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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. 

Black Honey: The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutzkever

May 19, 2019
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at Bethesda Row Cinema

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

May 20 - 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)

Wandering Jews or Jewish Migrations? How Jewish Scholars Conceptualized Migration

May 20, 2019
Lecture at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Speaker: Tobias Brinkmann (Penn State University)

The Accountant of Auschwitz

May 23, 2019
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at Bethesda Row Cinema
Co-presented by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 3GDC – Washington DC Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, AJC Global Jewish Advocacy, Washington Embassy of Germany, Goethe-Institut Washington and introduced by Elisabeth B. White (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Maritime Missions: Religion, Ethnography and Empires in the Long Eighteenth Century

May 24 - 25, 2019
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Jenna M. Gibbs (GHI Washington/Florida International University) and Sünne Juterczenka (GHI Washington/Göttingen University)

Mack the Knife: Brecht's Threepenny Opera

May 25, 2019
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at AFI Silver Theatre
Co-presented by the Embassy of Germany and the Goethe-Institut Washington

The Accountant of Auschwitz

May 26, 2019
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at AFI Silver Theatre
Co-presented by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 3GDC – Washington DC Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, AJC Global Jewish Advocacy, Washington Embassy of Germany, Goethe-Institut Washington and introduced by Elisabeth B. White (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

The Tobacconist

May 26, 2019
Washington Jewish Film Festival Screening at AFI Silver Theatre
Co-presented by the Embassy of Germany and the Goethe-Institut Washington

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)

Bezness as Usual

May 31, 2019
Film Screening at Goethe-Institut San Francisco

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)

Knowledge / Power / Political Culture - A Transatlantic Conversation

June 06, 2019
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Speakers: Suzanne Marchand (Louisiana State University), Jakob Tanner (Zurich University), and moderated by Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University)

The Politics of Research: Academic Freedom, Governmental Funding, and Public Accountability

June 12, 2019
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Panelists: Mary Sue Coleman (AAU), Julika Griem (DFG), Wilhelm Krull (Volkswagen Foundation), Jon P. Peede (NEH), and Pauline Yu (ACLS), moderated by Doug Lederman (Inside Higher Ed)

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)

Sixth Junior Scholars Conference in Jewish History: Radicalism and Resistance in Modern Jewish History

September 24 - 25, 2019
Conference in Hamburg
Conveners: Miriam Rürup (Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg), Anne Schenderlein (German Historical Institute Washington DC), and Mirjam Zadoff (NS-Dokumentationszentrum München), with additional support from the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts

Work, Migration, Environment: The German and Central European Experience

October 03 - 06, 2019
Panel at the Forty-Third Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, Oregon
Conveners: Andrea Westermann (GHI West, Berkeley) and Eagle Glassheim (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

GSA Seminar: Beyond the Racial State: New Perspectives on Race in Nazi Germany

October 03 - 06, 2019
Seminar at Forty-Third Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, OR
Conveners: Devin Pendas (Boston College), Mark Roseman (Indiana University), and Richard Wetzell (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

Digital Hermeneutics: From Research to Dissemination

October 10 - 12, 2019
International Conference and Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Andreas Fickers (C²DH), Gerben Zaagsma (C²DH), Sean Takats (RRCHNM), Simone Lässig (GHI), Jens Pohlmann (GHI), Daniel Burckhardt (GHI)

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

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

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)

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

Wandering Jews or Jewish Migrations? How Jewish Scholars Conceptualized Migration

May 20, 2019
Lecture at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Speaker: Tobias Brinkmann (Penn State University)

Knowledge / Power / Political Culture - A Transatlantic Conversation

June 06, 2019
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Speakers: Suzanne Marchand (Louisiana State University), Jakob Tanner (Zurich University), and moderated by Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University)

The Politics of Research: Academic Freedom, Governmental Funding, and Public Accountability

June 12, 2019
Panel Discussion at the GHI
Panelists: Mary Sue Coleman (AAU), Julika Griem (DFG), Wilhelm Krull (Volkswagen Foundation), Jon P. Peede (NEH), and Pauline Yu (ACLS), moderated by Doug Lederman (Inside Higher Ed)

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

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

May 20 - 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)

Maritime Missions: Religion, Ethnography and Empires in the Long Eighteenth Century

May 24 - 25, 2019
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Jenna M. Gibbs (GHI Washington/Florida International University) and Sünne Juterczenka (GHI Washington/Göttingen University)

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)

Sixth Junior Scholars Conference in Jewish History: Radicalism and Resistance in Modern Jewish History

September 24 - 25, 2019
Conference in Hamburg
Conveners: Miriam Rürup (Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg), Anne Schenderlein (German Historical Institute Washington DC), and Mirjam Zadoff (NS-Dokumentationszentrum München), with additional support from the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo Baeck Instituts

Work, Migration, Environment: The German and Central European Experience

October 03 - 06, 2019
Panel at the Forty-Third Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, Oregon
Conveners: Andrea Westermann (GHI West, Berkeley) and Eagle Glassheim (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

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

Digital Hermeneutics: From Research to Dissemination

October 10 - 12, 2019
International Conference and Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Andreas Fickers (C²DH), Gerben Zaagsma (C²DH), Sean Takats (RRCHNM), Simone Lässig (GHI), Jens Pohlmann (GHI), Daniel Burckhardt (GHI)

Histories of Migration: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives

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

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)

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

June 05, 2019
  • Elisabeth Engel (GHI Washington)
    United in a State of Uncertainty: Insurers and the Risks of Revolutionary America

GHI Colloquium

June 13, 2019
  • Timothy Wright (Max Planck Institute for Human Development)
    Rituals of the Reborn: Ascetic Protestantism and Alternative Christianities in the Atlantic World, 1680-1780
  • Julie Keresztes (Boston University)
    Cameras for the Volk: Photography, Community and Society in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945
  • Hannah Ruddolph (GHI Washington)
    “'… a symbol of national strength' – The Media Discourse on the Widows of September 11th"

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

(Deadline: June 15, 2019)
April 23 - 24, 2020
Workshop at the GHI
Conveners: Maria Alexopoulou (University of Mannheim), Elisabeth Engel (GHI Washington)