Events 2008

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

Writing East German History: What Difference Does the Cultural Turn Make?

December 05 - 07, 2008
Conference at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Conveners: Uta Balbier (GHI), Benita Blessing (Ohio University), Geoff Eley (University of Michigan), and Heather Gumbert (Virginia Tech University)

Engineering Society: The "Scientification of the Social" in Comparative Perspective 1880-1990

November 20 - 22, 2008
Conference at the University of Sheffield
Conveners: Kerstin Brückweh (GHI London), Dirk Schumann (Jacobs University Bremen), Richard F. Wetzell (GHI), Benjamin Ziemann (Univ. of Sheffield)

Global Migration Systems of Domestic and Care Workers

November 12 - 15, 2008
Converence at York University, Toronto
Conveners: Anke Ortlepp (GHI), Valerie Preston (York University), Wenona Giles (York University), Franca Iacovetta (University of Toronto)

Decoding Modern Consumer Societies: Preliminary Results, Ongoing Research, and Future Agendas

November 07 - 08, 2008
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Hartmut Berghoff (GHI), Uwe Spiekermann (GHI)

A Whole New Game: Expanding the Boundaries of the History of Sports

October 30 - November 01, 2008
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Stefan Wiederkehr (GHI Warschau), Uta Balbier (GHI Washington)

Terrorism and Modernity: Global Perspectives on Political Violence in the Nineteenth Century October 23 - 26, 2008

October 23 - 26, 2008
Conference at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA
Convener: Carola Dietze (GHI Washington), Mareike König (GHI Paris), Benedikt Stuchtey (GHI London), Claudia Verhoeven (George Mason University/EUI Florenz)

Symposium in Memoriam of Gerald D. Feldman

October 23 - 24, 2008

Trajectories of Decolonization: Elites and the Transformation from the Colonial to the Postcolonial

October 09 - 11, 2008
Conference in Cologne
Conveners: Jost Dülffer (University of Cologne) and Marc Frey (Jacobs University, Bremen)

Nature's Accountability: Aggregation and Governmentality in the History of Sustainability

October 09 - 11, 2008
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Sabine Höhler (GHI), Rafael Ziegler (Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, Germany)

Human Breeding for the Improvement of the Nations: Proto-Eugenic Thinking before Galton

September 25 - 27, 2008
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Maren Lorenz (GHI), Christoph Irmscher (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana)

Civilising Nature: National Parks in Transnational Historical Perspective

June 12 - 14, 2008
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Bernhard Gissibl (University of Mannheim, Germany), Sabine Hoehler (GHI), Patrick Kupper (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Why Terrorists Stop: Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Global Comparison

June 05 - 07, 2008
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Alia Ayub (Hoover Institution), Carola Dietze (GHI), Christof Mauch (University of Munich), Timothy J. Naftali (Hoover Institution)

Gender and the Long Postwar: Reconsiderations of the United States and the Two Germanys, 1945-1989

May 29 - 31, 2008
Conference at the GHI
Convener: Karen Hagemann (University of North Carolina), Sonya Michel (University of Maryland), Corinna Unger (GHI)

Early Modern German History

May 28 - 31, 2008
Fourteenth Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar, at the Free University, Berlin
Conveners: Roger Chickering (Georgetown University), Claudia Ulbrich (FU Berlin), and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Public Eating, Public Drinking: Places of Consumption from early Modern to Postmodern Times

May 23 - 24, 2008
Conference at the GHI
Convener: Maren Möhring

Fire and Flammable Cities: Urban Environment and Culture in History

May 15 - 17, 2008
Conference at the GHI
Convener: Uwe Lübken (GHI), Greg Bankoff (University of Hull), Jordan Sand (Georgetown University)

1968 - 40 Years Later

April 12, 2008
Workshop at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie NY)

Modernization as a Global Project: American, Soviet, and European Approaches

March 28 - 29, 2008
Workshop at the GHI
Convener: Corinna Unger (GHI), David Engerman (Brandeis University)

Managing the Unknown: Natural Resources and Reserves in History

February 21 - 23, 2008
Conference at the GHI
Convener: Uwe Lübken (GHI), Frank Uekötter (Deutsches Museum München)

Transregional and Transnational Families

January 25 - February 27, 2008
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Gisela Mettele (GHI), David Sabean (UCLA), Christopher Johnson (Wayne State University), Francesca Trivellato (Yale University), Simon Teuscher (Universität Zürich)