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.

Team


Projects


In Global Transit

In Global Transit currently consists of two separate pillars: a conference series and resulting research network and individual projects from GHI research staff.

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


Nov 07, 2023

Tipping Points for Global Economic and Ecological Transformation

6th Bucerius Lecture at the David Brower Center, Berkeley | Speaker: Marcel Fratzscher (German Institute for Economic Research)

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Nov 29, 2023

Research Seminar (Hybrid)

Philipp Gassert (Mannheim University)

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Dec 01, 2023

Anti-Globalism, Then and Now

37th Annual Lecture at GHI Washington | Speaker: Tara Zahra (University of Chicago), Comment: Madeleine Herren-Oesch (University of Basel)

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Dec 04, 2023

Chinese Migration and the Imagination of Pacific Worlds

International Workshop & Lecture Series, Berkeley & Stanford | Conveners: Sören Urbansky (Pacific Office Berkeley, GHI Washington) and Nino Vallen (Pacific Office Berkeley, GHI Washington)

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Apr 14, 2024

Music, Knowledge, and Global Migration, ca. 1700−1900

Symposium at the University of California, Berkeley | Conveners: Tina Frühauf (Columbia University/The CUNY Graduate Center, New York), Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute Washington), and Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, UC Berkeley)

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May 20, 2024

Fugitive Histories and Migrant Knowledge in Latin America and the Caribbean

Workshop at the University of California, Irvine | Conveners: Kevan Antonio Aguilar (University of California, Irvine), Amy Kerner (University of California, Berkeley & GHI Washington | Pacific Office), Fabio Santos (University of California, Berkeley & GHI Washington | Pacific Office), and Chelsea Schields (University of California, Irvine)

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Jun 28, 2024

Archives in/of Transit: Historical Perspectives from the 1930s to the Present

Workshop at University of Southern California, Los Angeles | Conveners: Einstein Papers Project / California Institute of Technology (Jennifer Rodgers); German Historical Institute Washington and its Pacific Office at UC Berkeley (Simone Lässig, Anna-Carolin Augustin, Swen Steinberg); Holocaust Research Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London (Dan Stone); Queen Mary, University of London (Jane Freeland); Wiener Holocaust Library, London (Toby Simpson, Christine Schmidt) as part of the Holocaust and Genocide Research Partnership (HGRP); USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research (Wolf Gruner)

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Jul 14, 2024

Making a World of Many Worlds: Identities, Activisms, and Comparisons

Summer School | Pacific Office, Berkeley | organized by The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CALAS), the Pacific Office of the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) at UC Berkeley, and the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1288 “Practices of Comparing” at Bielefeld University

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Publications


Bulletin 70 (Fall 2022)

Forum: Rethinking Cross-Border Connections

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Andrew Kloiber

Brewing Socialism: Coffee, East Germans, and Twentieth-Century Globalization

Studies in German History. Vol. 27. New York: Berghahn Books, 2022.

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Bulletin 69 (Fall 2021 & Spring 2022)

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Simone Lässig, ed.

Digital History

Special Issue, Geschichte und Gesellschaft 47.1 (2021)

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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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Latest News


Fellowship

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Deadline: October 1, 2023 | The GHI awards short-term fellowships to European and North American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars to…

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New Publication

Spring 2023 Bulletin (71) issue published and available for download

The latest issue of the Bulletin is now available online for download as well as in print.

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Alumni

Interview with Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow Kimberly Cheng

We recently sat down with our current Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow Dr. Kimberly Cheng, to discuss her current research, the challenges and…

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Call for Papers

Making a World of Many Worlds: Identities, Activisms, and Comparisons

Deadline: October 1, 2023 | Summer School | Pacific Office, Berkeley | July 14–18, 2024

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Call for Papers

Music, Knowledge, and Global Migration, ca. 1700−1900

Deadline: October 1, 2023 | Symposium at the University of California, Berkeley | April 15−16, 2024

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