Philanthropy in History: German and American Perspectives

March 30 – April 1, 2006
Conference at the GHI
Program (final)

Papers (listed by author)

THOMAS ADAM (University of Texas at Arlington)
The Transatlantic Transfer of Models for Social Housing

CHRISTINE BACH (ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius)
Philanthropic Giving and Promotion in Hamburg During the Fifties

CHRISTOF BIGGELEBEN (Humboldt University Berlin)
“A Mercantile Duty of Honor”:
Philanthropy in Berlin’s Merchant Community, 1870-1920

TOBIAS BRINKMANN (University of Southampton)
Transnational Affiliations: Jewish Philanthropic Organizations in Germany and the United States and the Jewish Mass Migration from Eastern Europe, 1870-1925

HAMILTON CRAVENS (Iowa State University)
Private Philanthropy and Public Policy Discourses in the United States: 1870s to the 1970s

LARRY FROHMANN (State University of New York, Stony Brook)
Private Welfare, Public Purpose: The Changing Parameters of Voluntary Welfare in Germany, 1840-1919

BRENDAN GOFF (University of Michigan)
“We’re Not in Kansas Anymore….”:
Philanthropy and the “perfect democracy” of Rotary International

PETER DOBKIN HALL (Harvard University/Yale University)
Philanthropy, the Welfare State, and the Transformation of
American Public and Private Institutions, 1945-2000

DAVID C. HAMMACK (Case Western Reserve University Cleveland)
American Philanthropy in Light of the History of the Nonprofit Sector

GABRIELE LINGELBACH (University Trier)
Market-Driven Philanthropy: The West German Case, 1949-1989

KEVIN V. MULCAHY (Louisiana State University)
A Prolegomenon for Any Future Cultural Policy

STEPHEN PIELHOFF (University of Gießen)
Mediators Between Civil Society and Municipal Politics in Imperial Germany

MICHAEL SCHÄFER (University of Chemnitz)
The Decline of Bourgeois Philanthropy: Leipzig and Edinburgh, 1900-1925

MICHAEL WERNER (ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius)
Hamburg Philanthropists and Their Philanthropies in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

GREGORY WITKOWSKI (Ball State University)
Bearing Gifts: Communist East German Philanthropy and Charity, 1959-89