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GHIL NEWSLETTER November 2019

Topics

  1. 1) Christmas Closure
  2. 2) GHIL Seminars
  3. 3) Public Lecture
  4. 4) Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture
  5. 5) Conferences and Workshops
  6. 6) Postgraduate Students' Conference
  7. 7) Call for Papers
  8. 8) Exhibition
  9. 9) India Research Programme - GHIL
  10. 10) Prize of the German Historical Institute London
  11. 11) Joint Junior Research Fellowship
  12. 12) Vacancy
  13. 13) GHIL Bulletin, November 2019

1) Christmas Closure

The German Historical Institute will be closed from Friday 20 December 2019 5pm and reopen on Thursday 2 January 2020 at 9.30am.
 

2) GHIL Seminars

Seminars are held at 5.30pm in the Seminar Room of the German Historical Institute. Guided tours of the Library are available before each seminar at 4.30pm.
 
21 January 2020
Ralf Lützelschwab (Berlin)
Where are all the Sermons? Carmelite Preaching in the Late Middle Ages

This lecture examines the Carmelites, the great unknown in Western monastic history. They experienced their very own migration history, moving from the hills of Mount Carmel to Europe. If they had not opted for exile, they would not have survived. In new surroundings, sermons became part of their regular pastoral routine. The paper will focus on sermons and sermon collections, both manuscript and print, held in a number of Carmelite libraries in Germany and England. How did the Carmelites fulfil their task as preachers? How did they shape the conscience of their flocks?
 
17 March 2020
Peter Burschel (Wolfenbüttel)
The Dance of the Tapuya: On the Cultural Coding of Skin Colour in the Early Modern Period

This talk will show how European perceptions of skin colour—rather than primarily of skin markings, as had been the case in the Middle Ages—increasingly began to influence European perceptions of non-European ‘aliens’. He will argue that it was only during the sixteenth century that skin was seen as a ‘supra-individual’ distinguishing characteristic that made it possible to structure, classify, and, not least, to hierarchize intercultural encounters chromatically. This shows that the process was not merely about the perception of skin colour per se, but always also addressed the question of who was white, and who was not.
 
More information on seminars is available on the GHIL website.
 

3) Public Lecture

20 February 2020 (5.30pm)
Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Berlin)
Sex and Violence: Race Defilement in Nazi Germany

 
GHIL in co-operation with the Modern German History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
 
This talk will look at the entanglement of antisemitism, gender, sexuality, and emotion in Nazi Germany. It will focus on Nazi Germany’s violent practices and dynamics, which encompassed other forms of resentment and hostility, but treated men and women conspicuously differently in each case, as can be shown in the race defilement propaganda and persecution of the 1930s and 1940s. The paper will argue that the peculiar ambivalence of these cases was inherent in the attraction of Nazi propaganda and deterrence at the same time.
 
More information is available on the GHIL website.
 

4) Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture

10 December (6.30pm)
Ulrich Herbert (University of Freiburg)
The Short and the Long Twentieth Century. German and European Perspectives

 
Venue: German Historical Institute London
 
As seating is limited, pre-registration to attend is required by emailing: abellamy(ghi)ghil.ac.uk
 
The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship is a joint project of the GHIL and the International History Department of the LSE and is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

More information is available on the GHIL website.
 

5) Conferences and Workshops

9-13 December
100 Histories of 100 Worlds in one Object

Concept and Convenor: Mirjam Brusius, GHIL; Organiser: 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); Funds: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
Venue: University of the West Indies - Mona, Kingston (Jamaica)
 
12-14 December 2019
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. Convenors: Johanna Gehmacher and Elizabeth Harvey
Venue: German Historical Institute London
 
16-18 January 2020
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)
Venue: German Historical Institute London
 
16-21 February 2020
Global History – Challenges and Opportunities

A winter school on global history for PhD and early career scholars in Germany and India. Organised jointly by the Heidelberg Centre of Transcultural Studies, the India Branch Office of the Max Weber Stiftung and the German Historical Institute London. Conveners: Debarati Bagchi, Felix Brahm, Pablo Holwitt, Monica Juneja and Indra Sengupta
Venue: New Delhi
 
More information is available on the GHIL website.
 

6) Postgraduate Students' Conference

The German Historical Institute London will hold its 24th postgraduate students conference on 9-10 January 2020. Its intention is to give postgraduate research students in the UK and Ireland working on German history an opportunity to present their work-in-progress, and to discuss it with other students working in the same field. All 2nd and 3rd year students are encouraged to present a paper on their PhD project. First year students are also welcome.
 
Closing date for applications is 29 November 2019.
 
Please visit the GHIL website for further information.
 

