Events 2012

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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. 

Kriminalität und Strafjustiz in der Moderne (18.-20. Jh): Tagung zur Historischen Kriminalitätsforschung der Neuzeit

December 06 - 08, 2012
Conference at the Bildungsstätte Liborianum Paderborn
Conveners: Sylvia Kesper-Biermann (Universität Gießen) and Richard Wetzell (GHI)

The End of the Social-Democratic Era? Crisis in the Conceptualization of Social Justice in the 1970s and 1980s

December 06, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Martin Geyer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

21st Annual Symposium of the Friends of the GHI

November 09, 2012
Symposium at the GHI

The Straits of Europe: History at the Margins of a Continent

November 08, 2012
26th Annual Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Johannes Paulman (Universität Mainz)

Translating Potential into Profits: Foreign Multinationals in Emerging Markets since the 19th Century

November 02 - 03, 2012
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Matthias Kipping (Schulich School of Business, Toronto) and Christina Lubinski (GHI)

The Secret of Greatness: Frederick II of Prussia

November 01, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jürgen Luh

Parallels, Networks, and Convergences: Women and Social Justice in Transnational Perspective

October 25, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sonya Michel (University of Maryland)

Franz Steiner Prize Ceremony 2012

October 17, 2012
Stuttgart, Germany

Markets, States, and Social Justice in the Era of High Industrial Capitalism: Contrasts and Connections across the Atlantic

October 11, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Daniel Rodgers (Princeton University)

German Unification Symposium/Hertie Lecture: 1989 - New Lives, New Truisms

October 03, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Ingo Schulze

The Transnational Significance of the American Civil War: A Global History

September 20 - 22, 2012
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Marcus Gräser (Johannes Kepler Universitaet Linz/GHI), Jörg Nagler (Universität Jena), Don Doyle (University of South Carolina)

Immigration and Entrepreneurship: An Interdisciplinary Conference

September 13 - 14, 2012
Conference at University of Maryland, College Park
Conveners: David B. Sicilia (University of Maryland, College Park), David F. Barbe (University of Maryland, College Park), and Hartmut Berghoff (German Historical Institute)

Transnationalism, Entrepreneurship, and Development

September 13, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Alejandro Portes (Princeton University)

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann: Retrospect and Prospect

September 09 - 11, 2012
Conference at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Conveners: Doris Bergen (University of Toronto), Michael Marrus (University of Toronto), and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

The Idea of Social Justice, Genuine or Spurious?

September 06, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Wilfried Hinsch (Universität zu Köln)

Archival Summer Seminar in Germany 2012

June 27 - 30, 2012
Convener: Clelia Caruso (GHI)

The Cold War and American Music, 1945-2000

June 22 - 23, 2012
Conference at the Center for Advanced Studies, LMU, Munich
Conveners: Michael Kimmage (Catholic University), Christof Mauch (LMU-Munich), Berndt Ostendorf (LMU-Munich), Ernest Suarez (Catholic University), Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson (GHI Washington)

Bright Modernity: Color, Commerce, and Consumption in Global Perspective

June 21 - 23, 2012
Conference at the GHI
Convener: Regina Blaszczyk (GHI Fellow) and Uwe Spiekermann (GHI)

More Atlantic Crossings? Europe's Role in an Entangled History of the Atlantic World, 1950s-1970s

June 07 - 09, 2012
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Jan Logemann (GHI), Mary Nolan (NYU), Daniel Rodgers (Princeton)

American Campaign Mobilization in the Age of New Media

May 31, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Kate Kenski (University of Arizona)

Mobilizing the Nineteenth-Century American Electorate: The Elections of 1828 and 1840

May 22, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Michael Holt (University of Virginia)

Colonialism as Counterrevolution: Rethinking the Pre-colonial

May 21, 2012
University of California, San Diego
Speaker: Andrew Zimmerman (George Washington University) Commentator: Rebecca Plant (UC San Diego)

The Second Generation: German Emigré Historians in the Transatlantic World, 1945 to the Present

May 18 - 19, 2012
Conference at the GHI
Convener: Andreas Daum (State University of New York, Buffalo), Hartmut Lehmann (Universität Kiel), James J. Sheehan (Stanford University), Hartmut Berghoff (GHI)

