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Issue 65 (Fall 2019)

Forum: The Weimar Republic Reconsidered

  • Richard F. Wetzell: The Weimar Republic Reconsidered: Introduction
  • Kathleen Canning: Remembering and Forgetting Germany’s First Democracy: Reflections on the Founding of the Weimar Republic in 2019
  • Mark Jones: Foundation Violence: Atrocities and the Birth of German Democracy
  • Laurie Marhoefer: Did Sex Bring Down the Weimar Republic?
  • Molly Loberg: City Streets and Civil Unrest: The Costs of Violence in the Weimar and Nazi Eras
  • James McSpadden: Inventing Interwar Diplomacy: Why the Weimar Republic Was Represented by Socialists, Conservatives, and Women at the League of Nations
  • Tim B. Müller: The Opportunities and Challenges of Democracy: Weimar and Beyond

Issue 64 (Spring 2019)

Feature Articles

  • Paul Nolte: A Different Sort of Neoliberalism? Making Sense of German History Since the 1970s
  • Adam Bisno: Berlin’s Grand Hotels and the Crisis of German Democracy
  • Simon Unger: Images of the Collective: Shapes, Types, and Bodies in Interwar Germany
  • Sören Urbansky: A Chinese Plague: Sinophobic Discourses in Vladivostok, San Francisco, and Singapore
  • Claudia Roesch: Love without Fear: Knowledge Networks and Family Planning Initiatives for Immigrant Families in West Germany and the United States

Issue 63 (Fall 2018)

Feature Articles & Forum: Knowledge and Copyright in Historical Perspective

  • Jurgen Kocka: Karl Marx and the History of Capitalism
  • Sarah Beringer and Atiba Pertilla: Introduction: Knowledge and Copyright in Historical Perspective
  • Nancy J. Troy: Mondrian’s Dress: Copying (and) the Couture Copy
  • Mario Daniels: Japanese Industrial Espionage, Foreign Direct Investment, and the Decline of the U.S. Industrial Base in the 1980s
  • Peter Baldwin: Why Are Universities Open-Access Laggards?

Issue 62 (Spring 2018)

Feature Articles

  • Lorraine Daston: Calculation and the Division of Labor, 1750-1950
  • Jorn Leonhard: The Overburdened Peace: Competing Visions of World Order in 1918/19
  • Jennifer L. Jenkins: The German Moment in 1918
  • Bradley J. Nichols: The Re-Germanization Procedure: A Domestic Model for Nazi Empire-Building
  • Axel Jansen: Legitimizing New Knowledge: American Debates about Adult and Embryonic Stem Cells, 1998-2004

Issue 61 (Fall 2017)

Feature Articles & Forum: Diversity in German History

  • James Van Horn Melton: Colonial Germans and Slavery on the Eve of the American Revolution: The Case of Ebenezer
  • Till van Rahden, Anthony Steinhoff, and Richard F. Wetzell: Diversity in German History: Introduction
  • Jesse Spohnholz: Social Fiction and Diversity in Post-Reformation Germany
  • Helmut Walser Smith: What Travelers Saw in Eighteenth-Century Germany
  • Nisrine Rahal: A Battlefield for Emancipation: The Hamburg Kindergarten Movement and the Revolutionary 1840s
  • H. Glenn Penny: Diversity, Inclusivity, and “Germanness” in Latin America during the Interwar Period
  • Christopher Ewing: “Toward a Better World for Gays”: Race, Tourism, and the Internationalization of the West German Gay Rights Movement, 1969-1983

Issue 60 (Spring 2017)

Feature Articles

  • Adelheid von Saldern: Benchmark Europe: Liberalism and Cultural Nationalism in the United States, 1900-1930 
  • Thomas Bender: Liberalism and Cultural Nationalism in the United States, 1900-1930: A Comment
  • Martin Sabrow: 1990: An Epochal Break in German History?
  • Katharina Matro: No Man’s Land: The Soviet Occupation of Junker Estates in Poland’s New Western Territories, 1945-1948 
  • Jürgen Osterhammel: Arnold Toynbee and the Problems of Today 
  • Paul Nolte: Historians in the Political Arena in Germany: Ample Opportunity and the Ambivalence of Soft Knowledge 
  • Anne Schenderlein: German Jewish “Enemy Aliens” in the United States during the Second World War 

Issue 59 (Fall 2016)

Feature Articles & Forum: History of Knowledge

  • Dorothee Wierling: German History as Global History: The Case of Coffee in the Twentieth Century
  • Simone Lässig: The History of Knowledge and the Expansion of the Historical Research Agenda
  • Kerstin von der Krone: Old and New Orders of Knowledge in Modern Jewish History
  • Anna Echterhölter: Data, Diplomacy, and Liberalism: August Ferdinand Lueder’s Critique of German Descriptive Statistics

