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 The seminar discussions are based either on project presentations or unpublished, pre-circulated papers.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

December 12, 2018
  • Of Pathogens and Humans. A Cultural History of the Policies for Epidemics in the Nineteenth Century
    Andrea Wiegeshoff (University of Marburg/GHI Washington)

GHI Colloquium

January 24, 2019
  • Julia Engelschalt (Bielefeld University)
    Climates, Contagion, and Comparison: American Physicians between Colonial Warfare and the New Public Health, 1898 - c. 1925
  • Caterina Schürch (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
    Beyond Disciplinary and Political Boundaries: Uniting Epistemic Visions in Interwar Physicochemical Biology