Lectures

Events 2018

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

Twenty-Seventh Annual Symposium of the Friends of the German Historical Institute

November 09, 2018
Presentation of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize at the GHI

A Different Sort of Neoliberalism? Making Sense of German History Since the 1970s

November 08, 2018
32nd Annual Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Paul Nolte (Freie Universität Berlin), Comment: Lisa McGirr (Harvard University)

What is in a Category? Telling Economic Migrants & Political Refugees Apart

October 17, 2018
Lecture at the Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Speaker: David Miliband (International Rescue Committee)

Performing Germanness: Laughter and Violence in Nazi Germany

October 11, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at University of British Columbia, Vancouver (1197 Buchanan Tower)
Speaker: Martina Kessel (Bielefeld University)

Performing Germanness: Laughter and Violence in Nazi Germany

October 09, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at GHI West, 180 Does Library, University of California, Berkeley
Speaker: Martina Kessel (Bielefeld University)

Environmental Change and Migration in Historical Perspective

October 04, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at University of Colorado, Boulder
Speaker: Uwe Lübken (LMU Munich)

How Natural are Natural Disasters?

October 04, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at University of Colorado, Boulder
Speaker: Uwe Lübken (LMU Munich)

Performing Germanness: Laughter and Violence in Nazi Germany

October 03, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles (Social Sciences Building (SOS) 250; sponsored by the Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies and co-sponsored by the Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the Shoah Foundation
Speaker: Martina Kessel (Bielefeld University)

Performing Germanness: Laughter and Violence in Nazi Germany

October 02, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at University of California, Los Angeles (6275 Bunche Hall)
Speaker: Martina Kessel (Bielefeld University)

Environmental Change and Migration in Historical Perspective

October 02, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at GHI West, 201 Moses Hall (University of California, Berkeley)
Speaker: Uwe Lübken (LMU Munich)

How Natural are Natural Disasters?

September 25, 2018
Gerda Henkel Lecture at University of British Columbia, Vancouver (1197 Buchanan Tower)
Speaker: Uwe Lübken (LMU Munich)

Copyright and Intellectual Property: Why Is Academia Reluctant to Embrace Open-Access Scholarship?

June 14, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Peter Baldwin (University of California, Los Angeles)

Hip-Hop Aesthetics: Theft, Borrowing, or Artistic Practice?

May 24, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Justin Williams (University of Bristol)

Global Transformations of Time in the Nineteenth Century

May 10, 2018
9th Gerald Feldman Memorial Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)

Japanese Industrial Espionage, American Decline, and the Political Economy of Knowledge in the 1980s

May 03, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Mario Daniels (Georgetown University)

Consuming Temples on Both Sides of the Atlantic: German-speaking Jews from the Department Store to the Mall

April 24, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Paul Lerner (USC)

Making Immigrant Knowledge from Collective Memories: Watching the Process Unfold in Spain

April 20, 2018
Lecture at GHI West, University of California Berkeley, Geballe Room (220 Stephens Hall)
Speaker: Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Brown University

Mondrian's Dress: Copying (and) the Couture Copy

April 19, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Nancy Troy (Stanford University)

Post-Nazi Germany and the Myth of American Influence

April 17, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Noah B. Strote (North Carolina State University)

Karl Marx and the History of Capitalism

April 12, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jürgen Kocka (WZB/Berlin Social Science Center)

War in the Nazi Imagination

April 11, 2018
Lecture at Georgetown University, Healy Hall 104
Richard Evans (University of Cambridge)

Trust as Violence: The Politics of Film and the Militarization of Male Sexuality in National Socialism

March 22, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Anja Laukötter (Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin)

Overburdened Peace: Competing Visions of World Order in 1918/19

March 22, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jörn Leonhard (University of Freiburg)

Transboundary Natures: The Consequences of the Iron Curtain for Landscape

March 13, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Astrid M. Eckert (Emory University)

The End of Gold? Monetary Metals Studied at the Planetary and Human Scale During the Classical Gold Standard Era

March 06, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Andrea Westermann, GHI West Research Fellow and Head of Office

Place, People, and Power in City Building in Postwar America

March 01, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Lizabeth Coehen (Harvard University)

Small States and Secondary Actors in the Cold War: Entanglements Between Europe and Latin America

February 21, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Albert Manke (GHI West Tandem Fellow; Senior researcher at the Center for Inter-American Studies at Bielefeld University)

Climate Change, Climate Change Refugees, and Public Art

February 20, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Christina Gerhardt (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)

Sorbian/Wendish Cultural Revival in the Age of Globalization

February 01, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Hélène Yèche (University of Poitiers)

Immigration of European Highly Skilled Workers to Germany: Intra-EU Brain Circulation or Brain Drain/Gain?

January 25, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley)
Speaker: Céline Teney, University of Bremen