Global & Transregional History

The GHI’s engagement with global and transregional history is an outgrowth of its work in transatlantic history and its longstanding interest in comparative history, especially historical comparisons of the U.S. and Germany. Global and transregional history at the GHI are defined less by subject matter than by analytical perspective. GHI-supported research explores processes that transcend individual polities and entangle disparate states, regions, and continents. The GHI is particularly interested in historical comparison as a tool to illuminate trends and developments at the transregional and global levels.

Photo Credit: Electrification of the World, ca. 1892. Edward Carqueville, Library of Congress.


Albert Manke

Research Fellow, GHI PRO
Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington
Institute of European Studies | University of California, Berkeley | 249 Moses Hall | Berkeley, CA 94720-2316
Phone +1.510.643-4558

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Interaction and Knowledge in the Pacific Region: Entanglements and Disentanglements

A project funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (March 2019 – February 2022)

Events & Conferences

Oct 29, 2020

Rethinking Health and Power during Times of Crisis

Part 2 of Virtual Panel Series Racism in History and Context | 3pm - 4:30pm ET | Panelists: Manuela Boatcă (University of Freiburg), Teresa Koloma Beck (Bundeswehr University Munich), Monica Muñoz Martinez (UT Austin), and Kathryn Olivarius (Stanford) | Moderators: Elisabeth Engel (GHI Washington) and Leti Volpp (UC Berkeley)

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Nov 04, 2020

Research Seminar (Virtual Session)

Speaker: Mario Peters (GHI)

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Nov 11, 2020

Shipping Rocks and Sand: Ballast in Global History

34th Annual Lecture of the GHI Washington (Virtual) | 10am to 12pm ET | Speaker: Roland Wenzlhuemer (Ludwigs-Maximilian-Universität München); Comment: Francesca Trivellato (Institute for Advanced Studies)

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Apr 19, 2021

Climate Change, Energy, and Sustainability in the Pacific Region: Knowledge, Policies, and Transfers (1970s-present)

Conference at the German Institute for Japan Studies, Tokyo | Conveners: Sarah Beringer (German Historical Institute Washington D.C.), Benjamin Beuerle (German Historical Institute Moscow), Sonja Ganseforth (German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ)) and Yufei Zhou (DIJ); in collaboration with the Max Weber Foundation Research Group at the National University of Singapore and the Max Weber Foundation China Branch Office in Beijing

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Apr 26, 2021

Change in Motion: Environment, Migration, and Mobilities

Workshop at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley | Conveners: Sarah Earnshaw (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley) and Samantha Fox (Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School, New York)

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Jun 07, 2021

Mobilities, Exclusion, and Migrants' Agency in the Pacific Realm in a Transregional and Diachronic Perspective

Conference at the University of California, Berkeley | Conveners: Albert Manke (GHI's Regional Office at UC Berkeley) and Sören Urbansky (German Historical Institute Washington)

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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 Berlin

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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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Andrea Westermann & Onur Erdur, eds.

Histories of Migrant Knowledge: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

Bulletin Supplement 15 (2020)

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Bulletin 65 (Fall 2019)

Forum: The Weimar Republic Reconsidered

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Jan C. Jansen, Jessica Harland-Jacobs & Elizabeth Mancke, eds.

The Fraternal Atlantic, 1770–1930

Special Issue, Atlantic Studies: Global Currents 16.3 (2019)

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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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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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Latest News


Visiting Fellowships at the GHI

Deadline: December 1, 2020 | The GHI is now accepting applications for its 2021-2022 visiting fellow program for European and North American scholars…

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Global & Transregional History

GHI Research Fellow Sören Urbansky featured on the New Books Network Podcast

GHI Research Fellow Sören Urbansky interviewed about his latest book "Beyond the Steppe Frontier" on the New Books Network Podcast

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Global & Transregional History

GHI Research Fellow Jan C. Jansen appointed Junior Professor at the University Duisburg- Essen

Jan C. Jansen has been appointed the Junior Professor (with tenure track) in Global Mobility from 18th to the 20th Century at the University Duisburg-…

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Event Report

Third Annual Bucerius Young Scholars Forum: Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

Conference report by Levke Harders (GHI / Bielefeld University) and Andrea Westermann (GHI PRO)

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Event Report

Global Knowledge, Global Legitimacy? Transatlantic Biomedicine since 1970

Conference report by Susan L. Speaker (U. S. National Library of Medicine)

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