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GHIL NEWSLETTER January 2008

Topics

1) Seminar Lectures
2) Images of History - Geschichtsbilder
3) Book Presentation, Berlin, 1 February 2008
4) Paper on Thursday, 21 February 2008, at 5.30 p.m.
5) New GHIL Publications
6) Library closure

1) Seminar Lectures

29 January

JANE CAPLAN (OXFORD)
Why Bismarck is not the Jungfrau. Property, Identity, and the Law in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Professor Caplan has worked mainly on the history of Nazi Germany and is currently researching the early history of Nazi concentration camps. She is equally interested in the documentation of individual indentity in nineteenth-century Europe. Recent publications include ‘One of the Strangest Relics of a Former State: Tattoos and the Discourse of Criminality in Europe 1880-1920’, in Criminals and their Scientists (2006).

12 February

HAMISH SCOTT (GLASGOW)
'Acts of Time and Power': The Consolidation of Aristocracy in Seventeenth-Century Europe

Professor Scott teaches early modern international relations, especially 1648-1815, the history of the German-speaking lands in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and early modern European nobilities. He is editor of Longman’s Modern Wars in Perspective and History of Modern Europe series, and his publications include The Birth of a Great Power System, 1740-1815 (2005).

26 February

CLEMENS ZIMMERMANN (SAARBRÜCKEN)
Propaganda or Modernisation? A Comparative View of Media and their Audiences in Nazi Germany

Professor Zimmermann works on the social and cultural history of the town and countryside, the history of technology and the media, and the history of the state. He is the author of, among many others, Medien im Nationalsozialismus: Deutschland 1933-1945, Italien 1922-1943, Spanien 1936-1951 (2007).

11 March

RALPH JESSEN (COLOGNE/OXFORD)
Commemorating a Revolution: The Collapse of Communist Dictatorship in German

Professor Jessen works on nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, in particular, German history post- 1945. He is the author of Akademische Elite und kommunistische Diktatur: Die ostdeutsche Hochschullehrer schaft in der Ulbricht-Ära (1999).

22 April

JAN-GEORG DEUTSCH (OXFORD)
Empire and Modernity, c. 1880-1980: A Note from the African Periphery

Dr Deutsch works on the social and economic history of West and East Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has recently completed a book on the end of slavery in East Africa, and is currently working on the history of Zanzibar. Recent publications include ‘The Indian Ocean and a Very Small Place in Zanzibar’, in Jan-Georg Deutsch and B. Reinwald (eds.), Space on the Move: Transformations of the Indian Ocean Seascape in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (2002).

Lectures are held at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the German Historical Institute. Tea is served from 4.30 p.m. in the Common Room, and wine is available after the seminars.

Guided tours of the Library are available before each seminar at 4 p.m.

2) Images of History - Geschichtsbilder

Literary Constructions of Historical Worlds in Britain and Germany after 1900 - Literarische Konstruktionen historischer Welten in Britannien und Deutschland nach 1900

Seminar Series 2007-2008

Venues: German Historical Institute (GHI), Bloomsbury Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations (CAGCR), Queen Mary, University of London

Fridays, 5:00 – 6:30pm

A collaboration between the CAGCR and the GHI, this seminar shall see specialists in the field of German literature and history and English literature presenting short papers on literary works which engage in the representation of British and German History after 1900. Sessions will alternate between the GHI in Bloomsbury and the CAGCR at Queen Mary, Mile End Campus.

ALL WELCOME!

18 January

CAGCR Images of History - Geschichtsbilder Series, Session 3
Robert Graves-Ranke, I Claudius (Katie Fleming, QMUL). Jochen Klepper, Der Vater (Oliver Kohler, Mainz). To be held at the German Historical Institute, Bloomsbury, 5pm-6.30pm

22 February

CAGCR Images of History - Geschichtsbilder Series, Session 4
Dieter Kühn, Geheimagent Marlowe. Roman eines Mordes (Peter Ackroyd, Hawksmoor) To be held at CAGCR.

14 March

CAGCR Images of History - Geschichtsbilder Series, Session 5
Differing Constructions of 1980s Britain, The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst and GB84 by David Peace (John Morton, UCL). Christoph Ransmayr, Die Schrecken des Eises und der Finsternis (Beate Muller, University of Newcastle). To be held at CAGCR, Lock-keeper's Cottage, Steiner Room (1st floor), 5pm-6.30pm.

25 April

CAGCR Images of History - Geschichtsbilder Series, Session 6
“Ironie als Mittel der literarischen Geschichtskonstruktion bei Daniel Kehlmann," (Johanna Schwarz-Sprondel, Universität Freiburg. To be held at the German Historical Institute, Bloomsbury, 5pm-6.30pm

3) Book Presentation, Berlin, 1 February 2008

The Centre for British Studies, the Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag (Publisher) and the German Historical Institute London are pleased to invite you to a presentation of two recently published books dealing with the broad subject ’Öffentlichkeiten zwischen Krieg und Frieden. Kommunikationsrevolutionen in Großbritannien und dem Deutschen Reich, 1900 bis 1918.’

4) Paper on Thursday, 21 February 2008

21 February, (5:30pm)

KARIN HAUSEN (BERLIN)
Men, Women, and Tobacco: How Smoking Shaped Public Spheres

In co-operation with the Seminar in Modern German History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London at the German Historical Institute, Seminar Room.

5) New GHIL Publications

Altenhöner, Florian: Kommunikation und Kontrolle. Gerüchte und städtische Öffentlichkeiten in Berlin und London 1914/18, Munich: Oldenbourg, 2008. - VIII, 375 p. (Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London/ Publications of the German Historical Institute London, Bd. 62) ISBN 978-3-486-58183-6

Held, Renate: Kriegsgefangenschaft in Großbritannien, Munich: Oldenbourg, 2008. - IX, 268 p. (Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London/ Publications of the German Historical Institute London, Bd. 63) ISBN 978-3-486-58328-1

Michael Schaich (ed.)., Monarchy and Religion: The Transformation of Royal Culture in Eighteenth-Century Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. - IX, 500 p. (Studies of the German Historical Institute London) ISBN 978-0-19-921472-3

Matthias Reiss (ed.), The Street as Stage: Protest Marches and Public Rallies since the Nineteenth Century, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. - XIII, 367 p. (Studies of the German Historical Institute London) ISBN 978-0-19-922678-8

Karina Urbach (ed.), European Aristocracies and the Radical Right 1918–1939, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. - IX, 245 p. (Studies of the German Historical Institute London) ISBN 978-0-19-923173-7

6) Library closure

The library will be closed on Friday, 15th February due to building work. The following week (18. - 22.2.2008), work will continue and may cause some noise and disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.