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


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


Feb 15, 2023

Research Seminar (Hybrid)

Phil Tiemeyer (Kansas State University)

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Apr 17, 2023

Knowledge Production in Displacement and Forced Migration

Workshop at the University of California, Santa Barbara | Conveners: Joshua Donovan (GHI Washington | Pacific Office), Vitalij Fastovskij (GHI Washington | Pacific Office), and Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky (University of California, Santa Barbara)

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May 03, 2023

Research Seminar (Hybrid)

Jana Weiß (University of Texas in Austin)

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Jul 04, 2023

Historicizing the Refugee Experience, 17th–21st Centuries

Third Annual International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies Duisburg | Organized by the University of Duisburg‐Essen (UDE), the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) and the American Historical Association (AHA), in cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Center for Integration and Migration Research (InZentIM), the Institute for the Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) and the Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21)

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Sep 18, 2023

Bucerius Young Scholars Forum Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

Seventh Annual Bucerius Young Scholars Forum | Pacific Office of the GHI in Berkeley & Sitka, AK | Conveners: Sören Urbansky and Nino Vallen (both Pacific Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley)

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Publications


Bulletin 70 (Fall 2022)

Forum: Rethinking Cross-Border Connections

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Anna Corsten

Unbequeme Erinnerer: Emigrierte Historiker in der westdeutschen und US-amerikanischen NS- und Holocaust-Forschung, 1945–1998

Transatlantische Historische Studien. Band 62. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2022.

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Bulletin 69 (Fall 2021 & Spring 2022)

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Patrick Gaul

Ideale und Interessen: Die mitteleuropäische Wirtschaft im Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg

Transatlantische Historische Studien. Band 61. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2021.

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Simone Lässig, ed.

Digital History

Special Issue, Geschichte und Gesellschaft 47.1 (2021)

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Elisabeth Piller

Selling Weimar: German Public Diplomacy and the United States, 1918–1933

Transatlantische Historische Studien. Band 60. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2021.

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Bulletin 67 (Fall 2020)

Forum: New Research in Transatlantic History

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Latest News


Call for Papers

Bucerius Young Scholars Forum Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

Deadline: March 15, 2023 | Seventh Annual Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at the Pacific Office of the GHI in Berkeley & Sitka, AK

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New Publication

Fall 2022 Bulletin (70) issue published and available for download

The latest issue of the Bulletin is now available online for download as well as in print.

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Opportunities

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (w/m/d) mit einem Schwerpunkt in Nordamerikanischer Geschichte

Deadline: Jan. 22, 2023 | The GHI Washington is hiring a research fellow in North American history (w/m/d).

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Fellowship

Visiting Fellowships at the GHI

Deadline: December 1, 2022 | The GHI is now accepting applications for its 2022-2023 visiting fellow program for European and North American scholars…

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Video

Watch recording of our event "Guaranteed Income as Economic Justice"

If you were unable to watch our event "When Democracy Died in Darkness: German-Jewish Responses to Hitler’s Rise" live, it is now available on our…

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