Events 2006

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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. 

Religion in the United States and Germany

December 14, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Philipp Gassert (University of Heidelberg), Christina von Hodenberg (Queen Mary College, University of London)

Media in the United States and Germany

December 07, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Philipp Gassert (University of Heidelberg), Christina von Hodenberg (Queen Mary College, University of London)

Labor and Industry in the United States and Germany

November 30, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Colleen Dunlavy (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI)

Honoring Konrad Jarausch

November 17, 2006
Event at the GHI
Conveners: Gerald Feldman (Friends of the GHI) and Christof Mauch (GHI)

15th Annual Symposium of the Friends of the GHI

November 17, 2006
Presentation of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize 2006
Conveners: Gerald Feldman (FGHI), Christof Mauch (GHI), Commentator: Fritz Stern

Europe as a Community of Memory?

November 16, 2006
20th Annual Lecture at the GHI
Speakers: Speaker: Aleida Assmann and Peter Novick, Convener: Christof Mauch (GHI)

The Welfare State in Germany and the United States

November 09, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Daniel Letwin (Pennsylvania State University), Gabriele Metzler (University of Tübingen)

A Resource Rediscovered: The Reopening of the German Society of Pennsylvania Library

November 05, 2006
Symposion at the Joseph B. Horner Library
Conveners: Hardy von Auenmüller (German Society of Pennsylvania) and Dirk Schumann (GHI)

Empire and Nation: Studies from the United States and Germany

November 02, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Thomas Bender (New York University, NY), Michael Geyer (University of Chicago, IL)

Discipline: Schools, the Military, and the Shaping of Future Citizens in Germany and the United States, 1890 – 2000

October 26, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Dirk Schumann (German Historical Institute, Washington, DC), Judith Sealander (Bowling Green State University)

Franz Steiner Prize Award 2006

October 26, 2006
Event in Stuttgart
Conveners: Ulrich Bachteler (James F. Byrnes Institute), Christof Mauch (GHI), Thomas Schaber (Steiner Verlag)

Mass Politics in Germany and the United States: Paradoxes of Participation

October 05, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Fitzhugh Brundage (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Konrad Jarausch (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC)

Bridging the Oder: Reflections on Poland, Germany, and the Transformation of Europe

October 03, 2006
German Unification Symposium
Speakers: Gesine Schwan and Janusz Reiter, Convener: Christof Mauch (GHI)

Competing Modernities: Germany and the United States, 1890 to the Present

September 21, 2006
All lectures to take place at the GHI (Washington, DC)

Migration in Germany and the United States

September 21, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Tobias Brinkmann (University of Southampton), Ari Sammartino (Oberlin College, OH)

Writing presidential biographies, doing research in Presidential Libraries

September 14, 2006
Workshop at the GHI (part of Bucerius Archives Seminar) with Robert Dallek
Convener: Christof Mauch (GHI)

Between Heaven and Earth: Anselm Kiefer’s Purgatory

September 06, 2006
Lecture at the GHI
Speakers: Dorothea Dietrich (Corcoran College of Art + Design)

The Forgotten Generation: The First Generation of Spanish Immigrants in Hamburg

August 25, 2006
Film Screening and discussion
Film director Ainhoa Montoya Arteabaro was present at the event.

World Rivers in History

June 26, 2006
Plenary Session at the Great Rivers Conference, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Convener: Christof Mauch (GHI)

Pückler and America

June 22 - 25, 2006
Conference in cooperation with the Stiftung Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau in Bad Muskau, Germany
Conveners: Sonja Dümpelmann (GHI, Auburn University), Cord Panning (Stiftung Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau)

Archival Summer Seminar in Germany 2006

June 19 - 30, 2006
Convener: Anke Ortlepp (GHI)

My Relationship to Beethoven

May 31, 2006
The Westin Embassy Row Hotel, Ballroom
Speaker: Kurt Masur (Leipzig, London, Paris)

Two Nation’s Natures: Environment in America and Germany

May 25, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Christof Mauch (German Historical Institute, Washington, DC), Kiran Klaus Patel (Humboldt University, Berlin)

Markets and Consumer Culture in Germany and the United States

May 18, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Heinz-Gerhard Haupt (European University Institute, Florence), Paul Nolte (The Free University, Berlin)

Meinecke's Protégé: German Emigré Historians Between Two Worlds

May 15, 2006
Lecture at the GHI
Convener: Gerhard A. Ritter (University of Munich), Comment by James J. Sheehan (Stanford University)

Elzbieta Sikorska: Forest Drawings

May 13 - June 30, 2006
Exhibition at the GHI

German Ostpolitik, 1969-1974: The European and Global Response

May 12 - 13, 2006
Conference at Mershon International Center (Ohio State University, Columbus)
Conveners: Carole Fink (OSU), Bernd Schäfer (GHI)

Gender and the Family in Germany and the United States

May 11, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Eileen Boris (University of California, Santa Barbara), Christiane Eifert (University of Bielefeld)

Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and the Environment

May 05 - 07, 2006
Conference at the GHI
Co-conveners: Karen Oslund, Niels Brimnes (U. of Aarhus, Denmark), Christina Folke Ax and Niklas Thode Jensen (U. of Copenhagen, Denmark)

German Imperial Biographies: Soldiers, Scientists, and Officials and the 'Arendt Thesis'

May 04, 2006
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Eric D. Weitz (U. of Minnesota), Jürgen Zimmerer (U. of Essen), Karen Oslund (GHI)

Jews and Modernity: Beyond the Nation

May 02 - 03, 2006
Conference at the Canadian University Conference Centre in Berlin (Germany)
Conveners: Derek Penslar (U. of Toronto), Tobias Brinkmann (U. of Southampton), Simone Lässig (GHI, Washington, DC)

German History, 1930 - 1960

April 26 - 29, 2006
12th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar in German History at the University of Freiburg
Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown Univ.), Ulrich Herbert (Univ. of Freiburg), and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Imagining the Nation: Visual Representation of Race from the Mid-Nineteenth to the Early Twentieth Century

April 22, 2006
Offsite session of the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians (OAH)

Removing Peoples: Forced Migration in the Modern World

April 20 - 22, 2006
Conference at King’s Manor, York (UK)
Conveners: Richard J. Bessel (U. of York) , Claudia Haake (U. of York) , Dirk Schumann (GHI), Karina Urbach (GHI London)

Modern Constitutional Law and Legal Culture in Germany and the United States

April 13, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Manfred Berg (University of Heidelberg), Dieter Gosewinkel (Berlin Center for Social Science Research)

Cinema and the Urban Imagination in Germany and the United States

April 06, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Anton Kaes (University of California, Berkeley)

Sacred Space: Women, Philanthropy, and the Public Sphere

March 30, 2006
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Kathleen D. McCarthy (CUNY)

Philanthropy in History: German and American Perspectives

March 30 - April 02, 2006
Conference at the GHI in cooperation with the Stiiftung Deutsch-Amerikanische Wissenschaftsbeziehungen im Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft
Conveners: Simone Lässig (GHI), Gabriele Lingelbach (Universität Trier), Thomas Adam (University of Texas, Arlington, TX)

Western Integration, German Unification and the Cold War: The Adenauer Era in Perspective

March 24 - 26, 2006
Conference at the Georgetown University (Riggs Library)
Conveners: Jost Dülffer (BMW Center of German and European Studies), Bernd Schäfer (German Historical Institute)

Crossovers: African Americans and Germany

March 22 - 25, 2006
Conference at the University of Münster
Conveners: Maria Diedrich (University of Münster), Larry Greene/Jürgen Heinrichs (Seton Hall University), Anke Ortlepp (GHI)

Jesters, Jokes, and Laughter: The Politics of Humour in the 20th Century

March 16 - 18, 2006
Conference at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
Conveners: Martina Kessel (University of Bielefeld), Patrick Merziger (Free University Berlin), Dirk Schumann (GHI)

DADA: The Geographic Dimension

February 20, 2006
A lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Timothy Benson (Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Knowledge: Science & Education in Germany and the United States

February 16, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University), Christoph Strupp (German Historical Institute, Washington, DC)

Being Jewish in the New Germany

January 19, 2006
Reception at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace

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

Religion in the United States and Germany

December 14, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Philipp Gassert (University of Heidelberg), Christina von Hodenberg (Queen Mary College, University of London)

Media in the United States and Germany

December 07, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Philipp Gassert (University of Heidelberg), Christina von Hodenberg (Queen Mary College, University of London)

Labor and Industry in the United States and Germany

November 30, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Colleen Dunlavy (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI)

Europe as a Community of Memory?

November 16, 2006
20th Annual Lecture at the GHI
Speakers: Speaker: Aleida Assmann and Peter Novick, Convener: Christof Mauch (GHI)

The Welfare State in Germany and the United States

November 09, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Daniel Letwin (Pennsylvania State University), Gabriele Metzler (University of Tübingen)

Empire and Nation: Studies from the United States and Germany

November 02, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Thomas Bender (New York University, NY), Michael Geyer (University of Chicago, IL)

Discipline: Schools, the Military, and the Shaping of Future Citizens in Germany and the United States, 1890 – 2000

October 26, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Dirk Schumann (German Historical Institute, Washington, DC), Judith Sealander (Bowling Green State University)

Mass Politics in Germany and the United States: Paradoxes of Participation

October 05, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Fitzhugh Brundage (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Konrad Jarausch (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC)

Bridging the Oder: Reflections on Poland, Germany, and the Transformation of Europe

October 03, 2006
German Unification Symposium
Speakers: Gesine Schwan and Janusz Reiter, Convener: Christof Mauch (GHI)

Competing Modernities: Germany and the United States, 1890 to the Present

September 21, 2006
All lectures to take place at the GHI (Washington, DC)

