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GHIL NEWSLETTER July 2008

Topics

1) Library
2) Prize of the German Historical Institute London
3) Seminar Lectures
4) Conferences and Workshops
5) Colloquia
6) Bulletin News
7) Bulletin of the GHIL, Spring Issue

1) Library

Please note that there will be no late opening hours in August. Instead, the library will be open Mo-Fr 10am-5pm.

A guided tour of the Library will be available on 8th July before the seminar at 4 p.m.

2) Prize of the German Historical Institute London

The Prize of the German Historical Institute London is awarded annually for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis on German history (submitted to a British university), British history (submitted to a German university), Anglo-German relations, or an Anglo-German comparative topic. The Prize is 1,000 Euros.

To be eligible a thesis must have been submitted to a British or German university after 31 August 2007. To apply, send one copy of the thesis with

  • a one-page abstract,
  • examiners' reports on the thesis,
  • a brief CV,
  • a declaration that the author will allow it to be considered for publication in the Institute's German-language series, and that the work will not be published before the judges have reached a final decision,

to reach the Director of the German Historical Institute London, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ, by 12 September 2008.

The Prize will be presented on the occasion of the Institute's Annual Lecture on 7 November 2008.

3) Seminar Lectures

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.

4) Conferences and Workshops

5-6 September
German Migrants and European Development: In-Migration, Acculturation and Identity from the eighteenth century to the present day
International Workshop. Centre for Port and Maritime History (University of Liverpool) and the German Historical Institute London

14-16 September
Imperial Legacies - The Afterlife of Multi-Ethnic Empires in the 20th Century
PD Dr Ulrike von Hirschhausen (University of Hamburg); Prof Dr Jörn Leonhard (University of Freiburg); PD Dr Benedikt Stuchtey (GHIL)
(The conference is being generously supported by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung)

24 October
Seventh Workshop on Early Modern German History
Prof Peter H Wilson (University of Hull), Dr Michael Schaich (GHIL)

13-15 November
Knowledge production and Pedagogy in Colonial India: Missionaries, Orientalists, and Reformers in Institutional Contexts
Dr Daud Ali (School of Oriental and African Studies), Dr Indra Sengupta (GHIL)

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 July
MARTINA KROCOVA (BERLIN)

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

22 July
MARTIN LENK (CAMBRIDGE)

Tugend, Kommerz und Militär: Politiktheoretischer Diskurs und politische Öffentlichkeit in England 1678-1683

29 July
Dr. DIETMAR SÜß (JENA)

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

19 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)

MARIA FRAMKE (BREMEN)
Wahrnehmung und Wirkung des europäischen Faschismus in Indien (1922-1945)

26 August (3pm)
UWE ZIEGLER (GIEßEN)

Zwischen England und Frankreich. Verfassungsdebatten und reformerische Praxis des preußischen Frühkonstitutionalismus, 1790 bis 1820

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

9 September
Dr. OLIVER WERNER (LEIPZIG)

Der Mitteldeutsche Handelsverein aus britischer Perspektive

16 September
Dr. des. HIRAM KÜMPER (BOCHUM)

Sexualität und Gewalt in Alteuropa. Studien zur Kultur- und Rechtsgeschichte des Vergewaltigungsdeliktes: England und das Reich im Vergleich, ca. 1250-1550

23 September
Dr. KIM PRIEMEL (FRANKFURT a.O.)

Unterdruck. Arbeitnehmer-, Belegschafts- und Gewerkschaftshandeln im deutschen und britischen graphischen Gewerbe, c. 1967-1991

7 October
ANNE NEUBAUER (BERLIN)

Britische Landwirtschaft und europäische Integration, 1957-1975

21 October (3pm)
Dr. ANDREAS BIHRER (FREIBURG)

Begegnungen im frühmittelalterlichen Europa: Beziehungen zwischen England und dem Reich von der Mitte des 9. bis zur Mitte des 11. Jahrhunderts

6) Bulletin News

The German Historical Institute Bulletin, so its official titel, appears under a new editorial board and with a new cover. The board now includes research fellows Kerstin Brückweh and Jochen Schenk as review editors for Modern History and the Middle Ages. The new cover has a modern, shiny look and shows a photo of the beautiful ceiling of the Institute's main stairwell taken by the late John Goldblatt. The cover design is by Lucy Schönberger who deserves special thanks for all her efforts.

7) Bulletin of the GHIL, Spring Issue

The spring issue of the Bulletin of the German Historical Institute London is now available online: https://www.ghil.ac.uk/bulletin.html

Bulletin of the German Historical Institute London Volume XXX, No. 1 (May 2008)

CONTENTS

 
Preface

In Memory of Timothy Reuter

Article

The Kidnapped King: Richard I in Germany, 1192–1194
(John Gillingham)

Review Article

Situating German Orientalist Scholarship: Edward Said, Orientalism, and the German Predicament
(Indra Sengupta)

Book Reviews

Hans-Henning Kortüm (ed.) Transcultural Wars from the Middle Ages to the Twenty-First Century (Jan Willem Honig)

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr., Lust for Liberty. The Politics of Social Revolt in Medi eval Europe, 1200–1425: Italy, France and Flanders (Knut Schulz)

Heinz Schilling, Konfessionalisierung und Staatsinteressen: Internationale Beziehungen 1559–1660 (Peter H. Wilson)

Andrew Thompson, Britain, Hanover and the Protestant Interest, 1688–1756 (Alexander Schunka)

Carsten Kretschmann, Räume öffnen sich: Naturhistorische Mu - seen im Deutschland des 19. Jahrhunderts (Bernhard Rieger)

Shulamit Volkov, Germans, Jews, and Antisemites: Trials in Emancipation (Ulrich Sieg)

Magnus Brechtken, Scharnierzeit 1895–1907: Persönlichkeitsnetze und internationale Politik in den deutsch-britisch-amerikanischen Beziehungen vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg (Holger Afflerbach)

Frank McDonough, The Conservative Party and Anglo-German Relations, 1905–1914; John Ramsden, Don’t Mention the War: The British and the Germans since 1890 (Dominik Geppert)

Roland Hill, A Time Out of Joint: A Journey from Nazi Germany to Post-War Britain (Peter Alter)

Conference Reports

Germany 1930–1990: Structures, Lived Experiences, and Historical Representations (Julia Riddiford)

Anglo-German Mythologies in Literature, the Visual Arts and Cultural Theory (Angus Nicholls)

Partisan and Anti-Partisan Warfare in German-Occupied Europe, 1939–1945 (Ben Shepherd)

National Traditions or International Trends? Reconsidering the Fifties and Sixties as an Orientation Period in West Germany (Friedrich Kießling and Bernhard Rieger)

Sixth Workshop on Early Modern Central European History (Michael Schaich)

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