Events 2019

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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. 

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

October 21 - 23, 2019
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West (Berkeley)
Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI West)

Medieval History Seminar

October 10 - 12, 2019
Seminar at GHI London
Organized by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society

Work, Migration, Environment: The German and Central European Experience

October 03 - 06, 2019
Panel at the Forty-Third Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, Oregon
Conveners: Andrea Westermann (GHI West, Berkeley) and Eagle Glassheim (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

GSA Seminar: Beyond the Racial State: New Perspectives on Race in Nazi Germany

October 03 - 06, 2019
Seminar at Forty-Third Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, OR
Conveners: Devin Pendas (Boston College), Mark Roseman (Indiana University), and Richard Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Sixth Junior Scholars Conference in Jewish History: Radicalism and Resistance in Modern Jewish History

September 24 - 25, 2019
Conference in Hamburg
Conveners: Miriam Rürup (Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg), Anne Schenderlein (German Historical Institute Washington DC), and Mirjam Zadoff (NS-Dokumentationszentrum München), with additional support from the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts

Global Knowledge, Global Legitimacy? Transatlantic Biomedicine since 1970

September 06 - 07, 2019
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Axel Jansen (GHI Washington) and Claudia Roesch (GHI Washington)

Political Culture and the History of Knowledge: Actors, Institutions, Practices

June 06 - 08, 2019
Conference at the GHI Washington
Conveners: Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer (Institute of the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago), Kijan Espahangizi (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich), Nils Güttler (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich), Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Monika Wulz (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich)

25th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 29 - June 01, 2019
Seminar at the GHI
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Histories of Migrant Knowledges in and across the Transpacific: Agencies, Scales, Translations

May 28 - June 04, 2019
Conference at UC Berkeley
Organized by The Forum Transregionale Studien, the Max Weber Stiftung, GHI West, The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CALAS), and the Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley

Maritime Missions: Religion, Ethnography and Empires in the Long Eighteenth Century

May 24 - 25, 2019
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Jenna M. Gibbs (GHI Washington/Florida International University) and Sünne Juterczenka (GHI Washington/Göttingen University)

In Global Transit: Forced Migration of Jews and other Refugees (1940s-1960s)

May 19 - 22, 2019
Conference at GHI West and The MAGNES Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley
Conveners: Wolf Gruner (USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Los Angeles), Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute Washington/GHI West, UC Berkeley), Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes, UC Berkeley), Swen Steinberg (University of Dresden)

The Chances and Challenges of Democracy: Weimar and Beyond

April 25, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Tim B. Müller (German Sinti and Roma Union)

City Streets and Civil Unrest: The Costs of Public Violence in the Weimar and Nazi Eras

April 11, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Molly Loberg (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)

Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30? Older People and Changing Values in the Long Sixties

April 11, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Christina von Hodenberg (German Historical Institute, London)

German History in a Fractious World

April 06 - 07, 2019
Second Annual West Coast Germanists' Workshop at University of Southern California
Organizing Committee: Elizabeth Drummond (LMU), Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (UC Berkeley), Paul Lerner (USC), Andrea Westermann (GHI West), Heike Friedman (GHI West)

Fascism’s Global Moments: New Perspectives on Entanglements and Tensions between Fascist Regimes in the 1930s and 1940s

April 02, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Sven Reichard (Universität Konstanz)

Indian Economic Policy 1945: The Bombay Plan, Multinationals and Indian Big Business

April 02, 2019
Seminar at GHI Washington
Speakers: Gurcharan Das (public intellectual), Medha Kudaisya (National University of Singapore), Promodh Malhotra (former Citibank and IFC official), Mircea Raianu (University of Maryland), Stefan Tetzlaff (GHI Washington)

Did Sex Bring Down the Weimar Republic?