Issue 58 (Spring 2016)

Feature Articles

  • Jerry Z. Muller: Capitalism and the Jews Revisited
  • Miriam Rürup: Capitalism and the Jews Revisited: A Comment
  • Friedrich Lenger: Defining the Modern Metropolis: Universal Expositions from the Mid-Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Century
  • Sarah Panzer: The Prussians of the East: Samurai, Bushido, and Japanese Honor in the German Imagination, 1905-1945
  • Elisabeth Engel: “A Wild, Ungovernable Thing”: Risk and Insurance during the Beginnings of American Independence, 1770-1840

Issue 57 (Fall 2015)

Feature Articles

  • Charles Maier: History Lived and History Written: Germany and the United States, 1945/55-2015
  • Hartmut Berghoff: Between Recovery and Decline: Observations of an Economic Historian on the Obama Years and Beyond
  • Loch K. Johnson: Security, Privacy, and the German-American Relationship
  • Jan C. Jansen: In Search of Atlantic Sociability: Freemasons, Empires, and Atlantic History
  • Elisabeth Engel: From Sex in Colonial Africa to Anticolonialism in the Bedroom: Reflections on the African American Missionary Position

Issue 56 (Spring 2015)

Feature Articles

  • Andreas Wirsching: Toward a New Europe? Knowledge as a Transformational Resource since the 1970s
  • Jeffrey J. Anderson: Toward a New Europe? A Comment
  • Richard Schröder: The Memory of Dictatorship and the Future of Democracy: East German Past Today
  • Chase Richards: Why Consider the Popular Press in Post-1848 Germany?
  • Ned Richardson-Little: Between Dictatorship and Dissent: Ideology, Legitimacy and Human Rights in East Germany, 1945-1990
  • Reinhild Kreis: Why not buy? Making Things Oneself in an Age of Consumption

Issue 55 (Fall 2014)

Feature Articles

  • Martin H. Geyer: What Crisis? Speculation, Corruption, and the State of Emergency during the Great Depression
  • Volker Depkat: The Challenges of Biography: European-American Reflections
  • Levke Harders: Legitimizing Biography: Critical Approaches to Biographical Research
  • Clifton Hood: Counting Who Counts: Method and Findings of a Statistical Analysis of Economic Elites in the New York Region, 1947
  • Susie J. Pak: Writing Biography as a History of Networks: Why the Story of J.P. Morgan Needs Jacob H. Schiff
  • Atiba Pertilla and Uwe Spiekermann: Living the American Dream? The Challenge of Writing Biographies of German-American Immigrant Entrepreneurs
  • Isabelle Schmitz: Biography in the History Classroom: Challenges and Applications
  • Emily Swafford: The Challenge and Promise of Girl Scout Internationalism: From Progressive-Era Roots to Cold War Fruit

Issue 54 (Spring 2014)

Feature Articles

  • Paula Fass: How Americans Raise Their Children: Generational Relations over Two Hundred Years
  • Till Kössler: How Americans Raise Their Children: A Comment
  • Ricky Law: Knowledge Is Power: The Interwar German and Japanese Mass Media in the Making of the Axis
  • Mary Nolan: Americanization? Europeanization? Globalization? The German Economy since 1945
  • Alexander Elkins: "At Once Judge, Jury, and Executioner": Rioting and Policing in Philadelphia, 1838-1964
  • Elisa Minoff: The Rise of the Toxic Politics of Migration: The United States at the Dawn of the 1960s

Issue 53 (Fall 2013)

Feature Articles

  • Hartmut Berghoff: From the Watergate Scandal to the Compliance Revolution: The Fight against Corporate Corruption in the United States and Germany
  • Thomas Welskopp: Prohibition in the United States: The German-American Experience, 1919-1933
  • Uwe Spiekermann: Marketing Milwaukee: Schlitz and the Making of a National Beer Brand, 1880-1940
  • Julia Gunn: "A Good Place to Make Money": Civil Rights, Labor, and the Politics of Economic Development in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jasper M. Trautsch: The Invention of the "West"

Issue 52 (Spring 2013)

Feature Articles

  • Johannes Paulmann: The Straits of Europe: History at the Margins of a Continent
  • Helmut Walser Smith: Europe from the Outside In: A Comment
  • Adam Rosenbaum: Timeless, Modern, and German? The Re-Mapping of Bavaria through the Marketing of Tourism, 1800-1939
  • Sarah Thomsen Vierra: At Home in Almanya? Turkish-German Spaces of Belonging in West Germany, 1961-1990
  • Ingo Schulze: 1989: How We Lost Political Alternatives 

