GHI Seminars

Events 2018

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 The seminar discussions are based either on project presentations or unpublished, pre-circulated papers.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 12, 2018
  • Of Pathogens and Humans. A Cultural History of the Policies for Epidemics in the Nineteenth Century
    Andrea Wiegeshoff (University of Marburg/GHI Washington)

GHI Colloquium

December 06, 2018
  • Stephan Schmitt (Universität Erfurt)
    Reporting Home: Repercussions of Colonial Rule upon American Race Relations
  • Ryan Heyden (McMaster University)
    The German Red Cross and Humanitarianism in Divided Germany, 1945-1989

Research Seminar

November 28, 2018
  • Stefan Tetzlaff (Centre for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin/GHI Washington)
    Selling Industry: Indian Public Opinion and German Industrial Public Relations Overseas, c. 1960-1972

GHI Colloquium

November 15, 2018
  • Emanuel Steinbacher (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
    The “Crime of the Century”: High Society, Medien und Familie in den USA in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts”
  • Kristoff Kerl (Universität zu Köln)
    Politiken des Rausches. Eine transnationale Körpergeschichte westlicher Gegenkulturen von den 1960er bis in die 1980er Jahre

Research Seminar

November 14, 2018
  • Sünne Juterczenka (University of Göttingen/GHI Washington)
    Encounters in Eden? Missions, Philanthropy, and Protestant Dissent in Eighteenth-Century North America

Research Seminar

October 24, 2018
  • Jenna Gibbs (Florida Int. University/GHI Washington)
    The Global Latrobe Family: Evangelicalism, Slavery, and Empire

GHI Colloquium

October 18, 2018
  • Yves Schmitz (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
    Arms Smuggling and State-Building in Imperial Borderlands. Southern Africa and Northern America in the Second Half of the 19th Century
  • Kerstin Schulte (Universität Bielefeld)
    "Volksgemeinschaft" behind Barbed Wire. The Internment Camps of the British and American Occupation Zone and their Significance for German Postwar Society, 1945-1950
  • Daniel Eggstein (Universität Konstanz)
    "Eine soziale Bewegung in der Wissenschaft": Ökologisch orientierte Forschung in Deutschland und den USA in den 1970er und 1980er Jahren

GHI Colloquium

October 04, 2018
  • Adam Knowles (Drexel University)
    Categories of Complicity: Philosophy under National Socialism
  • Georg Wolff (Heidelberg Universität)
    American Conservatism and the Struggle against Federal Authority. Grassroots Organizing, Activism, Discourse
  • Razak Khan (Universität Göttingen)
    Entangled Translation: Psychology, Pedagogy, and Youth Reform in Germany and India

Research Seminar

September 26, 2018
  • Prakash Kumar (Pennsylvania State University/GHI Washington)
    The Contested Legacy of Modernity and Modernization in Developing India

Research Seminar

June 13, 2018
  • Albert Manke (GHI West)
    Transnational Strategies of Californian Chinese during the Exclusion Era
  • Lok Siu (GHI West)
    Pathways to Citizenship: Japanese Peruvians in post-WWII United States

GHI Colloquium

June 07, 2018
  • Philipp Schulte (Universität Heidelberg / EHESS Paris)
    "Es ist doch mein Bild!" Bildkonflikte, Recht am eigenen Bild und right to privacy in Deutschland und den USA, 1880-1930
  • Daniela Weiner (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    Teaching a Dark Chapter: Holocaust and Resistance Representations in East German, West German, and Italian History Textbooks, 1943-2000

Research Seminar

May 30, 2018
  • Sören Urbansky (GHI Washington)
    Same but Different: Sinophobia in Vladivostok, San Francisco and Singapore

Research Seminar

May 16, 2018
  • Philipp Nielsen (Sarah Lawrence College)
    Building Democracy: Emotions, Architecture and Politics in Post-War Germany

GHI Colloquium

May 03, 2018
  • Lena Marie Rudeck (Max Planck Institute for Human Development / Freie Universität Berlin)
    Between Pleasure and Immorality: Western Allies' Soldiers' Clubs in Germany as Sites of Encounters between Occupiers and the Occupied, 1945-1955
  • Jakob Schönhagen (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
    Weltflüchtlingspolitik 1950-1973

Research Seminar

April 25, 2018
  • Daniel Jütte (New York University)
    The Thirty Years' War at 400: A New Window on the Prague Defenestration (1618)

Research Seminar

April 11, 2018
  • ***Canceled Axel Jansen (GHI Washington)
    Challenging Knowledge: American Debates about Adult Stem Cells, 1998-2006
     

GHI Colloquium

March 08, 2018
  • Vincent Lagendijk (Maastricht University)
    From the American South to the Global South: The Tennessee Valley Authority in the 20th Century
  • Christina B. Matzen (University of Toronto)
    Imprisoned Women: Gender, Politics, and Criminology in Nazi, Communist, and Democratic Germanies

Research Seminar

February 21, 2018
  • Claudia Roesch (GHI Washington)
    Children by Choice - A Comparative History of the Planned Parenthood Federation of American and Pro Familia - the German Society for Marriage and Family

Research Seminar

February 07, 2018
  • Luca Scholz (Stanford University)
    Movement and the Geography of the State in the Old Reich

Research Seminar

January 24, 2018
  • Juliane Braun (Universität Bonn)
    Translating the Pacific: Imperial Imaginations, Nature Writing, and Early Modern Print Cultures

GHI Colloquium

January 18, 2018
  • Christoph Nitschke (Keble College, University of Oxford)
    The Panics of 1873 and U.S. Foreign Relations
  • Andrew Kless (University of Rochester)
    Infighting at the Front: Officers, Bureaucrats, and Politicians at war in German-occupied Russian Poland, 1914-1915

Research Seminar

January 10, 2018
  • Benjamin Fagan (Auburn University)
    Insurrectionary History: Time, Space, and Black Atlantic Revolution