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


Jan C. Jansen & Kirsten McKenzie, eds.

Mobility and Coercion in an Age of Wars and Revolutions

Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge University Press, 2024.

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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


Jan C. Jansen & Kirsten McKenzie, eds.

Mobility and Coercion in an Age of Wars and Revolutions

Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge University Press, 2024.

Read on

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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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.” 

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Jul 05, 2024

historyofknowledgeblogeditor

Knowledge Notes

Occasional notes on calls, events, publications, and more that caught our attention. Please email us your own items. Grants Gerda Henkel Tandem Fellowships for the Global History of Ideas (Forschungsz…

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Jul 02, 2024

Vanessa Tissen

Hätte ich das mal eher gewusst … mit Vanessa Tissen

Was Historiker:innen und historisch Arbeitende ihrem jüngeren Ich raten würden Kannst Du in drei Sätzen Dein Projekt vorstellen und sagen, was speziell der digitale Anteil daran war? Das Deutsche H…

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Jun 18, 2024

Laura Stielike

The Politics of Knowledge Production in Migration Studies

Presents the arguments from Stielike's longer German work on the politics of knowledge production in Migration Studies, examining 3 distinct types of migration research. The post The Politics of Knowl…

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Jun 17, 2024

Alwin J. Cubasch

Floating Food/Filming Knowledge: Creating Food Knowledge above the Clouds

Parabolic Dining On February 11, 1971, NASA food experts from Houston’s Manned Spacecraft Center climbed aboard a KC-135 plane to undergo short periods of near weightlessness.1 The KC-135 was unique…

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Jun 12, 2024

Jonathan Baum

Anpassung der Zotero Gruppenbibliografie “Data Literacy”

Von Jonathan Baum Editorial note:  With the participation of the GHI Washington in the NFDI 4Memory Consortium, an initiative dedicated to the creation of a long-term and sustainable research data in…

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May 31, 2024

Christiane Weber

Hätte ich das mal eher gewusst … mit Friederike Schmidt

Was Historiker:innen und historisch Arbeitende ihrem jüngeren Ich raten würden Friederike Schmidt hat die Fragen beantwortet Kannst Du in drei Sätzen Dein Projekt vorstellen und sagen, was speziell…

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May 30, 2024

Aiden Maliskas and Mark McShane

Wurstfest: A Culinary, Cultural, and Economic Masterpiece

Looks at the ethnic, cultural, and economic factors that drove the development of Wurstfest, one of the biggest German ethnic festivals in the United States. The post Wurstfest: A Culinary, Cultural, …

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May 29, 2024

#MigKnow Notes 19

Roundup of calls for papers, submissions, conference reports, new publications relevant to Migrant Knowledge. The post #MigKnow Notes 19 first appeared in Migrant Knowledge. …

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May 28, 2024

Alexej Lochmatow

Virtues as a Lens: Exploring Science, Scholarship, and Politics under Soviet Domination

Why Virtues? The concept of “virtue” has a long and controversial history. Aristotle supposed that virtue could make an individual know what is a “good thing to do.” Machiavelli highlighted th…

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May 16, 2024

Rodolfo Alvarez and Aubrey Hernandez

Exploring Texas German Foodways

Examines the ways that German immigrants to Texas adjusted and adapted their foodways to the foods available and affordable in their new home. The post Exploring Texas German Foodways first appeared i…

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Apr 30, 2024

Christiane Weber

Hätte ich das mal eher gewusst … mit Joëlle Weis

Was Historiker:innen und historisch Arbeitende ihrem jüngeren Ich raten würden Joëlle Weis hat die Fragen beantwortet Kannst Du in drei Sätzen Dein Projekt vorstellen und sagen, was speziell der d…

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Apr 22, 2024

Malin Sonja Wilckens

‘Collecting’ and Comparing – Skulls, Transatlantic Knowledge Production, and Racial Science

On May 29, 1793, Göttingen anthropologist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach received a Georgian woman’s skull. It would later become the most prominent representation of the so-called Caucasian variety o…

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