The GHI at 25: A Celebration

May 17, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
David Blackbourn (Harvard University)

Hard on the Eyes: A Photographer and His Subject

May 07, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Werner Sollors (Harvard University)

Global Empire and Naval Ambitions in Wilhelmine Germany

May 07, 2012
University of California, Irvine
Speaker: Dirk Bönker (Duke University) Commentator: Edward Dickinson (UC Davis)

BAA Summer Academy: Democratic Cultures Past and Present - Perspectives from Washington, DC

May 04 - 05, 2012
Seminar at the GHI and American University

Americanizing the Electoral Process? Elections in the Federal Republic of Germany

May 03, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Frank Bösch (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam)

18th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History, 1770-1914

May 02 - 05, 2012
Seminar at the GHI
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

German History, 1770 - 1914

May 02 - 05, 2012
18th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History, 1770-1914
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Gerald D. Feldman Memorial Lecture

April 26, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Gerhard A. Ritter

Race War and Cultural Genocide in German Southwest Africa

April 23, 2012
University of California, Irvine
Speaker: Jürgen Zimmerer (Universität Hamburg) Commentator: Robert Moeller (UC Irvine)

Voters Without Democracy: Elections in Imperial Germany

April 12, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: James Retallack (University of Toronto)

Which Way to Expand? And How? Imperial Rivalries in the ‘Third Reich'

April 09, 2012
University of California, San Diego
Speaker: Dirk van Laak (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen) Commentator: Uta Poiger (Northeastern University)

Models of Mobility: Systemic Differences, Path Dependencies, Economic, Social, and Environmental Impact (1900 to tomorrow)

March 23 - 24, 2012
Workshop at York University
Conveners: Matthias Kipping (Schulich), Christina Kraenzle (CCGES), and Christina Lubinski (GHI)

Adolescent Ambassadors: 20th Century Youth Organizations and International Relations

March 23 - 24, 2012
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Mischa Honeck (GHI) and Gabriel Rosenberg (Duke University)

Youth Makes History

March 23, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Akira Iriye (Harvard University)

Moving Images: Two Centuries of Campaign Posters in the United States and Germany

March 22 - December 14, 2012
Exhibition at the GHI
Organized by Bryan Hart, David Lazar, and Jan Logemann

The Experiences of Modern European Jews: National, Transnational and Comparative Perspectives

March 21 - 23, 2012
Conference at The Bronfman Center
This Workshop was made possible by grants from New York University's Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, the German Historical Institute (Washington, DC), the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts, and the German Academic Exchange Service (New York)

In the Wake of Empire: German Missionaries in China and the Consequences of Failure

March 05, 2012
University of California, Irvine
Speaker: Albert Wu (University of California, Berkeley), Commentator: Quitao Guo (UC Irvine)

The Globalization of African-American Business and Consumer Culture

February 24 - 24, 2012
Workshop at the GHI
Convener: Joshua Davis (GHI)

A Forerunner of German Colonialism? Karl F.A. Gützlaff and the Project of Transnational Imperialism in China, 1827-1851

February 13, 2012
University of California, Irvine
Speaker: Thoralf Klein (Loughborough University), Commentator: Jeff Wasserstrom (UC Irvine)

Living the Margins: Illegality, Politics of Removal and Statelessness

February 09 - 11, 2012
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Kathleen Canning und (University of Michigan), Barbara Lüthi, Jana Häberlein (Universität Basel), and Miriam Rürup (GHI)

Does the German Colonial Empire Strike Back? The Afterlives of German Colonialism

January 26, 2012
Lecture and Panel Discussion at the GHI
Speaker: Andreas Eckert (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Panelists: Martin Andjaba (Embassy of Namibia), Hartmut Berghoff (GHI), and Cyprian Fisiy (World Bank)

Germany and Genocide in Africa and Anatolia: Creating the Color Line and the National Line

January 12, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Eric Weitz (University of Minnesota)

The Civil Rights Struggle, African-American GIs, and Germany

January 01, 2012
Exhibition
Organized by Martin Klimke

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

The End of the Social-Democratic Era? Crisis in the Conceptualization of Social Justice in the 1970s and 1980s

December 06, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Martin Geyer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

The Straits of Europe: History at the Margins of a Continent

November 08, 2012
26th Annual Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Johannes Paulman (Universität Mainz)

