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GHIL NEWSLETTER April 2010

Topics

1) GHIL Seminars
2) Conferences and Workshops
3) Summer School
4) Special Event
5) Stipendiatenkolloquium
6) GHIL Podcast
7) New Publication
8) Library closure

1) GHIL Seminars

4 May
PROFESSOR ANNETTE KEHNEL (MANNHEIM)
Showing Weakness: A Medieval Principle of Power

Annette Kehnel is a medieval historian whose research interests range from political, economic, and cultural history to historical anthropology. Her publications include The Inauguration of the Dukes of Carinthia (forthcoming); (ed.) Geist und Geld (2009); Regionale Ordnungen universaler Konzepte: Die Franziskaner auf den Britischen Inseln (13.–16. Jh.) (2003); and Clonmacnois: The Church and Lands of St Ciarán. Change and Continuity in an Irish Monastic Foundation (6th to 16th Century) (1997).

1 June
PROFESSOR STEWART STEHLIN (NEW YORK)
Rome and the Reich: German–Vatican Diplomatic Relations during the Kaiserreich, 1870–1918

Stewart A. Stehlin is Professor Emeritus of History at New York University. From 1964 to 1966 he was American editor on the Quadripartite Commission for the publication of Akten zur deutschen auswärtigen Politik, 1918–1945 in Bonn. He has published widely on both German and Vatican history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and is presently working on a book on German–Vatican diplomatic relations during the Kaiserreich, 1871–1918. His main publications include Bismarck and the Guelph Problem, 1866–1890 (1973) and Weimar and the Vatican, 1919–1933: German–Vatican Diplomatic Relations in the Interwar Years (1983).

15 June
PROFESSOR SIMONE LÄSSIG (BRUNSWICK/OXFORD)
Lessons from a Troubled Past? Representations of ‘Real Socialism’ in German and European History School Textbooks

Simone Lässig is Director of the Georg-Eckert-Institut für Internationale Schulbuchforschung in Brunswick and currently Visiting Fellow at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Her publications include Biography between Structure and Agency: Central European Lives in International Historiography (co-edited, 2008); Projekte im Fach Geschichte: Historisches Forschen und Entdecken in Schule und Hochschule (co-edited, 2007); Jüdische Wege ins Bürgertum: Kulturelles Kapital und sozialer Aufstieg im 19. Jahrhundert (2004); and (co-ed.) Modernisierung und Region: Studien zu Wahlen, Wahlrecht und Politischer Kultur im Wilhelminischen Deutschland (1998).

29 June
PROFESSOR RAVI AHUJA (GÖTTINGEN)
Space, Capital, and Social History in South Asia: Opening a Debate

Ravi Ahuja is Professor of Modern Indian History at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies at Göttingen University. He has published widely on the social history of labour and capital in colonial South Asia. His recent publications include Pathways of Empire: Circulation, ‘Public Works’ and Social Space in Colonial Orissa (c.1780–1914) (2009); Arbeit und Kolonialherrschaft in Indien, 1750–1947 (2001); and Die Erzeugung kolonialer Staatlichkeit und das Problem der Arbeit: Eine Studie zur Sozialgeschichte der Stadt Madras und ihres Hinterlandes zwischen 1750 und 1800 (1999).

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

7-8 May
Transcending Boundaries: Biographical Research in Colonial and Postcolonial African History
Venue: German Historical Institute London

3) Summer School

26-30 July
8th Summer School in British History: How to Write the History of Political Ideas

Das Deutsche Historische Institut London und das Historische Seminar der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München veranstalten einen Sommerkurs zur neueren Forschung zur Geschichte politischer Ideen. Referenten sind Prof. Dr. Istvan Hont (Cambridge), Dr. Richard Bourke (Queen Mary), Dr. Iain McDaniel (Cambridge/LMU) und Prof. Dr. Reinhold Baumstark, ehemaliger Generaldirektor der Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen. Der Kurs findet am Historischen Seminar der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München statt und wird in englischer Sprache abgehalten.

Ausführliche Informationen finden sich auf der Website des DHI London.

4) Special Event

8 June (please book your ticket by 28 May)
GHIL-Debates: Public History
With Franziska Augstein (Munich), Kathleen Burk (London), Peter Mandler (Cambridge), Miles Taylor (London) and Benedikt Stuchtey (GHIL)

5) Stipendiatenkolloquium

The Stipendiatenkolloquium 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.

27 April (2pm)   *** AMENDED DATE! ***
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

MATTHIAS BAUER (AUGSBURG)
Die transnationale Zusammenarbeit sozialdemokratischer Parteien in der Zwischenkriegszeit. Eine Analyse der Kooperations- und Vernetzungsprozesse am Beispiel von SPD, SFIO und Labour Party

6 July (3pm)
CHRISTINA JETTER (TÜBINGEN)

Der Pietist und Londoner Hofprediger Friedrich Michael Ziegenhagen (1694-1776)

BENJAMIN BÜHRING (GÖTTINGEN)
Die hannoversche Deutsche Kanzlei in London als Trägerin der Personalunion zwischen Großbritannien und Hannover, 1714-1760

6) GHIL Podcast

The following lectures have recently been made available as MP3 downloads:

Sir Ian Kershaw: Volksgemeinschaft: Potential and Limitations of the Concept (63 min, 48.5 MB). Keynote Lecture at the international conference "German Society in the Nazi Era. 'Volksgemeinschaft' between Ideological Projection and Social Practice", co-organized by the German Historical Institute London and the Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin, 25 to 27 March 2010.

Richard J. Evans: British and Germans: Perceptions and Misperceptions since the Second World War (Lecture at the German Embassy London, 74 min, 67.7 MB)

To receive the latest MP3 downloads as soon as they are published you can subscribe to the GHIL Podcast for free.

7) New Publications

The proceedings of the 2008 conference 'War, The State and International Law in Seventeenth Century Europe' have now been published:
War, the State and International Law in Seventeenth-Century Europe / Ed. by Olaf Asbach and Peter Schröder
Farnham : Ashgate, 2010. - XI, 273 p.

8) Library closure

The library will be closed on Friday, 7 May 2010 due to a conference held at the Institute. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.