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


Das Pazifikbüro des DHI Washington. Aufbauphase 2017-2019

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Andrea Westermann & Onur Erdur, eds.

Histories of Migrant Knowledge: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

Bulletin Supplement 15 (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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Bulletin of the GHI


Bulletin 65 (Fall 2019)

Forum: The Weimar Republic Reconsidered

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Bulletin 63 (Fall 2018)

Forum: Knowledge and Copyright in Historical Perspective

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Publications of the German Historical Institute

Cambridge University Press


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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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.

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Jeffrey T. Zalar

Reading and Rebellion in Catholic Germany, 1770–1914

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

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Transatlantische Historische Studien

Franz Steiner Verlag


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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Katharina Scheffler

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

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

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Elisabeth Engel

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

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

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Larissa Schütze

William Dieterle und die deutschsprachige Emigration in Hollywood: Antifaschistische Filmarbeit bei Warner Bros. Pictures, 1930-1940

Transatlantische Historische Studien. Band 55. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2015.

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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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Jul 09, 2020

Notices

News from the Network: Landscape of Migration

Ben Nobbs-Thiessen' monograph, 'Landscape of Migration: Mobility and Environmental Change on Bolivia's Tropical Frontier, 1952 to the Present,' is now available at UNC Press. Check out his recent inte…

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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…

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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…

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Jun 19, 2020

Articles

What’s in a Name? How Titles Construct and Convey Knowledge about Migrants

Discusses the significance of the diverse terms contemporaries used to identify the various groups of Polish Jews who survived World War II as refugees in the Soviet Union. The post What’s in a Name…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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May 19, 2020

Notices

#MigKnow Notes 9

The latest installment of related news and tips: An updated call, a podcast, and three conference reports, including one that discusses knowledge as a resource. The post #MigKnow Notes 9 first appeare…

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May 18, 2020

Notices

Editors’ Note

This note offers a brief update on how we post news. It also invites readers to contribute their related announcements and tips. The post Editors’ Note first appeared in Migrant Knowledge. …

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May 13, 2020

Experts and Expertise

Public and Scientific Uncertainty in the Time of COVID-19

As historian of science Lorraine Daston recently remarked, COVID-19 has thrown us back into a state of “ground-zero empiricism.” The manifold manifestations of COVID-19 and the many unknowns invol…

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Apr 17, 2020

Archives

Notes from the Archives: The Absent Presence of U.S. Army Surgeon Charles Francis Mason

In August 2019, the city of Bielefeld, home to about 340,000 people in northwest Germany, launched a new marketing campaign based on an old internet joke. In 1994, Achim Held, a computer science stude…

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Mar 23, 2020

Circulation of Knowledge

Viral Hive Knowledge: Twitter, Historians, and Coronavirus/COVID-19

We are all historians of the present. At least we should be. Many fellow historians of knowledge are currently using a wide variety of media to share their experience and research in an effort to put …

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