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GHIL NEWSLETTER February 2009

Topics

1) Seminars
2) Conferences and Workshops
3) Call for Papers
4) Colloquia
5) Exhibition "The Sketchbook of Eduard Zander (1813-1868). Views of Northern Ethiopia"
6) Post-Graduate and Post-Doc Scholarships
7) Internships at the GHIL
8) Library closures

1) Seminars

3 March
PROFESSOR PETER LONGERICH (LONDON)
Himmler and the Holocaust

Peter Longerich is one of the leading scholars of the Nazi regime. His contributions to the history of the SA, the Holocaust, and the men at the top of party and state are cornerstones of research. At the GHIL he will present the central arguments of his new, widely acclaimed biography of Heinrich Himmler. His publications include Die braunen Bataillone: Geschichte der SA (1989), Hitlers Stellvertreter: Führung der Partei und Kontrolle des Staatsapparates durch den Stab Heß und die Parteikanzlei Bormanns (1992); and ‘Davon haben wir nichts gewusst!’ Die Deutschen und die Judenverfolgung 1933–1945 (2006).

Seminars 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.

 

Paper in co-operation with the SEMINAR IN MODERN GERMAN HISTORY, INSTITUTE OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

26 February (Thurs.)
PROFESSOR DETLEV SIEGFRIED (COPENHAGEN)
Militant Subcultures: Origins of West German Terrorism in the Late 1960s

Detlev Siegfried, invited in cooperation with the Modern German History Seminar at the IHR, focuses on the history of the twentieth century in West Germany and Europe, specifically on popular cultures, consumption, and social sciences. Currently he is working on transnational networks of European intellectuals, and racism in European societies. At the GHIL he will present his research on left-wing radicalism. His recent publications include Sound der Revolte: Studien zur Kulturrevolution um 1968 (2008); and Time Is on My Side: Konsum und Politik in der westdeutschen Jugendkultur der 60er Jahre (2006).

This paper will be given at 5.30 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the German Historical Institute.

2) Conferences and Workshops

26-28 March 2009
City as a stage for reform: Britain and Germany 1890-1914
Conveners: German Historical Institute, London; Centre for Urban History, Leicester; German Society for Urban History and Urban Research (GSU)

3) Call for Papers

 
New Approaches to Political History: Writing British and German Contemporary History

Summer School at the German Historical Institute London
Date: 7–12 September 2009

Deadline: 1 March 2009

4) 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.

24 February
ANDREAS REMY (BERLIN)

Bürgerkrieg in der spätmittelalterlichen Gesellschaft. Kulturgeschichtliche Studien zu den Rosenkriegen

17 March (3pm)
KARIN LEONHARD (EICHSTÄTT)

Studies in Black and White: 17th-Century Graphic Culture in Britain

CHRISTIANE WINKLER (LONDON)
Performing Memory. Returned German Prisoners of War in Divided and Re-united Germany

24 March
MIRIAM YEGANE ARANI (BERLIN)

Transnationale Soziologie der Fotografie, 1933-1945

28 April (3pm)
CHRISTIAN LOTZ (LEIPZIG)

Der umstrittene Wald. Konflikte um die Wahrnehmung und Nutzung am Beispiel von Wald und Holz in den Ländern Hannover, Norwegen und Schottland (1780-1890)

SARA KRÖPER (TRIER)
Neue Universitäten – neue Urbanität? Fallstudie zur Verbindung von universitären Neugründungen und Stadtentwicklungen

5 May (3 pm)
PATRICK SCHMIDT (GIESSEN)

Mediale Diskurse über Behinderung und Behinderte in der Frühen Neuzeit

FLORIAN SCHNÜRER (GIESSEN)
Der Luftkrieg im Ersten Weltkrieg als transnationales Medienereignis: Die Berichterstattung deutscher, englischer und französischer Zeitungen im Vergleich

23 June (3pm)
JOACHIM BERGER (MAINZ)

Arbeit am Tempel "Europa". Westeuropäische Freimaurereien transkulturell, 1850-1930

BODO MROZEK (BERLIN)
Jugendstile und Popkultur nach 1945 in transnationaler Perspektive

7 July (3pm)
JULIAN BECKER (DÜSSELDORF)

Das britische Board of Longitude 1714-1830. Wissensproduktion und -distribution

CASPAR HIRSCHI (CAMBRIDGE)
Compiler into Genius. The Rise of Dictionary Writers in Eighteenth-Century England and France

5) "The Sketchbook of Eduard Zander (1813-1868). Views of Northern Ethiopia"

21 April - 31 July 2009
Eduard Zander was a nineteenth-century adventurer who was fascinated by life in Africa. Inspired by the work of the learned naturalists he left the Duchy of Anhalt for Abessinia. Trained as a painter Zander depicted the scenes he came across in the course of his many expeditions. Yet only one sketchbook survived. Rediscovered a few years ago, it portrays nature and everyday life in the Simien mountains of Ethopia. Zander’s remarkable sketches will be on display at the GHIL from 21 April to 31 July 2009.

6) Post-Graduate and Post-Doc Scholarships

Deadline for applications for research scholarships for 2009 is 27 March 2009.

7) Internships at the GHIL

The German Historical Institute offers internships to German-speaking tertiary students of history and librarianship. The deadline for internships August to October 2009 is 15 April 2009.

8) Library closure

The library will be closed on Thursday, 26th March 2009 and Friday, 27th March 2009 due to a conference held at the Institute. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.