January 06, 2017

GHI Washington and UC Berkeley Sign Cooperation Agreement for GHI WEST

The German Historical Institute Washington DC is pleased to announce the establishment of its new West Coast branch office, GHI WEST. The new office will facilitate the GHI’s cooperation with scholars... Read on

December 23, 2016

GHI Launches new History of Knowledge Blog

This blog aims to serve as a venue for the exchange of ideas and information on the history of knowledge. Read on

December 19, 2016

GHI hosts Closing Event of DAAD 25th Anniversary Conference

On December 10, 2016, the GHI welcomed the participants of the 25th anniversary conference of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Read on

November 11, 2016

The 2016 Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize awarded to Katharina Matro

The 2016 Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize was awarded to Katharina Matro (Stanford University). The award ceremony took place at the 25th Annual Symposium of the Friends of the German Historical... Read on

October 26, 2016

GHI Director Simone Lässig gives presentation on Digital Humanities at Clarin-D Forum at the Hamburg Staatsbibliothek

The digital turn in historical research is an important yet controversial issue that is widely discussed within the field. The GHI is addressing Digital History with a recently founded research group... Read on

October 21, 2016

GHI West: GHI Washington will open branch office at UC Berkeley in 2017

The GHI Washington will be opening a new branch office (Abteilung) at the University of California at Berkeley in cooperation with UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies. The official opening of... Read on

September 09, 2016

Historikerverband journal VHD devotes whole issue to GHI conference "Wissen auf der Flucht"

On December 17, 2015, the GHI, together with the Historikerverband, the American Academy and the Max Weber Stiftung, hosted the Conference "Wissen auf der Flucht." In response to the immense... Read on

August 01, 2016

GHI Research Fellow Mischa Honeck published a commentary on U.S. presidential election in Tagesspiegel

In an article in Tagesspiegel's Causa, Mischa Honeck considers the current divisions in U.S. society and questions whether it is even possible for whoever occupies the White House next to heal... Read on

May 18, 2016

Fritz Stern, prominent academic and friend of the GHI, passes away at the age of 90

The GHI was saddened to learn of the death of Fritz Stern on May 18, 2016. An acclaimed historian and commentator, Stern was a preeminent participant in German-American scholarly dialogue for more... Read on

April 04, 2016

The GHI's panel discussion on the refugee crisis featured in the AHA Today blog

Dane Kennedy reviews the GHI's panel discussion "Learning from the Past? The Refugee Crisis in Historical Perspective” on historical dimensions of the current refugee crisis in Europe. Read on