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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. 

In response to COVID-19, the German Historical Institute Washington DC is closed for visitors until further notice. All events at the GHI until the end of April are cancelled. If you wish to contact one of our colleagues, please do so via email, which can be found on this website.

The Golem: The Artificial Anthropoid from Enlightenment Monster to AI*

April 16, 2020
Lecture at GHI Washington
Speaker: Cathy Gelbin (University of Manchester)
*Postponed, Date TBA

Why Global History? Opportunities and Challenges*

April 20, 2020
Gerda Henkel Lecture at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, DML 241
Speaker: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)
*Postponed, Date TBA

Why Global History? Opportunities and Challenges*

April 23, 2020
Gerda Henkel Lecture at the Stanford University, Palo Alto, Building 200, Room 307
Speaker: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)
*Postponed, Date TBA

Migration and Racism in the United States and Germany in the Twentieth Century*

April 23 - 24, 2020
Workshop at GHI Washington
Conveners: Maria Alexopoulou (University of Mannheim), Elisabeth Engel (GHI Washington)
*Postponed, Date TBA

Third Annual West Coast Germanists' Workshop: Facts, Fakes, and Representations

April 24 - 25, 2020
Workshop at University of California, Berkeley
Conveners: Sheer Ganor (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington), Isabel Richter (UC Berkeley)

Why Global History? Opportunities and Challenges*

April 24, 2020
Gerda Henkel Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley, 370 Dwinelle Room
Speaker: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)
*Postponed, Date TBA

Transmission of Intelligence and Information: A History of Artificial Intelligence*

May 07, 2020
Lecture at GHI Washington
Speaker: Rudolf Seising (Deutsches Museum)
*Postponed, Date TBA

Change in Motion: Environment, Migration, and Mobilities

May 18 - 19, 2020
Workshop at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley
Conveners: Sarah Earnshaw (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley) and Samantha Fox (Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School, New York)

Right-Wing Resurgence and the Idea of Europe: Historical Scenarios, Contemporary Transformations

May 21, 2020
Workshop and Roundtable at GHI Washington
Conveners: Anna Ananieva and Gregory Afinogenov (Tandem-Fellows in Global and Trans-Regional History, GHI Washington)

Fifteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History

May 22, 2020
Conference at the GHI London
Conveners: 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)

26th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 25 - 29, 2020
Seminar at Villa Vigoni, Loveno di Menaggio, Italy
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University), Christiane Liermann Traniello (Villa Vigoni), Corinna Unger (European University Institute, Florence), and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Mobilities, Exclusion, and Migrants’ Agency in the Pacific Realm in a Transregional and Diachronic Perspective

June 01 - 02, 2020
Conference at the University of California, Berkeley
Conveners: Albert Manke (GHI’s Regional Office at UC Berkeley) and Sören Urbansky (German Historical Institute Washington)

Sexuality and the Law in German-Speaking Europe

October 01 - 04, 2020
Seminar at Forty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association
Conveners: Martin Lücke (Freie Universität Berlin), Veronika Springmann (Freie Universität Berlin), and Richard F. Wetzell (German Historical Institute Washington)

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

October 12 - 14, 2020
Fourth Annual Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley
Conveners: Christiane Reinecke (Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, Osnabrück) and Andrea Westermann (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley)

Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers

November 16 - 17, 2020
Annual Academic and Policy Symposium: Innovation through Migration at GHI PRO
Conveners: Ulf Brunnbauer (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies & Regensburg University) and Andrea Westermann (GHI PRO)

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

The Golem: The Artificial Anthropoid from Enlightenment Monster to AI*

April 16, 2020
Lecture at GHI Washington
Speaker: Cathy Gelbin (University of Manchester)
*Postponed, Date TBA

Why Global History? Opportunities and Challenges*

April 20, 2020
Gerda Henkel Lecture at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, DML 241
Speaker: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)
*Postponed, Date TBA

Why Global History? Opportunities and Challenges*

April 23, 2020
Gerda Henkel Lecture at the Stanford University, Palo Alto, Building 200, Room 307
Speaker: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)
*Postponed, Date TBA

Why Global History? Opportunities and Challenges*

April 24, 2020
Gerda Henkel Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley, 370 Dwinelle Room
Speaker: Sebastian Conrad (Freie Universität Berlin)
*Postponed, Date TBA

Transmission of Intelligence and Information: A History of Artificial Intelligence*

May 07, 2020
Lecture at GHI Washington
Speaker: Rudolf Seising (Deutsches Museum)
*Postponed, Date TBA

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

Migration and Racism in the United States and Germany in the Twentieth Century*

April 23 - 24, 2020
Workshop at GHI Washington
Conveners: Maria Alexopoulou (University of Mannheim), Elisabeth Engel (GHI Washington)
*Postponed, Date TBA

Third Annual West Coast Germanists' Workshop: Facts, Fakes, and Representations

April 24 - 25, 2020
Workshop at University of California, Berkeley
Conveners: Sheer Ganor (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington), Isabel Richter (UC Berkeley)

Change in Motion: Environment, Migration, and Mobilities

May 18 - 19, 2020
Workshop at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley
Conveners: Sarah Earnshaw (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley) and Samantha Fox (Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School, New York)

Fifteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History

May 22, 2020
Conference at the GHI London
Conveners: 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)

26th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar: German History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

May 25 - 29, 2020
Seminar at Villa Vigoni, Loveno di Menaggio, Italy
Conveners: Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University), Christiane Liermann Traniello (Villa Vigoni), Corinna Unger (European University Institute, Florence), and Richard F. Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Mobilities, Exclusion, and Migrants’ Agency in the Pacific Realm in a Transregional and Diachronic Perspective

June 01 - 02, 2020
Conference at the University of California, Berkeley
Conveners: Albert Manke (GHI’s Regional Office at UC Berkeley) and Sören Urbansky (German Historical Institute Washington)

Sexuality and the Law in German-Speaking Europe

October 01 - 04, 2020
Seminar at Forty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association
Conveners: Martin Lücke (Freie Universität Berlin), Veronika Springmann (Freie Universität Berlin), and Richard F. Wetzell (German Historical Institute Washington)

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

October 12 - 14, 2020
Fourth Annual Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley
Conveners: Christiane Reinecke (Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, Osnabrück) and Andrea Westermann (Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Berkeley)

Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers

November 16 - 17, 2020
Annual Academic and Policy Symposium: Innovation through Migration at GHI PRO
Conveners: Ulf Brunnbauer (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies & Regensburg University) and Andrea Westermann (GHI PRO)

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 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

April 22, 2020
  • * Canceled Ofer Ashkenazi (Hebrew University)
    Still Lives: Jewish Photography in Nazi Germany

Research Seminar

June 10, 2020
  • Anna-Carolin Augustin (GHI)
    ‘Remnants rescued from the Fire.’ A Transnational Cultural History of Jewish Ceremonial Objects after 1945

Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers

(Deadline: May 25, 2020)
November 16 - 17, 2020
Annual Academic and Policy Symposium: Innovation through Migration at GHI PRO
Conveners: Ulf Brunnbauer (Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies & Regensburg University) and Andrea Westermann (GHI PRO)