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.

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 & Simone Lässig, eds.

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

Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge University Press, 2020.

Read on

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.

Read on

Das Pazifikbüro des DHI Washington. Aufbauphase 2017-2019

Read on

Bulletin of the GHI


Bulletin 65 (Fall 2019)

Forum: The Weimar Republic Reconsidered

Read on

Bulletin 63 (Fall 2018)

Forum: Knowledge and Copyright in Historical Perspective

Read on

Publications of the German Historical Institute

Cambridge University Press


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.

Read on

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.

Read on

Ricky W. Law

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

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

Read on

Mischa Honeck & James Marten, eds.

War and Childhood in the Era of the Two World Wars

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

Read on

Transatlantische Historische Studien

Franz Steiner Verlag


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.

Read on

Julius Wilm

Settlers as Conquerors: Free Land Policy in Antebellum America

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

Read on

Katharina Scheffler

Operation Crossroads Africa, 1958–1972: Kulturdiplomatie zwischen Nordamerika und Afrika

Transatlantische Historische Studien. Band 57. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2016.

Read on

Elisabeth Engel

Encountering Empire: African American Missionaries in Colonial Africa, 1900–1939

Transatlantische Historische Studien. Band 56. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2015.

Read on

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.

Read on

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.

Read on

Karl Heinrich Pohl

Gustav Stresemann: The Crossover Artist

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

Read on

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.

Read on

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


Sep 26, 2020

Various

German Studies and the History of Knowledge

We are publishing the following information in conjunction with the German Studies Association’s 2020 virtual conference, which runs from September 29 to October 4. With instructors and students fac…

Read on

Sep 23, 2020

Articles

Girls’ Self-Empowerment through Narrative in Film

A Berlin-based group works with refugee girls, who make films as a way to narrate their life experiences. The idea is to help the girls form and mobilize knowledge repertoires for their self-empowerme…

Read on

Sep 16, 2020

Scholarly Communication

Social Media as a Distinct Form of Knowledge Production

When I started blogging in 2016, I had not been an active reader of blogs. I liked the idea of reaching out to a broader public by blogging about my research project on the eponymously titled Migratio…

Read on

Sep 05, 2020

Notices

Virtual Book Launch: The British Empire as Refuge?

Event to launch "Refugees from Nazi-Occupied Europe in British Overseas Territories," the first book to cover forced emigration from Nazi-controlled Europe to the territories of the British Empire as …

Read on

Sep 03, 2020

Articles

Exclusion and Erasure in ‘The Values Majority Culture Americans Live By’

Read on

Aug 17, 2020

Articles

Young Refugees and Knowledge in New York during World War II: The Example of Babette Deutsch’s ‘The Welcome’

A book for children about young refugees in New York was rooted in real experiences. Its author's eye for children's agency can help us to understand refugee children as go-betweens in wartime New Yor…

Read on

Jul 22, 2020

Rumors and Gossip

The Value of Rumors in Mikhail Bulgakov’s ‘The White Guard’

Mikhail Bulgakov’s first novel, The White Guard, weaves an affecting story about the power of human connection in times of crisis.1 First serialized in 1925, albeit not to completion, and informed b…

Read on

Jul 01, 2020

Posts

Showing or Telling: The Immersive-to-Informational Transformation of Museum Exhibits

I have vivid memories of visiting the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas as a child in 2007. Fredericksburg, hometown of German-American and Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, host…

Read on

Jun 23, 2020

What is History of Knowledge?

Historicizing Knowledge

Recently there has been a lot of chatter on academic Twitter reflecting on the need to decolonize various academic fields. Such impulses go to the heart of what histories of knowledge are: People prod…

Read on

Jun 17, 2020

Posts

Museums in the COVID-19 Crisis: International Maritime Museum Hamburg

As summer begins in Germany most establishments have reopened in some capacity, including museums. All are still operating under restrictions, with limits on numbers of visitors and mask requireme…

Read on

May 29, 2020

Posts

Virtual Exhibitions at the German National Library

Julia Wycital is in her final semester in the American Studies BA program at the University of Heidelberg. Her interest in history was sparked early, during her school years, since she enjoyed reading…

Read on

May 27, 2020

Posts

Transcribing Manuscripts in German Script at the Library of Congress (link)

Almost two years ago, the Library of Congress launched the crowdsourcing platform By the People, which invites volunteers to transcribe, review, and tag digitized images of manuscripts and typescripts…

Read on