Migration in Germany and the United States

September 21, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Tobias Brinkmann (University of Southampton), Ari Sammartino (Oberlin College, OH)

Between Heaven and Earth: Anselm Kiefer’s Purgatory

September 06, 2006
Lecture at the GHI
Speakers: Dorothea Dietrich (Corcoran College of Art + Design)

My Relationship to Beethoven

May 31, 2006
The Westin Embassy Row Hotel, Ballroom
Speaker: Kurt Masur (Leipzig, London, Paris)

Two Nation’s Natures: Environment in America and Germany

May 25, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Christof Mauch (German Historical Institute, Washington, DC), Kiran Klaus Patel (Humboldt University, Berlin)

Markets and Consumer Culture in Germany and the United States

May 18, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Heinz-Gerhard Haupt (European University Institute, Florence), Paul Nolte (The Free University, Berlin)

Meinecke's Protégé: German Emigré Historians Between Two Worlds

May 15, 2006
Lecture at the GHI
Convener: Gerhard A. Ritter (University of Munich), Comment by James J. Sheehan (Stanford University)

Gender and the Family in Germany and the United States

May 11, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Eileen Boris (University of California, Santa Barbara), Christiane Eifert (University of Bielefeld)

Modern Constitutional Law and Legal Culture in Germany and the United States

April 13, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Manfred Berg (University of Heidelberg), Dieter Gosewinkel (Berlin Center for Social Science Research)

Cinema and the Urban Imagination in Germany and the United States

April 06, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Anton Kaes (University of California, Berkeley)

Sacred Space: Women, Philanthropy, and the Public Sphere

March 30, 2006
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Kathleen D. McCarthy (CUNY)

DADA: The Geographic Dimension

February 20, 2006
A lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Timothy Benson (Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies, Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Knowledge: Science & Education in Germany and the United States

February 16, 2006
Lecture at the GHI (2006 Lecture Series)
Speakers: Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University), Christoph Strupp (German Historical Institute, Washington, DC)

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

Pückler and America

June 22 - 25, 2006
Conference in cooperation with the Stiftung Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau in Bad Muskau, Germany
Conveners: Sonja Dümpelmann (GHI, Auburn University), Cord Panning (Stiftung Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau)

German Ostpolitik, 1969-1974: The European and Global Response

May 12 - 13, 2006
Conference at Mershon International Center (Ohio State University, Columbus)
Conveners: Carole Fink (OSU), Bernd Schäfer (GHI)

Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and the Environment

May 05 - 07, 2006
Conference at the GHI
Co-conveners: Karen Oslund, Niels Brimnes (U. of Aarhus, Denmark), Christina Folke Ax and Niklas Thode Jensen (U. of Copenhagen, Denmark)

German Imperial Biographies: Soldiers, Scientists, and Officials and the 'Arendt Thesis'

May 04, 2006
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Eric D. Weitz (U. of Minnesota), Jürgen Zimmerer (U. of Essen), Karen Oslund (GHI)

Jews and Modernity: Beyond the Nation

May 02 - 03, 2006
Conference at the Canadian University Conference Centre in Berlin (Germany)
Conveners: Derek Penslar (U. of Toronto), Tobias Brinkmann (U. of Southampton), Simone Lässig (GHI, Washington, DC)

German History, 1930 - 1960

April 26 - 29, 2006
12th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar in German History at the University of Freiburg
Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown Univ.), Ulrich Herbert (Univ. of Freiburg), and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Removing Peoples: Forced Migration in the Modern World

April 20 - 22, 2006
Conference at King’s Manor, York (UK)
Conveners: Richard J. Bessel (U. of York) , Claudia Haake (U. of York) , Dirk Schumann (GHI), Karina Urbach (GHI London)

Philanthropy in History: German and American Perspectives

March 30 - April 02, 2006
Conference at the GHI in cooperation with the Stiiftung Deutsch-Amerikanische Wissenschaftsbeziehungen im Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft
Conveners: Simone Lässig (GHI), Gabriele Lingelbach (Universität Trier), Thomas Adam (University of Texas, Arlington, TX)

Western Integration, German Unification and the Cold War: The Adenauer Era in Perspective

March 24 - 26, 2006
Conference at the Georgetown University (Riggs Library)
Conveners: Jost Dülffer (BMW Center of German and European Studies), Bernd Schäfer (German Historical Institute)

Crossovers: African Americans and Germany

March 22 - 25, 2006
Conference at the University of Münster
Conveners: Maria Diedrich (University of Münster), Larry Greene/Jürgen Heinrichs (Seton Hall University), Anke Ortlepp (GHI)

Jesters, Jokes, and Laughter: The Politics of Humour in the 20th Century

March 16 - 18, 2006
Conference at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto
Conveners: Martina Kessel (University of Bielefeld), Patrick Merziger (Free University Berlin), Dirk Schumann (GHI)