Events 2007

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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. 

The Regionalization of World Migration, 1840 - 1930

December 06, 2007
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Adam McKeown

Connecting Atlantic, Indian Ocean, China Seas, and Pacific Migration 1830s to 1930s

December 06 - 08, 2007
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Gisela Mettele (GHI), Marcel van der Linden (Institute of Social History - Amsterdam, NL), Donna Gabbacia (Immigration History Research Center), Dirk Hoerder (Arizona State University)

Stammheim and Majdanek: Prosecuting Terrorists and Nazis in 1970s West Germany

November 29, 2007
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2007 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Rebecca Wittman (University of Toronto)

16th Annual Symposium of the Friends of the GHI

November 16, 2007
Presentation of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize 2007
Conveners: Anke Ortlepp (GHI), David G. Blackbourn (FGHI), Commentator: Fritz Stern

The Future of the Sovereign State: Some Historical Reflections on the German Case

November 15, 2007
21st Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: James J. Sheehan (Stanford University), Commentator: Cornelia Rauh-Kühne (University of Hannover)

Terrorism in Pre-Revolutionary Russia: New Research and Sources in Europe and the USA

November 14, 2007
Workshop at the Tulane University, New Orleans
Conveners: Anke Hilbrenner (University of Bonn), Frithjof Benjamin Schenk (University of Munic), Carola Dietze (GHI)

Between the Lines

November 09, 2007
Film Screening at the Woodrow Wilson Center

Practices and Power in the Everyday Life of the Twentieth Century

November 09 - September 10, 2007
Symposium in Honor of Alf Lüdtke at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Conveners: Kathleen Canning (U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Geoff Eley (U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Convener for the GHI: Carola Dietze (GHI)

Militant Subcultures: The Origins of West German Terrorism in the Late 1960s

November 08, 2007
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2007 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Detlef Siegfried (University of Copenhagen)

Terror and Security: Law Enforcement, the Media, and Social Change in West Germany during the 1970s

November 01, 2007
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2007 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Klaus Weinhauer (University of Bielefeld)

Refusing to be "Good Germans": New Left Violence as a Global Phenomenon

October 25, 2007
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2007 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Jeremy Varon (Drew University)

Fourth Conference of the International Society for First World War Studies

October 18 - 20, 2007
Washington, DC

Medieval History Seminar 2007

October 11 - 14, 2007
Conference at the GHI
Medieval History Seminar 2007

Still a Community of Values?: Historical Reflections on the Normative Basis of the West

October 09, 2007
The lecture will take place at Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, Kenney Auditorium
Lecture by Heinrich August Winkler (Humboldt University Berlin), Comment by Stephen F. Szabo (The German Marshall Fund)

Caribbean Encounters: A German Missionary's Discovery of the New World

October 04 - 06, 2007
GHI sponsored Panel at the German Studies Association (San Diego, CA)
Panelist: Gisela Mettele (GHI)

Hertie Lecture (German Unification Symposium at the GHI)

October 03, 2007
Symposium at the GHI
Speaker: Bärbel Bohley, Convener: Anke Ortlepp (GHI)

Reflections on Unification: Hertie Lecture (German Unification Symposium at the GHI)

October 03, 2007
Speaker: Bärbel Bohley, Convener: Anke Ortlepp (GHI)

Ideology and Terror in the Red Decade: Reflections on Communism, Anti-Zionism, and the Memory of Terrorism’s Victims

September 27, 2007
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2007 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Jeffrey Herf (University of Maryland)

Uncertain Environments: Natural Hazards, Risk, and Insurance in Historical Perspective

September 13 - 15, 2007
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Uwe Lübken (GHI) and Christof Mauch (University of Munich)

Pleasure, Power and Everyday Life under National Socialism

September 13 - 14, 2007
Conference at the GHI Paris
Conveners: Fabrice d'Almeida (IHTP, Paris), Corey Ross (Univ. of Birmingham), Pamela Swett (McMaster University), Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

The Palucca School in Dresden – Photographs by Günter Bersch

September 07, 2007
Exhibition opening at GHI
Organizer: Kelly McCullough (GHI)

Reading Hamburg: Anglo-American Perspectives Hamburg verstehen: Anglo-amerikanische Perspektive

September 06 - 08, 2007
Conference at the Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte in Hamburg (FZH)
Conveners: Axel Schildt (FZH/Universität Hamburg), Christoph Strupp (GHI), Dorothee Wierling (FZH/Universität Hamburg)

Michael Frayn's "Democracy"

July 21, 2007
Panel Discussion with the audience at the Olney Theater (Olney, MD)
Conveners: Gerald Livingston (GHI), Gisela Mettele (GHI)

Local, Regional and Global Constructions of Christianity: Religious Communication Networks, 1680 - 1830

July 12 - 14, 2007
Conference at the GHI London
Conveners: Andreas Gestrich (GHI London), Gisela Mettele (GHI)

