Accounts of Recent Conferences Sponsored or Co-Sponsored by the Institute

  • "Germany and the West in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Part 1: Transatlantic Relationships." Lübeck, November 18-21, 1992. Conveners: Michael Salewski and Hartmut Lehmann.
  • "Begriffsgeschichte." Washington, D.C., December 18, 1992. Conveners: Hartmut Lehmann and Melvin Richter.
  • "The Growth of Aggressive Nationalism: Foreigners and Anti-Foreigner Attitudes in Germany." Washington, D.C., February 5, 1993. Conveners: Hartmut Keil andDietmar Schirmer.

Research in Progress at the Institute

  • "'The Consent of the Governed': Studies in the History of Suffrage and Disfranchisement in the United States." (Manfred Berg)
  • "Exploitation by Integration: Intellectual Reparations or Scientific Transfer? The Use of German Technology and Scientists by the Allied Forces after 1945 in Electronics, Optics, and Precision Mechanics." (Matthias Judt)
  • "German Immigrants and African Americans in Mid-NineteenthCentury America: A Study in Group Interaction." (Hartmut Keil)
  • "The Meaning of Political Institutions: Political Culture and Institutional
  • Configurations in Germany and the United States." (Dietmar Schirmer)
  • "Emigration from Thuringia to the United States in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century." (Ulrike Skorsetz)
  • "A Social History of Household Trash in the United States." (Susan Strasser)
  • "The Edition of the Diaries of David Zeisberger." (Carola Wessel)