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.
Jul 13, 2022
Historicizing the Refugee Experience, 17th‐21st centuries
Second Annual International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies | Organized by The University of Duisburg‐Essen (UDE), the German Historical Institute 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 Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21)Read on
Sep 08, 2022
Roads to Exclusion: Socio-Spatial Dynamics of Mobility Infrastructures since 1800
International conference at the German Historical Institute Washington | Organized by Carolin Liebisch-Gümüş (GHI Washington), Andreas Greiner (GHI Washington), Mario Peters (GHI Washington), and Roland Wenzlhuemer (LMU Munich)Read on
Oct 10, 2022
Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives
Sixth Annual Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley | Conveners: Frithjof Benjamin Schenk (Department of History, University of Basel) and Sören Urbansky (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley)Read on
Bulletin 69 (Fall 2021 & Spring 2022)Read on
Bulletin 68 (Spring 2021)Read on
Simone Lässig, ed.
Special Issue, Geschichte und Gesellschaft 47.1 (2021)Read 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