Issue 51 (Fall 2012)

Feature Articles 

  • David Blackbourn: Germany and the Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1820
  • James Retallack: "Get out the Vote!" Elections without Democracy in Imperial Germany
  • Ulrike Weckel: Disappointed Hopes for Spontaneous Mass Conversions: German Responses to Allied Atrocity Film Screenings, 1945-46
  • Catherine Epstein: The Second Generation: Historians of Modern Germany in Postwar America

Issue 50 (Spring 2012)

Feature Articles

  • Mark Mazower: National Socialism and the Search for International Order
  • Lutz Klinkhammer: National Socialism and the Search for International Order: Comment
  • Brendan Karch: Nationalism on the Margins: Silesians Between Germany and Poland, 1848-1945
  • Eric C. Steinhart: Creating Killers: The Nazification of the Black Sea Germans and the Holocaust in Southern Ukraine, 1941-1944
  • Charles S. Maier: Lessons from History? German Economic Experiences and the Crisis of the Euro

Issue 49 (Fall 2011)

Feature Articles

  • Margaret Lavinia Anderson: Who Still Talked about the Extermination of the Armenians? Imperial Germany and the Armenian Genocide
  • Jan Surmann: Restitution Policy and the Transformation of Holocaust Memory: The Impact of the American "Crusade for Justice" after 1989
  • Forum: The German Foreign Office and the Nazi Past
  • Norbert Frei and Peter Hayes: The German Foreign Office and the Past
  • Christopher R. Browning: The German Foreign Office Revisited
  • Johannes Hürter: The German Foreign Office, the Nazi Dictatorship, and the Holocaust
  • Holger Nehring: Skeletons in the Filing Cabinet
  • Volker Ullrich: Hitler's Brown Diplomats

Issue 48 (Spring 2011)

Feature Articles

  • Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger: Much Ado About Nothing? Rituals of Politics in Early Modern Europe and Today
  • David M. Luebke: Too Little Ado About Plenty
  • Yair Mintzker: What Is Defortification? Military Functions, Police Roles, and Symbolism in the Demolition of German City Walls in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
  • Alice Weinreb: Matters of Taste: The Politics of Food in Divided Germany, 1945-1971

Issue 47 (Fall 2010)

Feature Articles

  • Jürgen Kocka: Writing the History of Capitalism
  • Pamela H. Smith: Why Write a Book? From Lived Experience to the Written Word in Early Modern Europe
  • Wolfgang Huber: Religion and Violence in a Globalized World

Issue 46 (Spring 2010)

Feature Articles

  • Donna Harsch: Footnote or Footprint? The German Democratic Republic in History
  • Thomas Lindenberger: What's in This Footnote? World History!
  • Frank Elbe: The Diplomatic Path to German Unity
  • Michael Meng: From Destruction to Preservation: Jewish Sites in Germany and Poland after the Holocaust
  • Alison Clark Efford: German Immigrants and the Arc of American Citizenship during Reconstruction
  • Richard Tilly: Banking Crises in Three Countries, 1800-1933: An Historical and Comparative Perspective

Issue 45 (Fall 2009)

Feature Articles

  • Hartmut Berghoff, Civilizing Capitalism? The Beginnings of Credit Rating in the United States and Germany
  • Peter Hayes, Corporate Freedom of Action in Nazi Germany
  • Christoph Buchheim and Jonas Scherner, Corporate Freedom of Action in Nazi Germany: A Response to Peter Hayes
  • Peter Hayes, Rejoinder

Issue 44 (Spring 2009)

Feature Articles

  • Margit Szöllösi-Janze, The Natural Sciences and Democratic Practices: Albert Einstein, Fritz Haber, and Max Planck
  • Cathryn Carson, Comment on Margit Szöllösi-Janze's "The Natural Sciences and Democratic Practices"
  • Marti M. Lybeck, Gender, Sexuality, and Belonging: Female Homosexuality in Germany, 1890-1933
  • Marianne Birthler, The Peaceful Revolution of the Fall of 1989
  • Jutta Limbach, Human Dignity and the Freedom of the Press

Issue 43 (Fall 2008)

Feature Articles

  • Andrew Zimmerman, Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee Institute, and the German Empire: Race and Cotton in the Black Atlantic
  • Jeremy Varon, Refusing to be "Good Germans": New Left Violence as a Global Phenomenon
  • Stefan Aust, Terrorism in Germany: The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon
  • Bruce Hoffman, Putting German Terrorism in Perspective: An American Response

