History of the Americas & Transatlantic History

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.

Photo Credit: Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, 1995. © Nam June Paik Estate, SAAM

Team


Albert Manke

Research Fellow, GHI PRO
Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington
Institute of European Studies | University of California, Berkeley | 249 Moses Hall | Berkeley, CA 94720-2316
Phone +1.510.643-4558

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Projects


German Heritage in Letters

German Heritage in Letters is a project to create a digital collection of German-language correspondence currently held in private hands, by archives, by special collection libraries, museums, and other institutions.

Events & Conferences


Oct 12, 2020

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI PRO at UC Berkeley | Conveners: Christiane Reinecke (Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, Osnabrück) and Andrea Westermann (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley)

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Nov 16, 2020

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)

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Apr 22, 2021

Migration and Racism in the United States and Germany in the Twentieth Century

Workshop at GHI Washington | Conveners: Maria Alexopoulou (University of Mannheim), Elisabeth Engel (GHI Washington)

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Publications


Andrea Westermann & Onur Erdur, eds.

Histories of Migrant Knowledge: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

Bulletin Supplement 15 (2020)

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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.

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Paul Lerner & Joes Segal, eds.

Alternative Realities: Utopian Thought in Times of Political Rupture

Bulletin Supplement 14 (2019)

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Bulletin 65 (Fall 2019)

Forum: The Weimar Republic Reconsidered

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Anne C. Schenderlein

Germany on their Minds: German Jewish Refugees in the United States and Their Relationships with Germany, 1938–1988

Studies in German History. Vol. 25. New York: Berghahn Books, 2020.

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Jan C. Jansen, Jessica Harland-Jacobs & Elizabeth Mancke, eds.

The Fraternal Atlantic, 1770–1930

Special Issue, Atlantic Studies: Global Currents 16.3 (2019)

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Jan Logemann, Gary Cross & Ingo Köhler, eds

Consumer Engineering, 1920s–1970s: Marketing between Expert Planning and Consumer Responsiveness

Worlds of Consumption. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2019.

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Latest News


Fellowship

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: October 1, 2020 | The GHI awards short-term fellowships to European and North American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars to…

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Opportunities

Intern at the German Historical Institute

Deadline: June 1, 2020 | The GHI Internship Program gives students of history, political science, public relations, and public administration at…

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Fellowship

GHI Fellowships at the Horner Library

Deadline: March 1, 2020 | Together with the German Society of Pennsylvania, the GHI sponsors two to four fellowships of up to four weeks for research…

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Event Report

Maritime Missions: Religion, Ethnography and Empires in the Long Eighteenth Century

Conference report by Jenna M. Gibbs (GHI / Florida International University) and Sünne Juterczenka (GHI / University of Göttingen)

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History of the Americas & Transatlantic History

German Historical Institute and Franz Steiner Publishing House Honor Outstanding Research on Transatlantic Relations in Times of Isolationism

The German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington and the Franz Steiner Verlag in Stuttgart awarded the Franz Steiner Prize 2019 to Dr. Elisabeth…

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