Events 2017

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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. 

Writing in Stressful Times: The Anxieties of Authorship During the Reformation

December 07, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Ann Blair (Harvard University)

Knowledge in Flight: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Scholar Rescue in North America

December 04 - 05, 2017
Workshop at The New School for Social Research, New York City
Conveners: Simone Lässig, Director (GHI Washington), William Milberg (The New School for Social Research), William Weitzer (Leo Baeck Institute, New York)

States of Exception and Sudden Democracies in 20th Century Germany

November 30, 2017
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Kathleen Canning, University of Michigan

Luther the Reformer: Katharina Luther and Lucas Cranach

November 16, 2017
Film Screening at the Goethe-Institut
Introduced by Amy Leonard (Georgetown University)

Twenty-Sixth Annual Symposium of the Friends of the German Historical Institute

November 10, 2017
Presentation of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize at the GHI

What Kind of Intelligence Calculates? Prodigies, Drudges, and Machines, 1750-1950

November 09, 2017
31st Annual Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

Remembering and Forgetting the Reformation, 1517-2017

November 02, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jesse Spohnholz (Washington State University)

The Knowledge of/about Migrants: Preconceptions, Misconceptions, Limits

November 01, 2017
Lecture at Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley
Speaker: Armin Nassehi (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München); moderator: Julie Weise (University of Oregon)

Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI WEST at UC Berkeley: “Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives”

October 30 - November 01, 2017
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West at UC Berkeley
Convener: Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington)

Creating Historical Knowledge Socially: New Approaches, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Undertaking Research with Citizen Scholars

October 26 - 28, 2017
International Workshop and Conference at the German Historical Institute Washington
Conveners: Matthew Hiebert (GHI), Simone Lässig (GHI), and Trevor Muñoz (MITH)

Luther the Reformer: Films from the GDR

October 26, 2017
Film Screening at the Goethe-Institut
Introduced by Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington)

Frontiers of Digital History: Citizen Scholars, New Knowledge, and Public Debate

October 26, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Patrick Manning (University of Pittsburgh)

Conscience, Authority, and the Right of Resistance: How Religious Choice Framed the Individual and the State System

October 19, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Thomas Maissen (Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris)

The German Historical Institute at 30: The Founding of a Historical Institute at the Intersection of Scholarship and Politics

October 12, 2017
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Panelists: Doris Bergen (University of Toronto), Jacob Eder (Friedrich Schiller University Jena), Scott Krause (ZZF Potsdam & UNC Chapel Hill), Hartmut Lehmann (Founding Director of the GHI). Moderated by Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Reinventing the World - 500 Years of the Reformation (Parts 4-6 of Der Luther-Code)

October 05, 2017
Film Screening at the Goethe-Institut

Kinship, Knowledge, and Migration

October 05 - 08, 2017
GHI Panel Series at the GSA in Atlanta, GA
Organizers: Simone Lässig (GHI) and Swen Steinberg (TU Dresden)

Willy Brandt: Life of a Statesman

October 04, 2017
Lecture at the Middle East Institute
In collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung; lecture by Hélène Miard-Delacroix (Paris-Sorbonne University); comment by Andrew Demshuk (American University); moderated by Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center)

Reeducation Revisited: Strategies, Actors, Institutions in Transnational and Comparative Perspective

September 29 - 30, 2017
Conference at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Nürnberg
Conveners: Katharina Gerund (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg), Heike Paul (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg), and Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington)

Quellen und Methoden der Geschichtswissenschaft im digitalen Zeitalter Neue Zugänge für eine etablierte Disziplin?

September 25 - 26, 2017
Conference in Berlin
Conveners: Georg-Eckert-Institut Braunschweig, Deutsches Historisches Institut Washington, Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands, CLARIN-D Fach-AG Geschichte, AG "Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft" im VHD

Reinventing the World - 500 Years of the Reformation (Parts 1-3 of Der Luther-Code)

September 21, 2017
Film Screening at the Goethe-Institut
Introduced by David Lazar (GHI Washington)

Empires of Knowledge: Expertise and Imperial Power across the Long Twentieth Century

September 15 - 16, 2017
Conference at University of British Columbia, Vancouver/Canada
Conveners: Axel Jansen (GHI), John Krige (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Jessica Wang (UBC)

