Event History

Events 2018

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  • Lectures
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  • GHI Seminars

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. 

Defining Black European History

June 22 - 23, 2018
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Jeff Bowersox (University College London), Tiffany N. Florvil (University of New Mexico), Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington), and Kira Thurman (University of Michigan)

Exile and Emigration in an Age of War and Revolutions (ca. 1750-1830)

June 22 - 23, 2018
Workshop at Re:work International Research Center, Berlin
Conveners: Linda Colley (Princeton University) and Jan C. Jansen (GHI Washington)

Copyright and Intellectual Property: Why Is Academia Reluctant to Embrace Open-Access Scholarship?

June 14, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Peter Baldwin (University of California, Los Angeles)

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

June 14 - 15, 2018
Second Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Conveners: Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington) and Hansjakob Ziemer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Knowledge

June 06 - 10, 2018
Conference at Princeton University
Angela Creager (Princeton University), Mathias Grote (Humboldt University Berlin), Elaine Leong (MPI for the History of Science, Berlin), Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington)

24th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 30 - June 03, 2018
Seminar at GHI West, Berkeley, CA
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Hip-Hop Aesthetics: Theft, Borrowing, or Artistic Practice?

May 24, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Justin Williams (University of Bristol)

Transoceanic American Studies

May 17 - 18, 2018
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Juliane Braun (University of Bonn/GHI Washington); Benjamin Fagan (Auburn University/GHI Washington)

Fourteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History

May 11, 2018
Conference at the GHI London
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)

Global Transformations of Time in the Nineteenth Century

May 10, 2018
9th Gerald Feldman Memorial Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)

Back to Berlin

May 09, 2018
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at Edlavitch DCJCC
Co-presented by The Kosciuszko Foundation German Historical Institute Polish American Arts Association

Back to the Fatherland

May 09, 2018
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at Edlavitch DCJCC
Co-presented by German Historical Institute, AJC Global Jewish Advocacy Washington, 3GDC – Washington DC, Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, Generation After

Back to the Fatherland

May 07, 2018
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at Bethesda Row Cinema
Co-presented by German Historical Institute, AJC Global Jewish Advocacy Washington, 3GDC – Washington DC, Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, Generation After

Back to Berlin

May 05, 2018
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at Bethesda Row Cinema
Co-presented by The Kosciuszko Foundation, German Historical Institute, Polish American Arts Association

Japanese Industrial Espionage, American Decline, and the Political Economy of Knowledge in the 1980s

May 03, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Mario Daniels (Georgetown University)

Dynamiken des Wissens: Historische Perspektiven auf das Verhältnis von Wissen und Migration vom 20. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart

May 02 - 03, 2018
Conference at the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Berlin
Conveners: Stephanie Zloch (Georg-Eckert-Institut Braunschweig), Dagmar Ellerbrock (TU Dresden), Simone Lässig (Deutsches Historisches Institut Washington DC), Swen Steinberg (TU Dresden)

Consuming Temples on Both Sides of the Atlantic: German-speaking Jews from the Department Store to the Mall

April 24, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Paul Lerner (USC)

Making Immigrant Knowledge from Collective Memories: Watching the Process Unfold in Spain

April 20, 2018
Lecture at GHI West, University of California Berkeley, Geballe Room (220 Stephens Hall)
Speaker: Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Brown University

Migrant Knowledges: Concepts, Voices, Spaces

April 20 - 21, 2018
Workshop at GHI West, UC Berkeley
Convener: GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

Mondrian's Dress: Copying (and) the Couture Copy

April 19, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Nancy Troy (Stanford University)

Post-Nazi Germany and the Myth of American Influence

April 17, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Noah B. Strote (North Carolina State University)

Alternative Realities: Utopian Thought in Times of Political Rupture

April 16 - 17, 2018
Conference at The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California and the University of Southern California (USC)
Co-sponsored by GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of German Historical Institute Washington DC, and organized by The Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies (USC) and The Wende Museum

The Invisibles

April 13, 2018
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at Edlavitch DCJCC
Co-presented by German Historical Institute

Karl Marx and the History of Capitalism

April 12, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jürgen Kocka (WZB/Berlin Social Science Center)

Marx at 200: A Symposium

April 12, 2018
Sympoisum at the GHI
Conveners: Warren Breckman (University of Pennsylvania), James Brophy (University of Delaware), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), and David Lazar (GHI Washington)