March 28, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Laurie Marhoefer (University of Washington)

Entangling Pacific and Atlantic Worlds: Past and Present

March 24 - 28, 2019
Symposium at GHI West
Conveners: Sarah Beringer (GHI Washington), Wencke Meteling (Marburg University), Sören Urbansky (GHI Washington). Co-organized with the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

The Politics of Sovereignty and Globalism in Modern Germany

March 22 - 23, 2019
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Rüdiger Graf, Quinn Slobodian, Heidi Tworek, Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington)

Founding Weimar: Violence and the Revolution of 1918/1919

March 21, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Mark Jones (University College Dublin/FU Berlin)

The Transmission of Financial Knowledge in Historical Perspective, 1840–1940

March 08 - 09, 2019
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Nicholas Osborne (Ohio University) and Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington)

The Securitization of Migration and Racial Sorting in Fortress Europe

March 04, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, UC Berkeley, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Maartje van der Woude, Leiden Law School (Netherlands)

Remembering and Forgetting Germany’s First Democracy: Reflections on Weimar Germany

February 21, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Kathleen Canning (Rice University)

The Longue Durée of 1989: Regime Change and Everyday Life in East Germany

February 21, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Kerstin Brückweh (Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam)

Of Pathogens and Humans. A Cultural History of the Policies on Epidemics in the Nineteenth Century

January 22, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, UC Berkeley, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Andrea Wiegeshoff (GHI Washington / Marburg University)

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

The Chances and Challenges of Democracy: Weimar and Beyond

April 25, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Tim B. Müller (German Sinti and Roma Union)

City Streets and Civil Unrest: The Costs of Public Violence in the Weimar and Nazi Eras

April 11, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Molly Loberg (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)

Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30? Older People and Changing Values in the Long Sixties

April 11, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Christina von Hodenberg (German Historical Institute, London)

Fascism’s Global Moments: New Perspectives on Entanglements and Tensions between Fascist Regimes in the 1930s and 1940s

April 02, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Sven Reichard (Universität Konstanz)

Did Sex Bring Down the Weimar Republic?

March 28, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Laurie Marhoefer (University of Washington)

Founding Weimar: Violence and the Revolution of 1918/1919

March 21, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Mark Jones (University College Dublin/FU Berlin)

The Securitization of Migration and Racial Sorting in Fortress Europe

March 04, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, UC Berkeley, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Maartje van der Woude, Leiden Law School (Netherlands)

Remembering and Forgetting Germany’s First Democracy: Reflections on Weimar Germany

February 21, 2019
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Kathleen Canning (Rice University)

The Longue Durée of 1989: Regime Change and Everyday Life in East Germany

February 21, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Kerstin Brückweh (Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam)

Of Pathogens and Humans. A Cultural History of the Policies on Epidemics in the Nineteenth Century

January 22, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, UC Berkeley, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Andrea Wiegeshoff (GHI Washington / Marburg University)

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

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

October 21 - 23, 2019
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West (Berkeley)
Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI West)

Medieval History Seminar

October 10 - 12, 2019
Seminar at GHI London
Organized by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society

Work, Migration, Environment: The German and Central European Experience

October 03 - 06, 2019
Panel at the Forty-Third Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, Oregon
Conveners: Andrea Westermann (GHI West, Berkeley) and Eagle Glassheim (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

Sixth Junior Scholars Conference in Jewish History: Radicalism and Resistance in Modern Jewish History

September 24 - 25, 2019
Conference in Hamburg
Conveners: Miriam Rürup (Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg), Anne Schenderlein (German Historical Institute Washington DC), and Mirjam Zadoff (NS-Dokumentationszentrum München), with additional support from the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts

Global Knowledge, Global Legitimacy? Transatlantic Biomedicine since 1970

September 06 - 07, 2019
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Axel Jansen (GHI Washington) and Claudia Roesch (GHI Washington)

Political Culture and the History of Knowledge: Actors, Institutions, Practices

June 06 - 08, 2019
Conference at the GHI Washington
Conveners: Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer (Institute of the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago), Kijan Espahangizi (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich), Nils Güttler (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich), Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Monika Wulz (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich)

25th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 29 - June 01, 2019
Seminar at the GHI
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Histories of Migrant Knowledges in and across the Transpacific: Agencies, Scales, Translations

May 28 - June 04, 2019
Conference at UC Berkeley
Organized by The Forum Transregionale Studien, the Max Weber Stiftung, GHI West, The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CALAS), and the Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley

Maritime Missions: Religion, Ethnography and Empires in the Long Eighteenth Century

May 24 - 25, 2019
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Jenna M. Gibbs (GHI Washington/Florida International University) and Sünne Juterczenka (GHI Washington/Göttingen University)

In Global Transit: Forced Migration of Jews and other Refugees (1940s-1960s)

