Modern German history and the history of German-speaking Jewry have been core research fields at the GHI since the institute’s founding in 1987. German migrations to North America, relations between Germany and the United States, and the flight of German Jews from Nazi Germany have been major research topics since the GHI’s early years. More recently, the GHI has given increased attention to the transnational and global dimensions of German, Central European, and Jewish history.
Photo Credit: E. Zimmermann, Satirical Map of Europe, ca. 1914, Library of Congress.
Oct 01, 2020
Sexuality and the Law in German-Speaking Europe
Seminar at Forty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association | Conveners: Martin Lücke (Freie Universität Berlin), Veronika Springmann (Freie Universität Berlin), and Richard F. Wetzell (German Historical Institute Washington)Read on
Nov 16, 2020
Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers
Annual Academic and Policy Symposium: Innovation through Migration at GHI PRO | Conveners: Ulf Brunnbauer (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies & Regensburg University) and Andrea Westermann (GHI PRO)Read on
Feb 05, 2021
Third Annual West Coast Germanists' Workshop: Facts, Fakes, and Representations
Workshop at University of California, Berkeley | Conveners: Sheer Ganor (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington), Isabel Richter (UC Berkeley)Read on
Apr 22, 2021
Migration and Racism in the United States and Germany in the Twentieth Century
Workshop at GHI Washington | Conveners: Maria Alexopoulou (University of Mannheim), Elisabeth Engel (GHI Washington)Read on
Sep 23, 2021
Environments of Exile: Refugees, Nature, and Representations
Biennial Conference of the North American Society for Exile Studies at Queen's University, Kingston, ON | Conveners: Swen Steinberg (Queen’s University, Kingston / GHI PRO) and Helga Schreckenberger (University of Vermont, Burlington)Read on
Dec 13, 2021
Antisemitism and Sexuality Reconsidered
Conference at the Center for Research on Antisemitism, TU Berlin | Conveners: Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Center for Research on Antisemitism, TU Berlin), Anna-Carolin Augustin (GHI Washington), Sebastian Bischoff (Paderborn University), Kristoff Kerl (University of Copenhagen), in cooperation with the German Historical Institute, Washington DC (GHI) and the Center for Research on Antisemitism, TU BerlinRead on
Bulletin 66 (Spring 2020)Read on
Andrea Westermann & Onur Erdur, eds.
Histories of Migrant Knowledge: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives
Bulletin Supplement 15 (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
Paul Lerner & Joes Segal, eds.
Alternative Realities: Utopian Thought in Times of Political Rupture
Bulletin Supplement 14 (2019)Read on
Bulletin 65 (Fall 2019)
Forum: The Weimar Republic ReconsideredRead on
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
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