Events 2020

  • All Upcoming Events
  • Lectures
  • Conferences
  • GHI Seminars
  • Calls for Papers

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 12 - 14, 2020
Fourth Annual Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley
Conveners: Christiane Reinecke (Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, Osnabrück) and Andrea Westermann (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley)

Sexuality and the Law in German-Speaking Europe

October 01 - 04, 2020
Seminar at Forty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association
Conveners: Martin Lücke (Freie Universität Berlin), Veronika Springmann (Freie Universität Berlin), and Richard F. Wetzell (German Historical Institute Washington)

Mobilities, Exclusion, and Migrants’ Agency in the Pacific Realm in a Transregional and Diachronic Perspective

June 01 - 02, 2020
Conference at the University of California, Berkeley
Conveners: Albert Manke (GHI’s Regional Office at UC Berkeley) and Sören Urbansky (German Historical Institute Washington)

26th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 25 - 29, 2020
Seminar at Villa Vigoni, Loveno di Menaggio, Italy
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University), Christiane Liermann Traniello (Villa Vigoni), Corinna Unger (European University Institute, Florence), and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Fifteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History

May 22, 2020
Conference at the GHI London
Conveners: Conveners: Bridget Heal (University of St. Andrews), Katherine Hill (Birkbeck, University of London), David Lederer (NUI Maynooth), Alison Rowlands (University of Essex) and Hannes Ziegler (GHI London)

Right-Wing Resurgence and the Idea of Europe: Historical Scenarios, Contemporary Transformations

May 21, 2020
Workshop and Roundtable at GHI Washington
Conveners: Anna Ananieva and Gregory Afinogenov (Tandem-Fellows in Global and Trans-Regional History, GHI Washington)

Change in Motion: Environment, Migration, and Mobilities

May 18 - 19, 2020
Workshop at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley
Conveners: Sarah Earnshaw (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley) and Samantha Fox (Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School, New York)

Transmission of Intelligence and Information: A History of Artificial Intelligence

May 07, 2020
Lecture at GHI Washington
Speaker: Rudolf Seising (Deutsches Museum)

Third Annual West Coast Germanists' Workshop: Facts, Fakes, and Representations

April 24 - 25, 2020
Workshop at University of California, Berkeley
Conveners: Sheer Ganor (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington), Isabel Richter (UC Berkeley)

Migration and Racism in the United States and Germany in the Twentieth Century

April 23 - 24, 2020
Workshop at GHI Washington
Conveners: Maria Alexopoulou (University of Mannheim), Elisabeth Engel (GHI Washington)

The Golem: The Artificial Anthropoid from Enlightenment Monster to AI

April 16, 2020
Lecture at GHI Washington
Speaker: Cathy Gelbin (University of Manchester)

Human-Machine Boundaries in the Enlightenment and Beyond

February 27, 2020
Lecture at GHI Washington
Speaker: Adelheid Voskuhl (University of Pennsylvania)

'It hurts us that our people must work for global capital': The Symbolic Politics of Out-Migration in Socialist Yugoslavia

February 27, 2020
Lecture at GHI PRO, 270 Stephens Hall
Speaker: Ulf Brunnbauer (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies & University of Regensburg)

Recreating Separate Spheres Across Not-So-Separate Worlds: Gender and Reeducation in Japan, Germany, and the USA after World War II

February 20 - 21, 2020
Workshop at GHI PRO, UC Berkeley Campus, Moses Hall
Conveners: Claudia Roesch (GHI), Jana Aresin and Heike Paul (FAU)

Revisiting the Economics of German Overseas Imperialism, 1884-1918

February 18, 2020
Lecture at GHI PRO, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Steven Press, Stanford University

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

Transmission of Intelligence and Information: A History of Artificial Intelligence

May 07, 2020
Lecture at GHI Washington
Speaker: Rudolf Seising (Deutsches Museum)

The Golem: The Artificial Anthropoid from Enlightenment Monster to AI

April 16, 2020
Lecture at GHI Washington
Speaker: Cathy Gelbin (University of Manchester)

Human-Machine Boundaries in the Enlightenment and Beyond

February 27, 2020
Lecture at GHI Washington
Speaker: Adelheid Voskuhl (University of Pennsylvania)

'It hurts us that our people must work for global capital': The Symbolic Politics of Out-Migration in Socialist Yugoslavia

