German Historical Institute London

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Conferences and Workshops

 
 

Academic conferences and workshops are organised in Britain or in Germany. They are intended to facilitate contact between British, German, and international historians working in the same field, and to promote an exchange of information about new methodological approaches and recent research. Some events require advance registration. Please see individual listings for details.


 

Forthcoming Conferences and Workshops

 

10–12 December

Conference

Archiving, Recording and Representing Feminism: The Global History of Women’s Emancipation in the 20th Century
Second Meeting of the International Standing Working Group on Medialization and Empowerment

Convenors: Christina von Hodenberg and Jane Freeland (German Historical Institute London)

Partners: Max Weber Foundation India Branch Office, German Historical Institute Washington, German Historical Institute Rome, Orient Institute Beirut

Online event

Postponed to December 2021

Workshop

Hidden Economies of Slavery
International Workshop co-organized by Melina Teubner (University of Bern) and Felix Brahm (German Historical Institute London)

Please note: This workshop has been postponed to December 9-10, 2021

GHIL

28–30 October 2021

EventsWorkshop

Contemporary historians and the re-use of social science-generated data sets
An international dialogue on the challenges presented by ‘social data’

Organized by the DFG-Projekt ‘Sozialdaten als Quellen der Zeitgeschichte. Erstellung eines Rahmenkonzeptes für eine Forschungsdateninfrastruktur in der zeithistorischen Forschung’

Conveners: Lutz Raphael (University of Trier), Sabine Reh (Research Library for the History of Education, BBF-DIPF Berlin), Pascal Siegers (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), Kerstin Brückweh (University of Erfurt) and Christina von Hodenberg (GHI London)

Call for papers (PDF file)

German Historical Institute London

 

Previous Conferences and Workshops

2020

16–18 January

Conference

Global Royal Families: Concepts, Cultures, and Networks of International Monarchy, 1800–2020

Conveners: Falko Schnicke (German Historical Institute London), Robert Aldrich (University of Sydney), and Cindy McCreery (University of Sydney)

German Historical Institute London

16–21 February

ConferenceIndia Research Programme Event

Global History: Challenges and Opportunities

A winter school on global history for Ph.D. and early-career scholars in Germany and India

Organized jointly by the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, the India Branch Office of the Max Weber Foundation, and the German Historical Institute London

Conveners: Debarati Bagchi, Felix Brahm, Pablo Holwitt, Monica Juneja, and Indra Sengupta

New Delhi

30 October

Workshop

Law and Consent in Medieval Britain
Workshop organized by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the History of Parliament Trust

Conveners: Hannes Kleineke (History of Parliament Trust) and Stephan Bruhn (GHI London)

Online Event

2019

14–16 March

Conference

An Era of Value Change: The Seventies in Europe

Conveners: Fiammetta Balestracci (Queen Mary University of London), Christina von Hodenberg (German Historical Institute London), and Martin Baumeister (German Historical Institute Rome).

Venue: German Historical Institute London

11–13 April

Conference

Security and Humanity in the First World War: The Treatment of Civilian ‘Enemy Aliens’

Venue: German Historical Institute London

2–3 May

Workshop

GINT TRANSLAB: German-English Translation Workshop and Panel

Organizers: Frankfurt Book Fair, Geisteswissenschaften International Frankfurt, German Historical Institute London, Goethe-Institut London, New Books in German

Moderator: Dr Ruth Martin

Venue: German Historical Institute London

17 May

Workshop

Workshop on Medieval Germany

Organized by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society.