The Secret of Greatness: Frederick II of Prussia

November 01, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jürgen Luh

Parallels, Networks, and Convergences: Women and Social Justice in Transnational Perspective

October 25, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sonya Michel (University of Maryland)

Markets, States, and Social Justice in the Era of High Industrial Capitalism: Contrasts and Connections across the Atlantic

October 11, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Daniel Rodgers (Princeton University)

German Unification Symposium/Hertie Lecture: 1989 - New Lives, New Truisms

October 03, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Ingo Schulze

Transnationalism, Entrepreneurship, and Development

September 13, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Alejandro Portes (Princeton University)

The Idea of Social Justice, Genuine or Spurious?

September 06, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Wilfried Hinsch (Universität zu Köln)

American Campaign Mobilization in the Age of New Media

May 31, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Kate Kenski (University of Arizona)

Mobilizing the Nineteenth-Century American Electorate: The Elections of 1828 and 1840

May 22, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Michael Holt (University of Virginia)

Colonialism as Counterrevolution: Rethinking the Pre-colonial

May 21, 2012
University of California, San Diego
Speaker: Andrew Zimmerman (George Washington University) Commentator: Rebecca Plant (UC San Diego)

The GHI at 25: A Celebration

May 17, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
David Blackbourn (Harvard University)

Hard on the Eyes: A Photographer and His Subject

May 07, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Werner Sollors (Harvard University)

Global Empire and Naval Ambitions in Wilhelmine Germany

May 07, 2012
University of California, Irvine
Speaker: Dirk Bönker (Duke University) Commentator: Edward Dickinson (UC Davis)

Americanizing the Electoral Process? Elections in the Federal Republic of Germany

May 03, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Frank Bösch (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam)

Gerald D. Feldman Memorial Lecture

April 26, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Gerhard A. Ritter

Race War and Cultural Genocide in German Southwest Africa

April 23, 2012
University of California, Irvine
Speaker: Jürgen Zimmerer (Universität Hamburg) Commentator: Robert Moeller (UC Irvine)

Voters Without Democracy: Elections in Imperial Germany

April 12, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: James Retallack (University of Toronto)

Which Way to Expand? And How? Imperial Rivalries in the ‘Third Reich'

April 09, 2012
University of California, San Diego
Speaker: Dirk van Laak (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen) Commentator: Uta Poiger (Northeastern University)

Youth Makes History

March 23, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Akira Iriye (Harvard University)

In the Wake of Empire: German Missionaries in China and the Consequences of Failure

March 05, 2012
University of California, Irvine
Speaker: Albert Wu (University of California, Berkeley), Commentator: Quitao Guo (UC Irvine)

A Forerunner of German Colonialism? Karl F.A. Gützlaff and the Project of Transnational Imperialism in China, 1827-1851

February 13, 2012
University of California, Irvine
Speaker: Thoralf Klein (Loughborough University), Commentator: Jeff Wasserstrom (UC Irvine)

Does the German Colonial Empire Strike Back? The Afterlives of German Colonialism

January 26, 2012
Lecture and Panel Discussion at the GHI
Speaker: Andreas Eckert (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Panelists: Martin Andjaba (Embassy of Namibia), Hartmut Berghoff (GHI), and Cyprian Fisiy (World Bank)

Germany and Genocide in Africa and Anatolia: Creating the Color Line and the National Line

January 12, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Eric Weitz (University of Minnesota)

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

Kriminalität und Strafjustiz in der Moderne (18.-20. Jh): Tagung zur Historischen Kriminalitätsforschung der Neuzeit

December 06 - 08, 2012
Conference at the Bildungsstätte Liborianum Paderborn
Conveners: Sylvia Kesper-Biermann (Universität Gießen) and Richard Wetzell (GHI)

Translating Potential into Profits: Foreign Multinationals in Emerging Markets since the 19th Century

November 02 - 03, 2012
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Matthias Kipping (Schulich School of Business, Toronto) and Christina Lubinski (GHI)

The Transnational Significance of the American Civil War: A Global History

September 20 - 22, 2012
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Marcus Gräser (Johannes Kepler Universitaet Linz/GHI), Jörg Nagler (Universität Jena), Don Doyle (University of South Carolina)