Archival Summer Seminar in Germany 2007

June 25 - July 06, 2007
Convener: Corinna Unger (GHI)

Archival Summer Seminar in Germany

June 25 - July 06, 2007
Convener: Corinna Unger (GHI)

Inward Turn – Photographs by Lotte Jacobi

June 22, 2007
Exhibition opening at the GHI
Organizer: Kelly McCullough (GHI)

Toward a New Transatlantic Space? Changing Perceptions of Identity, Belonging, and Space in the Atlantic World

June 21 - July 23, 2007
Conference in Leipzig
Conveners: Hartmut Keil (Leipzig), Corinna Unger (GHI)

Foto and Modernity: An Overview

June 12, 2007
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Matthew S. Witkovsky (National Gallery of Art)

GHI Panel at the Fourth Conference of the European Society for Environmental History in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

June 05 - 09, 2007
Panelists: Uwe Lübken (GHI), Dorothee Brantz (State University of New York, Buffalo), Sonja Dümpelmann (Auburn University), chaired by Christof Mauch (GHI/LMU Munich)

Eighth Gerd Bucerius Lecture

May 22, 2007
Willard InterContinental Hotel, Ballroom
Speaker: Joschka Fischer

Either/Or: A Post-Performance Discussion at the Theater J

May 20 - 27, 2007
Jointly sponsored by the GHI, the Goethe-Institute and Theater J

The Uses of Immigrant Letters

May 18 - 19, 2007
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Wolfgang Helbich (Bochum), Anke Ortlepp (GHI)

Gender, War, and Politics: The Wars of Revolution and Liberation - Transatlantic Comparisons, 1775 - 1820

May 17 - 19, 2007
Conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Conveners: Gisela Mettele (GHI), Karen Hagemann (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Mass Migration and Urban Governance: Cities in the United States and in Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries

May 11 - 12, 2007
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Marcus Gräser (University of Frankfurt/NEH-GHI Fellow), Daniel Czitrom (Mount Holyoke College, NEH Fellow), Gisela Mettele (GHI)

Mies van der Rohe’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library: An exhibition of photographs by Colin Loughlin

May 04, 2007
Opening Reception at the GHI
Convener: Kelly McCullough (GHI)

New European Dynamics in Promoting Science and Humanities: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States and Europe

May 02, 2007
Panel Discussion at the German Embassy
Convener: Gisela Mettele (GHI), Volker Rieke (Deutsche Botschaft), Marion Müller (DFG)

German History, 1945-1990

May 02 - 05, 2007
Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar at the GHI
Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Beyond the Nation: U.S. History in Transnational Perspective

March 29 - April 01, 2007
Young Scholars Forum
Conveners: Thomas Adam (University of Texas at Arlington) and Uwe Lübken (GHI)

Environmental History and the Cold War

March 22 - 25, 2007
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: John McNeill (Georgetown University), Corinna Unger (GHI)

Max Weber – A Passionate Thinker (Max Weber - Die Leidenschaft des Denkens, 2005)

March 21, 2007
Lecture and Discussion at the Goethe-Institut with author Joachim Radkau and Lawrence Scaff
Convener: Gisela Mettele

7 Empire in German and American History

March 01, 2007
All lectures to take place at the GHI (Washington, DC)

Farewell for Christof Mauch

February 24, 2007
Event at the GHI
Speakers: Gerald D. Feldman (Friends of the GHI), Wolfgang Schieder (DGIA), Friedrich Lenger (GHI), Roger Chickering (Georgetown University), Anke Ortlepp (GHI), John McNeill (Georgetown University), Timothy Naftali (University of Virginia)

Arnold Brecht (1884-1977): Demokratischer Beamter und politischer Wissenschaftler in Berlin und New York

February 21, 2007
Book Presentation (Berlin, Germany)
Conveners: Corinna Unger (GHI) and Claus-Dieter Krohn (Hamburg)

Histories of the Aftermath: The European 'Postwar' in Comparative Perspective

February 16 - 18, 2007
Conference at the University of California, San Diego
Conveners: Frank Biess (UC California, San Diego), Robert Moeller (UC California, Irvine), Gisela Mettele (GHI)

Presentation of the Helmut Schmidt Prize of the ZEIT Stiftung Hamburg

February 14, 2007
Event at the GHI
Laudator: Gerald Feldman (Berkeley), Convener: Christof Mauch (GHI)

The Five Germanys He Has Known: Symposium in Honor of Fritz Stern

January 29, 2007
Event at the Westin Embassy Row Hotel, Washington, DC
Conveners: Gerald Livingston (GHI) in collaboration with Jeff Andersen (BMW Center for German and European Studies) and Jackson Janes (AICGS)

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

The Regionalization of World Migration, 1840 - 1930

December 06, 2007
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Adam McKeown

