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All lectures are open to the public. Please RSVP by email or phone (202.387.3355).
Conferences are not public. If you are interested in participating, please contact the GHI convener. 

Climate Change, Climate Change Refugees, and Public Art

February 20, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Christina Gerhardt (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)

Small States and Secondary Actors in the Cold War: Entanglements Between Europe and Latin America

February 21, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Albert Manke (GHI West Tandem Fellow; Senior researcher at the Center for Inter-American Studies at Bielefeld University)

Cultures of Capitalism in Weimar and Nazi Germany

February 22 - 24, 2018
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Pamela Swett (McMaster University), Moritz Föllmer (University of Amsterdam), and David Lazar (GHI Washington)

Bounded Democracy: Global Workshop on American Urbanisms

March 01 - 02, 2018
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Anke Ortlepp (University of Kassel/GHI Washington) and Bryant Simon (Temple University/GHI Washington)

Place, People, and Power in City Building in Postwar America

March 01, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Lizabeth Coehen (Harvard University)

Trust as Violence: The Politics of Film and the Militarization of Male Sexuality in National Socialism

March 06, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Anja Laukötter (Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin)

Transboundary Natures: The Consequences of the Iron Curtain for Landscape

March 13, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Astrid M. Eckert (Emory University)

West Coast Germanists' Workshop

March 17 - 18, 2018
Conference at UC Davis
Conveners: Edward Ross Dickinson UC Davis) Paul Lerner (USC) Ulli Strasser (UC San Diego), Andrea Westermann (GHI-West)

Settlement and Unsettlement: The Ends of World War I and Their Legacies

March 22 - 24, 2018
2018 Annual Conference of the Max Weber Foundation at the GHI
Conveners: Max Weber Foundation, German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington DC, American Historical Association (AHA) with the National History Center (NCH), German Historical Association (Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands, VHD)

Overburdened Peace: Competing Visions of World Order in 1918/19

March 22, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jörn Leonhard (University of Freiburg)

Marx at 200: A Symposium

April 12, 2018
Sympoisum at the GHI
Conveners: Warren Breckman (University of Pennsylvania), James Brophy (University of Delaware), and Simone Lässig (GHI Washington)

Migrant Knowledges: Concepts, Voices, Spaces

April 20 - 21, 2018
Workshop at GHI West, UC Berkeley
Convener: GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

Dynamiken des Wissens: Historische Perspektiven auf das Verhältnis von Wissen und Migration vom 20. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart

May 02 - 03, 2018
Conference at the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Berlin
Conveners: Stephanie Zloch (Georg-Eckert-Institut Braunschweig), Dagmar Ellerbrock (TU Dresden), Simone Lässig (Deutsches Historisches Institut Washington DC), Swen Steinberg (TU Dresden)

9th Gerald Feldman Memorial Lecture

May 10, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)

Fourteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History

May 11, 2018
Conference at the GHI London
Conveners: Bridget Heal (University of St. Andrews), Katherine Hill (Birkbeck, University of London), David Lederer (NUI Maynooth), Alison Rowlands (University of Essex), and Hannes Ziegler (GHI London)

Transoceanic American Studies

May 17 - 18, 2018
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Juliane Braun (University of Bonn/GHI Washington); Benjamin Fagan (Auburn University/GHI Washington)

24th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 30 - June 03, 2018
Seminar at GHI West, Berkeley, CA
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Knowledge

June 06 - 10, 2018
Conference at Princeton University
Angela Creager (Princeton University), Mathias Grote (Humboldt University Berlin), Elaine Leong (MPI for the History of Science, Berlin), Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington)

Observing the Everyday: Journalistic Practices and Knowledge Production in the Modern Era

June 14 - 15, 2018
Second Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Conveners: Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington) and Hansjakob Ziemer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

The Nexus of Migration, Youth, and Knowledge

September 27 - 30, 2018
Panel Series at the Forty-Second Annual German Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
Conveners: Andrea Westermann (GHI West, Berkeley), Onur Erdur (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Agents of Cultural Change: Jewish and other Responses to Modernity, ca. 1750–1900

October 08 - 10, 2018
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute, Washington DC), Zohar Shavit (Tel Aviv University), Kerstin von der Krone (German Historical Institute, Washington DC)

Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West: “Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives”

October 17 - 20, 2018
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West (Berkeley)
Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI West)

All lectures are open to the public. Please RSVP by email or phone (202.387.3355).

