March 14, 2018

Call for Conference Proposals for the 2019/2020 academic year

The German Historical Institute Washington invites proposals for conferences and workshops for the 2019/2020 academic year to be organized in cooperation with the GHI. The deadline for applying for... Read on

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 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 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 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

December 04, 2017

Former GHI Research Fellow Ines Prodöhl interviewed on NPR about her research on soy beans

Despite becoming the most widely grown crop in the United States, the soy bean does not have the same visibility or cultural relevance as crops like corn or wheat. In an interview on NPR, former GHI... Read on

November 14, 2017

GHI awarded 2-year grant by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius for German History in Documents and Images

The German Historical Institute (GHI) was recently awarded a generous two-year grant from the Hamburg-based ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. The grant will help transform the German History in... Read on

November 10, 2017

The 2017 Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize awarded to Bradley Nichols

The 2017 Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize was awarded to Bradley J. Nichols (Virginia Tech). The award ceremony took place at the 26th Annual Symposium of the Friends of the German Historical Institute... Read on