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.” 

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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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May 02, 2024

Jacob Johnson and Taylor Mullins

Knowledge between Romanticism and Reverence: German-American Perceptions of Native Americans through the Art of Friedrich Richard Petri

Examines the knowledge and images of Native Americans conveyed through the art of Texas German Richard Petri. The post Knowledge between Romanticism and Reverence: German-American Perceptions of Nativ…

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Apr 30, 2024

katharina hering

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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Apr 18, 2024

Abigail Escobedo and Simon Herbert

Gaining Knowledge about the Comanches: Meusebach’s Path Towards a Notable Treaty

Examines the sources of knowledge about the Comanches available to John Meusebach when he sought to make a treaty with them. The post Gaining Knowledge about the Comanches: Meusebach’s Path Towards …

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Apr 04, 2024

Jana Weiss

‘On to Texas’: An Introduction to the Miniseries on Texas Germans

Weiss introduces a miniseries on German migration to Texas and knowledge transfers that occurred between German settlers and Texans. The post ‘On to Texas’: An Introduction to the Miniseries on Te…

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Mar 27, 2024

Christiane Weber

Hätte ich das mal eher gewusst … mit Mario Kliewer

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

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Mar 20, 2024

Stefanie Coché

Everyday Knowledge, Science, and Psychiatric Committals during Germany’s Age of Extremes

Hans A. was 72 years old and in good shape when he was admitted to the Eglfing-Haar Mental Institution in March 1944.1 This Bavarian asylum was notorious at the time for its high mortality rate, and H…

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Mar 13, 2024

Editors

Knowledge Notes

Occasional notes on calls, events, publications, and more that caught our attention. Please email us your own items. Calls for Papers: The History of Intellectual Culture (HIC) International Yearbook …

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Mar 01, 2024

Christiane Weber

Hätte ich das mal eher gewusst … mit Holle Meding

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Feb 28, 2024

katharina hering

Editorial Note

The GHI Washington established the blog Href in 2018 in conjunction with the start of the DFG-funded relaunch of German History in Documents and Images under the leadership of the  founding editors K…

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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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