Immigration and Entrepreneurship: An Interdisciplinary Conference

September 13 - 14, 2012
Conference at University of Maryland, College Park
Conveners: David B. Sicilia (University of Maryland, College Park), David F. Barbe (University of Maryland, College Park), and Hartmut Berghoff (German Historical Institute)

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann: Retrospect and Prospect

September 09 - 11, 2012
Conference at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Conveners: Doris Bergen (University of Toronto), Michael Marrus (University of Toronto), and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

The Cold War and American Music, 1945-2000

June 22 - 23, 2012
Conference at the Center for Advanced Studies, LMU, Munich
Conveners: Michael Kimmage (Catholic University), Christof Mauch (LMU-Munich), Berndt Ostendorf (LMU-Munich), Ernest Suarez (Catholic University), Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson (GHI Washington)

Bright Modernity: Color, Commerce, and Consumption in Global Perspective

June 21 - 23, 2012
Conference at the GHI
Convener: Regina Blaszczyk (GHI Fellow) and Uwe Spiekermann (GHI)

More Atlantic Crossings? Europe's Role in an Entangled History of the Atlantic World, 1950s-1970s

June 07 - 09, 2012
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Jan Logemann (GHI), Mary Nolan (NYU), Daniel Rodgers (Princeton)

The Second Generation: German Emigré Historians in the Transatlantic World, 1945 to the Present

May 18 - 19, 2012
Conference at the GHI
Convener: Andreas Daum (State University of New York, Buffalo), Hartmut Lehmann (Universität Kiel), James J. Sheehan (Stanford University), Hartmut Berghoff (GHI)

BAA Summer Academy: Democratic Cultures Past and Present - Perspectives from Washington, DC

May 04 - 05, 2012
Seminar at the GHI and American University

18th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History, 1770-1914

May 02 - 05, 2012
Seminar at the GHI
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Models of Mobility: Systemic Differences, Path Dependencies, Economic, Social, and Environmental Impact (1900 to tomorrow)

March 23 - 24, 2012
Workshop at York University
Conveners: Matthias Kipping (Schulich), Christina Kraenzle (CCGES), and Christina Lubinski (GHI)

Adolescent Ambassadors: 20th Century Youth Organizations and International Relations

March 23 - 24, 2012
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Mischa Honeck (GHI) and Gabriel Rosenberg (Duke University)

The Experiences of Modern European Jews: National, Transnational and Comparative Perspectives

March 21 - 23, 2012
Conference at The Bronfman Center
This Workshop was made possible by grants from New York University's Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, the German Historical Institute (Washington, DC), the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts, and the German Academic Exchange Service (New York)

The Globalization of African-American Business and Consumer Culture

February 24 - 24, 2012
Workshop at the GHI
Convener: Joshua Davis (GHI)

Living the Margins: Illegality, Politics of Removal and Statelessness

February 09 - 11, 2012
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Kathleen Canning und (University of Michigan), Barbara Lüthi, Jana Häberlein (Universität Basel), and Miriam Rürup (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.

Research Seminar

December 12, 2012
  • Corinna Ludwig (GHI) Bayer's Transatlantic Cross(ing). The Struggles of a Foreign Multinational Company in the United States
  • Andreas Joch (GHI) Zukunftslabor Amerikanische Stadt? Stadtplanung und Architektur im Kontext transatlantischer Elitenwanderung in der Zwischenkriegszeit

Doctoral Seminar

November 29, 2012
  • Holger Drössler (Harvard University) Race for the Pacific: Samoa in the Age of Empire
  • Emily Löffler (Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen) Kulturgüterschutz und Kulturpolitik im besetzten Deutschland - amerikanische und französische Kunstschutzeinheiten im Vergleich

Research Seminar

November 28, 2012
  • Mischa Honeck (GHI) An Empire of Youth: A Global History of the Boy Scouts of America, 1910-1960

Research Seminar

November 14, 2012
  • Atiba Pertilla (GHI) Panic! at the Discount Window: Emotion and Regulation in New York City during the Financial Crisis of 1907

Doctoral Seminar

October 25, 2012
  • Rebbecca Odom (Saint Louis University) Negotiating Hyphenated Identities: German-Americans during World War I
  • Timothy Sayle (Temple University) NATO's Survival: The Atlantic Alliance in Crisis, 1955-1968

