Programs

The GHI’s Pacific Regional Office help coordinate programs in in the GHI’s core research fields along with its program on the history of migrant knowledge. The overarching goal of the Pacific Regional Office’s diverse activities is to support innovative research and to facilitate cooperation and exchange between German and North American scholars. To achieve this, the Pacific Regional Office organizes conferences, workshops, and seminars, and hosts several fellowship programs. Like the GHI’s head office in Washington, the Pacific Regional Office supplements its scholarly offerings with an active public-outreach program.

Current Programs on Migrant Knowledge

  • Young Scholars Forum for German and North American scholars
  • Binantional Postdoctoral Tandem Fellowships (9 months)
  • Senior Scholars Visiting Fellowship Program (1-3 months)
  • Practitioners in Residence Program (1-3 months)
  • Annual Policy Symposium on different themes

Current programs on regional topics of the GHI

  • Gerda Henkel Lecture Tours of established German historians with any thematic or epochal focus (4-5 lectures and/or master classes at several West Coast universities)
  • Academic conferences, lectures, and other public events to facilitate scholarly networking as well as disseminate research to a larger audience
  • Programs for German scholars with a focus on Pacific and Latin American history

In conjunction with its fellowship program, the Pacific Regional Office can offer short-term affiliation to a limited number of postdoctoral and senior guest researchers who have their own funding. In exceptional cases, doctoral students in advanced stages of their dissertation research will also be consider. For application information, write to Heike Friedman (Program officer): friedman@ghi-dc.org