July 30, 2010

GHI Receives 2010 Partner Award of the Humanities Council

July 30, 2010 - Washington, DC

Marianne Scott (Chair of HC Board), Martin Klimke (Research Fellow, GHI), Hartmut Berghoff (Director, GHI), Joy Ford Austin (HC Executive Director)The German Historical Institute (GHI) received the "Partner Award" of the Humanities Council, Washington DC. GHI Director Hartmut Berghoff and Research Fellow Martin Klimke accepted a silver trophy on behalf of the Institute at the Humanities Council's 30th Anniversary Grantee Showcase on September 21, 2010. The annual award is given to individuals and organizations in recognition of their contributions to scholarship, public life, and culture in Washington DC. It honors a partner organization that has enhanced the Humanities Council's programming by participating in its initiatives and projects. The GHI is a long-standing cooperation partner of the Humanities Council. Both organizations collaborated on the Council's "Soul of the City" program in 2009 and co-hosted a variety of lectures, conference and events on Dr. Martin Luther King, the civil rights struggle, African American GIs, and Germany. In the spring of 2011, they will co-organize the GHI Spring Lecture Series on "Crossing the Color Line: A Global History of the Civil Rights Struggle."