Issue 42 (Spring 2008)

Feature Articles

  • James J. Sheehan, "The Future of the European State: Some Historical Reflections on the German Case"
  • Cornelia Rauh-Kühne, "Comment on James Sheehan’s Lecture"
  • Bärbel Bohley, "Under Open Skies": Reflections on German Unification"
  • The Early Years of the GHI: An Interview with the Institute’s Founding Director, Hartmut Lehmann

Issue 41 (Fall 2007)

Feature Articles

  • Joschka Fischer, "Between Kosovo and Iraq: The Process of Redefining the Transatlantic Relationship"
  • Charles Maier, "America Among Empires? Imperial Analogues and Imperial Syndrome"
  • Colleen Dunlavy & Thomas Welskopp, "Myths and Peculiarities: Comparing U.S. and German Capitalism"

Issue 40 (Spring 2007)

Feature Article:

  • Aleida Assmann, Europe: "A Community of Memory?" (20th Annual Lecture, November 16, 2006)
  • Peter Novick, comment on the Annual Lecture
  • Gesine Schwan and Janusz Reiter, "Bridging the Oder: Reflections on Poland, Germany, and the Transformation of Europe"
  • "Fact, Truth, and Fiction: An Interview with Novelist Frederick Reuss"

Issue 39 (Fall 2006)

Feature Articles

  • Kurt Masur, "My Relationship to Beethoven" (7th Gerd Bucerius Lecture, May 31, 2006)
  • Ralf Dahrendorf, "Enlightenment Applied, Enlightenment Betrayed"
  • Gerhard A. Ritter, "German Emigré Historians Between Two Worlds"
  • James Sheehan, "Three Generations of German Gelehrtenpolitik"
  • Anne Whiston Spirn, "Urban Nature and Human Design"

Issue 38 (Spring 2006)

Feature Articles

  • Kenneth T. Jackson, "Transnational Borderlands: Metropolitan Growth in the United States, Germany, and Japan since World War II" (19th Annual Lecture of the GHI, November 17, 2005)
  • Adelheid von Saldern, "The Suburbanization of German and American Cities"
  • Monika Maron, "Historical Upheavals, Fractured Identities"
  • "German Institutes of Contemporary History: Interviews with the Directors."

Issue 37 (Fall 2005)

Feature Articles

  • Arif Dirlik, "Performing the World: Reality and Representation in the Making of World Histor(ies)"
  • Timothy Garton Ash, "What Future for the West? Reflections on an Enlarged Europe and the United States in the Twenty-First Century" (6th Gerd Bucerius Lecture, June 29, 2005)
  • Isabel Hull, Gesine Krüger, and Jürgen Zimmerer, "Forum the Measure of Atrocity: The German War Against the Hereros"

Issue 36 (Spring 2005)

Feature Articles

  • Ute Frevert, "Europeanizing German History" (18th Annual Lecture of the GHI, November 18, 2004)
  • David Blackbourn, comment on the Annual Lecture
  • W. Michael Blumenthal, "The Closest of Strangers: German-American Relations in Historical Perspective" (5th Gerd Bucerius Lecture, September 27, 2004)
  • Dramatizing German History: Michael Frayn on Democracy

Issue 35 (Fall 2004)

Feature Articles

  • Liliane Weissberg, "Reflecting on the Past, Envisioning the Future: Perspectives for German-Jewish Studies" (Joint Lecture of the Leo Baeck Institute, New York, and the GHI, October 16, 2003
  • Jeffrey Peck, "New Perspectives in German-Jewish Studies: Toward a Diasporic and Global Perspective" (Comment on the Joint Lecture)
  • Kathleen Neils Conzen, "Immigrant Religion and the Republic: German Catholics in Nineteenth-Century America"
  • Denis Cosgrove, "Landscape and Landschaft"; Karen E. Till, "Emplacing Memory Through the City: The New Berlin"

Issue 34 (Spring 2004)

Feature Articles

  • Helmut Schmidt, "The Global Situation: A European Point of View" (4th Gerd Bucerius Lecture, September 17, 2003)
  • Eric Foner, "The Idea of Freedom in American History" (17th Annual Lecture, November 20, 2003)
  • Jürgen Kocka, Comment on the Annual Lecture
  • "The Historical Profession in Germany and America: Interviews with the Presidents of the American Historical Association and the German Historikerverband" (James M. McPherson and Manfred Hildermeier, interviewed by Christof Mauch and Richard F. Wetzell)

Issue 33 (Fall 2003)

Feature Articles

  • Rita Süssmuth, "People on the Move: The Challenges of Migration in Transatlantic Perspective" (Third Gerd Bucerius Lecture, May 5, 2003)
  • Joachim Radkau, "Exceptionalism in European Environmental History"
  • John R. McNeill, "Theses on Radkau"
  • A. James McAdam, "Transitional Justice After 1989: Is Germany so Different?"

