Lectures

Events 2017

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

Writing in Stressful Times: The Anxieties of Authorship During the Reformation

December 07, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Ann Blair (Harvard University)

What Kind of Intelligence Calculates? Prodigies, Drudges, and Machines, 1750-1950

November 09, 2017
31st Annual Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)

Remembering and Forgetting the Reformation, 1517-2017

November 02, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jesse Spohnholz (Washington State University)

The Knowledge of/about Migrants: Preconceptions, Misconceptions, Limits

November 01, 2017
Lecture at Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at UC Berkeley
Speaker: Armin Nassehi (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München); moderator: Julie Weise (University of Oregon)

Frontiers of Digital History: Citizen Scholars, New Knowledge, and Public Debate

October 26, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Patrick Manning (University of Pittsburgh)

Conscience, Authority, and the Right of Resistance: How Religious Choice Framed the Individual and the State System

October 19, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Thomas Maissen (Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris)

The German Historical Institute at 30: The Founding of a Historical Institute at the Intersection of Scholarship and Politics

October 12, 2017
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Panelists: Doris Bergen (University of Toronto), Jacob Eder (Friedrich Schiller University Jena), Scott Krause (ZZF Potsdam & UNC Chapel Hill), Hartmut Lehmann (Founding Director of the GHI). Moderated by Richard F. Wetzell (GHI)

Willy Brandt: Life of a Statesman

October 04, 2017
Lecture at the Middle East Institute
In collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung; lecture by Hélène Miard-Delacroix (Paris-Sorbonne University); comment by Andrew Demshuk (American University); moderated by Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center)

Funny Numbers: Unruly Outcomes of Data-Driven Management

June 01, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Theodore M. Porter (UCLA)

Colonial Germans and Slavery on the Eve of the American Revolution: The Case of Ebenezer

May 18, 2017
Eighth Gerald Feldman Memorial Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: James Van Horn Melton (Emory University)

Springs Eternal: Youth, Age, and Global Histories of Rejuvenation

May 11, 2017
Keynote Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: David M. Pomfret (University of Hong Kong)

The Rise of the Digital Society: Computers in Socialist and Democratic Cold War Germany

May 04, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Frank Bösch (Universität Potsdam)

The Luther Decade and Reformation Quincentenary: A First Assessment

April 20, 2017
Lecture at GHI West
Speaker: Hartmut Lehmann

Dial-up: A Grassroots History of Social Media

April 20, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Kevin Driscoll (University of Virginia)

Inclusion, Exclusion, and Computer Technology

April 06, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Elizabeth Petrick (New Jersey Institute of Technology)

A Social History of the Computer Revolution

March 23, 2017
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Nathan Ensmenger (Indiana University)

Germany as an Immigration Country: Labor Migration and the Refugee Influx

February 28, 2017
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Cornelia Schu, Managing Director of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR) and Director of the Expert Council’s Research Unit

Mapping Entanglements: Missionary Knowledge in Colonial Times

February 10, 2017
Keynote Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Rebekka Habermas (Universität Göttingen)