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GHIL NEWSLETTER February 2010

Topics

1) GHIL Seminars and Public Lectures
2) Conferences and Workshops
3) Call for Papers
4) Colloquia
5) Annual Lecture Podcast
6) Post-Graduate and Post-Doc Scholarships
7) New Publication
8) Library closures

1) GHIL Seminars and Public Lectures

24 February
*** PLEASE NOTE: THE LECTURE BY PROFESSOR WELZER ON 24 FEBRUARY HAS BEEN CANCELLED! ***

2 March
DR CHRISTINA VON HODENBERG (QUEEN MARY, LONDON)
Alf Garnett Goes to Germany: Television Comedy and the Cultural Revolutions, 1965–79

Christina von Hodenberg has written widely on the social and cultural history of nineteenth- and twentieth- century Germany. Recently she has focused on the post-1945 period in general and on the West German media in particular. Her publications include Aufstand der Weber: Die Revolte von 1844 und ihr Aufstieg zum Mythos (1997); Konsens und Krise: Eine Geschichte der westdeutschen Medienöffentlichkeit, 1945 bis 1973 (2006); and ed. with Detlef Siegfried, Wo ‘1968’ liegt: Reform und Revolte in der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik (2006).

16 March
PROFESSOR PETER WILLIAMS (EDINBURGH)
What it is to Write a Biography of Johann Sebastian Bach

Peter Williams is an eminent musicologist, organist, and harpsichordist. His scholarly work centres on the organ and Johann Sebastian Bach. Among his many publications are The Organ in Western Culture (1993); The Organ Music of J. S. Bach (2nd edn., 2003); and The Life of Bach (2003).

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.

2) Conferences and Workshops

25-27 February
At the Margins of the Welfare State. Changing Patterns of including and excluding the »deviant« poor in Europe 1870-1933
Venue: German Historical Institute London

4-5 March
Slave Revolts and (Anti)-Imperialism: From Antiquity to the 19th Century
Interdisciplinary Workshop
Venue: German Historical Institute London

25-27 March    *** FULLY BOOKED ***
German Society in the Nazi Era. ‘Volksgemeinschaft’ between Ideological Projection and Social Practice International
Conference organized by the Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin and the German Historical Institute London
Venue: German Historical Institute London

16-17 April
From Space to Place: the Spatial Dimension in History of Western Europe
A two-day international and interdisciplinary conference, organised by the Centre for Research in History and Theory, Roehampton University
Venue: German Historical Institute London

3) Call for Papers

Crime and Punishment in Modern Europe, 1870-1990
Venue: German Historical Institute Washington
Date: 10-12 March 2011
Deadline: 28 February 2010

The Dilemmas of International Humanitarian Aid in the Twentieth Century
Venue: German Historical Institute London
Date: 12-14 May 2011
Deadline: 12 April 2010

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.

16 March (3pm)
UFFA JENSEN (GÖTTINGEN)

Die transnationale Geschichte der psychoanalytischen Wissenskultur in Berlin, London und Kalkutta (1910-1940)

20 April (3pm)
DOMINIK WASSENHOVEN (BAYREUTH)

Der Handlungsspielraum von Bischöfen. Eine vergleichende Untersuchung am Beispiel der ottonisch-salischen und angelsächsischen Herrscherwechsel

ULRICH NIGGEMANN (MARBURG)
Herrschermemoria und Normen im Großbritannien des 18. Jahrhunderts: Die "Verargumentierung" Wilhelms III. von Oranien im politischen Diskurs

27 April (5pm)
MATTHIAS BAUER (AUGSBURG)

Die transnationale Zusammenarbeit sozialdemokratischer Parteien in der Zwischenkriegszeit. Eine Analyse der Kooperations- und Vernetzungs-prozesse am Beispiel von SPD, SFIO und Labour Party

5) Annual Lecture Podcast

We are pleased to announce that the German Historical Institute now provides podcasts of selected lectures and events. The first in this series is the Annual Lecture 2009 by Professor Hartmut Kaelble.

Download podcasts from: https://www.ghil.ac.uk/podcast.html

6) Post-Graduate and Post-Doc Scholarships

Deadline for applications for research scholarships for 2010 is 31 March 2010.

7) New Publication

Luxus und Integration. Materielle Hofkultur Westeuropas vom 12. bis zum 18. Jahrhundert
Ed. by Werner Paravicini.
Munich: Oldenbourg, 2010. - 285 p.
ISBN 978-3-486-59651-9

8) Library closure

The library will be closed on the following days due to conferences: Thursday, 25 March and Friday, 26 March.
On 11 March there will be no late opening. The library will close at 5pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.