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07.11.2014 Miles Taylor: Empire and the Turn to Collectivism in British Social Policy, c.1860-1914. (Annual Lecture 2014, 57 min, 23.6 MB)
 
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18.06.2014 Roundtable Debate: 1914: What Historians Don’t Know about the Causes of the First World War. Speakers: Speakers: Margaret MacMillan, Annika Mombauer, Sönke Neitzel, John Röhl; Chair: Mark Hewitson. (131 min, 76.9 MB) download
25.11.2013 Kenneth Dyson: Germany, the Euro Crisis and the Future of Europe (10th Annual Lecture on Contemporary German History, German Historical Institute London, 105 min, 44.6 MB)
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08.11.2013 Ute Frevert: The Moral Economy of Trust. Modern Trajectories. (Annual Lecture 2013, 54 min, 22.2 MB)
 
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22.10.2013 Dorothee Wierling: Coffee Worlds: Global Players and Local Actors in 20th-Century Germany. Coffee, one of the most important global commodities since the late 19th century, has connected very different physical, social and symbolic worlds. Dorothee Wierling focuses on one group of actors, the coffee merchants as agents of globalisation. The talk will explore the economic, social and political frameworks in which those merchants acted. (Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture 2013, 60 min, 24.7 MB)
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02.10.2013 Sander Gilman: Cosmopolitanism and the Jews. The newest buzzword for globalization is cosmopolitanism. As with many such reuses of older concepts, cosmopolitanism has a complex history, specifically in the German-speaking lands. It is this history and its relationship to the history of German Jewry from the Enlightenment to the Holocaust that will be examined — in a global and perhaps even cosmopolitan manner. (Leo Baeck Institute Lecture, 43 min, 39.2 MB) download
16.05.2013 Brian Klug: Dealing with Difference: Jews, Muslims and the British Left Today (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2013, 59 min, 53.5 MB) download
07.03.2013 David Fracer: ‘Quite Contrary to the Principles of British Justice’: The Jews of the Channel Islands 1940-1945 (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2013, 46 min, 42 MB) download
30.01.2013 Public Panel Debate: The Nazi Seizure of Power in 1933 and its Significance, 80 Years on. Speakers: Professor Mary Fulbrook, Neil Gregor, Anthony McElligott, Maiken Umbach; Moderators: Chris Szejnmann, Benjamin Ziemann. (55 min, 22.7 MB) download
09.11.2012 Jane Caplan: ‘Jetzt judenfrei.’ Writing Tourism in Nazi-Occupied Poland. (Annual Lecture 2012, 52 min, 21.3 MB)
 
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07.11.2012 Andreas Rödder: From Kaiser Wilhelm to Chancellor Merkel. The German Question on the European Stage. The lecture follows the twisted story of Germany in Europe since the late 19th century. In particular it analyses the connection between German reunification and the decision to introduce the Euro in order to highlight the current "German question" from a historical perspective. (Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture 2012. 91 min, 41.7 MB)
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26.10.2011 Ute Daniel: Goebbels, War and Propaganda. The Media Logic of the "Third Reich". The notorious speech of the German Minister for Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, February 1943 in the Sportpalast has been studied by historians a good many times. In this lecture it is analyzed in a slightly different way: as an example which illustrates problems Goebbels had with the media logic of the "Third Reich". (Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture 2011. 57 min, 24.3 MB)
 
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13.10.2011 Round Table Discussion: The Insiders’ views of the Fischer Controversy. This round table discussion was a special event accompanying the international conference "The Fischer Controversy 50 Years On" which took place 13-15 October 2011 at the German Historical Institute London. The panelists discuss the insiders view on Fritz Fischer’s seminal work "Griff nach der Weltmacht" (Bid for World Power) which was published 50 years ago. (90 min, 41.6 MB)
 
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08.09.2011 Christoph Cornelißen: Disgust with the 45ers? Post-war German Historiography in a Generational Perspective. Keynote opening lecture given on 8 September 2011 as part of the German History Society Annual General Meeting 2011 (8-10 September 2011) (91 min, 41.7 MB)
 
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15.04.2011 Plenary Forum on Empires and Colonies: Three outstanding scholars in the field - Frederick Cooper, John Darwin and Regina Grafe - discuss various, possibly contradicting approaches to imperial and colonial history, chaired by Peer Vries (51 min, 24.4 MB)
 
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31.03.2011 Peter Hayes: The German Foreign Office and Nazism: Image and Reality after 1945 (8th Annual Lecture on Contemporary German History, German Embassy London, 74 min, 58 MB)
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08.06.2010 GHIL-Debates Public History: Franziska Augstein, Kathleen Burk, Justin Champion, Peter Mandler and Benedikt Stuchtey discuss the contested field of Public History, its strengths, shortcomings, and developments, and the place of history in public life in general. (2:22 min, 97.8 MB)
 
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25.03.2010 Sir Ian Kershaw: Volksgemeinschaft: Potential and Limitations of the Concept (Keynote Lecture at the international conference "German Society in the Nazi Era. 'Volksgemeinschaft' between Ideological Projection and Social Practice", co-organized by the German Historical Institute London and the Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin, 25 to 27 March 2010, 50 min, 45.6 MB)
 
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11.03.2010 Richard J. Evans: British and Germans: Perceptions and Misperceptions since the Second World War (7th Annual Lecture on Contemporary German History, German Embassy London, 74 min, 67.7 MB)
 
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13.11.2009 Hartmut Kaelble: The 1970s in Europe: A Period of Promise or Disillusionment? (Annual Lecture 2009, 59 min, 54.1 MB) download