7) Call for Papers

Family & Disability. Comparing British and German Histories of Care for the Disabled
German Historical Institute London, 18-20 February 2021
Closing date: 15 January 2020
 
Fifteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History
German Historical Institute London, 22 May 2020
Closing date: 1 February 2020
 
More information is available on the GHIL website.
 

8) Exhibition

5 November - 5 December 2019
"If only you could be here..." – Love Letters Across the Berlin Wall

"If you could only be here..." is an exhibition telling three special love stories, between East and West Germans, that took place in the shadow of the Berlin Wall.
 
More information is available on the GHIL website.
 

9) India Research Programme - GHIL

Global History – Challenges and Opportunities
16-21 February 2020, New Delhi
A winter school on global history for PhD and early career scholars in Germany and India. Organised jointly by the Heidelberg Centre of Transcultural Studies, the India Branch Office of the Max Weber Stiftung and the German Historical Institute London.
Conveners: Debarati Bagchi, Felix Brahm, Pablo Holwitt, Monica Juneja and Indra Sengupta.
 
Max Weber Lecture Series
 
Sebastian Conrad (Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin): The Global Revolution of Time in the Nineteenth Century
27 January 2020, 6.00 pm, IIC New Delhi
30 January 2020, 5.00 pm, Presidency University, Kolkata (Calcutta)
 
More information is available on the GHIL website.
 

10) Prize of the German Historical Institute London

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2019 Prize of the German Historical Institute London is Jan Lambertz for her dissertation Early Postwar Holocaust Knowledge and Jewish Missing Persons submitted to the Royal Holloway, University of London. Congratulations to Jan Lambertz
 

11) Joint Junior Research Fellowship

Franziska Neumann has been appointed Joint Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London, and the German Historical Institute London for 2019-20.
 
More information is available on the GHIL website .
 

12) Vacancy

Rezeptionsmitarbeiter/in in Teilzeit (32 Std/Woche).
Closing date for applications: 30 November 2019.
 
More information is available on the GHIL website.
 

13) GHIL Bulletin, November 2019

The November issue of the Bulletin of the German Historical Institute London is now available online.
 
German Historical Institute London Bulletin  Volume XLI, No. 2 (November 2019)
 

CONTENTS

Articles

  • In/visible Transfers: Translation as a Crucial Practice in Transnational Women’s Movements around 1900 (Johanna Gehmacher)
  • Framing the Refugee Experience: Reflections on German-speaking Jews in British India, 1938–1947 (Joseph Cronin)

Review Article

  • In Search of the ‘German Way of Fighting’: German Military Culture from 1871 to 1945 (Anette Neder)

Classic Reread

  • The Guerrilla Historian: Eric J. Hobsbawm and the Long Nineteenth Century (Anette Schlimm)

Book Reviews

  • John Hines and Nelleke IJssennagger (eds.), Frisians and their North Sea Neighbours: From the Fifth Century to the Viking Age (Jens Boye Volquartz)
  • Eric Marshall White, Editio princeps: A History of the Gutenberg Bible (Hartmut Beyer)
  • André Krischer, Die Macht des Verfahrens: Englische Hochverratsprozesse 1554–1848 (Ulrich Niggemann)
  • Johanna Oehler, ‘Abroad at Göttingen’: Britische Studenten an der Universität Göttingen als Akteure des kulturellen und wissenschaftlichen Transfers, 1735–1806 (Thomas Biskup)
  • Anna Ross, Beyond the Barricades: Government and State-Building in Post-Revolutionary Prussia, 1848–1858 (Wolfram Siemann)
  • Torsten Riotte, Der Monarch im Exil: Eine andere Geschichte von Staatswerdung und Legitimismus im 19. Jahrhundert (Heidi Mehrkens)
  • Sebastian Gottschalk, Kolonialismus und Islam: Deutsche und britische Herrschaft in Westafrika (1900–1914) (Daniel Steinbach)
  • Uffa Jensen, Wie die Couch nach Kalkutta kam: Eine Globalgeschichte der frühen Psychoanalyse (Anthony D. Kauders)
  • Volker R. Berghahn, Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer: From Inner Emigration to the Moral Reconstruction of West Germany (Norman Domeier)
  • Peter C. Caldwell and Karrin Hanshew, Germany Since 1945: Politics, Culture, and Society (Britta-Marie Schenk)
  • Joyce Marie Mushaben, Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel and the Berlin Republic (Falko Schnicke)

Conference Reports

  • An Era of Value Change: The Seventies in Europe (Alexandra Fergen, Fiammetta Balestracci, and Christina von Hodenberg)
  • Security and Humanity in the First World War: The Treatment of Civilian ‘Enemy Aliens’ in the Belligerent States (Lena Heerdmann and Dana Hollmann)
  • Workshop on Medieval Germany (Stephan Bruhn and Cornelia Linde)