Research Seminar

October 17, 2012
  • Jan Logemann (GHI) In the Employ of the Field Marshall? Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and the New Bauhaus in Chicago

Doctoral Seminar

October 11, 2012
  • Katharina Gärtner (Freie Universität Berlin) White Picket Finance: Government Interventions in the U.S. Mortgage Market
  • Sebastian Teupe (Universität Bielefeld) Varietees of Competition? Der deutsche und amerikanische Markt für Fernsehgeräte zwischen den 1950er und 1980er Jahren

Doctoral Seminar

September 06, 2012
  • Michael Geheran (Clark University) Betrayed Comradeship: German-Jewish WWI Veterans under Hitler
  • Nina Lorkowski (Technische Universität München) Die sanitäre Ausstattung des Privathaushalts in den USA und in Deutschland: Vergleichende Aspekte einer Konsum- und Technikgeschichte des Badezimmers, 1918-1980
  • Anna Barbara Sum (Freie Universität Berlin) Albert O. Hirschman und die Expertenkultur in der Entwicklungsökonomik (ca. 1940-1985)
  • Eva Balz (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) Die frühe Rückerstattung in West-Berlin (1949-1957)

Research Seminar

July 17, 2012
  • Silke Hackenesch (FU Berlin) 'Toxi kehrt heim' - Der Diskurs um die sog. brown babies in den USA nach 1945
  • Isabella Löhr (University of Heidelberg) 'A Defence of Free Learning': Akademische Fluchthilfeorganisationen in Großbritannien und den USA nach 1933

Research Seminar

June 13, 2012
  • Anja Laukötter (Max Planck Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin) Disease and Emotions. Health Educational Films in Germany and the US in the first half of the 20th Century

Reseearch Seminar

May 23, 2012
  • Miriam Ruerup (GHI) "The dreadful crime of marrying." Das Geschlecht der Staatenlosigkeit

Research Seminar

May 09, 2012
  • Espen Storli (Harvard Business School) Metal trading in the post WWII-world

Research Seminar

May 02, 2012
  • Winson Chu (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee/USHMM) Germans without Borders? Locating "National Indifference" in Twentieth Century Poland

Research Seminar

March 21, 2012
  • Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) Turning Right in the Wake of 1968? Conservative Mobilization at West German Universities

Doctoral Seminar

March 15, 2012
  • Elizabeth Lambert (University of Indiana, Bloomington) Contested Memory: Divided Representations of KZ Buchenwald and Weimarer Klassik
  • Matthias Schmelzer (Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (oder) A temple of growth for industrialized countries. Die OECD und das Wachstumsparadigma in der Nachkriegszeit

Research Seminar

March 07, 2012
  • Atina Grossmann (Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art/USHMM) Remapping European Jewish Flight, Displacement, and Survival: Soviet Central Asia, Iran, and India as Sites of Relief and Refuge

Research Seminar

February 29, 2012
  • Andrew Demshuk (University of Alabama) The Lost German East: Silesian Expellees in West Germany and the Idea of Heimkehr, 1945-­-­1970

Research Seminar

February 15, 2012
  • Christina Lubinski (GHI) Musikalische Entdecker. Westliche Grammophon-­‐Unternehmen in British India, 1902-­-1947

Doctoral Seminar

February 02, 2012
  • Ulrich Kreutzer (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erangen-Nürnberg) Das USA-Geschäft von Siemens - Von den Anfängen bis 2001
  • James Seaver (Indiana University, Bloomington) Fighting for Souvenirs: Americans and the Material Culture of World War II

Research Seminar

February 01, 2012
  • Clelia Caruso (GHI) Modernity Calling - Employing and Interpreting the Telephone in the United States and Germany (1890-­‐1980). An Entangled History

Research Seminar

January 18, 2012
  • Ulrike Thoms (Charité Berlin) Zwischen Wissenschaft und Markt. Pharmareferenten in Deutschland im 20. Jahrhundert
  • Margrit Schulte-­‐Beerbühl (Univ. Hannover) Im Schatten der Blockaden: Verdeckte Handelsnetze deutsch-­‐britischer Kaufleute im Zeitalter der Napoleonischen Kriege