From an initial focus on North American history and the history of the transatlantic relations, the GHI has broadened the scope of its core research agenda to encompass the Americas as a whole. Its long engagement with the histories of the United States, Canada, and North American-European ties is the point of departure for its new initiatives in the history of the Americas. GHI-supported projects are exploring the myriad entanglements linking the societies of North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean to each other and societies across the globe. The interconnections of the Atlantic and Pacific worlds are focal point of the research program of the GHI’s Pacific Regional Office in Berkeley.
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Oct 12, 2021
Historicizing the Refugee Experience, 17th - 21st Centuries
First Annual International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies at the KWI in Essen | Organized by The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), the German Historical Institute in Washington (GHI) and the National History Center of the American Historical Association (NHC), in cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Center for Integration and Migration Research (InZentIM), the Institute for the Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) and the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21)Read on
Oct 18, 2021
Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives
Fifth Annual Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley | Conveners: Franziska Exeler (Department of History, Free University Berlin; Centre for History and Economics, University of Cambridge) and Sören Urbansky (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley)Read on
Nov 15, 2021
Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers
Annual Academic and Policy Symposium: Innovation through Migration at GHI PRO | Conveners: Ulf Brunnbauer (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies & Regensburg University) and Andrea Westermann (GHI PRO)Read on
Nov 03, 2022
German Migrants and Migrating Knowledge in Latin American History
Conference at GHI Washington | Conveners: Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Mario Peters (GHI Washington), H. Glenn Penny (University of Iowa), Stefan Rinke (Freie Universität Berlin)Read on
Selling Weimar: German Public Diplomacy and the United States, 1918–1933
Transatlantische Historische Studien. Band 60. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2021.Read on
Bulletin 67 (Fall 2020)
Forum: New Research in Transatlantic HistoryRead on
Die Lehren des Luftkriegs: Sozialwissenschaftliche Expertise in den USA vom Zweiten Weltkrieg bis Vietnam
Transatlantische Historische Studien. Band 59. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2020.Read on
Bulletin 66 (Spring 2020)Read on
Andrea Westermann & Onur Erdur, eds.
Histories of Migrant Knowledge: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives
Bulletin Supplement 15 (2020)Read on
John P.R. Eicher
Exiled Among Nations: German and Mennonite Mythologies in a Transnational Age
Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge University Press, 2020.Read on
Paul Lerner & Joes Segal, eds.
Alternative Realities: Utopian Thought in Times of Political Rupture
Bulletin Supplement 14 (2019)Read on
Bulletin 65 (Fall 2019)
Forum: The Weimar Republic ReconsideredRead on