Inheritance Practices in the 20th Century

September 15, 2017
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Jürgen Dinkel (University of Gießen), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Vanessa Ogle (University of Pennsylvania)

Learning at the Margins: The Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge among African Americans and Jews since the 1880s

September 07 - 09, 2017
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Elisabeth Engel (GHI) and Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson (University of Augsburg), Kierra Crago-Schneider (USHMM), Yvonne Poser (Howard University)

The End of the Endless Frontier? Truth and Power in the Age of Populism

August 28, 2017
470 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley
Lunch discussion with Peter Strohschneider (DFG)

GHI Archival Summer School in the United States for Junior Historians 2017

July 24 - August 02, 2017
Seminar in the United States
Convener: Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington)

Cosmopolitanism in Context: Practices of World Citizenship in an Age of Empire (18th-20th Centuries)

July 13 - 15, 2017
Conference in Hanover, Germany
Conveners: Valeska Huber (Freie Universität Berlin), Jan C. Jansen (GHI Washington), Martin Rempe (Universität Konstanz)

23rd Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

June 07 - 10, 2017
Seminar at Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden, Hamburg
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown Univ), Miriam Ruerup (IGDJ, Hamburg), Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Funny Numbers: Unruly Outcomes of Data-Driven Management

June 01, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Theodore M. Porter (UCLA)

Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies across Science, Commerce, and the State

June 01 - 03, 2017
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Sebastian Felten (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin), Philipp Lehmann (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin), Christine von Oertzen (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington)

Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe

May 28, 2017
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at AFI Silver Theatre
Co-presented by the German Historical Institute, Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America, Austrian Cultural Forum, Goethe-Institut Washington

Rabbi Wolff - A Gentleman before God

May 25, 2017
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at E Street Cinema
Co-presented by the German Historical Institute and Goethe-Institut Washington

Fog in August

May 25, 2017
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at AFI Silver Theatre
Co-presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, German Historical Institute, Voice of Roma, Austrian Cultural Forum, Goethe-Institut Washington, and the Foundation for Jewish Studies
Screening followed by a panel discussion with Senior Historian at the USHMM Patricia Heberer-Rice, German Historical Institute research fellow Richard F. Wetzell, and president of the board of the National Roma Center in Macedonia Jud Nirenberg.

Exit: Music

May 23, 2017
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at E Street Cinema
Co-presented by the German Historical Institute, Canada Institute, and Goethe-Institut Washington

Stefan Zweig, Farewell to Europe

May 23, 2017
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at Bethesda Row Cinema
Co-presented by the German Historical Institute, Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America, Austrian Cultural Forum, Goethe-Institut Washington

Exit: Music

May 21, 2017
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening, Bethesda Row Cinema
Co-presented by the German Historical Institute, Canada Institute, and Goethe-Institut Washington

Rabbi Wolff - A Gentleman before God

May 20, 2017
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at Bethesda Row Cinema
Co-presented by the German Historical Institute and Goethe-Institut Washington

Fog in August

May 18, 2017
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at Bethesda Row Cinema
Co-presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, German Historical Institute, Voice of Roma, Austrian Cultural Forum, Goethe-Institut Washington, and the Foundation for Jewish Studies

Colonial Germans and Slavery on the Eve of the American Revolution: The Case of Ebenezer

May 18, 2017
Eighth Gerald Feldman Memorial Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: James Van Horn Melton (Emory University)

Forever Young: Rejuvenation in Transnational and Transcolonial Perspective, 1900-2000

May 11 - 13, 2017
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Kristine Alexander (University of Lethbridge), Mischa Honeck (GHI), Isabel Richter (University of Bremen)

Springs Eternal: Youth, Age, and Global Histories of Rejuvenation

May 11, 2017
Keynote Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: David M. Pomfret (University of Hong Kong)

Workshop on Medieval Germany

May 05, 2017
Conference at the GHI London
Organized by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society

The Rise of the Digital Society: Computers in Socialist and Democratic Cold War Germany

May 04, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Frank Bösch (Universität Potsdam)

Democracy and Its Discontents: The Weimar Republic Revisited

April 27, 2017
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Speakers: Kathleen Canning (University of Michigan), Rüdiger Graf (Center for Contemporary History Potsdam), Donna Harsch (Carnegie Mellon University), and Dirk Schumann (University of Göttingen), and moderated by David Clay Large (University of San Francisco/University of California, Berkeley)

