Lectures

Events 2004

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

Pathological Modernity? Psychiatry and Social Problems in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Germany

December 09, 2004
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2004 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Paul Lerner (University of Southern California)

The Forgotten Past: Other Cultures of Science and Technology in German History

December 02, 2004
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2004 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University)

Europeanizing German History

November 18, 2004
18th Annual Lecture of the GHI
Speaker: Ute Frevert (Yale University), Commentator: David Blackbourn (Harvard University)

Otto Hahn: Responsibility and Repression

November 11, 2004
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2004 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Mark Walker, Union College

The German Idea of Natural Science: Heidegger, Habermas, Heisenberg

October 28, 2004
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2004 Lecture Series)
Cathryn Carson (University of California, Berkeley)

Happening With a Royal Touch: John F. Kennedy and the Germans

October 22, 2004
Lecture at the Adams House, Cambridge, MA
Speaker: Andreas Daum (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

The Fate of Washington's Red Brick City

September 30, 2004
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Richard Longstreth (George Washington University)
This event is part of the conference Adolf Cluss, the World, and Washington

Fifth Gerd Bucerius Lecture

September 27, 2004
The Closest of Strangers: German-American Relations in Historical Perspective
Speaker: W. Michael Blumenthal

Engineering and Cultural Crises: Germany and America

September 23, 2004
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2004 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Thomas P. Hughes (University of Pennsylvania)

Lost Files - How the Equivalent of 100,000 Typewritten Pages Disappeared from the Servers of the German Chancellory in 1998 and Who Might Have Deleted This Data: A Political Adventure Story - Or a Tale of Transition

September 09, 2004
Keynote Lecture, Presidential Libraries Conference
Speaker: Michael Naumann (DIE ZEIT, Hamburg)

The Past in Trust for the Future: The Presidential Library System

September 08, 2004
Keynote Lecture, Presidential Libraries Conference
Speaker: David Eisenhower (University of Pennsylvania)

Towards World Science? Humboldtian Science, World Concepts, and Transregional Studies

June 03, 2004
Lecture in collaboration with the University of Buffalo (SUNY), and the Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, at the GHI
Speaker: Ottmar Ette (University of Potsdam)

At the Movies: Film Audiences in the “Third Reich”

May 17, 2004
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2004 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Sabine Hake, University of Pittsburgh, followed by the screening of: Request Concert (Wunschkonzert)

How the West Was Sold: Karl May's America and the German Cinema

May 03, 2004
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2004 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Christoph Strupp (German Historical Institute, Washington), followed by the screening of: Apache Gold (Winnetou I)

Cannibalizing History: Recastings of the European-Indigenous Encounter in Brazil

April 19, 2004
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2004 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Piers Armstrong (Dartmouth College), followed by the Screening of: Hans Staden

A New History of the German People

April 14, 2004
Lecture and discussion in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, Washington DC, at the Goethe-Institut
Speaker: Steven Ozment (Harvard University)

Hollywood’s Great War and Weimar Germany

April 05, 2004
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2004 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Thomas Saunders (University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada), followed by the screening of: What Price Glory?

Heimat, Heritage, and the Histories of German Cinema

March 22, 2004
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2004 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Johannes von Moltke (University of Michigan), followed by the screening of: Jewboy Levi (Viehjud Levi)