Lectures

Events 2012

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

The End of the Social-Democratic Era? Crisis in the Conceptualization of Social Justice in the 1970s and 1980s

December 06, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Martin Geyer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

The Straits of Europe: History at the Margins of a Continent

November 08, 2012
26th Annual Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Johannes Paulman (Universität Mainz)

The Secret of Greatness: Frederick II of Prussia

November 01, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jürgen Luh

Parallels, Networks, and Convergences: Women and Social Justice in Transnational Perspective

October 25, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sonya Michel (University of Maryland)

Markets, States, and Social Justice in the Era of High Industrial Capitalism: Contrasts and Connections across the Atlantic

October 11, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Daniel Rodgers (Princeton University)

German Unification Symposium/Hertie Lecture: 1989 - New Lives, New Truisms

October 03, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Ingo Schulze

Transnationalism, Entrepreneurship, and Development

September 13, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Alejandro Portes (Princeton University)

The Idea of Social Justice, Genuine or Spurious?

September 06, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Wilfried Hinsch (Universität zu Köln)

American Campaign Mobilization in the Age of New Media

May 31, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Kate Kenski (University of Arizona)

Mobilizing the Nineteenth-Century American Electorate: The Elections of 1828 and 1840

May 22, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Michael Holt (University of Virginia)

Colonialism as Counterrevolution: Rethinking the Pre-colonial

May 21, 2012
University of California, San Diego
Speaker: Andrew Zimmerman (George Washington University) Commentator: Rebecca Plant (UC San Diego)

The GHI at 25: A Celebration

May 17, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
David Blackbourn (Harvard University)

Hard on the Eyes: A Photographer and His Subject

May 07, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Werner Sollors (Harvard University)

Global Empire and Naval Ambitions in Wilhelmine Germany

May 07, 2012
University of California, Irvine
Speaker: Dirk Bönker (Duke University) Commentator: Edward Dickinson (UC Davis)

Americanizing the Electoral Process? Elections in the Federal Republic of Germany

May 03, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Frank Bösch (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam)

Gerald D. Feldman Memorial Lecture

April 26, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Gerhard A. Ritter

Race War and Cultural Genocide in German Southwest Africa

April 23, 2012
University of California, Irvine
Speaker: Jürgen Zimmerer (Universität Hamburg) Commentator: Robert Moeller (UC Irvine)

Voters Without Democracy: Elections in Imperial Germany

April 12, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: James Retallack (University of Toronto)

Which Way to Expand? And How? Imperial Rivalries in the ‘Third Reich'

April 09, 2012
University of California, San Diego
Speaker: Dirk van Laak (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen) Commentator: Uta Poiger (Northeastern University)

Youth Makes History

March 23, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Akira Iriye (Harvard University)

In the Wake of Empire: German Missionaries in China and the Consequences of Failure

March 05, 2012
University of California, Irvine
Speaker: Albert Wu (University of California, Berkeley), Commentator: Quitao Guo (UC Irvine)

A Forerunner of German Colonialism? Karl F.A. Gützlaff and the Project of Transnational Imperialism in China, 1827-1851

February 13, 2012
University of California, Irvine
Speaker: Thoralf Klein (Loughborough University), Commentator: Jeff Wasserstrom (UC Irvine)

Does the German Colonial Empire Strike Back? The Afterlives of German Colonialism

January 26, 2012
Lecture and Panel Discussion at the GHI
Speaker: Andreas Eckert (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Panelists: Martin Andjaba (Embassy of Namibia), Hartmut Berghoff (GHI), and Cyprian Fisiy (World Bank)

Germany and Genocide in Africa and Anatolia: Creating the Color Line and the National Line

January 12, 2012
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Eric Weitz (University of Minnesota)