May 19 - 22, 2019
Conference at GHI West and The MAGNES Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley
Conveners: Wolf Gruner (USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Los Angeles), Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute Washington/GHI West, UC Berkeley), Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes, UC Berkeley), Swen Steinberg (University of Dresden)

German History in a Fractious World

April 06 - 07, 2019
Second Annual West Coast Germanists' Workshop at University of Southern California
Organizing Committee: Elizabeth Drummond (LMU), Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (UC Berkeley), Paul Lerner (USC), Andrea Westermann (GHI West), Heike Friedman (GHI West)

Entangling Pacific and Atlantic Worlds: Past and Present

March 24 - 28, 2019
Symposium at GHI West
Conveners: Sarah Beringer (GHI Washington), Wencke Meteling (Marburg University), Sören Urbansky (GHI Washington). Co-organized with the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

The Politics of Sovereignty and Globalism in Modern Germany

March 22 - 23, 2019
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Rüdiger Graf, Quinn Slobodian, Heidi Tworek, Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington)

The Transmission of Financial Knowledge in Historical Perspective, 1840–1940

March 08 - 09, 2019
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Nicholas Osborne (Ohio University) and Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington)

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 write to Anne Schenderlein and Sören Urbansky at researchseminar@ghi-dc.org.

The GHI Fellows’ Colloquium usually meets on Thursday mornings. Please send all inquiries via e-mail to Axel Jansen.

Research Seminar

June 05, 2019
  • Elisabeth Engel (GHI Washington)
    United in a State of Uncertainty: Insurers and the Risks of Revolutionary America

Research Seminar

April 24, 2019
  • James M. Brophy (University of Delaware)
    The Spectrum of Political Dissent: Publishers in Central Europe, 1800-1870

Research Seminar

April 03, 2019
  • Thomas Zimmer (Universität Freiburg / Georgetown University / GHI)
    Postmodern Leviathan: A History of the State in West Germany and the United States in the 1960s and 70s

GHI Colloquium

March 21, 2019
  • Maximilian Klose (Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin)
    Why They Gave: CARE, the American Public, and US-German Relations since 1945
  • Mathias Häußler (Magdalene College, Cambridge University)
    Cold War Elvis: The Rise and Fall of an American Cultural Icon

GHI Colloquium

March 07, 2019
  • Vinícius Bivar Marra Pereira (Freie Universität Berlin)
    The American Front: Nazi Germany, the United States and the struggle against communism in Brazil (1935-1938)
  • Sielke Beata Kelner (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)
    Bringing the Gospel to the East: Us Evangelical missionary activism in Communist Romania
  • Pascal Pawlitta (Institut für Zeitgeschichte München)
    The Politicization of Climate: The Origins of International Climate Policy (ca. 1979-1992)

GHI Colloquium

February 21, 2019
  • Johannes Nagel (Universität Bielefeld)
    The U.S. military transformation and the observation of world politics, 1865-1910
  • Laura Nicolaiciuc (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
    Mapping the Monuments. Die American Harvard Group und das American Council of Learned Societies als Initiatoren des amerikanischen Kunstschutzes in Europa”

Research Seminar

February 06, 2019
  • Michelle Lynn Kahn (University of Richmond)
    Foreign at Home: Turkish-German Migrants and the Boundaries of Europe, 1961-1990

GHI Colloquium

January 24, 2019
  • Julia Engelschalt (Bielefeld University)
    Climates, Contagion, and Comparison: American Physicians between Colonial Warfare and the New Public Health, 1898 - c. 1925
  • Caterina Schürch (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
    Beyond Disciplinary and Political Boundaries: Uniting Epistemic Visions in Interwar Physicochemical Biology

Research Seminar

January 23, 2019
  • Axel Jansen (GHI Washington)
    Monument Wars in an Age of Postcolonial Globalization

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

(Deadline: February 20, 2019)
October 21 - 23, 2019
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West (Berkeley)
Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI West)

Sixth Junior Scholars Conference in Jewish History: Radicalism and Resistance in Modern Jewish History

(Deadline: February 28, 2019)
September 24 - 25, 2019
Conference in Hamburg
Conveners: Miriam Rürup (Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg), Anne Schenderlein (German Historical Institute Washington DC), and Mirjam Zadoff (NS-Dokumentationszentrum München), with additional support from the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts