GHI West

Toward a New American Narrative on the Peopling of America

December 11, 2019
Lecture at the David Brower Center, Goldman Theater
Speakers: John R. Weeks (San Diego State University), Hector Tobar (University of California, Irvine), and moderated by Irene Bloomberg (University of California, Berkeley)

New American Narrative on the Peopling of America

December 11, 2019
Seminar at GHI PRO, 223 Moses Hall
Speakers: John R. Weeks (San Diego State University) Héctor Tobar (UC Irvine)

Archives of Migration

December 10, 2019
Film Screening, Reading, and Discussion with the Audience at the Goethe-Institute San Francisco
Speakers: Mervete Bobaj and Dan Thy Nguyen

Archives of Migration: Annual Academic and Policy Symposium “Innovation through Migration”

December 09 - 10, 2019
Policy Symposium at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley, Moses Hall
Conveners: Fatima El-Tayeb (UC San Diego) and Andrea Westermann (GHI PRO, Berkeley)

Past Incentives, Present Choices: Ideational Legacies and the Politics of Migration in European Minority Regions

December 03, 2019
Lecture at the Pacific Regional Office, 223 Moses Hall
Speaker: Christina Isabel Zuber (Universität Konstanz)

Singing Schubert, Hearing Race: Black Concert Singers and the German Lied in Interwar Central Europe

November 21, 2019
Lecture at The Pacific Regional Office of the GHI, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Kira Thurman (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

"Maybe Esther": Storytelling and the Unpredictability of the Past

October 21, 2019
Lecture at the Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Speaker: Katja Petrowskaja

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

October 21 - 23, 2019
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI PRO (Berkeley)
Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI PRO) and Levke Harders (GHI Washington/ Universität Bielefeld)

Beyond the Pressure to Perform: On the Concept of "Leistung" in 19th Century Germany

October 15, 2019
Lecture at the Pacific Regional Office, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Nina Verheyen (Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities)

From Revolution to Routine? Patterns of German Democracy in the 20th Century

October 01, 2019
Lecture at the Pacific Regional Office, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Lutz Raphael (Trier University)

Bezness as Usual

May 31, 2019
Film Screening at Goethe-Institut San Francisco

Histories of Migrant Knowledges in and across the Transpacific: Agencies, Scales, Translations

May 28 - June 04, 2019
Conference at UC Berkeley
Organized by The Forum Transregionale Studien, the Max Weber Stiftung, GHI West, The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CALAS), and the Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley

In Global Transit: Forced Migration of Jews and other Refugees (1940s-1960s)

May 20 - 22, 2019
Conference at GHI West and The MAGNES Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley
Conveners: Wolf Gruner (USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Los Angeles), Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute Washington/GHI West, UC Berkeley), Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes, UC Berkeley), Swen Steinberg (University of Dresden)

Wandering Jews or Jewish Migrations? How Jewish Scholars Conceptualized Migration

May 20, 2019
Lecture at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Speaker: Tobias Brinkmann (Penn State University)

Raving Iran

May 17, 2019
Film Screening at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco

Bébé Tigre [Young Tiger]

May 07, 2019
Film Screening at Alliance Française, San Francisco

Asylum and Integration Policies in Germany, from the 1990s to 2015

May 02, 2019
Lecture at The Pacific Regional Office of the GHI, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Annette Lützel

Humanitarianism from the Margins: Framing Return Migration and Repatriation in Jewish Europe and Africa

April 24, 2019
Lecture at The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, 201 Moses Hall
Speakers: Nick Underwood and Florian Wagner (Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley & The Regional Pacific Office of the German Historical Institute, Washington)

From Barbarian Settlers to Humanitarian Resettlement: The Colonial Origins of the Early International Refugee Regime

April 17, 2019
Lecture at Arizon State University Tempe, Durham Language and Literature Building, Room 165
Speaker: Florian Wagner (University of Erfurt / GHI West)

Hippie Masala (Forever in India)

April 12, 2019
Film Screening at Goethe-Institut San Francisco

Over Sixty in the Sixties: The Older Generation and Youth Protest in West Germany

April 11, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Christina von Hodenberg (German Historical Institute, London)

Fascism’s Global Moments: New Perspectives on Entanglements and Tensions between Fascist Regimes in the 1930s and 1940s

April 09, 2019
Lecture at UC San Diego
Speaker: Sven Reichardt (Universität Konstanz)

Fascism’s Global Moments: New Perspectives on Entanglements and Tensions between Fascist Regimes in the 1930s and 1940s

April 08, 2019
Lecture at USC, Los Angeles
Speaker: Sven Reichardt (Universität Konstanz)

German History in a Fractious World

April 06 - 07, 2019
Second Annual West Coast Germanists' Workshop at University of Southern California
Organizing Committee: Elizabeth Drummond (LMU), Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (UC Berkeley), Paul Lerner (USC), Andrea Westermann (GHI West), Heike Friedman (GHI West)

Angst essen Seele auf (Fear Eats the Soul)

April 05, 2019
Film Screening at Goethe-Institut San Francisco

Fascism’s Global Moments: New Perspectives on Entanglements and Tensions between Fascist Regimes in the 1930s and 1940s

