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.
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)Read on
Nov 04, 2020
Research Seminar (Virtual Session)
Speaker: Mario Peters (GHI)Read on
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)Read on
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 BeijingRead on
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)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
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