beispiel Harry Marnitz, Leiter der Abteilung ''Gesundheit und Volkspflege'' beim Generalkommisar in Riga
    Sven Jüngerkes (Universität Konstanz)
  • Hate Speech in the United States and Germany: Legal and Historical Perspectives
    Claudia E. Haupt (Staatsanwaltschaft Köln)

August 25, 2005
  • Squatter im Northwest Territory/Ohio, 1780-1820
    Stefanie Troja (Universität Hamburg)
  • Between Extermination and Germanization: Children of German Men in the ''Occupied Eastern Territories'' 1942-1945
    Regina Mühlhäuser (Universität Hamburg)
  • ''Protest and Prayer'' – Die Protestkultur afroamerikanischer Kirchen in Detroit, Michigan, 1920-1967
    Stefanie Seeh (Universität Köln)

July 28, 2005
  • Auf dem Weg zu industrialisierten Bauern: Umrisse einer Wissensgeschichte der Landwirtschaft im 20. Jahrhundert
    Frank Uekötter (Universität Bielefeld/Breuninger Fellow GHI)
  • Bildung aus Amerika: "Amerikafahrer," Bildungstransfer und Reformhabitus in der Zeit der bundesdeutschen Bildungsreform
    Thomas Koinzer (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)

June 16, 2005
  • Collaboration on Trial: War Crimes Trials in Different Regional Settings in Ukraine
    Tanja Penter (Ruhr-Universität Bochum/USHMM)
  • Deutsch-amerikanische Beziehungen in der Wirtschaftswissenschaft nach 1945
    Jan-Otmar Hesse (Universität Frankfurt)

June 02, 2005
  • "Sham Currency" to "Powerful Butts": Cigarettes in the Occupation of Germany, 1945-1949
    Kraig Larkin (State University of New York, Stony Brook)
  • Fromme Lebenswelt und globaler Horizont in der SED-Diktatur - Die Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine in der SBZ/DDR
    Hedwig Richter (Universität zu Köln)

May 19, 2005
  • Chancellorsville and the Germans: Nativism, Ethnicity, and the Creation of German-America
    Christian B. Keller (Dickinson College)
  • Kopieren und regulieren: Autorrechte und Copyrights zwischen technischer Reproduktion, ästhetischer Revolution und juristischer Normierung (19./20. Jahrhundert)
    Monika Dommann (Universität Zürich)
  • "Meine Arbeit hatte ein dringendes Anliegen der Gegenwart klären und dem lebendigen Leben dienen wollen": Jüdische Emanzipation und Assimilation im Werk der Historikerin Selma Stern (1890-1981) und die Rezeption ihrer Arbeiten in der Weimarer Republik
    Irene Aue (Universität Göttingen/Jerusalem)
  • Wissenschaftliche Feinbilder - Politik und Alltag in Poston in den Augen zeitgenössischer Sozialforschung (1942-1945)
    Alexander Frings (Universität zu Köln)

April 21, 2005
  • Innovationskultur und flexible Spezialisierung: Die Netzwerke der Werkmaschinenbauindustrie in Chemnitz (Deutschland) und Cincinnati (USA), 1870-1930
    Ralf Richter (Universität Göttingen)
  • William S. Schlamm: Die politische Biographie eines "Renegaten"
    Susanne Peters (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • Stadtbild: Fotografie und Urbanisierung in New York 1945-1965
    Jutta von Zitzewitz (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)a

March 17, 2005
  • Zeitordnungen: Globale Geschichten von Uhrzeiten und Kalendern um 1900
    Vanessa Ogle (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Allianzpolitik in der Suezkrise
    Thomas Freiberger (Universität Bonn)
  • Celebrating the Immigration Experience: Museale Konstruktionen von Einwanderungsgeschichte als Nationalgeschichte in den USA, Kanada und Australien
    Joachim Baur (Universität Tübingen)

February 24, 2005
  • Amerikabilder der Achtundvierziger: Transatlantischer Kulturtransfer im 19. Jahrhundert
    Daniel Nagel (Universität Mannheim)