War in the Nazi Imagination

April 11, 2018
Lecture at Georgetown University, Healy Hall 104
Richard Evans (University of Cambridge)

Europe 1918–2018 French, German, and Polish Perspectives on the Future of the European Union

April 11, 2018
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Speakers: Gérard Araud (Ambassador of France to the United States), Peter Wittig (Ambassador of Germany to the United States), Piotr Wilczek (Ambassador of Poland to the United States and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas), and moderated by Christoph von Marschall, Helmut Schmidt Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Settlement and Unsettlement: The Ends of World War I and Their Legacies

March 22 - 24, 2018
2018 Annual Conference of the Max Weber Foundation at the GHI
Conveners: Max Weber Foundation, German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington DC, American Historical Association (AHA) with the National History Center (NCH), German Historical Association (Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands, VHD)

Trust as Violence: The Politics of Film and the Militarization of Male Sexuality in National Socialism

March 22, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Anja Laukötter (Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin)

Overburdened Peace: Competing Visions of World Order in 1918/19

March 22, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jörn Leonhard (University of Freiburg)

West Coast Germanists' Workshop

March 17 - 18, 2018
Conference at UC Davis
Conveners: Frank Biess (UC San Diego), Edward Ross Dickinson (UC Davis) Paul Lerner (USC) Ulli Strasser (UC San Diego), Andrea Westermann (GHI-West)

Transboundary Natures: The Consequences of the Iron Curtain for Landscape

March 13, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Astrid M. Eckert (Emory University)

The End of Gold? Monetary Metals Studied at the Planetary and Human Scale During the Classical Gold Standard Era

March 06, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Andrea Westermann, GHI West Research Fellow and Head of Office

Bounded Democracy: Global Workshop on American Urbanisms

March 01 - 02, 2018
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Anke Ortlepp (University of Kassel/GHI Washington) and Bryant Simon (Temple University/GHI Washington)

Place, People, and Power in City Building in Postwar America

March 01, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Lizabeth Coehen (Harvard University)

Cultures of Capitalism in Weimar and Nazi Germany

February 22 - 24, 2018
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Pamela Swett (McMaster University), Moritz Föllmer (University of Amsterdam), and David Lazar (GHI Washington)

Small States and Secondary Actors in the Cold War: Entanglements Between Europe and Latin America

February 21, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Albert Manke (GHI West Tandem Fellow; Senior researcher at the Center for Inter-American Studies at Bielefeld University)

Climate Change, Climate Change Refugees, and Public Art

February 20, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Christina Gerhardt (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)

In Global Transit: Jewish Migrants from Hitler’s Europe in Asia, Africa, and Beyond

February 14 - 16, 2018
Conference in Kolkata, India
Conveners: Andreas Gestrich (GHI London), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington), and Indra Sengupta (GHI London)

Sorbian/Wendish Cultural Revival in the Age of Globalization

February 01, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Hélène Yèche (University of Poitiers)

Immigration of European Highly Skilled Workers to Germany: Intra-EU Brain Circulation or Brain Drain/Gain?

January 25, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Céline Teney, University of Bremen

Rewriting 19th Century Central European History

January 05 - 06, 2018
Panel Series at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association
Conveners: GHI Washington and the Central European History Society

Inside/Outside: Defining, Ascribing, and Communicating “Germanness” in Different Contexts, Spaces, and Times

January 05, 2018
Panel at the 2018 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association
Organized by the contributors to the German History Intersections project

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

Copyright and Intellectual Property: Why Is Academia Reluctant to Embrace Open-Access Scholarship?

June 14, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Peter Baldwin (University of California, Los Angeles)

Hip-Hop Aesthetics: Theft, Borrowing, or Artistic Practice?

