GHI Spring Lecture Series 2019

The Weimar Republic Reconsidered

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German voters went to the polls in January 1919 to elect a National Assembly to draft a new constitution to replace the imperial order that had collapsed two months earlier. The National Assembly’s meeting place soon became synonymous with the new constitution and a new era in German history: Weimar. The hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Weimar Republic affords an opportunity to take stock of new directions in research on this pivotal period of German history and to reflect on its bearing on the present. 

All lectures take place on Thursdays and begin at 6:30 pm (refreshments will be served from 6:00 to 6:30 pm).

They will be held at the German Historical Institute, 1607 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington D.C. Please RSVP by Tel. 202.387.3355, E-mail, or at the links below.

  • Remembering and Forgetting Germany’s First Democracy: Reflections on Weimar Germany 
    February 21, 2019 - Register
    Speaker: Kathleen Canning (Rice University)
  • Founding Weimar: Violence and the Revolution of 1918/1919
    March 21, 2019 - Register
    Speaker: Mark Jones (University College Dublin/FU Berlin)
  • Did Sex Bring Down the Weimar Republic?
    March 28, 2019 - Register
    Speaker: Laurie Marhoefer (University of Washington)
  • City Streets and Civil Unrest: The Costs of Public Violence in the Weimar and Nazi Eras
    April 11, 2019 - Register
    Speaker: Molly Loberg (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)
  • The Chances and Challenges of Democracy: Weimar and Beyond 
    April 25, 2019 - Register
    Speaker: Tim B. Müller (German Sinti and Roma Union)