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GHIL NEWSLETTER February 2012

Topics

1) Library news
2) GHIL Seminars and Public Lectures
3) European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2012
4) Conferences and Workshops
5) Kolloquium
6) New Research Group in India
7) Stipendien

1) Library News

Please note that the library will be closed on Friday, 9 March and on Friday, 23 March 2012. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

2) GHIL Seminars and Public Lectures

 
GHIL Seminars

6 March
EVE ROSENHAFT (LIVERPOOL)
Black People under Nazi Rule: Perspectives on the ‘Racial State’
Eve Rosenhaft is Professor of German Historical Studies at the University of Liverpool. She has published books and articles on aspects of German social and cultural history since the eighteenth century. She is the co-author, with Robbie Aitken, of a forthcoming monograph on Africans in twentieth-century Germany, on which this talk is based.

20 March
ANDREAS ECKERT (BERLIN)
Connecting Histories of Work and Non-Work: African Labour History in a Global Perspective

Andreas Eckert holds the Chair of African History at the Humboldt University Berlin and is Director of the International Research Centre ‘Work and Human Life Course in Global History’. He has published widely on the history of Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, colonialism, and global history. He is currently writing a general history of Africa since 1850.

Public Lectures

23 February (5.30pm)
RÜDIGER GRAF (BOCHUM/MUNICH)
West Germany in a World of Oil: Energy and Foreign Policy in the Oil Crisis 1973–4

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

Seminars and 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.
Guided tours of the Library are available before each seminar at 4 p.m.

3) European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2012

26 April (6.30pm)
GARETH STEDMAN JONES (QUEEN MARY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON)
Fathers and sons: Heinrich and Karl’s contrasting conceptions of the French Revolution

This event is organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London, the Jewish Museum and the Fritz Bauer Institut, Frankfurt am Main, in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London.

The lecture will be held at the German Historical Institute. Admission is free. Places are strictly limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting the Leo Baeck Institute, London, email: info@leobaeck.co.uk, tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5690.

More information is available on the GHI website.

4) Conferences and Workshops

8-10 March
European Remigrations in the Twentieth Century
Venue: German Historical Institute London

22-24 March
The War of the Spanish Succession. New Perspectives
Venue: German Historical Institute London

19-21 April
Education in Lebanon during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: A Catalyst for Multiple Modernities?
Venue: Orient Institut Beirut

10-12 May
Poverty in Modern Europe. Micro-perspectives on the Formation of the Welfare State in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Venue: German Historical Institute London

5) Kolloquium

The research seminar in German language 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.

21 February (5pm)
ISABELLA LÖHR (HEIDELBERG)

Kosmopoliten wider Willen: Zur Sozialgeschichte akademischer Emigranten aus Deutschland und ihre Netzwerke in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts

28 February (5pm)
SABINE KEHREN (BONN)

Die Formulierung der britischen Iranpolitik, 1946-1954

6 March (2.30pm)
JÖRG ARNOLD (FREIBURG)

Deindustrialization? Zur Gesellschaftsgeschichte des Abschieds vom Goldenen Zeitalter in Großbritannien, 1970-1990

20 March (2.30pm)
MORITZ VON BRESCIUS (FLORENZ)

Jenseits “kolonialer Fantasien”: Deutsche Forschungsreisende im Dienst europäischer Übersee-Imperien, ca. 1830-1870

27 March (3pm)
CATHLEEN SARTI (MAINZ)

Diskussion und Praxis von Herrscherabsetzungen im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert im protestantischen Nordeuropa

SILVIA WERSHOFEN (KASSEL)
Die Jacobites und Preußen. Friedrich II. und der Elibank Plot, 1750-53

17 April (3pm)
SEBASTIAN MEUER (HEIDELBERG)

Verwaltungsreformen im Britischen Empire 1780-1830. Ideenbildung, Implementierungsansätze und semantischer Wandel

RAZAK KHAN (FU BERLIN)
Languages of Governance and Contestations: Political Culture in Rampur, 1889-1949

24 April (3pm)
DANIEL LANGE (FU BERLIN)

Schreibende Piraten: Britische Bukaniere und ihre Reiseberichte (1684-1699)

EVA CATHERINA HEESEN (HANNOVER)
Adolph Friedrich, Herzog von Cambridge als Generalgouverneur und Vizekönig von Hannover

6) New Research Group in India

From January 2013 the German Historical Institute London in cooperation with the King's India Institute, London, and the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CEMIS), Göttingen, establishes a research group at New Delhi. The researchers will focus on social and educational policy in India since the nineteenth century. The five-year project is funded by the Foundation Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland.

More information is available on the GHIL website.

7) Stipendien

Bewerbungsschluss für Stipendien für Doktoranden und Nachwuchswissenschaftler für das Jahr 2012 ist der 31. März 2012.