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 The seminar discussions are based either on project presentations or unpublished, pre-circulated papers.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

The GHI Fellow's 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