Conveners: Len Scales (Durham University) and Cornelia Linde (GHIL)

Venue: German Historical Institute London

20–22 May

Conference

In Global Transit: Forced Migration of Jews and Other Refugees (1940s–1960s)

Second Conference in the Series 'In Global Transit' organized by the German Historical Institutes in Washington and London in cooperation with the Max Weber Stiftung Branch Offices in Delhi and Beijing, and The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley

Conveners: Wolf Gruner (USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Los Angeles), Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute Washington), Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Berkeley), Swen Steinberg (Queen's University, Kingston)

Venue: The Magnes Collection, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, USA

The Magnes Collection, Berkeley

30–31 May

Workshop

Advertising and Marketing in the Early Modern World (1400–1800)

Workshop jointly organized by the German Historical Institute London, the Institute of Advanced Studies at University College London, and the University of Tübingen

Conveners: Christina Brauner (Tübingen) in cooperation with Michael Schaich (GHIL)

Venue: German Historical Institute London

11–12 July

Conference

From the Ruins of Preservation: A Symposium on Rethinking Heritage Through Counter-Archives

Co-organized by Rodney Harrison (AHRC Heritage Priority Area Leadership Fellow/Professor of Heritage Studies at the UCL Institute of Archaeology) and Mirjam Brusius (Research Fellow in Colonial and Global History, German Historical Institute of London).

Venue: German Historical Institute London

13 September

Workshop

Arms Control across the Empires

International academic workshop, co-organized by the German Historical Institute London (GHIL) and the Jena Center 20th Century History

Conveners: Felix Brahm (GHIL), Daniel Stahl (University of Jena)

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Conference

Medieval History Seminar
10–12 October

Organized by the German Historical Institute London and the German Historical Institute Washington

Conveners: Paul Freedman (Yale), Bernhard Jussen (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main), Simon MacLean (St Andrews), Ruth Mazo Karras (Trinity College Dublin), Len Scales (Durham University), and Dorothea Weltecke (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main).

Venue: German Historical Institute London

21–23 November

Conference

Feminism in the Media / Feminism and the Media in the 20th Century

First Meeting of the International Standing Working Group on Medialization and Empowerment

Convenors: Christina von Hodenberg (GHI London) and Jane Freeland (GHI London)

Venue: German Historical Institute London

9–13 December

Workshop

100 Histories of 100 Worlds in One Object

Concept and Convenor: Mirjam Brusius, GHIL

Organizer: Forum Transregional Studies with the Max Weber Foundation in co-operation with the GHI London, UCL (Alice Stevenson, Subhadra Das), and the University of the West Indies, Mona (James Robertson)

Funding by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany

University of the West Indies - Mona, Kingston (Jamaica)

12–14 December 2019

Conference

Translating, Travelling, Transferring Ideologies

Conference organised by the German Historical Institute London in conjunction with the London School of Economics and the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Conveners: Johanna Gehmacher and Elizabeth Harvey

Venue: German Historical Institute London

2018

11–12 January

Postgraduate Students Conference

Postgraduate Students Conference 2018

26–27 January

Conference

Heritage, Decolonization, and the Field

Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the German Historical Institute London/Max Weber Foundation, and the UCL Institute of Archaeology

William Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2AB

14–16 February

Conference

In Global Transit: Jewish Migrants from Hitler’s Europe in Asia, Africa, and Beyond

Conveners: Andreas Gestrich (GHI London), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Anne Schenderlein (GHI Washington), and Indra Sengupta (GHI London)

Kolkata, India

14–16 March

ICAS EventWorkshop

Populism and the Shifting Co-ordinates of the Political

Second ICAS: MP conference, IIC Delhi

Conference programme (PDF file)

17 March

ConferenceICAS Event

Selling History: Tourist Guides, Bazaar Histories, and the Politics of the Past

ICAS:MP TM1 Workshop

Conveners: Neeladri Bhattacharya (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi), Indra Sengupta (GHI London)

Workshop programme (PDF file)

India International Center, New Delhi

22–24 March

Conference

Settlement and Unsettlement: The Ends of World War I and their Legacies

2018 Annual Conference of the Max Weber Foundation

Conveners: Max Weber Foundation, German Historical Institute (GHI) Washington DC, American Historical Association (AHA) with the National History Center (NCH), German Historical Association (Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands, VHD) 

German Historical Institute Washington

23–24 March

Conference

European Democracies: Origins, Evolutions, Challenges – A Workshop in Memory of Peter Blickle

