Press Room

February 28, 2018

GHI Director Simone Lässig Publishes Article on Refugee Scholars in Special Issue of Social Research Journal

In her article, Simone Lässig analyzes scholarly rescue of Jewish emigre scholars to North America in the early 20th century and asks whether the mechanisms developed to aid endangered scholars and... Read on

February 27, 2018

Revised edition of "Washington's Second Blair House: 1607 New Hampshire Ave NW. An Illustrated History" now available online

The GHI is pleased to announce a new revised edition of the history of its building. Research Fellow Atiba Pertilla along with editor Casey Sutcliffe uncovered new materials that help better tell the... Read on

February 21, 2018

Stern Prize Recipient Honored with Fraenkel Prize

Alice Weinreb, a 2010 recipient of Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize, has been awarded the 2017 Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History by the Wiener Library (London) for her book Modern Hungers: Food and... Read on

February 05, 2018

Max Weber Foundation Institutes Launch Transregional Conference Series on the History of Flight and Migration

Against the backdrop of ongoing current debates about global migration and its effects, the German Historical Institutes of Washington DC and London, together with the Max Weber Foundations newly... Read on

January 15, 2018

New Publication: The Ethics of Seeing: Photography and Twentieth-Century German History

The Ethics of Seeing, edited by Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts, and Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann and published by by Berghahn Books in the GHI's series "Studies in German History," brings together an... Read on

January 10, 2018

DFG features GHI conference "Knowledge in Flight" in its newsletter #DFGAktuell

The German Research Foundation (DFG) prominently featured our joint conference "Knowledge in Flight: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Scholar Rescue in North America", organized with the New School... Read on

January 04, 2018

New Video: Knowledge in Flight Multidisciplinary: Perspectives on Scholar Rescue in North America

A video is now available for the conference "Knowledge in Flight Multidisciplinary: Perspectives on Scholar Rescue in North America." Organized by The German Historical Institute, The Leo Baeck... Read on

December 19, 2017

New Publication: Beyond the Racial State: Rethinking Nazi Germany

The German Historical Institute is pleased to announce the publication of “Beyond the Racial State: Rethinking Nazi Germany,” edited by GHI Research Fellow Richard F. Wetzell together with Mark... Read on

December 15, 2017

GHI Bulletin Supplement 13 "Forging Bonds Across Borders: Transatlantic Collaborations for Women’s Rights and Social Justice in the Long Nineteenth Century" available online

The GHI's latest Bulletin Supplement "Forging Bonds Across Borders: Transatlantic Collaborations for Women’s Rights and Social Justice in the Long Nineteenth Century" is available online. Read on

December 08, 2017

Video: The Knowledge of/about Migrants: Preconceptions, Misconceptions, Limits

Thirty years after opening its doors in the US capital, the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) has expanded its operations to the Pacific Coast. The opening of our new Pacific Regional... Read on