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GHIL NEWSLETTER April 2008

Topics

1) Seminar Lectures
2) Conferences and Workshops
3) Special Events
4) Images of History – Geschichtsbilder
5) Colloquia

1) Seminar Lectures

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).

13 May
HEW STRACHAN (OXFORD)
Reception of Clausewitz, 1831-1945

Professor Strachan teaches military history at the University of Oxford and is an expert on the history of the First World War. His many publications include The First World War, i. To Arms (Oxford, 2001).

27 May
FRANZ-JOSEF BRÜGGEMEIER (FREIBURG)
Through German Eyes: Writing a History of Great Britain in the Twentieth Century

Professor Brüggemeier teaches social and economic history at the University of Freiburg. His many publications include Natur- und Umweltschutz nach 1945: Konzepte, Konflikte, Kompetenzen (Frankfurt, 2005).

10 June
CHRISTIAN WIESE (SUSSEX)
Challenging Cultural Hegemony: Jewish Studies, Liberal Protestantism and Antisemitism in Wilhelmine and Weimar Germany

Christian Wiese is Professor of Jewish History at Sussex University. In 2007 he published The Life and Thought of Hans Jonas: Jewish Dimensions.

17 June
BENJAMIN ZIEMANN (SHEFFIELD)
Opinion Polling and Political Communication in West Germany, 1945-1990

Benjamin Ziemann is Reader in Modern History at the University of Sheffield. One of his many interests is historical peace research. He is the author of War Experiences in Rural Germany, 1914–1923 (Oxford, 2007) and Katholische Kirche und Sozialwissenschaften 1945–1975 (Göttingen, 2007).

8 July
MICHAEL BRENNER (MUNICH)
German–Jewish relations post-1945

Professor Brenner teaches Jewish history at the University of Munich. He has published on a range of Jewish topics, including Propheten des Vergangenen: Jüdische Geschichtsschreibung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (Munich, 2006).
 
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) Conferences and Workshops

17-19 April   FULLY BOOKED!
Keeping Secrets: How important was Intelligence to the conduct of International Relations from 1914 to 1989?
(organised by Dr Karina Urbach)

23-24 May
Consumers in the Public Sphere

(organised by Dr Kerstin Brückweh)

12-14 June 2008
War, The State and International Law in Seventeenth Century Europe

International Conference at the German Historical Institute, London
Prof Dr Olaf Asbach (University of Hamburg), Dr Peter Schröder (University College London)

3) Special Events

20 May 2008 (please book your ticket by 1 May)
GHIL-Debates: Controversies on Twentieth-Century Fascism
Arnd Bauerkämper (Berlin), Emilio Gentile (Rome), Roger Griffin (Oxford), Sven Reichardt (Konstanz), Wolfgang Schieder (Göttingen)

21-25 July (applications by 30 April)
Summer School: Britain and the French Revolution 1789-1802
Harry T. Dickinson (University of Edinburgh)

4) 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

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.

25 April  (5pm-6.30pm)
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)

5) Colloquia

The Colloquium offers an opportunity for the GHIL’s scholarship-holders to present and discuss their research projects. It can also serve as a general forum for British and German PhD-students and post-docs to discuss their work in progress. Generally the discussions are held in German and the meetings usually take place on Tuesdays at 5pm in the Common Room. If you wish to participate, please contact Martina Steber (msteber(ghi)ghil.ac.uk).

15 April
ANGELIKA SCHODER (BAYREUTH)

Die Vermittlung des Unbegreiflichen: Deutsche und britische Erinnerungskultur und Geschichtspolitik im Vergleich

29 April
ANNE BLAUDZUN (ROSTOCK)

Germanophilie eines britischen Gelehrten. Geschichtspolitik und Historiographie bei George Peabody Gooch (1873-1968)

6 May
CHRISTIAN GÖTTER (BRAUNSCHWEIG)

Begegnung zweier Welten? Militär und Medien in der Zeit der Weltkriege

27 May (2pm)
TOBIAS BECKER (BERLIN)

Inszenierte Moderne. Unterhaltungstheater in Berlin und London, 1880-1930

3 June (3pm)
DR ANDREAS HILGER (HAMBURG)

Die Beziehung der UdSSR zu Indien und Pakistan, 1941-1964: Sowjetische internationale Beziehungen im Spannungsfeld von Kaltem Krieg und Globalisierung

ROBERT HEINZE (KONSTANZ)
Promoting National Unity: Nationalismus im Radio der Frontline States Namibia und Zambia

24 June
EVELYN GOTTSCHLICH (MUNICH)

Das Königreich im Schneeland. Die europäische Entdeckung und Aneignung Tibets 1626-1860

1 July
MIRIAM WEISS (TRIER)

Die Arbeitsweise des Matthäus Paris an den Chronica maiora

15 July
MARTINA KROCOVA (BERLIN)

Die Wahrnehmung von den räumlichen Grenzen. Sächsisch-böhmische und irisch-britische Grenzen im Vergleich (1750-1850)

22 July
DR CHRISTIAN GEULEN (KOBLENZ)

TBA

29 July
DR DIETMAR SÜSS (JENA)

Tod aus der Luft. Deutschland, Großbritannien und der Luftkrieg (1918-2000)

26 August (3pm)
DR RALF LÜTZELSCHWAB (BERLIN)

Herrschen durch Heilige? Die Reliquienschätze europäischer Herrscher und Herrscherkirchen und ihr Einfluss auf die herrscherliche Legitimierung (13.-16. Jahrhundert)

DR TORSTEN RIOTTE (FRANKFURT)
Legitimität und Öffentlichkeit – Exilmonarchie von Karl Stuart bis Wilhelm II.