Issue 32 (Spring 2003)

Feature Articles

  • Jürgen Osterhammel, "In Search of a Nineteenth Century" (16th Annual Lecture, November 14, 2002)
  • Ira Berlin, Comment on the Annual Lecture
  • Philipp Gassert, "Between Political Reconnaissance Work and Democratizing Science: American Studies in Germany, 1917–1953"
  • "American History in Germany: The View of the Practitioners" (Norbert Finzsch, Hans-Jürgen Grabbe, Detlef Junker, and Ursula Lehmkuhl, interviewed by Astrid M. Eckert)

Issue 31 (Fall 2002)

Feature Articles

  • Hans Küng, "A New Paradigm in International Relations? Reflections on September 11, 2001" (Second Gerd Bucerius Lecture, April 17, 2002)
  • Gerald Feldman, "The German Insurance Business in National Socialist Germany" (Second Lecture of the Friends of the GHI, February 12, 2002)
  • Frank Schumacher, "The American Way of Empire: National Tradition and Transatlantic Adaptation in America's Search for Imperial Identity, 1898-1910"

Issue 30 (Spring 2002)

Feature Articles

  • Caroline Walker Bynum, "Violent Imagery in Late Medieval Piety" (15th Annual Lecture of the GHI, November 8, 2001)
  • Mitchell B. Merback, "Reverberations of Guilt and Violence, Resonances of Peace" (Comment on the Annual Lecture)
  • Raimund Lammersdorf and Vera Lind, "The German Studies Association at Twenty-Five: Interviews with Gerald R. Kleinfeld, Mary Nolan, and Frank Trommler"
  • Wilfried Mausbach, "European Perspectives on the War in Vietnam"

Issue 29 (Fall 2001)

Feature Articles

  • Lord Ralf Dahrendorf, "Democracy Under Pressure: The European Experience" (First Gerd Bucerius Lecture, June 5, 2001)
  • Robert Gerald Livingston, "From Harry S. to George W.: German-American Relations and American Presidents"
  • Deborah Cohen, "Comparative History: Buyer Beware"

Issue 28 (Spring 2001) (html only)

Feature Articles

  • Wolfgang Hardtwig, "Political Religion in Modern Germany: Reflections on Nationalism, Socialism, and National Socialism" (14th Annual Lecture of the GHI, November 9, 2000)
  • Jane Caplan, "Politics, Religion, and Ideology" (Comment on the Annual Lecture)
  • A Conversation with Fritz Stern
  • Johannes Dillinger, "American Spiritualism and German Sectarianism: A Comparative Study of the Societal Construction of Ghost Beliefs"

Issue 27 (Fall 2000)(html only)

Feature Articles

  • Hans Mommsen, "The Dissolution of the Third Reich: Crisis Management and Collapse, 1943-1945" (First Lecture of the Friends of the GHI, April 4, 2000)
  • Doris L. Bergen, "Death Throes and Killing Frenzies" (Comment on the Friends of the GHI Lecture)
  • Peter Drewek, "Limits of Educational Internationalism: Foreign Students at German Universities Between 1890 and 1930"
  • Roger Chickering, "A Comment on Peter Drewek"
  • Jay Winter, "The Generation of Memory: Reflections on the 'Memory Boom' in Contemporary Historical Studies"

Issue 26 (Spring 2000) (html only)

Feature Articles

  • Mary Fulbrook, "Fact, Fantasy, and German History" (13th Annual Lecture of the GHI, November 18, 1999)
  • Konrad H. Jarausch, "The Limits of Common Sense: (Post-) Postmodern Problems or Opportunities?"(Comment on the Annual Lecture)
  • Malcolm Richardson, "A Search for Genius in Weimar Germany: The Abraham Lincoln Stiftung and American Philanthropy"
  • Eckhardt Fuchs, "A Comment on Malcolm Richardson"
  • "Andreas Daum, German Historiography in Transatlantic Perspective: Interview with Hans-Ulrich Wehler"

Issue 25 (Fall 1999) (pdf & html)

Feature Articles

  • Anselm Doering-Manteuffel, "Turning to the Atlantic: The Federal Republic's Ideological Reorientation, 1945-1970" (12th Annual Lecture of the GHI, November 12, 1998)
  • Charles S. Maier, "Mehr Sozialgeschichte wagen" (Comment on the Annual Lecture).

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