April 04, 2019
Lecture at UC Santa Barbara
Speaker: Sven Reichardt (Universität Konstanz)

Fascism’s Global Moments: New Perspectives on Entanglements and Tensions between Fascist Regimes in the 1930s and 1940s

April 02, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Sven Reichardt (Universität Konstanz)

Entangling Pacific and Atlantic Worlds: Past and Present

March 25 - 27, 2019
Symposium at GHI West
Conveners: Sarah Beringer (GHI Washington), Wencke Meteling (Marburg University), Sören Urbansky (GHI Washington). Co-organized with the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

Lies about Migrants: Comparing U.S. and German Migration Politics in a Post-Truth Environment

March 22, 2019
Lecture at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Beverly Crawford Ames (Center for German and European Studies, UC Berkeley)

The Securitization of Migration and Racial Sorting in Fortress Europe

March 04, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, UC Berkeley, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Maartje van der Woude, Leiden Law School (Netherlands)

Project Europe: A New History of the European Union

February 28, 2019
Gerda Henkel Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley (240 Mulford Hall)
Speaker: Kiran Klaus Patel (Maastricht University)

The New Deal: A Global History

February 27, 2019
Gerda Henkel Lecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara (HSSB 4020)
Speaker: Kiran Klaus Patel, Maastricht University

Project Europe: A New History of the European Union

February 25, 2019
Gerda Henkel Lecture at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Speaker: Kiran Klaus Patel (Maastricht University)

The Longue Durée of 1989: Regime Change and Everyday Life in East Germany

February 21, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Kerstin Brückweh (Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam)

Of Pathogens and Humans. A Cultural History of the Policies on Epidemics in the Nineteenth Century

January 22, 2019
Lecture at GHI West, UC Berkeley, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Andrea Wiegeshoff (GHI Washington / Marburg University)

What is in a Category? Telling Economic Migrants & Political Refugees Apart

October 17, 2018
Lecture at the Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Speaker: David Miliband (International Rescue Committee)

Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West: “Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives”

October 17 - 20, 2018
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West (Berkeley)
Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI West)

Performing Germanness: Laughter and Violence in Nazi Germany

October 11, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at University of British Columbia, Vancouver (1197 Buchanan Tower)
Speaker: Martina Kessel (Bielefeld University)

Performing Germanness: Laughter and Violence in Nazi Germany

October 09, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at GHI West, 180 Does Library, University of California, Berkeley
Speaker: Martina Kessel (Bielefeld University)

Environmental Change and Migration in Historical Perspective

October 04, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at University of Colorado, Boulder
Speaker: Uwe Lübken (LMU Munich)

How Natural are Natural Disasters?

October 04, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at University of Colorado, Boulder
Speaker: Uwe Lübken (LMU Munich)

Performing Germanness: Laughter and Violence in Nazi Germany

October 03, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles (Social Sciences Building (SOS) 250; sponsored by the Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies and co-sponsored by the Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the Shoah Foundation
Speaker: Martina Kessel (Bielefeld University)

Performing Germanness: Laughter and Violence in Nazi Germany

October 02, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at University of California, Los Angeles (6275 Bunche Hall)
Speaker: Martina Kessel (Bielefeld University)

Environmental Change and Migration in Historical Perspective

October 02, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at GHI West, 201 Moses Hall (University of California, Berkeley)
Speaker: Uwe Lübken (LMU Munich)

The Nexus of Migration, Youth, and Knowledge

September 27 - 30, 2018
Panel Series at the Forty-Second Annual German Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
Conveners: Andrea Westermann (GHI West, Berkeley), Onur Erdur (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

How Natural are Natural Disasters?

September 25, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at University of British Columbia, Vancouver (1197 Buchanan Tower)
Speaker: Uwe Lübken (LMU Munich)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

States of Exception and Sudden Democracies in 20th Century Germany

November 30, 2017
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Kathleen Canning, University of Michigan

The Knowledge of/about Migrants: Preconceptions, Misconceptions, Limits

November 01, 2017
Lecture at Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley
Speaker: Armin Nassehi (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München); moderator: Julie Weise (University of Oregon)

Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI WEST at UC Berkeley: “Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives”

October 30 - November 01, 2017
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West at UC Berkeley
Convener: Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington)

Empires of Knowledge: Expertise and Imperial Power across the Long Twentieth Century

September 15 - 16, 2017
Conference at University of British Columbia, Vancouver/Canada
Conveners: Axel Jansen (GHI), John Krige (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Jessica Wang (UBC)

The End of the Endless Frontier? Truth and Power in the Age of Populism

August 28, 2017
470 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley
Lunch discussion with Peter Strohschneider (DFG)

The Luther Decade and Reformation Quincentenary: A First Assessment

April 20, 2017
Lecture at GHI West
Speaker: Hartmut Lehmann

Immigration to Europe: Inclusion, Exclusion and Differential Incorporation

April 20, 2017
Graduate Student Conference at GHI West, Shorb House (2547 Channing Way)
Speakers: Fatima El-Tayeb, Salman Sayyid, and Stephen Small

Germany as an Immigration Country: Labor Migration and the Refugee Influx

February 28, 2017
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Cornelia Schu, Managing Director of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR) and Director of the Expert Council’s Research Unit