The Luther Decade and Reformation Quincentenary: A First Assessment

April 20, 2017
Lecture at GHI West
Speaker: Hartmut Lehmann

Immigration to Europe: Inclusion, Exclusion and Differential Incorporation

April 20, 2017
Graduate Student Conference at GHI West, Shorb House (2547 Channing Way)
Speakers: Fatima El-Tayeb, Salman Sayyid, and Stephen Small

Dial-up: A Grassroots History of Social Media

April 20, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Kevin Driscoll (University of Virginia)

Refugee Crises, 1945-2000: Political and Societal Responses in International Comparison

April 07 - 08, 2017
Workshop at the GHI
Convener: Jan C. Jansen (GHI Washington), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington)

Inclusion, Exclusion, and Computer Technology

April 06, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Elizabeth Petrick (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

The Rosenburg Files - The Federal Ministry of Justice and the Nazi-Past

April 05, 2017
Lecture and Panel Discussion at the Goethe-Institut Washington
Speakers: Manfred Görtemaker (University of Potsdam), Richard F. Wetzell (GHI), Andrew Baker ( American Jewish Committee), Christoph Safferling (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), Elizabeth B. White (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Creating and Challenging the Transatlantic Intelligence Community

March 30 - April 01, 2017
Joint Conference at the Woodrow Wilson Center and at the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
Conveners: International Intelligence History Association, German Historical Institute, and the History & Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center

Fifth Junior Scholars Conference in Jewish History: Rich and Poor, Jews and Gentiles: Wealth, Poverty and Class in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

March 30 - 31, 2017
Conference in Bloomington, IN
Conveners: Co-organized by Miriam Rürup (Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg), Anne Schenderlein (German Historical Institute Washington DC), and Mirjam Zadoff (Indiana University, Bloomington), with additional support by the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts

Religious Rights, Civil Rights, Human Rights in the German and American Contexts, 1948 - Present

March 23 - 25, 2017
Conference at Penn State University
Sponsored by the GHI and the Max Kade German-American Research Institute

A Social History of the Computer Revolution

March 23, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Nathan Ensmenger (Indiana University)

Observing the Everyday: Journalistic Practices and Knowledge Production in the Modern Era

March 03 - 04, 2017
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington) and Hansjakob Ziemer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

Germany as an Immigration Country: Labor Migration and the Refugee Influx

February 28, 2017
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Cornelia Schu, Managing Director of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR) and Director of the Expert Council’s Research Unit

German Past Futures in the 20th Century

February 23 - 25, 2017
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Arnd Bauerkämper (Freie Universität Berlin), Frank Biess (University of California, San Diego), Kai Evers (University of California, Irvine), Anne Schenderlein (GHI)

The Reformation Past and Present

February 15, 2017
Luncheon Discussion at the GHI
Speaker: Margot Käßmann, Special Envoy for the Reformation Anniversary, Margot Käßmann, Special Envoy for the Reformation Anniversary, Olaf Wassmuth, pastor of the German Lutheran Church, Washington, DC

Mapping Entanglements: Missionary Knowledge in Colonial Times

February 10, 2017
Keynote Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Rebekka Habermas (Universität Göttingen)

Mapping Entanglements: Dynamics of Missionary Knowledge and “Materialities” across Space and Time (16th - 20th centuries)

February 10 - 11, 2017
Workshop at the GHI Washington
Conveners: Sabina Brevaglieri, Elisabeth Engel in collaboration with the History of Knowledge Research Group at the GHI Washington and the German Historical Institute in Rome

The United States and World War I: Perspectives and Legacies

February 10 - 12, 2017
39th Annual Conference of the Historians in the DGFA/GAAS in Heidelberg
Conveners: Manfred Berg (Heidelberg University) and Axel Jansen (GHI)

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

Writing in Stressful Times: The Anxieties of Authorship During the Reformation

December 07, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Ann Blair (Harvard University)

States of Exception and Sudden Democracies in 20th Century Germany

November 30, 2017
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Kathleen Canning, University of Michigan

What Kind of Intelligence Calculates? Prodigies, Drudges, and Machines, 1750-1950

November 09, 2017
31st Annual Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

