GHI Seminars


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 The seminar discussions are based either on project presentations or unpublished, pre-circulated papers.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

The GHI Fellows’ Colloquium usually meets on Thursday mornings. Please send all inquiries via e-mail to Axel Jansen.

Research Seminar

April 24, 2019
  • James M. Brophy (University of Delaware)
    The Spectrum of Political Dissent: Publishers in Central Europe, 1800-1870

GHI Colloquium

May 16, 2019
  • Luise Fast (Bielefeld University)
    Decentering Cultural Encounter. Indigenous Intermediaries as Transcultural Brokers in the 19th Century
  • Jens Pohlmann (GHI Washington/ Roy Rozenzweig Center for History and New Media)

Research Seminar

June 05, 2019
  • Elisabeth Engel (GHI Washington)
    United in a State of Uncertainty: Insurers and the Risks of Revolutionary America