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Convened by Beat Kümin, Department of History, University of Warwick

19–20 April

Conference

Understanding Brexit: Britain and Europe in the Twentieth Century

Conveners: Andreas Wirsching, Martina Steber (both IfZ), Andreas Gestrich and Michael Schaich (both GHI London)

Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Munich

26–28 April

Conference

Contested Borders? Practising Empire, Nation and Region in the 19th and 20th Centuries

International Conference

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Conveners: Levke Harders (Universität Bielefeld) and Falko Schnicke (GHI London)

4–5 May

Conference

Splendid Isolation? Insularity in British History

Arbeitskreis Großbritannien-Forschung / German Association for British Studies in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London

Conveners: Convenors: Wencke Meteling (Philipps-Universität Marburg), Andrea Wiegeshoff (Philipps-Universität Marburg), Christiane Eisenberg (HU Berlin) and Hannes Ziegler (GHI London)

Centre for British Studies (Großbritannienzentrum), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

11 May

Workshop

Fourteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History

Organised by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society.

Conveners: Bridget Heal (University of St Andrews), Katherine Hill (Birkbeck, University of London), David Lederer (NUI Maynooth), Alison Rowlands (University of Essex) and Hannes Ziegler (GHI London)

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Workshop programme (PDF file)

1 June

Workshop

The Measurement of Economic Inequality

Venue: German Historical Institute London

GHI London in cooperation with the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

Workshop programme (PDF file)

14–16 June

Conference

German Protestant Expatriate Congregations in the 20th Century. Between National Protestantism and Ecumenism

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Organised by the ‘Evangelische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte’ (Evangelical Working Group on Contemporary Church History) and the German Historical Institute London.

19–21 July

Conference

Movable Goods and Immovable Property. Gender, Law and Material Culture in Early Modern Europe (1450‒1850)

9th Conference of the European network ‘Gender Differences in the History of European Legal Cultures’

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Conveners: Annette Cremer (Gießen), Hannes Ziegler (London)

3–5 September

Conference

Anglo-German Doctoral Seminar in Early Modern Religious History

The Verein für Reformationsgeschichte (Society for Reformation History) and the German Historical Institute London (GHIL) are pleased to announce the first Anglo-German Doctoral Seminar in Early Modern Religious History.

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Organizers: Bridget Heal (St Andrews), Thomas Kaufmann (Göttingen), Matthias Pohlig (Münster), and Michael Schaich (GHIL). With participation from Anselm Schubert (Erlangen), Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge), Jonathan Willis (Birmingham), and Markus Wriedt (Frankfurt).

18–20 October

Conference

Living the German Revolution: Expectations, Experiences, Responses

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Conveners: Christopher Dillon (King’s College London), Christina von Hodenberg (GHIL), Steven Schouten (University of Amsterdam), Kim Wünschmann (LMU München)

12–14 November

India Research Programme EventWorkshop

Interrogating Marginality: Education and the Urban

India Centre: Transnational Research Group: Education and the Urban

Concept note (PDF file)
Workshop programme (PDF file)

National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

15–17 November

Conference

The Global Knowledge of Economic Inequality

German Historical Institute London

Convened by Dr Felix Römer, GHIL

14 December

Workshop

Scribal News and News Cultures in Late Stuart and Early Georgian Britain

Venues:

  • History of Parliament Trust, 18 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NS (morning)
  • German Historical Institute London, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ (afternoon)

Coorganized by Robin Eagles (History of Parliament Trust), Charles Littleton (History of Parliament Trust) and Michael Schaich (German Historical Institue London)

2017

12-13 January

Postgraduate Students Conference

Postgraduate Students Conference 2017

10–12 February

Conference

Weber in London: Opera and Cosmopolitanism

Conference in association with the Royal College of Music, the Internationale Carl Maria von Weber Gesellschaft and King’s College London

More information is available on the Royal College of Music website.

