Lectures

Events 2005

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

"Kunst der Freiheit" or "Phänomen spätbürgerlicher Dekadenz"? The Art of Die Brücke in the Cold War

December 08, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Christian Saehrendt (Humboldt University, Berlin), In conjunction with the GHI's fall lecture series One Hundred Years of German Expressionism

Urban Nature and Human Design

December 01, 2005
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Anne Whiston Spirn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

19th Annual Lecture of the GHI

November 17, 2005
Speakers: Kenneth T. Jackson (Columbia University), Adelheid von Saldern (University of Hanover), Commentator: Adelheid von Saldern (University of Hannover)

Expressionism and the Third Reich

November 10, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Jonathan Petropoulos (Claremont McKenna College)

Franz Marc at the Lenbachhaus

November 03, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Annegret Hoberg (Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich)

American Presidents and the Germans, 1945-2005

November 02, 2005
Lecture at the Adams House, Harvard University
Speaker: Robert Gerald Livingston (German Historical Institute)

Künstlergruppe Brücke and the Public Sphere: The Formation of the Modern Woman Patron and Collector

October 27, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Shulamith Behr (Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London)

A Non-Male German Talent: Gabriele Münter’s Work Perceived through Wassily Kandinsky’s Eyes

October 06, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Reinhold Heller (University of Chicago)

From Impressionism to Expressionism:Harry Graf Kessler on Modern Art and its Public in Imperial Germany

September 19, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Laird Easton (California State University, Chico)
followed by a screening of "Harry Graf Kessler - der Mann der alle kannte" (2005) by Sabine Carbon (24pictures, Berlin)

German Expressionism: Nineteenth-Century Roots

September 08, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Fall 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Robert Rosenblum (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)

The Iconography of Victory: Reporting the American Occupation of Cologne

May 19, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Eberhard Illner (Historical Archive of the City of Cologne)

Victors' Justice?The Nuremberg Trial and the Invention of International Crime

April 25, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Richard Overy (University of Exeter)

Confronting the End: Reflections on Nazi Leaders in 1945

April 21, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Peter Longerich (Royal Holloway, University of London)

General of the Lustwaffe: Beate Uhse and Germans' Experience of Sexuality over 1945

March 31, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Elizabeth Heineman (University of Iowa)

Play in Destruction: War Children in Nazi Germany

March 17, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Nicholas Stargardt (Magdalen College, Oxford University)

Performing the World: Reality and Representation in the Making of World Histor(ies)

March 03, 2005
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Arif Dirlik (University of Oregon)

Auschwitz: The Liberation of the Camp and the End of the German Musterstadt

February 24, 2005
Lecture at the GHI (Spring 2005 Lecture Series)
Speaker: Sybille Steinbacher (Ruhr University Bochum/Harvard University)