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.
May 13, 2021
The History of the Second Half of the Twentieth Century as Shown in Six Groups of Graphs, Charts, and Maps
12th Gerald Feldman Memorial Lecture (Virtual) | Speaker: Jonathan Sperber (University of Missouri); moderated by Kenneth Ledford (Case Western Reserve University)Read on
May 14, 2021
29th Annual Symposium of the Friends of the GHI
Award of the 2020 & 2021 Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize at the GHI | Prize Winners: Emma Thomas (PhD., University of Michigan, 2019) and Richard Calis (PhD., Princeton University, 2020)Read on
May 18, 2021
In Search of the Migrant Child: Global Histories of Youth and Migration between Knowledge, Experience, and Everyday Life
Virtual Workshop | Conveners: Friederike Kind-Kovacs (Hannah-Arendt-Institute for Totalitarianism Research, Dresden), Sheer Ganor (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis), and Swen Steinberg (Carleton University, Ottawa / German Historical Institute Washington with its Pacific Regional Office at University of California Berkeley)Read on
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)Read on
Oct 12, 2021
Historicizing the Refugee Experience, 17th - 21st Centuries
First Annual International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies at the KWI in Essen | Organized by The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), the German Historical Institute in Washington (GHI) and the National History Center of the American Historical Association (NHC), in cooperation with the Interdisciplinary Center for Integration and Migration Research (InZentIM), the Institute for the Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) and the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21)Read on
Oct 18, 2021
Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives
Fifth Annual Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley | Conveners: Franziska Exeler (Department of History, Free University Berlin; Centre for History and Economics, University of Cambridge) and Sören Urbansky (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley)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
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.Read 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
Bulletin 65 (Fall 2019)
Forum: The Weimar Republic ReconsideredRead on
Jan C. Jansen, Jessica Harland-Jacobs & Elizabeth Mancke, eds.
The Fraternal Atlantic, 1770–1930
Special Issue, Atlantic Studies: Global Currents 16.3 (2019)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
Bulletin 64 (Spring 2019)Read on
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.Read on