February 27, 2020
Lecture at GHI PRO, 270 Stephens Hall
Speaker: Ulf Brunnbauer (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies & University of Regensburg)

Revisiting the Economics of German Overseas Imperialism, 1884-1918

February 18, 2020
Lecture at GHI PRO, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Steven Press, Stanford University

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

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

October 12 - 14, 2020
Fourth Annual Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley
Conveners: Christiane Reinecke (Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, Osnabrück) and Andrea Westermann (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley)

Sexuality and the Law in German-Speaking Europe

October 01 - 04, 2020
Seminar at Forty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association
Conveners: Martin Lücke (Freie Universität Berlin), Veronika Springmann (Freie Universität Berlin), and Richard F. Wetzell (German Historical Institute Washington)

Mobilities, Exclusion, and Migrants’ Agency in the Pacific Realm in a Transregional and Diachronic Perspective

June 01 - 02, 2020
Conference at the University of California, Berkeley
Conveners: Albert Manke (GHI’s Regional Office at UC Berkeley) and Sören Urbansky (German Historical Institute Washington)

26th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 25 - 29, 2020
Seminar at Villa Vigoni, Loveno di Menaggio, Italy
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University), Christiane Liermann Traniello (Villa Vigoni), Corinna Unger (European University Institute, Florence), and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Fifteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History

May 22, 2020
Conference at the GHI London
Conveners: Conveners: Bridget Heal (University of St. Andrews), Katherine Hill (Birkbeck, University of London), David Lederer (NUI Maynooth), Alison Rowlands (University of Essex) and Hannes Ziegler (GHI London)

Change in Motion: Environment, Migration, and Mobilities

May 18 - 19, 2020
Workshop at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley
Conveners: Sarah Earnshaw (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley) and Samantha Fox (Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School, New York)

Third Annual West Coast Germanists' Workshop: Facts, Fakes, and Representations

April 24 - 25, 2020
Workshop at University of California, Berkeley
Conveners: Sheer Ganor (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington), Isabel Richter (UC Berkeley)

Migration and Racism in the United States and Germany in the Twentieth Century

April 23 - 24, 2020
Workshop at GHI Washington
Conveners: Maria Alexopoulou (University of Mannheim), Elisabeth Engel (GHI Washington)

Recreating Separate Spheres Across Not-So-Separate Worlds: Gender and Reeducation in Japan, Germany, and the USA after World War II

February 20 - 21, 2020
Workshop at GHI PRO, UC Berkeley Campus, Moses Hall
Conveners: Claudia Roesch (GHI), Jana Aresin and Heike Paul (FAU)

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 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 10, 2020
  • Anna-Carolin Augustin (GHI)
    ‘Remnants rescued from the Fire.’ A Transnational Cultural History of Jewish Ceremonial Objects after 1945

Research Seminar

April 22, 2020
  • Ofer Ashkenazi (Hebrew University)
    Still Lives: Jewish Photography in Nazi Germany

Research Seminar

April 02, 2020
  • Lukas Rieppel (Brown University)
    Locating the Central Asiatic Expedition

GHI Colloquium

April 01, 2020
  • Clara-Sophie Höhn( Augsburg University)
    “Invisible Revolutionaries”: White Southern Female Activists in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Peter Ridder (Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg am Institut für Zeitgeschichte München - Berlin)
    New World Order? US-amerikanische und bundesdeutsche Zukünfte am Ende des Kalten Krieges, 1988-1994

GHI Colloquium

February 27, 2020
  • Roman Hutter (Universität Wien /University of Amsterdam)
    Travelling Poets, Travelling Ideas. Oskar Pastior und das Vermitteln im Kalten Krieg
  • Ricardo Neuner(Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
    Die Vermessung des Konsumenten. Die Psychologie des Verbrauchers in der amerikanischen Verhaltensforschung nach 1945.

Research Seminar

February 19, 2020
  • Levke Harders (GHI/Universität Bielefeld)
    Case Studies on Race and Migration in 19th Century Alsace

Research Seminar

January 30, 2020
  • Samuel C. Huneke (George Mason University)
    The Problem with Presecution: Assessing Gay Life in West Germany

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

(Deadline: March 08, 2020)
October 12 - 14, 2020
Fourth Annual Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley
Conveners: Christiane Reinecke (Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, Osnabrück) and Andrea Westermann (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley)