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Digital History

GHI Director Simone Lässig gives presentation on Digital Humanities at Clarin-D Forum at the Hamburg Staatsbibliothek

The digital turn in historical research is an important yet controversial issue that is widely discussed within the field. The GHI is addressing…

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GHI PRO

GHI West: GHI Washington will open branch office at UC Berkeley in 2017

Partners of the GHI have long pointed out how much historical research in Germany and North America would profit from a GHI presence on North…

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History of Migration

Historikerverband journal VHD devotes whole issue to GHI conference "Wissen auf der Flucht"

On December 17, 2015, the GHI, together with the Historikerverband, the American Academy and the Max Weber Stiftung, hosted the Conference "Wissen auf…

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History of the Americas & Transatlantic History

GHI Research Fellow Mischa Honeck published a commentary on U.S. presidential election in Tagesspiegel

In an article in Tagesspiegel's Causa, Mischa Honeck considers the current divisions in U.S. society and questions whether it is even possible for…

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German/European & Jewish History

Fritz Stern, prominent academic and friend of the GHI, passes away at the age of 90

The GHI was saddened to learn of the death of Fritz Stern on May 18, 2016. An acclaimed historian and commentator, Stern was a preeminent participant…

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History of Migration

The GHI's panel discussion on the refugee crisis featured in the AHA Today blog

Dane Kennedy reviews the GHI's panel discussion "Learning from the Past? The Refugee Crisis in Historical Perspective” on historical dimensions of the…

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German/European & Jewish History

GHI launches second phase of cooperative project on the history of knowledge

GHI launches second phase of "Innovation through Tradition? Jewish Educational Media and Cultural Transformation in the Face of Modernity" a…

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German/European & Jewish History

GHI and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius to award Carl-Ludwig Holtfrerich with Helmut Schmidt-Prize in German-American Economic History

Washington, DC - Helmut Schmidt Prize Lecture on Dec. 10, 2015 at the German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington.

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History of Migration

GHI Research Fellow Mischa Honeck published an op-ed in the Süddeutsche Zeitung comparing the current refugee crisis to the asylum-seekers of 1848


GHI Welcomes Simone Lässig as New Director

Simone Lässig has taken up her appointment as the new director of the GHI on October 1, 2015. Lässig comes to the GHI from Braunschweig, where she…

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