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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. 

Knowledge and Society in Times of Upheaval

November 20 - 21, 2018
Conference at the WZB
Convener: Andreas Eckert (HU Berlin), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington) and Franz Waldenberger (DIJ Tokyo)

The Transmission of Financial Knowledge in Historical Perspective, 1840–1940

March 08 - 09, 2019
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Nicholas Osborne (Ohio University) and Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington)

The Politics of Sovereignty and Globalism in Modern Germany

March 22 - 23, 2019
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Rüdiger Graf, Quinn Slobodian, Heidi Tworek, Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington)

Entangling Pacific and Atlantic Worlds: Past and Present

March 24 - 28, 2019
Symposium at GHI West
Conveners: Sarah Beringer (GHI Washington), Wencke Meteling (Marburg University), Sören Urbansky (GHI Washington). Co-organized with the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

German History in a Fractious World

April 06 - 07, 2019
Second Annual West Coast Germanists' Workshop at University of Southern California
Organizing Committee: Elizabeth Drummond (LMU), Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (UC Berkeley), Paul Lerner (USC), Andrea Westermann (GHI West), Heike Friedman (GHI West)

In Global Transit: Forced Migration of Jews and other Refugees (1940s-1960s)

May 19 - 22, 2019
Conference at GHI West and The MAGNES Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley
Conveners: Wolf Gruner (USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Los Angeles), Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute Washington/GHI West, UC Berkeley), Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes, UC Berkeley), Swen Steinberg (University of Dresden)

Histories of Migrant Knowledges in and across the Transpacific: Agencies, Scales, Translations

May 28 - June 04, 2019
Conference at UC Berkeley
Organized by The Forum Transregionale Studien, the Max Weber Stiftung, GHI West, The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CALAS), and the Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley

25th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 29 - June 01, 2019
Seminar at the GHI
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Political Culture and the History of Knowledge: Actors, Institutions, Practices

June 06 - 08, 2019
Conference at the GHI Washington
Conveners: Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer (Institute of the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago), Kijan Espahangizi (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich), Nils Güttler (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich), Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Monika Wulz (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich)

Global Knowledge, Global Legitimacy? Transatlantic Biomedicine since 1970

September 06 - 07, 2019
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Axel Jansen (GHI Washington) and Claudia Roesch (GHI Washington)

Medieval History Seminar

October 10 - 12, 2019
Seminar at GHI London
Organized by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society

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

Knowledge and Society in Times of Upheaval

November 20 - 21, 2018
Conference at the WZB
Convener: Andreas Eckert (HU Berlin), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington) and Franz Waldenberger (DIJ Tokyo)

The Transmission of Financial Knowledge in Historical Perspective, 1840–1940

March 08 - 09, 2019
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Nicholas Osborne (Ohio University) and Atiba Pertilla (GHI Washington)

The Politics of Sovereignty and Globalism in Modern Germany

March 22 - 23, 2019
Conference at the GHI
Conveners: Rüdiger Graf, Quinn Slobodian, Heidi Tworek, Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington)

Entangling Pacific and Atlantic Worlds: Past and Present

March 24 - 28, 2019
Symposium at GHI West
Conveners: Sarah Beringer (GHI Washington), Wencke Meteling (Marburg University), Sören Urbansky (GHI Washington). Co-organized with the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

German History in a Fractious World

April 06 - 07, 2019
Second Annual West Coast Germanists' Workshop at University of Southern California
Organizing Committee: Elizabeth Drummond (LMU), Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (UC Berkeley), Paul Lerner (USC), Andrea Westermann (GHI West), Heike Friedman (GHI West)

In Global Transit: Forced Migration of Jews and other Refugees (1940s-1960s)

May 19 - 22, 2019
Conference at GHI West and The MAGNES Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley
Conveners: Wolf Gruner (USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Los Angeles), Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute Washington/GHI West, UC Berkeley), Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes, UC Berkeley), Swen Steinberg (University of Dresden)

Histories of Migrant Knowledges in and across the Transpacific: Agencies, Scales, Translations

May 28 - June 04, 2019
Conference at UC Berkeley
Organized by The Forum Transregionale Studien, the Max Weber Stiftung, GHI West, The Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CALAS), and the Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley

25th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 29 - June 01, 2019
Seminar at the GHI
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University) and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Political Culture and the History of Knowledge: Actors, Institutions, Practices

June 06 - 08, 2019
Conference at the GHI Washington
Conveners: Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer (Institute of the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago), Kijan Espahangizi (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich), Nils Güttler (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich), Kerstin von der Krone (GHI Washington), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Monika Wulz (Center "History of Knowledge" at the University Zurich and the ETH Zurich)

Global Knowledge, Global Legitimacy? Transatlantic Biomedicine since 1970

September 06 - 07, 2019
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Axel Jansen (GHI Washington) and Claudia Roesch (GHI Washington)

Medieval History Seminar

October 10 - 12, 2019
Seminar at GHI London
Organized by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society

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 write to Anne Schenderlein and Sören Urbansky at researchseminar@ghi-dc.org.

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

Research Seminar

November 28, 2018
  • Stefan Tetzlaff (Centre for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin/GHI Washington)
    Selling Industry: Indian Public Opinion and German Industrial Public Relations Overseas, c. 1960-1972

GHI Colloquium

December 06, 2018
  • Stephan Schmitt (Universität Erfurt)
    Reporting Home: Repercussions of Colonial Rule upon American Race Relations
  • Ryan Heyden (McMaster University)
    The German Red Cross and Humanitarianism in Divided Germany, 1945-1989

Research Seminar

December 12, 2018
  • Of Pathogens and Humans. A Cultural History of the Policies for Epidemics in the Nineteenth Century
    Andrea Wiegeshoff (University of Marburg/GHI Washington)

GHI Colloquium

January 24, 2019
  • Julia Engelschalt (Bielefeld University)
    Climates, Contagion, and Comparison: American Physicians between Colonial Warfare and the New Public Health, 1898 - c. 1925
  • Caterina Schürch (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
    Beyond Disciplinary and Political Boundaries: Uniting Epistemic Visions in Interwar Physicochemical Biology

Global Knowledge, Global Legitimacy? Transatlantic Biomedicine since 1970

(Deadline: December 15, 2018)
September 06 - 07, 2019
Conference at GHI Washington
Conveners: Axel Jansen (GHI Washington) and Claudia Roesch (GHI Washington)

Medieval History Seminar

(Deadline: January 31, 2019)
October 10 - 12, 2019
Seminar at GHI London
Organized by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society