Events 2010

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  • Lectures
  • Conferences
  • GHI Seminars

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. 

History by Generations: Generational Dynamics in Modern History

December 09 - 11, 2010
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Hartmut Berghoff (GHI), Uffa Jensen (University of Göttingen), Christina Lubinski (GHI), and Bernd Weisbrod (University of Göttingen)

From the Nose Job to Face Transplants: A History of the Authentic Face

November 18, 2010
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sander Gilman (Emory University, Atlanta)

The Cold War and Divided Germany in East German Cinematography: Der Geteilte Himmel (The Divided Heaven)

November 16, 2010
Film Screening at the George Washington University

19th Annual Symposium of the Friends of the GHI

November 12, 2010
Presentation of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize
Commentator: Fritz Stern

Twenty-Fourth Annual Lecture of the GHI

November 11, 2010
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger

The Fate of the Earth Revisited: Nuclear Dangers Then and Now

November 05, 2010
Speakers: Jonathan Schell, Frida Berrigan (New America Foundation, New York, NY), and Philipp Gassert (University of Augsburg)

Accidental Armageddons: The Nuclear Crisis and the Culture of the Second Cold War, 1975-1989

November 04 - 06, 2010
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Eckart Conze (University of Marburg), Martin Klimke (GHI), Jeremy Varon (New School for Social Research, New York City)

Beauty Shop Politics: African American Entrepreneurs and Activism in the 20th Century

October 28, 2010
Speaker: Tiffany M. Gill (University of Texas, Austin)

Globalizing Beauty: Body Aesthetics in the 20th Century

October 15 - 16, 2010
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Hartmut Berghoff (GHI) and Thomas Kühne (Clark Univeristy)

Struggling for Beauty: Body Aesthetics and Social Conflicts in Modern History

October 14, 2010
Speaker: Thomas Kühne (Clark University, Worcester)

Franz Steiner Prize Award 2010

October 13, 2010
Stuttgart

1990 - 2010: The Unfinished Business of Unifying Europe

October 04, 2010
German Unification Symposium/Hertie Lecture 2010
Speaker: Wolfgang Ischinger

Masculinity and its Commercialization

September 23, 2010
Speaker: Jürgen Martschukat (Universität Erfurt)

Multinationals and Globalization: Engines of Growth, or Drivers of Inequality?

June 10, 2010
Speaker: Geoffrey Jones (Harvard Business School)

Population, Food, and Health: Global Problems in the Twentieth Century

May 20, 2010
Speaker: Alison Bashford (University of Sydney/Harvard University)

16th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: Twentieth-Century German History

May 12 - 15, 2010
Seminar at the University of Jena
Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown Univ.), Norbert Frei (Univ. Jena), Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Critical Junctures of Globalization: Conceptualization and Examples

May 06, 2010
Speaker: Matthias Middell (Universität Leipzig)

The Stasi and its Foreign Intelligence Service

April 30, 2010
Workshop at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Gerald D. Feldman Lecture: Writing the History of Capitalism

April 29, 2010
Speaker: Jürgen Kocka (Free University, Berlin)

The World Historical in China's Twentieth Century: Perspectives on Globalization and Globality

April 15, 2010
Speaker: Rebecca E. Karl (New York University)

Immigrant Entrepreneurship

March 26, 2010
University of George, Athens
GHI-organized Panel at the Business History Conference

The Peace Movement and the Second Cold War: European and Transatlantic Perspectives

March 24 - 26, 2010
Workshop at Archiv Grünes Gedächtnis (Heinrich-Böll- Stiftung, hbs)
Convener: Christoph Becker-Schaum (hbs), Philipp Gassert (GETK), Martin Klimke (GHI), Marianne Zepp (hbs)

German Federal Minister of Education and Research Visits the GHI

February 18, 2010
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Annette Schavan

Lives Beyond Borders: Toward a Social History of Cosmopolitans and Globalization, 1880-1960

February 12 - 14, 2010
Conference at the University of Heidelberg
Conveners: Madeleine Herren (Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe", University of Heidelberg) and Ines Prodöhl (GHI)

GHI Doctoral Seminars 2010

February 11, 2010

Cultures of Credit: Consumer Lending and Borrowing in Modern Economies

February 05 - 06, 2010
Conference at the GHI
Convener: Jan Logemann

Immigrant Entrepreneurship in History: Concepts and Case Studies

January 07, 2010
GHI-sponsored Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association

