GHI Seminars

Events 2016

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 The seminar discussions are based either on project presentations or unpublished, pre-circulated papers.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 14, 2016
  • Gabor Toth (Maximilianeum München)
    Agency and Worlds of Probabilities in the Memory of Holocaust Survivors: The Computer Assisted Analysis of Interviews and Witness Accounts

Research Seminar

December 07, 2016
  • Bernhard Dietz (Universität Mainz)
    New Elites? Managers in the USA and West Germany 1970-1990

GHI Colloquium

December 01, 2016
  • Adrian Mitter (University of Toronto)
    Localism and Transnationalism in the Free City of Danzig (1919/20-1933)
  • Kaete O'Connell (Temple University)
    Feeding the Enemy: Humanitarian Aid and the Power of Hunger in Occupied Germany

Research Seminar

November 17, 2016
  • Philipp Ther (Universität Wien)(Thursday)
    Refugees and Refugee Integration in Modern European History

GHI Colloquium

October 27, 2016
  • Andreas Fuchs (GHI Washington)
    Music as Representation of Reform: The role of singing in the Jewish Reform Movement of the Nineteenth Century
  • Clare Kim (MIT)
    Manifold Exchanges: Mathematics, Aesthetics, and Modernism in America, 1920-1960
  • Annette Karpp (Freie Universität Berlin)
    Punk and/or Human Rights? From Anti­‐establishment Ideology to an Agenda of Political Participation in London's and New York City's Punk Scenes, 1970s-­2000s

Research Seminar

October 26, 2016
  • Leonard Schmieding (BMW Center, Georgetown University)
    Culinary Labor and the Cultural Work of Food among San Francisco Germans

Research Seminar

October 19, 2016
  • Allison Schmidt (University of Kansas) Crossing Germany: Eastern European Transmigrants and Saxon State Surveillance, 1900-1924

Research Seminar

October 12, 2016
  • Shana Klein (University of New Mexico) The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in Post-Civil War American Art and Culture

GHI Colloquium

October 06, 2016
  • Tobias Schmitt (Universität Freiburg)
    Das verdeckte U.S.-Engagement für eine westdeutsche Wiederbewaffnung, ca. 1948-55

Research Seminar

October 05, 2016
  • Andrew Demshuk (American University)
    Rebuilding after the Reich: Urban Reconstruction as Politics, Protest, and Memory in Frankfurt/Main, Leipzig, and Wrocław, 1945-2015

Research Seminar

September 14, 2016
  • Sabina Brevaglieri (GHI Rome and Washington DC)
    Between Atlantic and Pacific Worlds: Missionary Return-travels and the Making of Global Roman Catholicism, 1580-1680

GHI Colloquium

September 08, 2016
  • Alexander Schwanebeck (Universität zu Köln)
    The Museumization of Borders. Representations of Postcolonial Minorities in US Borderlands in the Second Half of the 20th Century
  • Christa Wirth (Universität Zürich)
    Understanding the Philippines: Chicago, Manila, and the Creation of Postcolonial Knowledge in the Cold War

Research Seminar

July 13, 2016
  • Sarah T. Phillips (Boston University)
    From Farm to Food Politics in 1960s America

Research Seminar

June 29, 2016
  • Nadja Kloprogge (Freie Universität Berlin)
    Love, Sex, Civil Rights: African American GIs in Germany
  • Samantha Bryant (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)‘Black Monster Stalks the City': The Thomas Wansley Case and the Racialized Politics of Sexuality from Civil Rights to Black Power, 1960-1975

GHI Colloquium

June 23, 2016
  • Timothy Wright (University of California, Berkeley)
    Rituals of the Reborn: Theology and Praxis in Radical Protestantism (1690-1750)
  • Brian Alberts (Purdue University)
    Beer to Stay: Brewed Culture, Ethnicity, and the Market Revolution, 1840-1873
  • Alexander Korb (Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies / University of Leicester)
    Deutsche Journalisten: Transnationale Karrierewege, Kontinuitäten und Konflikte zwischen 1925 und 1975

Research Seminar

June 08, 2016
  • Gautham Rao (American University)
    The Imperial Foundations of the American Federal Government: Regulating Taxes and Trade, 1756-1815

GHI Colloquium

June 02, 2016
  • John William Rall (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
    Nazi Charity: Giving, Emotion, and Morality in the Third Reich
  • Viola Huang (Teachers College, Columbia University)
    Transformative Black Education in Harlem, 1960-1980

GHI Colloquium

May 12, 2016
  • Cedric Bierganns (Universität Bonn)
    Die U.S. Information Agency und die Implementierung des NATO-Doppelbeschlusses, 1981-1987. Auswärtige Kultur- und Informationspolitik anhand der bundesdeutschen Amerikahäuser
  • Stefan Huebner (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
    The Seven Seas of Oil: Offshore Oil Drilling, Afro-Eurasia, and the Transformation of the Ocean

Research Seminar

May 11, 2016
  • Annette Weinke (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)
    Geneva, Nuremberg, Lake Success: European Émigré Lawyers and Their Conceptions of 20th Century International Law

GHI Colloquium

April 14, 2016
  • Timo Bonengel (Universität Erfurt)
    "A disease that steals potential?" Drogenkonsum in den USA der 1970er und 1980er Jahre
  • Sebastian Huempfer (University of Oxford)
    The Political Economy of U.S. Trade Policy Since the 1930s

Research Seminar

April 13, 2016
  • Isabel Richter (Universität Bielefeld)
    The ‘Discovery' of India in the long 1960s: Entanglements of Migration and Tourism in Transnational Youth Cultures in Western Europe, the United States and India

Research Seminar

April 06, 2016
  • Piotr H. Kosicki (University of Maryland)
    The Limits of Catholicism: The Case of Tadeusz Mazowiecki

GHI Colloquium

March 24, 2016
  • Daniel Brewing (RWTH Aachen University)
    "The Good Soldier": Bilder vom "guten Soldaten" im politischen, wissenschaftlichen und öffentlichen Diskurs der USA im 19./20. Jahrhundert
  • Oliver Werner (Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung Erkner)
    Von Görings Vierjahresplanbehörde zur Weltbank: Der Finanzökonom Otto Donner und die Perzeption der deutschen Wirtschafts- und Wissenschaftselite in den USA von 1930 bis 1960
  • Andreas Wolfsteiner (Stiftung Universität Hildesheim)
    Sichtbarkeitsmaschinen. Zum Umgang mit Szenarien als deutsch-amerikanische Beziehung

Research Seminar

March 02, 2016
  • Anna Echterhölter (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
    Rationing Tokens: Mary Douglas on Payment in Times of Scarcity

Research Seminar

February 24 - 24, 2016
  • Charlotte Lerg (John W. Kluge Center, LoC)
    All About Prestige: Academics and Diplomats in the Transatlantic Economy of Esteem

GHI Colloquium

February 18, 2016
  • Elenea Torres Ruiz (Ludwig‐Maximilians‐Universität München)
    The Invention of Urban Farming: How the Food Reform Movement Came to Detroit

Research Seminar

February 10, 2016
  • Jeroen Euwe (GHI Fellow in Economic and Social History)
    The Western Art Market Between 1930 and 1950: Methodological Approaches Aiming at Transdisciplinary Research

Research Seminar

January 27, 2016
  • Mark Keck-Szajbel (European University Viadrina)
    An Open Audience: How Pornography Penetrated the East