Royal College of Music

14 February

Workshop

The Mythification of Charlemagne

Joint workshop with the Department of German and Dutch at the University of Cambridge

Organisers: Marc Chinca (Cambridge), Thomas Foerster (Cambridge), Michael Schaich (GHIL) and Christopher Young (Cambridge)

Venue: German Historical Institute London, Seminar Room

5 May

Workshop

Workshop on Medieval Germany

Organised by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society.

Conveners: Len Scales (Durham University) and Cornelia Linde (GHIL)

Venue: German Historical Institute London

8–10 May

Conference

The Long End of the First World War: Ruptures, Continuities, and Memories

Herrenhausen Symposium Organisers: Leibniz University of Hanover; Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO); Volkswagen Foundation; German Historical Institute London

Venue: Herrenhausen Palace, Herrenhäuser Straße 4A, 30419 Hannover, Germany

The summary report, written by Tessa Lobbes, is available as a download from the Volkswagen Stiftung website. You can also watch and listen to selected talks via "L.I.S.A. - The science portal of the Gerda Henkel Foundation".

Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover, Germany

19–20 May

Conference

Competitors & Companions: Britons and Germans in the World (19th & 20th Century)

ADEF Annual Conference 2017

Convenors: Julia Eichenberg (Humboldt University Berlin), Daniel Steinbach (University of Exeter), Tobias Becker (DHI London)

Venue: Centre for British Studies (Großbritannienzentrum), Humboldt Universität, Berlin

Call for Papers (PDF file)

Conference Programme (PDF file)

Conference report (PDF file), published in: GHIL Bulletin 39 (2017), Vol 2

1–2 June

Conference

The Divided Nation: German–German History 1945–1990

Workshop organized by the London School of Economics and Political Science, the German Historical Institute London, and the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Conveners: Dominik Geppert (GHIL/University of Bonn), Stefan Creuzberger (University of Rostock), and Dierk Hoffmann (Institute of Contemporary History, Munich–Berlin).

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Conference report (PDF file), published in: GHIL Bulletin 39 (2017), Vol 2

22–24 June

Conference

Moralising Commerce in a Globalising World: Multidisciplinary Approaches to a History of Economic Conscience, 1600–1900

Convenors: Felix Brahm (GHIL) and Eve Rosenhaft (University of Liverpool)

Venue: German Historical Institute London

10–21 July

Conference

Global Humanitarianism Research Academy

Academy Leaders: Fabian Klose (Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz), Johannes Paulmann (Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz), Andrew Thompson (University of Exeter), in co-operation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (Geneva) and with support by the German Historical Institute London

Venues: Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz & Archives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva Dates: 10–21 July 2017

4–8 September

Summer School

15th Summer School in British History
Understanding the Nation: Transformations of the British Nation State in the Twentieth Century

Conveners/Organisers: Historisches Seminar der Ludwig-Maxiliams-Universität München; German Historical Institute London

Venue: German Historical Institute London

14–16 September

Conference

Cultures of Conservatism in the United States and Western Europe between the 1970s and 1990s

Conveners: Martina Steber (Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin), Anna von der Goltz (Georgetown University, Washington, DC) and Tobias Becker (German Historical Institute London).

The conference is supported by the Thyssen Foundation.

Venue: German Historical Institute London

27–29 September

ConferenceTRG Event

Poverty and Education from the 19th Century to the Present: India and Comparative Perspectives

Max Weber Foundation Transnational Research Group - India “Poverty Reduction and Policy for the Poor between the State and Private Actors: Education Policy in India since the Nineteenth Century”

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Programme (PDF file)

Conference

Medieval History Seminar
12–14 October

Organised by the German Historical Institute London and the German Historical Institute Washington, D.C.Conveners: Stuart Airlie (University of Glasgow), Paul Freedman (Yale), Bernhard Jussen (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main), Ruth Mazo Karras (University of Minnesota), Len Scales (Durham University), and Dorothea Weltecke (Universität Konstanz)Venue: German Historical Institute London