Remembering and Forgetting the Reformation, 1517-2017

November 02, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jesse Spohnholz (Washington State University)

The Knowledge of/about Migrants: Preconceptions, Misconceptions, Limits

November 01, 2017
Lecture at Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley
Speaker: Armin Nassehi (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München); moderator: Julie Weise (University of Oregon)

Frontiers of Digital History: Citizen Scholars, New Knowledge, and Public Debate

October 26, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Patrick Manning (University of Pittsburgh)

Conscience, Authority, and the Right of Resistance: How Religious Choice Framed the Individual and the State System

October 19, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Thomas Maissen (Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris)

The German Historical Institute at 30: The Founding of a Historical Institute at the Intersection of Scholarship and Politics

October 12, 2017
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Panelists: Doris Bergen (University of Toronto), Jacob Eder (Friedrich Schiller University Jena), Scott Krause (ZZF Potsdam & UNC Chapel Hill), Hartmut Lehmann (Founding Director of the GHI). Moderated by Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Willy Brandt: Life of a Statesman

October 04, 2017
Lecture at the Middle East Institute
In collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung; lecture by Hélène Miard-Delacroix (Paris-Sorbonne University); comment by Andrew Demshuk (American University); moderated by Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center)

Funny Numbers: Unruly Outcomes of Data-Driven Management

June 01, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Theodore M. Porter (UCLA)

Colonial Germans and Slavery on the Eve of the American Revolution: The Case of Ebenezer

May 18, 2017
Eighth Gerald Feldman Memorial Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: James Van Horn Melton (Emory University)

Springs Eternal: Youth, Age, and Global Histories of Rejuvenation

May 11, 2017
Keynote Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: David M. Pomfret (University of Hong Kong)

The Rise of the Digital Society: Computers in Socialist and Democratic Cold War Germany

May 04, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Frank Bösch (Universität Potsdam)

The Luther Decade and Reformation Quincentenary: A First Assessment

April 20, 2017
Lecture at GHI West
Speaker: Hartmut Lehmann

Dial-up: A Grassroots History of Social Media

April 20, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Kevin Driscoll (University of Virginia)

Inclusion, Exclusion, and Computer Technology

April 06, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Elizabeth Petrick (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

A Social History of the Computer Revolution

March 23, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Nathan Ensmenger (Indiana University)

Germany as an Immigration Country: Labor Migration and the Refugee Influx

February 28, 2017
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Cornelia Schu, Managing Director of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR) and Director of the Expert Council’s Research Unit

Mapping Entanglements: Missionary Knowledge in Colonial Times

February 10, 2017
Keynote Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Rebekka Habermas (Universität Göttingen)

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

Knowledge in Flight: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Scholar Rescue in North America

December 04 - 05, 2017
Workshop at The New School for Social Research, New York City
Conveners: Simone Lässig, Director (GHI Washington), William Milberg (The New School for Social Research), William Weitzer (Leo Baeck Institute, New York)

Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI WEST at UC Berkeley: “Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives”

October 30 - November 01, 2017
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West at UC Berkeley
Convener: Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington)

Creating Historical Knowledge Socially: New Approaches, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Undertaking Research with Citizen Scholars

October 26 - 28, 2017
International Workshop and Conference at the German Historical Institute Washington
Conveners: Matthew Hiebert (GHI), Simone Lässig (GHI), and Trevor Muñoz (MITH)

Reeducation Revisited: Strategies, Actors, Institutions in Transnational and Comparative Perspective

September 29 - 30, 2017
Conference at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Nürnberg
Conveners: Katharina Gerund (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg), Heike Paul (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg), and Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington)

Quellen und Methoden der Geschichtswissenschaft im digitalen Zeitalter Neue Zugänge für eine etablierte Disziplin?

