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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 Global Transit Jewish Migrants from Hitler’s Europe in Asia, Africa, and Beyond

February 14 - 16, 2018
Conference in Kolkata, India
Conveners: Andreas Gestrich (GHI London), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington), and Indra Sengupta (GHI London)

Cultures of Capitalism in Weimar and Nazi Germany

February 22 - 24, 2018
Conveners: Pamela Swett (McMaster University), Moritz Föllmer (University of Amsterdam), and Ines Prodöhl (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)

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

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 07 - 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)

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

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.

In Global Transit Jewish Migrants from Hitler’s Europe in Asia, Africa, and Beyond

February 14 - 16, 2018
Conference in Kolkata, India
Conveners: Andreas Gestrich (GHI London), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington), and Indra Sengupta (GHI London)

Cultures of Capitalism in Weimar and Nazi Germany

February 22 - 24, 2018
Conveners: Pamela Swett (McMaster University), Moritz Föllmer (University of Amsterdam), and Ines Prodöhl (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)

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

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 07 - 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)

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

January 10, 2018
  • Benjamin Fagan (Auburn University)
    Insurrectionary History: Time, Space, and Black Atlantic Revolution

GHI Colloquium

January 18, 2018
  • Christoph Nitschke (Keble College, University of Oxford)
    The Panics of 1873 and U.S. Foreign Relations
  • Andrew Kless (University of Rochester)
    Infighting at the Front: Officers, Bureaucrats, and Politicians at war in Germanoccupied Russian Poland, 1914-1915

Research Seminar

January 24, 2018
  • Juliane Braun (Universität Bonn)
    Translating the Pacific: Imperial Imaginations, Nature Writing, and Early Modern Print Cultures

Research Seminar

February 07, 2018
  • Luca Scholz (Stanford University)
    Movement and the Geography of the State in the Old Reich

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

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)

Research Seminar

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

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

The Nexus of Migration, Youth, and Knowledge

(Deadline: January 15, 2018)
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)

West Coast Germanists' Workshop

(Deadline: January 31, 2018)
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)

Fourteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History

(Deadline: February 01, 2018)
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)