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

From the Nose Job to Face Transplants: A History of the Authentic Face

November 18, 2010
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sander Gilman (Emory University, Atlanta)

Twenty-Fourth Annual Lecture of the GHI

November 11, 2010
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger

The Fate of the Earth Revisited: Nuclear Dangers Then and Now

November 05, 2010
Speakers: Jonathan Schell, Frida Berrigan (New America Foundation, New York, NY), and Philipp Gassert (University of Augsburg)

Beauty Shop Politics: African American Entrepreneurs and Activism in the 20th Century

October 28, 2010
Speaker: Tiffany M. Gill (University of Texas, Austin)

Struggling for Beauty: Body Aesthetics and Social Conflicts in Modern History

October 14, 2010
Speaker: Thomas Kühne (Clark University, Worcester)

1990 - 2010: The Unfinished Business of Unifying Europe

October 04, 2010
German Unification Symposium/Hertie Lecture 2010
Speaker: Wolfgang Ischinger

Masculinity and its Commercialization

September 23, 2010
Speaker: Jürgen Martschukat (Universität Erfurt)

Multinationals and Globalization: Engines of Growth, or Drivers of Inequality?

June 10, 2010
Speaker: Geoffrey Jones (Harvard Business School)

Population, Food, and Health: Global Problems in the Twentieth Century

May 20, 2010
Speaker: Alison Bashford (University of Sydney/Harvard University)

Critical Junctures of Globalization: Conceptualization and Examples

May 06, 2010
Speaker: Matthias Middell (Universität Leipzig)

Gerald D. Feldman Lecture: Writing the History of Capitalism

April 29, 2010
Speaker: Jürgen Kocka (Free University, Berlin)

The World Historical in China's Twentieth Century: Perspectives on Globalization and Globality

April 15, 2010
Speaker: Rebecca E. Karl (New York University)

German Federal Minister of Education and Research Visits the GHI

February 18, 2010
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Annette Schavan

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

History by Generations: Generational Dynamics in Modern History

December 09 - 11, 2010
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Hartmut Berghoff (GHI), Uffa Jensen (University of Göttingen), Christina Lubinski (GHI), and Bernd Weisbrod (University of Göttingen)

Accidental Armageddons: The Nuclear Crisis and the Culture of the Second Cold War, 1975-1989

November 04 - 06, 2010
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Eckart Conze (University of Marburg), Martin Klimke (GHI), Jeremy Varon (New School for Social Research, New York City)

Globalizing Beauty: Body Aesthetics in the 20th Century

October 15 - 16, 2010
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Hartmut Berghoff (GHI) and Thomas Kühne (Clark Univeristy)

16th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: Twentieth-Century German History

May 12 - 15, 2010
Seminar at the University of Jena
Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown Univ.), Norbert Frei (Univ. Jena), Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

The Stasi and its Foreign Intelligence Service

April 30, 2010
Workshop at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The Peace Movement and the Second Cold War: European and Transatlantic Perspectives

March 24 - 26, 2010
Workshop at Archiv Grünes Gedächtnis (Heinrich-Böll- Stiftung, hbs)
Convener: Christoph Becker-Schaum (hbs), Philipp Gassert (GETK), Martin Klimke (GHI), Marianne Zepp (hbs)

Lives Beyond Borders: Toward a Social History of Cosmopolitans and Globalization, 1880-1960

February 12 - 14, 2010
Conference at the University of Heidelberg
Conveners: Madeleine Herren (Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe", University of Heidelberg) and Ines Prodöhl (GHI)

Cultures of Credit: Consumer Lending and Borrowing in Modern Economies

February 05 - 06, 2010
Conference at the GHI
Convener: Jan Logemann

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.

