Publications

The GHI’s publishing program aims to provide an international platform for the work of German researchers and a vehicle for transatlantic scholarly exchange.


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The GHI’s print and digital publishing program serves the goals of advancing research, supporting scholars, and building networks.

 

The German Historical Institute publishes a twice-yearly journal, the Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, along with three book series: Publications of the German Historical Institute, Transatlantische Historische Studien, and Studies in German History. In addition, the Institute also publishes three blogs: History of Knowledge, Migrant Knowledge, and href.

 

The Bulletin of the German Historical Institute spotlights GHI-supported research and reports on the GHI’s scholarly activities. The Bulletin also provides information on upcoming events and fellowship opportunities.

 

The GHI publishes three book series, each with its own focus and profile: Publications of the German Historical Institute (in collaboration with Cambridge University Press), Transatlantische Historische Studien(in collaboration with Franz Steiner Verlag); Studies in German History (in collaboration with Berghahn Books). All three series include works based on GHI-supported research or GHI-organized conferences. Reflecting its commitment to support the work of historians in the early stages of their careers, the GHI also publishes first books and Habilitationsschriften in its core research fields and thematic concentrations by scholars without prior GHI affiliation.

 

The GHI’s digital publications – the blogs History of Knowledge, href, and Migrant Knowledge – provide  venues for scholarly exchange and are the cornerstones of rapidly expanding international research networks. History of Knowledge was established in 2016 in connection with the GHI’s thematic concentration in the history of knowledge. Href, launched in 2018, is dedicated to the use of digitized primary source materials in studying, teaching, and researching German and global history. Migrant Knowledge, created in 2019, is a platform for the interdisciplinary “Migrant Knowledge” research initiative spearheaded by the GHI’s Pacific Regional Office.

Latest Publications


Michael Weaver

Political Friendship: Liberal Notables, Networks, and the Pursuit of the German Nation State, 1848-1866

Studies in German History. Vol. 29. New York: Berghahn Books, 2024.

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Bulletin 72 (Fall 2023)

Forum: The German Treatment of Soviet Prisoners of War During The Second World War

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Adam Bisno

Big Business and the Crisis of German Democracy: Liberalism and the Grand Hotels of Berlin, 1875–1933

Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge University Press, 2023.

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Bulletin of the GHI


Bulletin 72 (Fall 2023)

Forum: The German Treatment of Soviet Prisoners of War During The Second World War

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Bulletin 70 (Fall 2022)

Forum: Rethinking Cross-Border Connections

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Bulletin 69 (Fall 2021 & Spring 2022)

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Publications of the German Historical Institute

Cambridge University Press


Adam Bisno

Big Business and the Crisis of German Democracy: Liberalism and the Grand Hotels of Berlin, 1875–1933

Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge University Press, 2023.

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Moritz Föllmer and Pamela E. Swett, eds.

Reshaping Capitalism in Weimar and Nazi Germany

Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge University Press, 2022.

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Jan C. Jansen & Simone Lässig, eds.

Refugee Crises, 1945-2000: Political and Societal Responses in International Comparison

Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge University Press, 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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Transatlantische Historische Studien

Franz Steiner Verlag


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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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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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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Sophia Dafinger

Die Lehren des Luftkriegs: Sozialwissenschaftliche Expertise in den USA vom Zweiten Weltkrieg bis Vietnam

Transatlantische Historische Studien. Band 59. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2020.

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Studies in German History

Berghahn Books


Michael Weaver

Political Friendship: Liberal Notables, Networks, and the Pursuit of the German Nation State, 1848-1866

Studies in German History. Vol. 29. New York: Berghahn Books, 2024.

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Timon de Groot

Citizens into Dishonored Felons: Felony Disenfranchisement, Honor, and Rehabilitation in Germany, 1806-1933

Studies in German History. Vol. 28. New York: Berghahn Books, 2023.

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Ilko-Sascha Kowalczuk

End Game: The 1989 Revolution in East Germany

Studies in German History. Vol. 26. New York: Berghahn Books, 2022.

