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

Bulletin 69 (Fall 2021 & Spring 2022)

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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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Paul Lerner, Uwe Spiekermann, Anne Schenderlein, eds.

Jewish Consumer Cultures in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europe and North America

Worlds of Consumption. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2022.

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Publications of the German Historical Institute

Cambridge University Press

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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Ricky W. Law

Transnational Nazism: Ideology and Culture in German-Japanese Relations, 1919–1936

Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge University Press, 2019.

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Transatlantische Historische Studien

Franz Steiner Verlag

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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Julius Wilm

Settlers as Conquerors: Free Land Policy in Antebellum America

Transatlantische Historische Studien. Band 58. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2018.

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Studies in German History

Berghahn Books

Anne C. Schenderlein

Germany on their Minds: German Jewish Refugees in the United States and Their Relationships with Germany, 1938–1988

Studies in German History. Vol. 25. New York: Berghahn Books, 2020.

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Simone Lässig & Andreas Weiß, eds.

The World of Children: Foreign Cultures in Nineteenth-Century German Education and Entertainment

Studies in German History. Vol. 24. New York: Berghahn Books, 2020.

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Karl Heinrich Pohl

Gustav Stresemann: The Crossover Artist

Studies in German History. Vol. 23. New York: Berghahn Books, 2019.

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Hartmut Berghoff, Frank Biess & Ulrike Strasser, eds.

Explorations and Entanglements: Germans in Pacific Worlds from the Early Modern Period to World War I

Studies in German History. Vol. 22. New York: Berghahn Books, 2018.

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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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Aug 12, 2022

News from the Network

News about various contributions and awards from the Migrant Knowledge Network. Members are invited to share theirs as well. The post News from the Network first appeared in Migrant Knowledge. …

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Aug 05, 2022

Johannes Schütz

Violence against Migrants in the GDR and the Lack of Epistemic Impact

Schütz shows how GDR officials' knowledge of violence against guest workers failed to change their perception of them or the nature of the country. Instead, they blamed the workers. The post Violence…

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Jul 31, 2022

Matthew O. Anderson

Organizing Impulses: Reframing Adventure as Global Knowledge for Young Readers in Precolonial Germany (1841–1862)

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Jul 26, 2022

MigKnow Notes #14

A roundup of recent work and resources in migration and migrant knowledge. The post MigKnow Notes #14 first appeared in Migrant Knowledge. …

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Jul 14, 2022

katharina hering

Interview about the Relaunch of the Hannah Arendt Papers

By Tobias Schweitzer Editorial note: Tobias Schweitzer recently finished his Bachelor/undergraduate studies in philosophy and political science at the University of Münster in Germany. His interests …

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Jul 12, 2022

katharina hering

Reflections on Researching Digitized Personal Files of Sinti and Roma Created by Berlin’s Criminal Police in Nazi Germany

By Lara Raabe Editorial note: Lara Raabe is a graduate history student at the Humboldt University Berlin. She is currently writing her master’s thesis on the role of Sinti and Roma in the Einsatzgru…

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Jul 11, 2022

Jan Randák

‘Will They Become Human?’ Romanies and Re-education Knowledge in Postwar Czechoslovakia

“We are building a socialist order for the happy present and future of today's and future generations.” This is what Václav Nosek, the Minister of the Interior, told his fellow party members …

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Jul 08, 2022

Kübra Göksel

Knowledge and Ignorance about ‘the Turkish Woman’ in West Germany and Migrant Women’s Responses

Highlighting an interview with a Turkish migrant woman, Kübra Göksel explores the "knowledge" West Germans had about these guest workers, the impact this knowledge had on their lives, and the ways t…

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Jun 26, 2022

Mark R. Stoneman

Blogging Migrant Knowledge – Part II

Migrant knowledge is not so much a concept as it is a research agenda.1 It can foster work on what migrants know about their world, and it challenges us to think more about what societies, including s…

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May 27, 2022


Knowledge Notes: Books and Archives

Check out "A Motherland of Books: An Essay by Maria Bloshteyn" at Punctured Lines, a blog devoted to "post-Soviet literature in and outside the former Soviet Union." Written just before the war in Ukr…

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Feb 07, 2022


“Where AI meets historical documents”: Automatically transcribing historical prints with OCR and HTR

By Janna Katharina Müller In my last blog post, I wrote about the source corpus for my master’s thesis – the journal “Monatliche Correspondenz zur Beförderung der Erd- und Himmelskunde” (MC)…

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Jan 31, 2022

katharina hering

Jewish Transit to China: “Die Gelbe Post”: A German Newspaper in Shanghai, 1939 – 1940

By Lea Katharina Neikes The German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington DC, in collaboration with external partners, has organized an ongoing conference and workshop series about Jewish refugees in g…

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