Stammheim and Majdanek: Prosecuting Terrorists and Nazis in 1970s West Germany

November 29, 2007
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2007 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Rebecca Wittman (University of Toronto)

The Future of the Sovereign State: Some Historical Reflections on the German Case

November 15, 2007
21st Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: James J. Sheehan (Stanford University), Commentator: Cornelia Rauh-Kühne (University of Hannover)

Militant Subcultures: The Origins of West German Terrorism in the Late 1960s

November 08, 2007
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2007 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Detlef Siegfried (University of Copenhagen)

Terror and Security: Law Enforcement, the Media, and Social Change in West Germany during the 1970s

November 01, 2007
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2007 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Klaus Weinhauer (University of Bielefeld)

Refusing to be "Good Germans": New Left Violence as a Global Phenomenon

October 25, 2007
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2007 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Jeremy Varon (Drew University)

Still a Community of Values?: Historical Reflections on the Normative Basis of the West

October 09, 2007
The lecture will take place at Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, Kenney Auditorium
Lecture by Heinrich August Winkler (Humboldt University Berlin), Comment by Stephen F. Szabo (The German Marshall Fund)

Hertie Lecture (German Unification Symposium at the GHI)

October 03, 2007
Symposium at the GHI
Speaker: Bärbel Bohley, Convener: Anke Ortlepp (GHI)

Reflections on Unification: Hertie Lecture (German Unification Symposium at the GHI)

October 03, 2007
Speaker: Bärbel Bohley, Convener: Anke Ortlepp (GHI)

Ideology and Terror in the Red Decade: Reflections on Communism, Anti-Zionism, and the Memory of Terrorism’s Victims

September 27, 2007
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2007 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Jeffrey Herf (University of Maryland)

Foto and Modernity: An Overview

June 12, 2007
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Matthew S. Witkovsky (National Gallery of Art)

Eighth Gerd Bucerius Lecture

May 22, 2007
Willard InterContinental Hotel, Ballroom
Speaker: Joschka Fischer

Max Weber – A Passionate Thinker (Max Weber - Die Leidenschaft des Denkens, 2005)

March 21, 2007
Lecture and Discussion at the Goethe-Institut with author Joachim Radkau and Lawrence Scaff
Convener: Gisela Mettele

7 Empire in German and American History

March 01, 2007
All lectures to take place at the GHI (Washington, DC)

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

Connecting Atlantic, Indian Ocean, China Seas, and Pacific Migration 1830s to 1930s

December 06 - 08, 2007
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Gisela Mettele (GHI), Marcel van der Linden (Institute of Social History - Amsterdam, NL), Donna Gabbacia (Immigration History Research Center), Dirk Hoerder (Arizona State University)

Medieval History Seminar 2007

October 11 - 14, 2007
Conference at the GHI
Medieval History Seminar 2007

Uncertain Environments: Natural Hazards, Risk, and Insurance in Historical Perspective

September 13 - 15, 2007
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Uwe Lübken (GHI) and Christof Mauch (University of Munich)

Pleasure, Power and Everyday Life under National Socialism

September 13 - 14, 2007
Conference at the GHI Paris
Conveners: Fabrice d'Almeida (IHTP, Paris), Corey Ross (Univ. of Birmingham), Pamela Swett (McMaster University), Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Local, Regional and Global Constructions of Christianity: Religious Communication Networks, 1680 - 1830

July 12 - 14, 2007
Conference at the GHI London
Conveners: Andreas Gestrich (GHI London), Gisela Mettele (GHI)

Archival Summer Seminar in Germany

June 25 - July 06, 2007
Convener: Corinna Unger (GHI)

Toward a New Transatlantic Space? Changing Perceptions of Identity, Belonging, and Space in the Atlantic World

June 21 - July 23, 2007
Conference in Leipzig
Conveners: Hartmut Keil (Leipzig), Corinna Unger (GHI)

The Uses of Immigrant Letters

May 18 - 19, 2007
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Wolfgang Helbich (Bochum), Anke Ortlepp (GHI)

Gender, War, and Politics: The Wars of Revolution and Liberation - Transatlantic Comparisons, 1775 - 1820

May 17 - 19, 2007
Conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Conveners: Gisela Mettele (GHI), Karen Hagemann (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

German History, 1945-1990

May 02 - 05, 2007
Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar at the GHI
Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Beyond the Nation: U.S. History in Transnational Perspective

March 29 - April 01, 2007
Young Scholars Forum
Conveners: Thomas Adam (University of Texas at Arlington) and Uwe Lübken (GHI)

Environmental History and the Cold War

March 22 - 25, 2007
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: John McNeill (Georgetown University), Corinna Unger (GHI)

Histories of the Aftermath: The European 'Postwar' in Comparative Perspective

February 16 - 18, 2007
Conference at the University of California, San Diego
Conveners: Frank Biess (UC California, San Diego), Robert Moeller (UC California, Irvine), Gisela Mettele (GHI)