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 The seminar discussions are based either on project presentations or unpublished, pre-circulated papers.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

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