GHI Seminars

Events 2014

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 The seminar discussions are based either on project presentations or unpublished, pre-circulated papers.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

December 10, 2014
  • Nathan Delaney (Case Western Reserve University/GHI)
    Non-Ferrous Metal Traders and their North American Networks: The Case of American Metal Company

Doctoral Seminar

November 20, 2014
  • Julia Heunemann (Universität Weimar)
    Untiefen mariner Zeitlichkeit. Formationen des Wissens über das Meer, ca. 1770 - 1870
  • Patrick Gaul (Universität Frankfurt)
    "Der folgenschwerste Principienkampf des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts": Rezeption und Folgen des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs in Deutschland, 1861-1871

Research Seminar

November 19, 2014
  • Juliane Czierpka (GHI/Universität Göttingen)
    The commercialisation of professional football in historical perspective

Research Seminar

October 22, 2014
  • Reading Session: Erez Manela, The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism, Oxford University Press, 2007

Doctoral Seminar

September 11, 2014
  • Andrew Zonderman (Emory University)
    Embracing Empire: Eighteenth-Century German Migrants and the Development of the British Imperial System
  • Gregg French (University of Western Ontario)
    An ‘Instinctive Mutual Attraction': American Perceptions of Spain and the Spanish Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century, 1776-1914
  • Ulrike Breitsprechter (Universität Leipzig)
    The Socialist Academic Teacher - Effects of Higher Education Policies on the Faculty of the Humboldt University Berlin in the GDR (1946-1990)

Research Seminar

September 10, 2014
  • Claudia Haake (la Trobe University, Melbourne)
    Land, Rights, and Writing: Iroquois political representations in the age of removal, 1830-1887

Research Seminar

June 25, 2014
  • Rachel Moran (Pennsylvania State University)
    "The Poor Cannot Be Trusted": Nutrition and Pregnancy in the American Welfare State

Research Seminar

June 11, 2014
  • James Boyd (Cardiff)
    Migration patterns from the German south west to colonial Pennsylvania and the early American Republic: connections, continuities and change

Research Seminar

May 28, 2014
  • Carl-Henry Geschwind (Independent Scholar, Washington, DC)
    The Petrol Tax and the Politics of Austerity, 1947-1957
  • Emily Swafford
    Practicing Democracy: U.S. Girl Scouts in the Cold War at Home and Abroad

Doctoral Seminar

May 22, 2014
  • Caitlin Verboon (Yale University)
    Urban Encounters: Struggle over Freedom in Southern Cities, 1865-1877
  • Kristina Poznan (College of William & Mary)
    Becoming Immigrant Nation-Builders: The Advancement of Austria-Hungary's National Projects in the United States, 1880s-1920s

Research Seminar

April 30, 2014
  • Julio Decker (Universität Darmstadt)
    Colonial Railways of the German Empire and the United States
  • Jana Weiss (WWU Münster)
    Beer and German Immigrants in the United States: A "Reinvention of Tradition and Consumption"

Doctoral Seminar

April 17, 2014
  • Claas Kirchhelle (University of Oxford)
    Pyrrhic Progress. Consumer Attitudes towards Agricultural Antibiotics (1951-2012)
  • Jake Newsome (State University of New York at Buffalo)
    Homosexuals after the Holocaust: Identity Politics and Social Activism in the United States & the Federal Republic of Germany, 1969-2000

Research Seminar

April 16, 2014
  • Benjamin Schwantes (GHI)
    Selling MCI Mail to America: The Commercialization and Commodification of Electronic Mail

Research Seminar

April 02, 2014
  • Steve Silvia (American University)
    Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Research Seminar

March 26, 2014
  • Mario Daniels (GHI)
    The enemy is reading. The U.S. government and the control of unclassified technical information in the 1950s

Doctoral Seminar

March 13, 2014
  • Sophia Dafinger (Universität Augsburg)
    "Lessons learned"? Wissenschaftliche Expertise für den Luftkrieg nach 1944 in den USA
  • David Möller (Universität Erfurt)
    American Empire and Asian Contact Zones: US Militär, Sexualität und taiwanische Gesellschaft im Kalten Krieg (1950-1979)

Research Seminar

March 05, 2014
  • Christina Lubinski (GHI)
    HR Management and Politics: German Multinationals in British India, 1922-46

Doctoral Seminar

February 27, 2014
  • Daniel Kuppel (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
    Praxis der 'Weltanschaulichen Schulung' von SS- und Polizeiangehörigen in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus
  • Jana Hoffmann (Westfälische Wilhelms-­Universität Münster)
    Familienvorstellungen im amerikanischen Mainline-­Protestantismus, 1950-1980
  • Ella Müller (Universität Freiburg)
    "Anti-Environmentalism". Widerstände gegen Umweltschutzpolitik in den USA von 1969 bis in die frühen 1990er Jahre

Research Seminar

February 19, 2014
  • Arndt Engelhardt (Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig)
    "Jewish Publishing Cultures in Nineteenth Century Germany"

Research Seminar

February 12, 2014
  • Maike Lehmann (University of Bremen)
    "Dissidents and the West. Intellectual and Everyday Encounters during the Age of Fracture"

Research Seminar

January 29, 2014
  • Corinna Ludwig (GHI)
    "Trading with the Enemy"
  • Andreas Joch (GHI)
    "In a Democracy Planning is a Slow Process"