Lectures

Events 2003

All lectures are open to the public. Please RSVP by email or phone (202.387.3355).

My Journey from Hamburg to Hollywood: A Peripatetic Youth

December 11, 2003
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2003 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Steven Muller (Johns Hopkins University)

“Time is a Violent Torrent”: Constructing and Reconstructing Rivers in Modern Germany

December 04, 2003
Keynote address at the conference Rivers in History
Speaker: David Blackbourn (Harvard University)

Freedom in American History

November 20, 2003
17th Annual Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Eric Foner (Columbia University), Comments: Jürgen Kocka, Social Science Research Center, Berlin

Memory – Morality - Guilt: Relegating Nazism to the Past in Postwar Germany

November 13, 2003
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2003 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Raphael Gross (Leo Baeck Institute, London)

Remembered Facts: Bohr und Heisenberg in Copenhagen

October 23, 2003
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2003 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Johannes Fried (University of Frankfurt)

Reflecting on the Past, Envisioning the Future: New Perspectives in German-Jewish Studies

October 16, 2003
First joint lecture of the Leo Baeck Institute, New York, and the German Historical Institute
Speaker: Liliane Weissberg (University of Pennsylvania)

Memory and Memories: The Art of Autobiography

October 09, 2003
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2003 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf (University of Münster)

Two Sides of History – Two Lives in Dialogue

October 02, 2003
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2003 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Georg and Wilma Iggers (State University of New York at Buffalo/Canisius College)

The Global Situation: A European Point of View

September 17, 2003
Gerd Bucerius Lecture
Speaker: Helmut Schmidt (former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1974 - 1982)

Germany’s America/America’s Germany: Americans and Germans Speak about the Nation

May 08, 2003
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2003 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Bess Rothenberg (Clemson University)

People on the Move: The Challenges of Migration in Transatlantic Perspective

May 05, 2003
Gerd Bucerius Lecture
Speaker: Rita Süßmuth (University of Göttingen, former President of the German Bundestag)

Characters and Contexts: (Mis-) Understanding Cultural Perceptions in the German-American Sphere

April 24, 2003
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2003 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Klaus Milich (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Transitional Justice after 1989: Is Germany So Different?

March 27, 2003
Speaker: A. James McAdams (University of Notre Dame)

Remodelling the Sachsenhausen Memorial Site

March 26, 2003
Winfried Meyer (Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten), Comments by Jeffrey Herf (University of Maryland, College Park)

The Language of the Victors: The Americanization of the German Language and German Identity after 1945

March 20, 2003
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2003 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Heidrun Kämper (German Language Institute, Mannheim)

The Watershed Decade: Americanization and Anti-Americanism in East and West Germany in the 1960s – A Prelude to Current Controversies

March 13, 2003
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2003 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Bernd Greiner (Institute for Social Research, Hamburg)

The Americanization of Europe: Fact or Fiction?

February 27, 2003
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2003 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Richard Kuisel (Georgetown University)

The German Discovery of America: A Review of the Controversy over Didrik Pining’s Voyage of Exploration in 1473 in the North Atlantic

February 25, 2003
Speaker: Thomas L. Hughes (GHI), Comments by A.J.R. Russell-Wood (Johns Hopkins University)