The realization of the utopian? The Bund: League of Socialist Life - resistance, rescue, ... and silence

December 15, 2010
Mark Roseman (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Die Entdeckung der Schläfrigkeit. Heinrich Kraut und die (Unter-) Ernaehrungsforschung im Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Arbeitsphysiologie bis 1945

December 01, 2010
Lutz Budrass (Ruhr Universität Bochum)

'Uncertain Knowledge': A History of Rumors and Gossip in the American South, 1783 - 1861

November 03, 2010
Sebastian Jobs (Universität Rostock)

'Uncertain Knowledge': A History of Rumors and Gossip in the American South, 1783 - 1861

November 03, 2010
Sebastian Jobs (Universität Rostock)

Kalter Krieg in der Musik: Jazz und sozialistisches Massenlied im Radio 1945 - 1970

November 03, 2010
Rüdiger Ritter (Freie Universität Berlin)

A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany

October 20, 2010
Martin Klimke (GHI Washington DC)

Billy Graham's Cold War Crusades: Mass-Evangelism, Consumerism and the Free World in Europe and the United States

October 13, 2010
Uta Balbier (GHI Washington DC)

Fremde Blicke auf das "Dritte Reich": Konsulatsberichte aus der Zeit nationalsozialistischer Herrschaft 1933-1945. Eine Bilanz.

September 15, 2010
Frank Bahjor (Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte, Hamburg)

Visualizing Europe. The Marshall Plan Information Films 1948–1954

September 08, 2010
Maria Fritsche (Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Trondheim)

Galeazzo Ciano (1903–1944) Eine biographische Studie über den Faschismus und die Außenpolitik Italiens

September 08, 2010
Tobias Hof (Institut für Zeitgeschichte München)

Too Much Diplomacy? The Basel Committee and the Struggle to Stop Financial Crises, 1975-1988

June 23, 2010
Marc Levinson (Council on Foreign Relations, New York)

Besitzen, Vererben und Sein: Ein Modell zum Vergleich von Familienunternehmen in Deutschland und den USA

June 16, 2010
Christina Lubinski (GHI Washington DC)

Social Ideas in an Age of Fracture: Ideas and Arguments in the United States in the last Quarter of the 20th Century

June 09, 2010
Daniel Rodgers (Princeton University)

Flattening Out the World: Planarity in Early Modern Visual Culture

June 02, 2010
Stephanie Leitch (Florida State University)

The Soybean in Global Perspective, 1900-1950

May 26, 2010
Ines Prodöhl (GHI Washington DC)

Comparisons versus Entanglements: Stalinism and Nazism in Light of Recent Historiography and Soviet Archival Research

May 19, 2010
Michael David-Fox (University of Maryland, College Park)

Colonial Concentration Camp Systems: Origins and Historical Trajectory

April 28, 2010
Claudia Siebrecht (Trinity College Dublin)

The Postindustrial Challenge: American-European Relations and American Views of Western Europe in the 1970s and 1980s

April 21, 2010
Ariane Leendertz (LMU München)

Doctoral Seminar

April 21, 2010
  • Andreas Huebner (Giessen) Migration, Sklaverei und Kreolisierung im Zeichen globaler Krisen: Der historische Raum des unteren Mississippideltas als Bruchzone der Globalisierung, 1720-1820
  • Jens Wegener (Florenz) Engaging Europe: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and International Relations During the Interwar Period
  • William Kurtz (U Virginia), German-American Catholics in the Era of the American Civil War

Deutsche Rabbiner im amerikanischen Exil, 1933-1989

March 31, 2010
Cornelia Wilhelm (LMU München)

Außenpolitik und Öffentlichkeit: Studien zu den deutsch-amerikanischen Beziehungen im Kalten Krieg, 1963-1974

March 03, 2010
Peter Hoeres (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)

Society for Owners? Finance Capitalism and Class Politics in Germany and the United States, 1974-2008

February 24, 2010
Natascha van der Zwaan (New School for Social Research)

State, Society & Space: Transatlantic Differences in Shaping Postwar Mass Consumption in West Germany and the United States

February 14, 2010
Jan Logemann (GHI Economic History Fellow)

Lektüre: Jürgen Osterhammel Die Verwandlung der Welt. Eine Geschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts, pp: 13-22, 253-354, 1105-1301.

February 03, 2010

Getting Inside IG Farben: Problematik und Chancen der Nutzung von Unternehmensarchiven und persönlichen Nachlässen

January 20, 2010
Stephan H. Lindner (Universität der Bundeswehr München, z.Zt. Chicago)

The 'battle for rubber' and the Second World War: The impact of a global conflict on a commodity chain, 1931-1945

January 13, 2010
William Clarence-Smith (University of London)