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Andrew Kloiber

Brewing Socialism: Coffee, East Germans, and Twentieth-Century Globalization

Studies in German History. Vol. 27. New York: Berghahn Books, 2022.

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GHI Blogs


The GHI publishes several blogs to provide a different forum for new academic research fields to connect with new audiences. The blogs take advantage of the GHI’s professional editing capacity to help disseminate “work-in-progress.” 

Explore GHI Blogs


Feb 15, 2024

Hannah-Lea Wasserfuhr

For the Love of Bread and Barches – The Very German-Jewish Challah Knife

That Germans love bread seems to be one stereotype that is largely accurate. Given Germany’s rich baking culture, it is perhaps not surprising that it also has a long tradition of producing challot,…

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Feb 06, 2024

Ediz Hazır

Cultural Crossroads: The Assumptionists and Their Transnational Exchange in the Ottoman Orient

Describes the Assumptionist and Oblate missions as part of the Mission d'Orient in the Ottoman Empire, focusing on them as a cultural bridge that fostered the exchange of knowledge between East and We…

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Jan 24, 2024

Call for Proposals: Online Source Portal ‘History of the German-Jewish Diaspora’

Call for proposals from the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies for an online source portal called "History of the German-Jewish Diaspora" The post Call for Proposals: Online Source P…

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Jan 24, 2024

historyofknowledgeblogeditor

Call for Proposals to Online Source Portal ‘History of the German-Jewish Diaspora’

For a German version of this call, please visit Geschichte der deutsch-jüdischen Diaspora . Deadline: January 31, 2024. The Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies is seeking authors for…

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Jan 16, 2024

CfP: Mapping German Film Exile: A Transnational Perspective

CfP for Mapping German Film Exile: A Transnational Perspective The post CfP: Mapping German Film Exile: A Transnational Perspective first appeared in Migrant Knowledge. …

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Jan 12, 2024

hannahvoss

Women’s and Gender History in the Digital Age: The “Helene-Lange-Archiv” and its Potential for Historical Research and Education

Editorial note: Hannah Voß has finished her undergraduate degree in History and English and American Studies at the University of Münster and is currently in the last semester of completing her mast…

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Jan 11, 2024

Luca Sciortino

Styles of Reasoning and the History of Knowledge

We have many different cognitive abilities, and human history runs on many paths. Not surprisingly, there are many ways to conduct scientific research. … These are distinct styles of reasoning, each…

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Dec 15, 2023

Simon Krahé

Reflections on the Process of Network Analysis Dataset Creation Using Line Content Classification with Python

By Simon Krahé Editorial note: Simon Krahé is finishing his undergraduate studies in English and American Studies, History and Computer Science at the University of Wuppertal. He will use network an…

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Nov 13, 2023

Charis Marantzidou

Shared Spaces of Knowledge: Russian Exiles and the V. P. Kuzmina Gymnasium in Interwar Bulgaria

In 1924, a private gymnasium opened its gates, welcoming children of Russian exiles to the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. The founder of the school, Varvara Pavlova Kuzmina, a teacher from St. Petersburg…

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Nov 08, 2023

Jan Siegemund

Rumors in Transition: Uncertain Information in the Premodern Culture of News

“Flying Tales” of War Sometime in early 1523, the merchant Matthias Mulich (†1528) received a letter from his servant Matthias Scharpenberch. Mulich usually lived and worked in the Hanseatic cit…

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Aug 25, 2023

linuslanfermannbaumann

The U.S. in the (Digital) World: Working with the Foreign Relations of the United States Series in 2023

By Linus Lanfermann-Baumann Editorial note: Having finished his undergraduate studies in History and English at Göttingen University, Linus Lanfermann-Baumann is in the final phase of his master’s …

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Jul 12, 2023

maximiliengudenburg

Navigating the Challenges of OCR-based Research in the Arabic Script and Language

By Maximilien Gudenburg Editorial note: Maximilien Gudenburg is a student of Global History (M.A.) at the University of Heidelberg, with a special emphasis on American and German history. Before comin…

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