GHI Seminars

Events 2016

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 The seminar discussions are based either on project presentations or unpublished, pre-circulated papers.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 14, 2016
  • Gabor Toth (Maximilianeum München)
    Agency and Worlds of Probabilities in the Memory of Holocaust Survivors: The Computer Assisted Analysis of Interviews and Witness Accounts

Research Seminar

December 07, 2016
  • Bernhard Dietz (Universität Mainz)
    New Elites? Managers in the USA and West Germany 1970-1990

GHI Colloquium

December 01, 2016
  • Adrian Mitter (University of Toronto)
    Localism and Transnationalism in the Free City of Danzig (1919/20-1933)
  • Kaete O'Connell (Temple University)
    Feeding the Enemy: Humanitarian Aid and the Power of Hunger in Occupied Germany

Research Seminar

November 17, 2016
  • Philipp Ther (Universität Wien)(Thursday)
    Refugees and Refugee Integration in Modern European History

GHI Colloquium

October 27, 2016
  • Andreas Fuchs (GHI Washington)
    Music as Representation of Reform: The role of singing in the Jewish Reform Movement of the Nineteenth Century
  • Clare Kim (MIT)
    Manifold Exchanges: Mathematics, Aesthetics, and Modernism in America, 1920-1960
  • Annette Karpp (Freie Universität Berlin)
    Punk and/or Human Rights? From Anti­‐establishment Ideology to an Agenda of Political Participation in London's and New York City's Punk Scenes, 1970s-­2000s

Research Seminar

October 26, 2016
  • Leonard Schmieding (BMW Center, Georgetown University)
    Culinary Labor and the Cultural Work of Food among San Francisco Germans

Research Seminar

October 19, 2016
  • Allison Schmidt (University of Kansas) Crossing Germany: Eastern European Transmigrants and Saxon State Surveillance, 1900-1924

Research Seminar

October 12, 2016
  • Shana Klein (University of New Mexico) The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in Post-Civil War American Art and Culture

GHI Colloquium

October 06, 2016
  • Tobias Schmitt (Universität Freiburg)
    Das verdeckte U.S.-Engagement für eine westdeutsche Wiederbewaffnung, ca. 1948-55

Research Seminar

October 05, 2016
  • Andrew Demshuk (American University)
    Rebuilding after the Reich: Urban Reconstruction as Politics, Protest, and Memory in Frankfurt/Main, Leipzig, and Wrocław, 1945-2015

Research Seminar

September 14, 2016
  • Sabina Brevaglieri (GHI Rome and Washington DC)
    Between Atlantic and Pacific Worlds: Missionary Return-travels and the Making of Global Roman Catholicism, 1580-1680

GHI Colloquium

September 08, 2016
  • Alexander Schwanebeck (Universität zu Köln)
    The Museumization of Borders. Representations of Postcolonial Minorities in US Borderlands in the Second Half of the 20th Century
  • Christa Wirth (Universität Zürich)
    Understanding the Philippines: Chicago, Manila, and the Creation of Postcolonial Knowledge in the Cold War

Research Seminar

July 13, 2016
  • Sarah T. Phillips (Boston University)
    From Farm to Food Politics in 1960s America

Research Seminar

June 29, 2016
  • Nadja Kloprogge (Freie Universität Berlin)
    Love, Sex, Civil Rights: African American GIs in Germany
  • Samantha Bryant (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)‘Black Monster Stalks the City': The Thomas Wansley Case and the Racialized Politics of Sexuality from Civil Rights to Black Power, 1960-1975

GHI Colloquium

June 23, 2016
  • Timothy Wright (University of California, Berkeley)
    Rituals of the Reborn: Theology and Praxis in Radical Protestantism (1690-1750)
  • Brian Alberts (Purdue University)
    Beer to Stay: Brewed Culture, Ethnicity, and the Market Revolution, 1840-1873
  • Alexander Korb (Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies / University of Leicester)
    Deutsche Journalisten: Transnationale Karrierewege, Kontinuitäten und Konflikte zwischen 1925 und 1975

Research Seminar

June 08, 2016
  • Gautham Rao (American University)
    The Imperial Foundations of the American Federal Government: Regulating Taxes and Trade, 1756-1815

GHI Colloquium

June 02, 2016
  • John William Rall (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
    Nazi Charity: Giving, Emotion, and Morality in the Third Reich
  • Viola Huang (Teachers College, Columbia University)
    Transformative Black Education in Harlem, 1960-1980

GHI Colloquium

May 12, 2016
  • Cedric Bierganns (Universität Bonn)
    Die U.S. Information Agency und die Implementierung des NATO-Doppelbeschlusses, 1981-1987. Auswärtige Kultur- und Informationspolitik anhand der bundesdeutschen Amerikahäuser
  • Stefan Huebner (Universität der Bundeswehr München)
    The Seven Seas of Oil: Offshore Oil Drilling, Afro-Eurasia, and the Transformation of the Ocean

Research Seminar

May 11, 2016
  • Annette Weinke (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)
    Geneva, Nuremberg, Lake Success: European Émigré Lawyers and Their Conceptions of 20th Century International Law

GHI Colloquium

April 14, 2016
  • Timo Bonengel (Universität Erfurt)
    "A disease that steals potential?" Drogenkonsum in den USA der 1970er und 1980er Jahre
  • Sebastian Huempfer (University of Oxford)
    The Political Economy of U.S. Trade Policy Since the 1930s

Research Seminar

April 13, 2016
  • Isabel Richter (Universität Bielefeld)
    The ‘Discovery' of India in the long 1960s: Entanglements of Migration and Tourism in Transnational Youth Cultures in Western Europe, the United States and India

Research Seminar

April 06, 2016
  • Piotr H. Kosicki (University of Maryland)
    The Limits of Catholicism: The Case of Tadeusz Mazowiecki

GHI Colloquium

March 24, 2016
  • Daniel Brewing (RWTH Aachen University)
    "The Good Soldier": Bilder vom "guten Soldaten" im politischen, wissenschaftlichen und öffentlichen Diskurs der USA im 19./20. Jahrhundert
  • Oliver Werner (Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung Erkner)
    Von Görings Vierjahresplanbehörde zur Weltbank: Der Finanzökonom Otto Donner und die Perzeption der deutschen Wirtschafts- und Wissenschaftselite in den USA von 1930 bis 1960
  • Andreas Wolfsteiner (Stiftung Universität Hildesheim)
    Sichtbarkeitsmaschinen. Zum Umgang mit Szenarien als deutsch-amerikanische Beziehung

Research Seminar

March 02, 2016
  • Anna Echterhölter (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
    Rationing Tokens: Mary Douglas on Payment in Times of Scarcity

Research Seminar

February 24 - 24, 2016
  • Charlotte Lerg (John W. Kluge Center, LoC)
    All About Prestige: Academics and Diplomats in the Transatlantic Economy of Esteem

GHI Colloquium

February 18, 2016
  • Elenea Torres Ruiz (Ludwig‐Maximilians‐Universität München)
    The Invention of Urban Farming: How the Food Reform Movement Came to Detroit

Research Seminar

February 10, 2016
  • Jeroen Euwe (GHI Fellow in Economic and Social History)
    The Western Art Market Between 1930 and 1950: Methodological Approaches Aiming at Transdisciplinary Research

Research Seminar

January 27, 2016
  • Mark Keck-Szajbel (European University Viadrina)
    An Open Audience: How Pornography Penetrated the East