September 25 - 26, 2017
Conference in Berlin
Conveners: Georg-Eckert-Institut Braunschweig, Deutsches Historisches Institut Washington, Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands, CLARIN-D Fach-AG Geschichte, AG "Digitale Geschichtswissenschaft" im VHD

Empires of Knowledge: Expertise and Imperial Power across the Long Twentieth Century

September 15 - 16, 2017
Conference at University of British Columbia, Vancouver/Canada
Conveners: Axel Jansen (GHI), John Krige (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Jessica Wang (UBC)

Inheritance Practices in the 20th Century

September 15, 2017
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Jürgen Dinkel (University of Gießen), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Vanessa Ogle (University of Pennsylvania)

Learning at the Margins: The Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge among African Americans and Jews since the 1880s

September 07 - 09, 2017
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Elisabeth Engel (GHI) and Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson (University of Augsburg), Kierra Crago-Schneider (USHMM), Yvonne Poser (Howard University)

Cosmopolitanism in Context: Practices of World Citizenship in an Age of Empire (18th-20th Centuries)

July 13 - 15, 2017
Conference in Hanover, Germany
Conveners: Valeska Huber (Freie Universität Berlin), Jan C. Jansen (GHI Washington), Martin Rempe (Universität Konstanz)

23rd Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

June 07 - 10, 2017
Seminar at Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden, Hamburg
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown Univ), Miriam Ruerup (IGDJ, Hamburg), Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Beyond Data: Knowledge Production in Bureaucracies across Science, Commerce, and the State

June 01 - 03, 2017
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Sebastian Felten (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin), Philipp Lehmann (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin), Christine von Oertzen (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington)

Forever Young: Rejuvenation in Transnational and Transcolonial Perspective, 1900-2000

May 11 - 13, 2017
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Kristine Alexander (University of Lethbridge), Mischa Honeck (GHI), Isabel Richter (University of Bremen)

Workshop on Medieval Germany

May 05, 2017
Conference at the GHI London
Organized by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society

Immigration to Europe: Inclusion, Exclusion and Differential Incorporation

April 20, 2017
Graduate Student Conference at GHI West, Shorb House (2547 Channing Way)
Speakers: Fatima El-Tayeb, Salman Sayyid, and Stephen Small

Refugee Crises, 1945-2000: Political and Societal Responses in International Comparison

April 07 - 08, 2017
Workshop at the GHI
Convener: Jan C. Jansen (GHI Washington), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington)

Creating and Challenging the Transatlantic Intelligence Community

March 30 - April 01, 2017
Joint Conference at the Woodrow Wilson Center and at the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.
Conveners: International Intelligence History Association, German Historical Institute, and the History & Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center

Fifth Junior Scholars Conference in Jewish History: Rich and Poor, Jews and Gentiles: Wealth, Poverty and Class in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

March 30 - 31, 2017
Conference in Bloomington, IN
Conveners: Co-organized by Miriam Rürup (Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg), Anne Schenderlein (German Historical Institute Washington DC), and Mirjam Zadoff (Indiana University, Bloomington), with additional support by the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts

Religious Rights, Civil Rights, Human Rights in the German and American Contexts, 1948 - Present

March 23 - 25, 2017
Conference at Penn State University
Sponsored by the GHI and the Max Kade German-American Research Institute

Observing the Everyday: Journalistic Practices and Knowledge Production in the Modern Era

March 03 - 04, 2017
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington) and Hansjakob Ziemer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

German Past Futures in the 20th Century

February 23 - 25, 2017
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Arnd Bauerkämper (Freie Universität Berlin), Frank Biess (University of California, San Diego), Kai Evers (University of California, Irvine), Anne Schenderlein (GHI)

Mapping Entanglements: Dynamics of Missionary Knowledge and “Materialities” across Space and Time (16th - 20th centuries)

February 10 - 11, 2017
Workshop at the GHI Washington
Conveners: Sabina Brevaglieri, Elisabeth Engel in collaboration with the History of Knowledge Research Group at the GHI Washington and the German Historical Institute in Rome

The United States and World War I: Perspectives and Legacies

February 10 - 12, 2017
39th Annual Conference of the Historians in the DGFA/GAAS in Heidelberg
Conveners: Manfred Berg (Heidelberg University) and Axel Jansen (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

November 29, 2017
  • Anke Ortlepp (Universität Kassel)
    Transnational Architecture: The New Brutalism in Great Britain, the United States, and Brazil, 1950s-1980s

GHI Colloquium

November 16, 2017
  • Lisa Gerlach (Technische Universität Braunschweig/ Georg-Eckert-Institut, Braunschweig)
    Cultural History of Letters of Recommendation in German Jewish Networks before and after 1933
  • Carolyn Taratko (Vanderbilt University)
    Feeding Germany: Nutrition and the German Countryside, 1871–1923
  • Anna Danilina (Max Planck Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin / International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Moral Economies in Modern Societies)
    Shaping Aryan Race: Affect and Embodiment in the Voelkisch Movement (1900-1935)

