GHI Seminars

Events 2017

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 The seminar discussions are based either on project presentations or unpublished, pre-circulated papers.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 researchseminar@ghi-dc.org.

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

Research Seminar

November 29, 2017
  • Anke Ortlepp (Universität Kassel)
    Transnational Architecture: The New Brutalism in Great Britain, the United States, and Brazil, 1950s-1980s

GHI Colloquium

November 16, 2017
  • Lisa Gerlach (Technische Universität Braunschweig/ Georg-Eckert-Institut, Braunschweig)
    Cultural History of Letters of Recommendation in German Jewish Networks before and after 1933
  • Carolyn Taratko (Vanderbilt University)
    Feeding Germany: Nutrition and the German Countryside, 1871–1923
  • Anna Danilina (Max Planck Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin / International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Moral Economies in Modern Societies)
    Shaping Aryan Race: Affect and Embodiment in the Voelkisch Movement (1900-1935)

Research Seminar

November 15, 2017
  • Wencke Meteling (Universität Marburg)
    Fear of Failing: Debates on International Competitiveness in the UK and Germany

GHI Colloquium

October 19, 2017
  • Justus Nipperdey (Universität des Saarlandes)
    Early Modernity – Periodization and the Emergence of the Modern World in U.S. Historiography

GHI Colloquium

October 05, 2017
  • Lara Track (Universität Heidelberg)
    Between Peace and Women's Rights. Women Strike for Peace and the Feminist Movement in the United States, 1960-1991 (Working Title)

Research Seminar

September 20, 2017
  • Bryant Simon (Temple University)
    The Contradictory Appeal of the Public in 20th C. America: An Urban Story Told in Three Acts

Research Seminar

June 28, 2017
  • Owen Miller (Emerson College Boston)
    The Goodells: Toward a Global History of a Missionary Family

GHI Colloquium

June 22, 2017
  • Alexa Stiller (University of Bern)
    The Making of an International Criminal Law Regime: The Politics of a New World Order in the Context of Mass Violence and Transition, 1989-2001

Research Seminar

June 14, 2017
  • Eva Giloi (Rutgers University)
    A Volksdichter goes Insane: Julius Gersdorff and the Politics of Fame (pre-circulated paper)

GHI Colloquium

May 25, 2017
  • Sarah Epping (Freie Universität Berlin)
    "There's a Land long since neglected" - American Missionaries in Iraq, to 1932
  • James McSpadden (Harvard University)
    In League with Rivals: Parliamentary Networks and Backroom Politics in Interwar Europe
  • Philipp Scherzer (Universität Mannheim)
    "Do We Still Need Europe?" Neoconservative Perceptions of Europe and the Transatlantic Drift, 1970-2010.

Research Seminar

May 24, 2017
  • Kijan Malte Espahangizi (ETH & Universität Zürich)
    Towards A Knowledge History of Postmigrant Societies: A Case Study on the Emergence of Migration & Integration Research in Post-War Switzerland, 1960-1975 (pre-circulated paper)

GHI Colloquium

April 27, 2017
  • Martin Meiske (Deutsches Museums, Munich / LMU / Rachel Carson Center)
    The Birth of Geoengineering. Large-scale Engineering Projects in the Early Stage of the Anthropocene (1850-1950)
  • Anna Corsten (Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt)
    Deutschsprachige Historiker im US-amerikanischen Exil und die Aufarbeitung der nationalsozialistischen Vergangenheit

GHI Colloquium

March 23, 2017
  • Björn Blaß (Freie Universität Berlin / Max Planck Institute for Human Development)
    Environments of Disposal. Moralities, Practices and Localities of Waste (1880 - 1930)
  • Arno Barth (Duisburg-Essen University)
    Population Policy as Risk Management of the Paris Peace
  • Sarah Hagmann (University of Basel)
    Creating a Jewish Space through organizing relief? The Jewish relief organization HIAS-HICEM and the translocal network of Meyer Birman, 1939–1949

Research Seminar

March 09, 2017
  • Vanessa Ogle (University of Pennsylvania)
    Archipelago Capitalism: Tax Havens, Offshore Money, and the State, 1920s-1980s (pre-circulated paper)

GHI Colloquium

March 08, 2017
  • Rebecca Brückmann (Universität zu Köln)
    Empires and Belonging: Mixed Race People(s) and Racial Codifications in the United States and the Dominion of Canada, 1848-191
  • Markus Krah (University of Potsdam)
    First we take Berlin, then we take Manhattan: Salman Schocken’s Publishing Activities for Post-1945 American Jews

GHI Colloquium

February 16, 2017
  • Juliane Aso (Freie Universität Berlin)
    Global Circulation of Knowledge: The Concept of Race in Japan from 1920s to 1970s

Research Seminar

February 15, 2017
  • Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington)
    Educating the Modern Jew and the Loyal Citizen: Re-Defining Jewish Religion and Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century

Research Seminar

January 25, 2017
  • Matthew Hiebert (GHI Washington)
    “What is Canada?” The Creation of Canadian Cultural Knowledge in the Long Sixties