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GHIL NEWSLETTER April 2011

Topics

1) GHIL Seminars and Public Lectures
2) Conferences
3) Stipendiatenkolloquium
4) GHIL Bulletin Supplement
5) New Publications
6) Library closure

1) GHIL Seminars and Public Lectures

 
GHIL Seminars

10 May
WOLFGANG HARDTWIG (BERLIN)
Academic History and Party Dominance: The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 1945– 1990

Wolfgang Hardtwig is Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and co-editor of the journal Geschichte und Gesellschaft. His research deals with Germany in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially the Vormärz and the 1848 revolution, political culture in the inter-war period, and the history of historiography.

7 June
JOACHIM WHALEY (CAMBRIDGE)
The Holy Roman Empire 1493–1806: New Perspectives

Joachim Whaley is a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College and Senior Lecturer in German at the University of Cambridge. He specializes in German history and culture since 1500 and contemporary German politics.

21 June
ULRIKE FREITAG (BERLIN)
Jeddah: Daily Life in a Cosmopolitan Ottoman City

Ulrike Freitag is Professor of Islamic Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and Director of the Centre of Modern Oriental Studies in Berlin. Her current research project deals with urbanity in the Ottoman Empire, particularly the urban history of Jeddah (in Saudi Arabia).

28 June
KRISTINA SPOHR READMAN (LONDON)
Precedent-Setting or Precluded? The ‘NATO Enlargement Question’ in the Triangular Bonn–Washington–Moscow Diplomacy of 1990/1991 and Beyond

Kristina Spohr Readman is Senior Lecturer in International History at the LSE. She specializes in the international affairs of Germany since 1945 and the ending of the Cold War and the methodology of contemporary history. She is currently writing a book on Germany in international politics under Helmut Schmidt.

Public Lectures

18 May (5.30 pm)
GEOFF ELEY (MICHIGAN)
What was German Modernity?

GHIL in co-operation with the Seminar in Modern German History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
 

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

12-14 May
The Dilemmas of International Humanitarian Aid in the Twentieth Century

26 May
Middle East Missions: Nationalism, Religious Liberty and Cultural Encounter

8-9 July
The Crusades, Islam and Byzantium

3) 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.

19 April (3pm)
ELLINOR FRIED-BROSZ (GIESSEN)

Auf der Suche nach der 'Wiege der Menschheit'. Die Diskussion des menschlichen Ursprungsortes in Wissenschaft und Öffentlichkeit seit dem 19. Jahrhundert
SARAH EHLERS (BERLIN)
Europäisierung aus der Peripherie? Zur Kategorie des Europäers in den internationalen Schlafkrankheitskampagnen (1900-1945)

26 April (3pm)
PHILLIP WAGNER (BERLIN)

Die Internationale der Stadtplaner (1910-1950)
BENJAMIN SCHRÖDER (BERLIN)
Kulturen des Wahlkampfs in Großbritannien und Deutschland in der Zwischenkriegszeit

21 June (2.30pm)
MATTHIAS OPPERMANN (POTSDAM)

Die Kultur der Mäßigung. Der politische Mittelweg der englischen Liberal Tories und der französischen Doktrinäre (1789-1850)

28 June (2.30pm)
SARAH PANTER (FREIBURG)

Jüdische Solidarität oder nationale Loyalität? Die 'Ostjudenfrage' während des Ersten Weltkriegs im internationalen Vergleich (Deutschland, Österreich, Großbritannien, USA)

5 July (3pm)
SIMONE DERIX (MUNICH)

Die Thyssens - familiäre Praktiken, Lebensformen und Identitäten. Die Geschichte einer mobilen Familie, 1880-1960
ANDREA REHLING (MANNHEIM)
Das Weltkultur- und Naturerbe der UNESCO: Kosmopolitisierung des kulturellen Gedächtnisses, 1960-1988

4) GHIL Bulletin Supplement

Cosmopolitan Networks in Commerce and Society 1660-1914
Edited by Andreas Gestrich and Margrit Schulte-Beerbühl
London: German Historical Institute, 2011. - 382 p. (GHIL Bulletin Supplement No. 2)
ISSN 0269-8552

This volume focuses on transnational and global economic and social networks of merchants. Many of these networks were open to people of diverse ethnic origins and cultural backgrounds. Several papers in this volume argue that such networks could be seen as a form of early cosmopolitanism.

To order a free copy of this supplement, please contact the GHIL.

5) New Publications

The Voice of the Citizen Consumer. A History of Market Research, Consumer Movements, and the Political Public Sphere / Ed. by Kerstin Brückweh
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.- 304 p.
(Studies of the German Historical Institute London)
ISBN: 978-0-19-960402-9

The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 / Ed. by R. J. W. Evans, Michael Schaich, and Peter H. Wilson
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.- XII, 397 p.
(Studies of the German Historical Institute London)
ISBN: 978-0-19-960297-1

Andreas Rose: Zwischen Empire und Kontinent. Britische Außenpolitik vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg
Munich: Oldenbourg, 2011. - XII, 650 p.
(Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London = Publications of the German Historical Institute London ; Vol 70) ISBN 978-3-486-70401-3

6) Library closure

The library will be closed on Friday, 12 May 2011 due to a conference held at the Institute. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.