Research Seminar

November 15, 2017
  • Wencke Meteling (Universität Marburg)
    Fear of Failing: Debates on International Competitiveness in the UK and Germany

GHI Colloquium

October 19, 2017
  • Justus Nipperdey (Universität des Saarlandes)
    Early Modernity – Periodization and the Emergence of the Modern World in U.S. Historiography

GHI Colloquium

October 05, 2017
  • Lara Track (Universität Heidelberg)
    Between Peace and Women's Rights. Women Strike for Peace and the Feminist Movement in the United States, 1960-1991 (Working Title)

Research Seminar

September 20, 2017
  • Bryant Simon (Temple University)
    The Contradictory Appeal of the Public in 20th C. America: An Urban Story Told in Three Acts

Research Seminar

June 28, 2017
  • Owen Miller (Emerson College Boston)
    The Goodells: Toward a Global History of a Missionary Family

GHI Colloquium

June 22, 2017
  • Alexa Stiller (University of Bern)
    The Making of an International Criminal Law Regime: The Politics of a New World Order in the Context of Mass Violence and Transition, 1989-2001

Research Seminar

June 14, 2017
  • Eva Giloi (Rutgers University)
    A Volksdichter goes Insane: Julius Gersdorff and the Politics of Fame (pre-circulated paper)

GHI Colloquium

May 25, 2017
  • Sarah Epping (Freie Universität Berlin)
    "There's a Land long since neglected" - American Missionaries in Iraq, to 1932
  • James McSpadden (Harvard University)
    In League with Rivals: Parliamentary Networks and Backroom Politics in Interwar Europe
  • Philipp Scherzer (Universität Mannheim)
    "Do We Still Need Europe?" Neoconservative Perceptions of Europe and the Transatlantic Drift, 1970-2010.

Research Seminar

May 24, 2017
  • Kijan Malte Espahangizi (ETH & Universität Zürich)
    Towards A Knowledge History of Postmigrant Societies: A Case Study on the Emergence of Migration & Integration Research in Post-War Switzerland, 1960-1975 (pre-circulated paper)

GHI Colloquium

April 27, 2017
  • Martin Meiske (Deutsches Museums, Munich / LMU / Rachel Carson Center)
    The Birth of Geoengineering. Large-scale Engineering Projects in the Early Stage of the Anthropocene (1850-1950)
  • Anna Corsten (Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt)
    Deutschsprachige Historiker im US-amerikanischen Exil und die Aufarbeitung der nationalsozialistischen Vergangenheit

GHI Colloquium

March 23, 2017
  • Björn Blaß (Freie Universität Berlin / Max Planck Institute for Human Development)
    Environments of Disposal. Moralities, Practices and Localities of Waste (1880 - 1930)
  • Arno Barth (Duisburg-Essen University)
    Population Policy as Risk Management of the Paris Peace
  • Sarah Hagmann (University of Basel)
    Creating a Jewish Space through organizing relief? The Jewish relief organization HIAS-HICEM and the translocal network of Meyer Birman, 1939–1949

Research Seminar

March 09, 2017
  • Vanessa Ogle (University of Pennsylvania)
    Archipelago Capitalism: Tax Havens, Offshore Money, and the State, 1920s-1980s (pre-circulated paper)

GHI Colloquium

March 08, 2017
  • Rebecca Brückmann (Universität zu Köln)
    Empires and Belonging: Mixed Race People(s) and Racial Codifications in the United States and the Dominion of Canada, 1848-191
  • Markus Krah (University of Potsdam)
    First we take Berlin, then we take Manhattan: Salman Schocken’s Publishing Activities for Post-1945 American Jews

GHI Colloquium

February 16, 2017
  • Juliane Aso (Freie Universität Berlin)
    Global Circulation of Knowledge: The Concept of Race in Japan from 1920s to 1970s

Research Seminar

February 15, 2017
  • Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington)
    Educating the Modern Jew and the Loyal Citizen: Re-Defining Jewish Religion and Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century

Research Seminar

January 25, 2017
  • Matthew Hiebert (GHI Washington)
    “What is Canada?” The Creation of Canadian Cultural Knowledge in the Long Sixties