May 24, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Justin Williams (University of Bristol)

Global Transformations of Time in the Nineteenth Century

May 10, 2018
9th Gerald Feldman Memorial Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)

Japanese Industrial Espionage, American Decline, and the Political Economy of Knowledge in the 1980s

May 03, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Mario Daniels (Georgetown University)

Consuming Temples on Both Sides of the Atlantic: German-speaking Jews from the Department Store to the Mall

April 24, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Paul Lerner (USC)

Making Immigrant Knowledge from Collective Memories: Watching the Process Unfold in Spain

April 20, 2018
Lecture at GHI West, University of California Berkeley, Geballe Room (220 Stephens Hall)
Speaker: Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Brown University

Mondrian's Dress: Copying (and) the Couture Copy

April 19, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Nancy Troy (Stanford University)

Post-Nazi Germany and the Myth of American Influence

April 17, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Noah B. Strote (North Carolina State University)

Karl Marx and the History of Capitalism

April 12, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jürgen Kocka (WZB/Berlin Social Science Center)

War in the Nazi Imagination

April 11, 2018
Lecture at Georgetown University, Healy Hall 104
Richard Evans (University of Cambridge)

Trust as Violence: The Politics of Film and the Militarization of Male Sexuality in National Socialism

March 22, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Anja Laukötter (Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin)

Overburdened Peace: Competing Visions of World Order in 1918/19

March 22, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jörn Leonhard (University of Freiburg)

Transboundary Natures: The Consequences of the Iron Curtain for Landscape

March 13, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Astrid M. Eckert (Emory University)

The End of Gold? Monetary Metals Studied at the Planetary and Human Scale During the Classical Gold Standard Era

March 06, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Andrea Westermann, GHI West Research Fellow and Head of Office

Place, People, and Power in City Building in Postwar America

March 01, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Lizabeth Coehen (Harvard University)

Small States and Secondary Actors in the Cold War: Entanglements Between Europe and Latin America

February 21, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Albert Manke (GHI West Tandem Fellow; Senior researcher at the Center for Inter-American Studies at Bielefeld University)

Climate Change, Climate Change Refugees, and Public Art

February 20, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Christina Gerhardt (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)

Sorbian/Wendish Cultural Revival in the Age of Globalization

February 01, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Hélène Yèche (University of Poitiers)

Immigration of European Highly Skilled Workers to Germany: Intra-EU Brain Circulation or Brain Drain/Gain?

January 25, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Céline Teney, University of Bremen

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

Defining Black European History

June 22 - 23, 2018
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Jeff Bowersox (University College London), Tiffany N. Florvil (University of New Mexico), Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington), and Kira Thurman (University of Michigan)

Exile and Emigration in an Age of War and Revolutions (ca. 1750-1830)

June 22 - 23, 2018
Workshop at Re:work International Research Center, Berlin
Conveners: Linda Colley (Princeton University) and Jan C. Jansen (GHI Washington)

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

June 14 - 15, 2018
Second Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Conveners: Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington) and Hansjakob Ziemer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Knowledge

June 06 - 10, 2018
Conference at Princeton University
Angela Creager (Princeton University), Mathias Grote (Humboldt University Berlin), Elaine Leong (MPI for the History of Science, Berlin), Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington)

24th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 30 - June 03, 2018
Seminar at GHI West, Berkeley, CA
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Transoceanic American Studies

May 17 - 18, 2018
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Juliane Braun (University of Bonn/GHI Washington); Benjamin Fagan (Auburn University/GHI Washington)

Fourteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History

May 11, 2018
Conference at the GHI London
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)

Dynamiken des Wissens: Historische Perspektiven auf das Verhältnis von Wissen und Migration vom 20. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart

May 02 - 03, 2018
Conference at the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Berlin
Conveners: Stephanie Zloch (Georg-Eckert-Institut Braunschweig), Dagmar Ellerbrock (TU Dresden), Simone Lässig (Deutsches Historisches Institut Washington DC), Swen Steinberg (TU Dresden)

Migrant Knowledges: Concepts, Voices, Spaces

April 20 - 21, 2018
Workshop at GHI West, UC Berkeley
Convener: GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

Alternative Realities: Utopian Thought in Times of Political Rupture

April 16 - 17, 2018
Conference at The Wende Museum at The Armory, Culver City, California and the University of Southern California (USC)
Co-sponsored by GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of German Historical Institute Washington DC, and organized by The Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies (USC) and The Wende Museum

Marx at 200: A Symposium

April 12, 2018
Sympoisum at the GHI
Conveners: Warren Breckman (University of Pennsylvania), James Brophy (University of Delaware), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), and David Lazar (GHI Washington)

Settlement and Unsettlement: The Ends of World War I and Their Legacies

March 22 - 24, 2018
2018 Annual Conference of the Max Weber Foundation at the GHI
Conveners: Max Weber Foundation, German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington DC, American Historical Association (AHA) with the National History Center (NCH), German Historical Association (Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands, VHD)

