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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. 

Beyond the Pressure to Perform: On the Concept of "Leistung" in 19th Century Germany

October 15, 2019
Lecture at the Pacific Regional Office, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Nina Verheyen (Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities)

"Maybe Esther": Storytelling and the Unpredictability of the Past

October 21, 2019
Lecture at the Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Speaker: Katja Petrowskaja

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

October 21 - 23, 2019
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West (Berkeley)
Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI West)

Racial Science in Nazi Germany

October 24, 2019
Lecture at the Library of Congress
Speaker: Richard Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Object Lessons: German and American Perspectives on Provenance Research of the Colonial and Nazi Eras

October 26, 2019
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Panelists: Mirjam Brusius (German Historical Institute London), Bronwyn Campbell (National Gallery of Australia), Christine Kreamer (National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution), H. Glenn Penny (University of Iowa), Hilke Thode-Arora (Museum der Fünf Kontinente, Munich, and 2018 PREP Guest Speaker), and moderated by Irene Bald Romano (University of Arizona, and 2018 PREP participant)

Moral Reasoning in the Wake of Mass Murder: Disability and Reproductive Rights in 1980s-1990s Germany

November 01, 2019
33rd Annual Lecture at GHI Washington
Speaker: Dagmar Herzog (Graduate Center, City University of New York)

Twenty-Eighth Annual Symposium of the Friends of the German Historical Institute

November 01, 2019
Presentation of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize at GHI Washington

Archives of Migration: Annual Academic and Policy Symposium “Innovation through Migration”

December 09 - 10, 2019
Policy Sympoisum at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley, Moses Hall
Conveners: Fatima El-Tayeb (UC San Diego) and Andrea Westermann (GHI PRO, Berkeley)

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

April 23 - 24, 2020
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Maria Alexopoulou (University of Mannheim), Elisabeth Engel (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)

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

Beyond the Pressure to Perform: On the Concept of "Leistung" in 19th Century Germany

October 15, 2019
Lecture at the Pacific Regional Office, 201 Moses Hall
Speaker: Nina Verheyen (Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities)

"Maybe Esther": Storytelling and the Unpredictability of the Past

October 21, 2019
Lecture at the Alumni House, UC Berkeley
Speaker: Katja Petrowskaja

Racial Science in Nazi Germany

October 24, 2019
Lecture at the Library of Congress
Speaker: Richard Wetzell (GHI Washington)

Object Lessons: German and American Perspectives on Provenance Research of the Colonial and Nazi Eras

October 26, 2019
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Panelists: Mirjam Brusius (German Historical Institute London), Bronwyn Campbell (National Gallery of Australia), Christine Kreamer (National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution), H. Glenn Penny (University of Iowa), Hilke Thode-Arora (Museum der Fünf Kontinente, Munich, and 2018 PREP Guest Speaker), and moderated by Irene Bald Romano (University of Arizona, and 2018 PREP participant)

Moral Reasoning in the Wake of Mass Murder: Disability and Reproductive Rights in 1980s-1990s Germany

November 01, 2019
33rd Annual Lecture at GHI Washington
Speaker: Dagmar Herzog (Graduate Center, City University of New York)

Twenty-Eighth Annual Symposium of the Friends of the German Historical Institute

November 01, 2019
Presentation of the Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize at GHI Washington

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

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

October 21 - 23, 2019
Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at GHI West (Berkeley)
Convener: Andrea Westermann (GHI West)

Archives of Migration: Annual Academic and Policy Symposium “Innovation through Migration”

December 09 - 10, 2019
Policy Sympoisum at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI in Berkeley, Moses Hall
Conveners: Fatima El-Tayeb (UC San Diego) and Andrea Westermann (GHI PRO, Berkeley)

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

April 23 - 24, 2020
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Maria Alexopoulou (University of Mannheim), Elisabeth Engel (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)

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

November 06, 2019
  • Susanne Schmidt (Free University of Berlin/GHI Washington)
    Midlife Crisis: The Feminist Origins of a Chauvinist Cliche (*Paper will be pre-circulated)

GHI Colloquium

November 14, 2019
  • Anka Steffen (Europa-Universität Viadrina)
    "Priesterschaft des heiligen Merkur." Schlesische Leinwandkaufleute und der atlantische Leinwandhandel in der frühen Neuzeit
  • Benjamin Nestor (Marquette University)
    Einsatzgruppe C in the District Galicia: Ideology, Situational Violence, and Mass Murder(/li>

Research Seminar

November 20, 2019
  • Anna Ananieva (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen/GHI Washington)
    Persistence and Dynamic of Courtly Mobility: The European Social Elite and the Case of the Russian Prince Paul, 1754–1801 (*Paper will be pre-circulated)

Research Seminar

December 11, 2019
  • Gregory Afinogenov (Georgetown University/GHI Washington)
    Russia in the European Counterrevolution, 1789–1815 (*Paper will be pre-circulated)

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

(Deadline: November 30, 2019)
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)