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


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 LernerUwe SpiekermannAnne Schenderlein, eds.

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

Worlds of Consumption. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 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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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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May 24, 2022

Editors

Digital Humanities and History Event Next Week in Hybrid Format

The Fifth Annual GHI Conference on Digital Humanities and Digital History, titled “Datafication in the Historical Humanities: Reconsidering Traditional Understandings of Sources and Data,” will ta…

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May 23, 2022

Editors

Editorial News

Mark Stoneman, one of our cofounders, is leaving the History of Knowledge editorial team. We would like to thank him for his years of engagement, and especially for all his hard work in helping us to …

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May 23, 2022

Editorial News

Mark Stoneman is leaving the Migrant Knowledge editorial team. We would like to thank him for his years of engagement, and especially for all his hard work in helping us to conceive and launch the blo…

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Mar 29, 2022

Lauren Stokes

Knowledge about the ‘Migrant Woman’ as an Alibi for State Inaction in the Federal Republic of Germany

West German experts emphasized cultural otherness as an impediment to the employment—and "emancipation"—of Turkish migrant women instead of attending to the women's testimony about the practical i…

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Mar 17, 2022

Editors

Two Research Assistant Positions

The University of Konstanz has two 50% research assistant positions in the History of Knowledge / History of Alternative Education. Each position within the ERUA Research Group “Reimagining Higher E…

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Mar 12, 2022

Christina Philips

The ‘Manchurian Archive’ and the Discourse on ‘Lost’ and ‘Returned’ Documents in China

Documents from the Qing dynasty's borderlands are crucial for understanding migrations in these regions, but accessing and contextualizing them is complicated by a unique set of political and archival…

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Mar 07, 2022

Ulrike Bialas

On the Discomfort of Shedding Ill-Fitting Categories

Categorization schemes are never neutral and rarely comprehensive, but the question of how to handle them is thornier than one might think. How can we question categories and their confining walls giv…

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Feb 14, 2022

Chiara A. Fralick

Indigenous Value Systems as Vessels for Knowledge: An Example from the Pacific Northwest

“It may safely be said,” wrote naturalist and U.S. Commissioner for Fisheries Spencer Fullerton Baird in 1878, “that wherever the white man plants his foot and the so-called civilization of a co…

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Feb 07, 2022

jannakmueller

“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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Jan 13, 2022

Anosh Samuel

A Reflection on the Connection between Facebook and Anti-Refugee Violence in Germany

#Onlinehatecrime #Socialmedia #Migrants #refugees #Germany #attacksonmigrants By Anosh Samuel Editorial note: The author completed a virtual internship at the German Historical Institute in Washingto…

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Nov 22, 2021

katharina hering

Research Access to the German Broadcasting Heritage. A Short Introduction to the Archival Landscape of the German Broadcasters ARD and Deutschlandradio

By Götz Lachwitz Editorial note: Götz Lachwitz has been a research specialist at the German Broadcasting Archive (DRA) at Potsdam-Babelsberg since August 2020. His responsibilities include coordinat…

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