West Coast Germanists' Workshop

March 17 - 18, 2018
Conference at UC Davis
Conveners: Frank Biess (UC San Diego), Edward Ross Dickinson (UC Davis) Paul Lerner (USC) Ulli Strasser (UC San Diego), Andrea Westermann (GHI-West)

Bounded Democracy: Global Workshop on American Urbanisms

March 01 - 02, 2018
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Anke Ortlepp (University of Kassel/GHI Washington) and Bryant Simon (Temple University/GHI Washington)

Cultures of Capitalism in Weimar and Nazi Germany

February 22 - 24, 2018
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Pamela Swett (McMaster University), Moritz Föllmer (University of Amsterdam), and David Lazar (GHI Washington)

In Global Transit: Jewish Migrants from Hitler’s Europe in Asia, Africa, and Beyond

February 14 - 16, 2018
Conference in Kolkata, India
Conveners: Andreas Gestrich (GHI London), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington), and Indra Sengupta (GHI London)

Rewriting 19th Century Central European History

January 05 - 06, 2018
Panel Series at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association
Conveners: GHI Washington and the Central European History Society

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 13, 2018
  • Albert Manke (GHI West)
    Transnational Strategies of Californian Chinese during the Exclusion Era
  • Lok Siu (GHI West)
    Pathways to Citizenship: Japanese Peruvians in post-WWII United States

GHI Colloquium

June 07, 2018
  • Philipp Schulte (Universität Heidelberg / EHESS Paris)
    "Es ist doch mein Bild!" Bildkonflikte, Recht am eigenen Bild und right to privacy in Deutschland und den USA, 1880-1930
  • Daniela Weiner (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    Teaching a Dark Chapter: Holocaust and Resistance Representations in East German, West German, and Italian History Textbooks, 1943-2000

Research Seminar

May 30, 2018
  • Sören Urbansky (GHI Washington)
    Same but Different: Sinophobia in Vladivostok, San Francisco and Singapore

Research Seminar

May 16, 2018
  • Philipp Nielsen (Sarah Lawrence College)
    Building Democracy: Emotions, Architecture and Politics in Post-War Germany

GHI Colloquium

May 03, 2018
  • Lena Marie Rudeck (Max Planck Institute for Human Development / Freie Universität Berlin)
    Between Pleasure and Immorality: Western Allies' Soldiers' Clubs in Germany as Sites of Encounters between Occupiers and the Occupied, 1945-1955
  • Jakob Schönhagen (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
    Weltflüchtlingspolitik 1950-1973

Research Seminar

April 25, 2018
  • Daniel Jütte (New York University)
    The Thirty Years' War at 400: A New Window on the Prague Defenestration (1618)

Research Seminar

April 11, 2018
  • ***Canceled Axel Jansen (GHI Washington)
    Challenging Knowledge: American Debates about Adult Stem Cells, 1998-2006
     

GHI Colloquium

March 08, 2018
  • Vincent Lagendijk (Maastricht University)
    From the American South to the Global South: The Tennessee Valley Authority in the 20th Century
  • Christina B. Matzen (University of Toronto)
    Imprisoned Women: Gender, Politics, and Criminology in Nazi, Communist, and Democratic Germanies

Research Seminar

February 21, 2018
  • Claudia Roesch (GHI Washington)
    Children by Choice - A Comparative History of the Planned Parenthood Federation of American and Pro Familia - the German Society for Marriage and Family

Research Seminar

February 07, 2018
  • Luca Scholz (Stanford University)
    Movement and the Geography of the State in the Old Reich

Research Seminar

January 24, 2018
  • Juliane Braun (Universität Bonn)
    Translating the Pacific: Imperial Imaginations, Nature Writing, and Early Modern Print Cultures

GHI Colloquium

January 18, 2018
  • Christoph Nitschke (Keble College, University of Oxford)
    The Panics of 1873 and U.S. Foreign Relations
  • Andrew Kless (University of Rochester)
    Infighting at the Front: Officers, Bureaucrats, and Politicians at war in German-occupied Russian Poland, 1914-1915

Research Seminar

January 10, 2018
  • Benjamin Fagan (Auburn University)
    Insurrectionary History: Time, Space, and Black Atlantic Revolution