8–10 November

Conference

Shaping the Officer: Communities and Practices of Accountability in Premodern Europe

Conveners: María Ángeles Martín Romera (LMU Munich), Hannes Ziegler (GHI London)

Venue: German Historical Institute London

2016

7–8 January

Postgraduate Students Conference

Postgraduate Students Conference 2016

21–22 January

Conference

Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914–1918

Convenors: Dr Santanu Das, King’s College London; Prof Andreas Gestrich, German Historical Institute; Dr Daniel Steinbach, King’s College London

Venues: King’s College, Strand, London WC2R 2LS (21. Jan.) and German Historical Institute London (22. Jan.)

12–14 February

Conference

German Song Onstage 1770–1914

Conference Committee: Natasha Loges, Royal College of Music; Laura Tunbridge, Oxford University; Andreas Gestrich, German Historical Institute London

Royal College of Music and Wigmore Hall

6 May

Workshop

Thirteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History

Organised by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the German Historical Institute Washington and the German History Society, to be held at the GHIL.

Conveners: Bridget Heal (University of St. Andrews), David Lederer (NUI Maynooth), Michael Schaich (German Historical Institute London), Jenny Spinks (University of Manchester)

Venue: German Historical Institute London

19–21 May

Conference

Spaces and Places of Leisure, Recreation, and Sociability in Early Modernity (c.1500–1800)

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Convener: Angela Schattner

1–3 June

TRG EventWorkshop

Sixth TRG ‘Poverty and Education in India’ Workshop: Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Presentations

Venue: Akademie Waldschlösschen und Göttingen University

Workshop programme (PDF file)

9–11 June

Conference

Cultures of Intelligence

Venue: German Historical Institute London

Co-organized by: University of Potsdam, University of Leeds, University of Mannheim and the German Historical Institute London. 

16–18 June

Conference

The Contemporary History of Historiography: International Perspectives on the Making of Professional History

Conference co-organised by the Leibniz Research Group on Historiography, University of Trier and the German Historical Institute London

Venue: German Historical Institute London

18–22 July

ConferenceSummer School

14th Summer School in British History
The Scientific Revolution

Conveners/Organisers: Historisches Seminar der Ludwig-Maxiliams-Universität München; German Historical Institute London

Historisches Seminar der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

8–10 September

Conference

Max Weber’s Hinduism and Buddhism: Reflections on a Sociological Classic 100 Years On

Organisers: Peter Flügel (SOAS) and Sam Whimster (Max Weber Studies) in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London, Nehru Centre London, Max Weber Kolleg Erfurt, and the British Sociological Association

SOAS, Russell Square: College Buildings

Conference

The Protestant Reformation and Its Radical Critiques
15–17 September

Joint Conference by the Volkswagen Foundation, the University of St Andrews and the German Historical Institute, LondonVenue: German Historical Institute London

29–30 September

Conference

The Allied Occupation of Germany Revisited: New Research on the Western Zones of Occupation, 1945-1949

Conveners: Dr Christopher Knowles (King’s College London), Dr Camilo Erlichman (Edinburgh/Cologne) German Historical Institute, London

Venue: German Historical Institute London

10–11 November

Conference

Pop Nostalgia: The Uses of the Past in Popular Culture

Joint Workshop with the BSSH South Sport and Leisure History Network

Venue: German Historical Institute London

1–3 December

Conference

The Best Ideas? Natures, Nations, and Collective Memory

Conveners: Andreas Gestrich (German Historical Institute London), Frank Uekötter (University of Birmingham) Venue: German Historical Institute London

12–13 December

Conference

The De-Industrialising City: Urban, Architectural, and Socio-Cultural Perspectives

Joint Workshop with the Society for the Promotion of Urban Discussion (SPUD)Venue: German Historical Institute London

15–17 December

ConferenceICAS Event

The City as a Site of the Political: Themes in Urban History, Infrastructure, and Culture

More information is available on the hypotheses.org website.

Centre for the Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta, Kolkata