GHI Seminars

Events 2013

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 The seminar discussions are based either on project presentations or unpublished, pre-circulated papers.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

Doctoral Seminar

December 12, 2013
  • Slike Körber (Johannes Gutenberg-­Universität Mainz)
    Deutschsprachige Verleger im Exil in den USA/Großbritannien und ihr Einfluss auf die Entwicklung des populären illustrierten Sachbuchs im 20. Jahrhundert.

Research Seminar

December 11, 2013
  • Reading: Emily S. Rosenberg, A World Connecting, 1870-1945 (Harvard University Press, 2012)

Research Seminar

December 04, 2013
  • Mischa Honeck (GHI)
    Eagle on Ice: Paul Siple's Passage to Imperial Manhood

Research Seminar

November 20, 2013
  • Adelheid Voskuhl (University of Pennsylvania)
    Engineers' Class Struggle and the Question of "Technology" in German and American High Industrialism

Doctoral Seminar

November 07, 2013
  • Scott Krause (UNC Chapel Hill)
    City upon a Hill of Ruins: A German-American Network's Campaign to bring Cold War Democracy to West Berlin, 1945-63
  • Alex Elkins (Temple University)
    Street Sovereignties: The 1960s Riots and the Triumph of "Get-Tough" Policing

Research Seminar

October 30, 2013
  • Leonard Schmieding (GHI)
    German Restaurants in San Francsico, 1890-1941

Doctoral Seminar

October 17, 2013
  • Karin Hagen (Jacobs University Bremen)
    "Male, pale, and stale": Gender and Manned Space Travel in the United States in the Context of the Cold War
  • Julian Länge (Heinrich-­‐Heine-­‐Universität Düsseldorf)
    Amerikanische Unternehmensstrategien in westdeutschen Einzelhandelsunternehmen nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg bis in die 1980er Jahre

Research Seminar

October 16, 2013
  • Joris Mercelis (University of Ghent)
    Photography and the Public Domain: Managing Knowledge and Intellectual Property, 1871-2003
  • Rene Schlott (University of Giessen)
    A Biography on the Life, Work, and Impact of Raul Hilberg (1926-2007)

Doctoral Seminar

October 10, 2013
  • Bernhard Sassmann (Universität Augsbrg)
    "Kulturen der Intelligence": Militärische Nachrichtendienste in den USA, 1900-1947
  • Elisabeth Piller (Universität Heidelberg)
    German Cultural Diplomacy and the United States, 1919-1932

Doctoral Seminar

July 11, 2013
  • Matthew Yokell (Texas A&M University)
    Qingdao and the German Experience in China, 1880-1918 
  • Marina Kaneti (New School for Social Research)
    Migrants, consumers and the politics of affect 
  • Brendan Murphy (University of Sheffield)
    Killing in the German Army: Organizing and Surviving Combat in the Great War

Doctoral Seminar

June 13, 2013
  • Elise Vallier (University of Paris-Est Marne La Vallée)
    In Defense of American Womanhood: Color, Class, Gender and Region: A Study of African-American Women's Writings, 1865-1920s
  • Kritika Agarwal (State University of New York, Buffalo)
    Uncertain Citizenship: Denaturalization and Expatriation in Twentieth-Century America, 1906-1967
  • Brian Goodman (Harvard University)
    Amerika and the Other Europe: Literature and Culture beyond the Curtain, 1946-1989

Research Seminar

May 29, 2013
  • Anja Werner (Max-Planck Institute)
    A Transnational History of Deaf People
  • Simone Müller-Pohl (Freie Universität Berlin/GHI)
    Contamination Guaranteed: America's Hazardous Waste in Global Perspective

Doctoral Seminar

May 23, 2013
  • Christiane Bauer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
    Deutschlandbilder der Nachfahren deutscher Immigranten in den USA - Eine erinnerungsgeschichtliche Auseinandersetzung mit Migration und Identität
  • Robert Fischer (Universität Erfurt)
    Grenzleben - eine translokale Geschichte von Ciudad Juárez und El Paso, 1880-1940
  • Thilo Niedhöfer (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz)
    Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson und das „balinesische Ethos": Amerikanische Anthropologie zwischen Gesellschaft und Staat ca. 1930-1950

Research Seminar

May 15, 2013
  • Stefan Hördler
    Steel Industries in Divided Germany and the United States, 1970s to 1990s

Research Seminar

April 17, 2013
  • Klaus Nathaus (University of Bielefeld)
    The Production of Cultural and Social Distinction: Popular Music in the 20th Century (West) Germany

Research Seminar

April 10, 2013
  • Simone Selva (GHI)
    Money market, industrial credit, foreign trade. American assistance policies and the shaping of West European consumer societies from Bretton Woods through the recession 1970s. A preliminary study
  • Martin Nekola (Charles University Prague)
    For The Freedom of Captive European Nations: Eastern European Exiles in Postwar America

Doctoral Seminar

March 21, 2013
  • Felicitas Jaima (New York University)
    The African Diaspora in Germany: The Experiences of African American Servicewomen and Military Wives in Germany, 1945-1970
  • Matthias Voigt (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main)
    Re-inventing the Warrior: Native American Ativists between Indigenous Traditions and the Modern Nation State during the Red Power Era

Research Seminar

March 20, 2013
  • Peter Svik (Guggenheim Fellow with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)
    General Reflections on the East-West Trade with Civil Aviation Technology during the Cold War

Doctoral Seminar

February 28, 2013
  • Andreas Bauer (Universität Heidelberg)
    All Politics is Local: Die Free Soil Party und ihre Haltung zum Rassenproblem 1848-1854
  • Sven Deppisch (Ludwig­‐Maximillians‐Universität München)
    Die Ausbildung deutscher Polizeioffiziere von den 1920er bis in die 1950er Jahre

Research Seminar

February 27, 2013
  • Sonia A. Hirt (Virginia Tech)
    Zoned in the USA: German Concepts and American Innovations in Regulating Urban Space

Research Seminar

February 13, 2013
  • Ulrike Wiethaus (Wake Forest University, NC)
    Toward a Genealogy of Place: Hrotsvit of Gandersheim's Primordia in Historical Context

Research Seminar

January 16, 2013
  • Michael Kimmage (Catholic University)
    Wolfgang Koeppen's Journey through America