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 The seminar discussions are based either on project presentations or unpublished, pre-circulated papers.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

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

Research Seminar

November 06, 2019
  • Susanne Schmidt (Free University of Berlin/GHI Washington)
    Midlife Crisis: The Feminist Origins of a Chauvinist Cliche (*Paper will be pre-circulated)

GHI Colloquium

November 14, 2019
  • Anka Steffen (Europa-Universität Viadrina)
    "Priesterschaft des heiligen Merkur." Schlesische Leinwandkaufleute und der atlantische Leinwandhandel in der frühen Neuzeit
  • Benjamin Nestor (Marquette University)
    Einsatzgruppe C in the District Galicia: Ideology, Situational Violence, and Mass Murder(/li>

Research Seminar

November 20, 2019
  • Anna Ananieva (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen/GHI Washington)
    Persistence and Dynamic of Courtly Mobility: The European Social Elite and the Case of the Russian Prince Paul, 1754–1801 (*Paper will be pre-circulated)

Research Seminar

December 11, 2019
  • Gregory Afinogenov (Georgetown University/GHI Washington)
    Russia in the European Counterrevolution, 1789–1815 (*Paper will be pre-circulated)