Climate Change, Climate Change Refugees, and Public Art

February 20, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Christina Gerhardt (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)

Small States and Secondary Actors in the Cold War: Entanglements Between Europe and Latin America

February 21, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Albert Manke (GHI West Tandem Fellow; Senior researcher at the Center for Inter-American Studies at Bielefeld University)

Place, People, and Power in City Building in Postwar America

March 01, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Lizabeth Coehen (Harvard University)

Trust as Violence: The Politics of Film and the Militarization of Male Sexuality in National Socialism

March 06, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Anja Laukötter (Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin)

Transboundary Natures: The Consequences of the Iron Curtain for Landscape

March 13, 2018
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Astrid M. Eckert (Emory University)

Overburdened Peace: Competing Visions of World Order in 1918/19

March 22, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Jörn Leonhard (University of Freiburg)

9th Gerald Feldman Memorial Lecture

May 10, 2018
Lecture at the GHI
Speaker: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)

Conferences are not public. If you are interested in participating, please contact the GHI convener.

Cultures of Capitalism in Weimar and Nazi Germany

February 22 - 24, 2018
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Pamela Swett (McMaster University), Moritz Föllmer (University of Amsterdam), and David Lazar (GHI Washington)

Bounded Democracy: Global Workshop on American Urbanisms

March 01 - 02, 2018
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Anke Ortlepp (University of Kassel/GHI Washington) and Bryant Simon (Temple University/GHI Washington)

West Coast Germanists' Workshop

March 17 - 18, 2018
Conference at UC Davis
Conveners: Edward Ross Dickinson UC Davis) Paul Lerner (USC) Ulli Strasser (UC San Diego), Andrea Westermann (GHI-West)

Settlement and Unsettlement: The Ends of World War I and Their Legacies

March 22 - 24, 2018
2018 Annual Conference of the Max Weber Foundation at the GHI
Conveners: Max Weber Foundation, German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington DC, American Historical Association (AHA) with the National History Center (NCH), German Historical Association (Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands, VHD)

Marx at 200: A Symposium

April 12, 2018
Sympoisum at the GHI
Conveners: Warren Breckman (University of Pennsylvania), James Brophy (University of Delaware), and Simone Lässig (GHI Washington)

Migrant Knowledges: Concepts, Voices, Spaces

April 20 - 21, 2018
Workshop at GHI West, UC Berkeley
Convener: GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

Dynamiken des Wissens: Historische Perspektiven auf das Verhältnis von Wissen und Migration vom 20. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart

May 02 - 03, 2018
Conference at the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Berlin
Conveners: Stephanie Zloch (Georg-Eckert-Institut Braunschweig), Dagmar Ellerbrock (TU Dresden), Simone Lässig (Deutsches Historisches Institut Washington DC), Swen Steinberg (TU Dresden)

Fourteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History

May 11, 2018
Conference at the GHI London
Conveners: Bridget Heal (University of St. Andrews), Katherine Hill (Birkbeck, University of London), David Lederer (NUI Maynooth), Alison Rowlands (University of Essex), and Hannes Ziegler (GHI London)

Transoceanic American Studies

May 17 - 18, 2018
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Juliane Braun (University of Bonn/GHI Washington); Benjamin Fagan (Auburn University/GHI Washington)

24th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 30 - June 03, 2018
Seminar at GHI West, Berkeley, CA
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Learning by the Book: Manuals and Handbooks in the History of Knowledge

June 06 - 10, 2018
Conference at Princeton University
Angela Creager (Princeton University), Mathias Grote (Humboldt University Berlin), Elaine Leong (MPI for the History of Science, Berlin), Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington)

