GHI Seminars

Events 2014

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 The seminar discussions are based either on project presentations or unpublished, pre-circulated papers.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

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

Research Seminar

December 10, 2014
  • Nathan Delaney (Case Western Reserve University/GHI)
    Non-Ferrous Metal Traders and their North American Networks: The Case of American Metal Company

Doctoral Seminar

November 20, 2014
  • Julia Heunemann (Universität Weimar)
    Untiefen mariner Zeitlichkeit. Formationen des Wissens über das Meer, ca. 1770 - 1870
  • Patrick Gaul (Universität Frankfurt)
    "Der folgenschwerste Principienkampf des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts": Rezeption und Folgen des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs in Deutschland, 1861-1871

Research Seminar

November 19, 2014
  • Juliane Czierpka (GHI/Universität Göttingen)
    The commercialisation of professional football in historical perspective

Research Seminar

October 22, 2014
  • Reading Session: Erez Manela, The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism, Oxford University Press, 2007

Doctoral Seminar

September 11, 2014
  • Andrew Zonderman (Emory University)
    Embracing Empire: Eighteenth-Century German Migrants and the Development of the British Imperial System
  • Gregg French (University of Western Ontario)
    An ‘Instinctive Mutual Attraction': American Perceptions of Spain and the Spanish Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century, 1776-1914
  • Ulrike Breitsprechter (Universität Leipzig)
    The Socialist Academic Teacher - Effects of Higher Education Policies on the Faculty of the Humboldt University Berlin in the GDR (1946-1990)

Research Seminar

September 10, 2014
  • Claudia Haake (la Trobe University, Melbourne)
    Land, Rights, and Writing: Iroquois political representations in the age of removal, 1830-1887

Research Seminar

June 25, 2014
  • Rachel Moran (Pennsylvania State University)
    "The Poor Cannot Be Trusted": Nutrition and Pregnancy in the American Welfare State

Research Seminar

June 11, 2014
  • James Boyd (Cardiff)
    Migration patterns from the German south west to colonial Pennsylvania and the early American Republic: connections, continuities and change

Research Seminar

May 28, 2014
  • Carl-Henry Geschwind (Independent Scholar, Washington, DC)
    The Petrol Tax and the Politics of Austerity, 1947-1957
  • Emily Swafford
    Practicing Democracy: U.S. Girl Scouts in the Cold War at Home and Abroad

Doctoral Seminar

May 22, 2014
  • Caitlin Verboon (Yale University)
    Urban Encounters: Struggle over Freedom in Southern Cities, 1865-1877
  • Kristina Poznan (College of William & Mary)
    Becoming Immigrant Nation-Builders: The Advancement of Austria-Hungary's National Projects in the United States, 1880s-1920s

Research Seminar

April 30, 2014
  • Julio Decker (Universität Darmstadt)
    Colonial Railways of the German Empire and the United States
  • Jana Weiss (WWU Münster)
    Beer and German Immigrants in the United States: A "Reinvention of Tradition and Consumption"

Doctoral Seminar

April 17, 2014
  • Claas Kirchhelle (University of Oxford)
    Pyrrhic Progress. Consumer Attitudes towards Agricultural Antibiotics (1951-2012)
  • Jake Newsome (State University of New York at Buffalo)
    Homosexuals after the Holocaust: Identity Politics and Social Activism in the United States & the Federal Republic of Germany, 1969-2000

Research Seminar

April 16, 2014
  • Benjamin Schwantes (GHI)
    Selling MCI Mail to America: The Commercialization and Commodification of Electronic Mail

Research Seminar

April 02, 2014
  • Steve Silvia (American University)
    Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Research Seminar

March 26, 2014
  • Mario Daniels (GHI)
    The enemy is reading. The U.S. government and the control of unclassified technical information in the 1950s

Doctoral Seminar

March 13, 2014
  • Sophia Dafinger (Universität Augsburg)
    "Lessons learned"? Wissenschaftliche Expertise für den Luftkrieg nach 1944 in den USA
  • David Möller (Universität Erfurt)
    American Empire and Asian Contact Zones: US Militär, Sexualität und taiwanische Gesellschaft im Kalten Krieg (1950-1979)

Research Seminar

March 05, 2014
  • Christina Lubinski (GHI)
    HR Management and Politics: German Multinationals in British India, 1922-46

Doctoral Seminar

February 27, 2014
  • Daniel Kuppel (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
    Praxis der 'Weltanschaulichen Schulung' von SS- und Polizeiangehörigen in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus
  • Jana Hoffmann (Westfälische Wilhelms-­Universität Münster)
    Familienvorstellungen im amerikanischen Mainline-­Protestantismus, 1950-1980
  • Ella Müller (Universität Freiburg)
    "Anti-Environmentalism". Widerstände gegen Umweltschutzpolitik in den USA von 1969 bis in die frühen 1990er Jahre

Research Seminar

February 19, 2014
  • Arndt Engelhardt (Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig)
    "Jewish Publishing Cultures in Nineteenth Century Germany"

Research Seminar

February 12, 2014
  • Maike Lehmann (University of Bremen)
    "Dissidents and the West. Intellectual and Everyday Encounters during the Age of Fracture"

Research Seminar

January 29, 2014
  • Corinna Ludwig (GHI)
    "Trading with the Enemy"
  • Andreas Joch (GHI)
    "In a Democracy Planning is a Slow Process"