Observing the Everyday: Journalistic Practices and Knowledge Production in the Modern Era

June 14 - 15, 2018
Second Workshop at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Conveners: Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington) and Hansjakob Ziemer (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

Agents of Cultural Change: Jewish and other Responses to Modernity, ca. 1750–1900

October 08 - 10, 2018
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute, Washington DC), Zohar Shavit (Tel Aviv University), Kerstin von der Krone (German Historical Institute, Washington DC)

Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West: “Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives”

October 17 - 20, 2018
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West (Berkeley)
Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI West)

If not otherwise announced, the Research Seminar meets Wednesdays 4.30 - 6.00 pm in the GHI Seminar Room. The GHI Research Seminar is a forum for scholars to discuss their ongoing research projects. Taking place on a biweekly basis, it brings together international researchers, DC scholars and GHI research fellows to stimulate intellectual exchange in a wide variety of historical problems, epochs and methods. The seminar discussions are based either on project presentations or unpublished, pre-circulated papers. If you wish to attend or present your work in progress, please contact Elisabeth Engel.

The GHI Fellow's Colloquium usually meets on Thursday mornings. Please send all inquiries via e-mail to Axel Jansen.

Research Seminar

February 21, 2018
  • Claudia Roesch (GHI Washington)
    Children by Choice - A Comparative History of the Planned Parenthood Federation of American and Pro Familia - the German Society for Marriage and Family

GHI Colloquium

March 08, 2018
  • Vincent Lagendijk (Maastricht University)
    From the American South to the Global South: The Tennessee Valley Authority in the 20th Century
  • Christina B. Matzen (University of Toronto)
    Imprisoned Women: Gender, Politics, and Criminology in Nazi, Communist, and Democratic Germanies

Research Seminar

April 11, 2018
  • Axel Jansen (GHI Washington)
    Challenging Knowledge: American Debates about Adult Stem Cells, 1998-2006 

Research Seminar

April 25, 2018
  • Daniel Jütte (New York University)
    The Thirty Years' War at 400: A New Window on the Prague Defenestration (1618)

GHI Colloquium

May 03, 2018
  • Lena Marie Rudeck (Max Planck Institute for Human Development / Freie Universität Berlin)
    Between Pleasure and Immorality: Western Allies' Soldiers' Clubs in Germany as Sites of Encounters between Occupiers and the Occupied, 1945-1955
  • Jakob Schönhagen (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
    Weltflüchtlingspolitik 1950-1973

Research Seminar

May 16, 2018
  • Philipp Nielsen (Sarah Lawrence College)
    Building Democracy: Emotions, Architecture and Politics in Post-War Germany

Research Seminar

May 30, 2018
  • Sören Urbansky (GHI Washington)
    Same but Different: Sinophobia in Vladivostok, San Francisco and Singapore

GHI Colloquium

June 07, 2018
  • Philipp Schulte (Universität Heidelberg / EHESS Paris)
    "Es ist doch mein Bild!" Bildkonflikte, Recht am eigenen Bild und right to privacy in Deutschland und den USA, 1880-1930
  • Daniela Weiner (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    Teaching a Dark Chapter: Holocaust and Resistance Representations in East German, West German, and Italian History Textbooks, 1943-2000

Research Seminar

June 13, 2018
  • Albert Manke (GHI West)
    Transnational Strategies of Californian Chinese during the Exclusion Era
  • Lok Siu (GHI West)
    Pathways to Citizenship: Japanese Peruvians in post-WWII United States

Dynamiken des Wissens: Historische Perspektiven auf das Verhältnis von Wissen und Migration vom 20. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart

(Deadline: February 28, 2018)
May 02 - 03, 2018
Conference at the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Berlin
Conveners: Stephanie Zloch (Georg-Eckert-Institut Braunschweig), Dagmar Ellerbrock (TU Dresden), Simone Lässig (Deutsches Historisches Institut Washington DC), Swen Steinberg (TU Dresden)

Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West: “Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives”

(Deadline: March 05, 2018)
October 17 - 20, 2018
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West (Berkeley)
Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI West)