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GHIL Podcast

 

Welcome to the podcast of the German Historical Institute London. In each podcast episode, ranging from interviews to lecture recordings, we take a look at historical research from different periods and areas. Subscribe to our podcast to learn more about our research and work at the GHIL.

 Selected lectures and events are available as audio files. You can either download these files directly or subscribe to the GHIL podcast. Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, recordings have been made remotely by the speakers using the technical equipment available, resulting in variable sound quality.

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Latest Episodes

 

GHIL Lecture

Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

Charlotte Beradt and Reinhart Koselleck on Dreaming in the Age of Extremes
28 April 2022 , 0:45 h



GHIL Lecture

Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

Charlotte Beradt and Reinhart Koselleck on Dreaming in the Age of Extremes

GHIL Lecture

Hannah Ahlheim and Elizabeth Hunter

Sleeping Through the Ages:
Two Lectures on the History of Sleep in the Seventeenth and Twentieth Centuries
12 April 2022 , 0:45 h



GHIL Lecture

Hannah Ahlheim and Elizabeth Hunter

Sleeping Through the Ages:
Two Lectures on the History of Sleep in the Seventeenth and Twentieth Centuries

Joint Lecture

Fabian Klose

The Quest for a New World Order:
International Politics Between Visions of Global Governance and Catastrophic Failures in the 1990s
24 March 2022 , 0:44 h



Joint Lecture

Fabian Klose

The Quest for a New World Order:
International Politics Between Visions of Global Governance and Catastrophic Failures in the 1990s

Interview

Stephan Bruhn

Visions of community in an Age of Viking threat
Our historian Stephan Bruhn discusses his new book
15 February 2022 , 0:15 h



Interview

Stephan Bruhn

Visions of community in an Age of Viking threat
Our historian Stephan Bruhn discusses his new book

 

Previous episodes

 

2021

GHIL Lecture

Tanika Sarkar

The Past in the Present
Historical Pedagogy of Hindu Nationalism in India
Summer Lecture Series
29 June 2021 , 0:59 h



GHIL Lecture

Tanika Sarkar

The Past in the Present
Historical Pedagogy of Hindu Nationalism in India

GHIL Lecture

Barbara Manthe

Writing a History of Right-Wing Terrorism in Post-WWII Germany
Chances, Challenges, and the Need for New Narratives
Summer Lecture Series
15 June 2021 , 0:35 h



GHIL Lecture

Barbara Manthe

Writing a History of Right-Wing Terrorism in Post-WWII Germany
Chances, Challenges, and the Need for New Narratives

GHIL Lecture

Amy S. Kaufman

Medievalism, Extremism, and “White History”
Summer Lecture Series
25 May 2021 , 0:37 h



GHIL Lecture

Amy S. Kaufman

Medievalism, Extremism, and “White History”

Joint Lecture

Round Table

Confronting Histories of Violence and Populism
What can be learnt from “the Germans”? What have "the Germans" yet to learn?
Summer Lecture Series
4 May 2021 , 1:11 h



Joint Lecture

Round Table

Confronting Histories of Violence and Populism
What can be learnt from “the Germans”? What have "the Germans" yet to learn?

GHIL Lecture

Hannah Skoda

‘How I long for the good old days’:
Nostalgia and Social Change in the Long Fourteenth Century
30 March 2021 , 0:55 h



GHIL Lecture

Hannah Skoda

‘How I long for the good old days’:
Nostalgia and Social Change in the Long Fourteenth Century

Joint Lecture

Svenja Goltermann

Perceptions of Interpersonal Violence:
A History of the Present
10 March 2021 , 0:48 h



Joint Lecture

Svenja Goltermann

Perceptions of Interpersonal Violence:
A History of the Present

Joint Lecture

Patrice Poutrus

Contested Asylum:
The History of the 2015 Refugee Crisis
25 February 2021



Joint Lecture

Patrice Poutrus

Contested Asylum:
The History of the 2015 Refugee Crisis

GHIL Lecture

Nandini Gooptu

New Cultures of Work, Youth, and Politics in India
23 February 2021 , 0:46 h



GHIL Lecture

Nandini Gooptu

New Cultures of Work, Youth, and Politics in India

GHIL Lecture

Peter Burschel

The Dance of the Tapuya:
On the Cultural Coding of Skin Colour in the Early Modern Period
9 February 2021 , 0:45 h



GHIL Lecture

Peter Burschel

The Dance of the Tapuya:
On the Cultural Coding of Skin Colour in the Early Modern Period

2020

GHIL Lecture

Alice Rio

Legal Role-Playing and Storytelling in Early Medieval Francia
1 December 2020 , 0:54 h



GHIL Lecture

Alice Rio

Legal Role-Playing and Storytelling in Early Medieval Francia

GHIL Lecture

Martina Kessel

An Empire of Shaming:
Reading Nazi Germany through the Violence of Laughter
Gerda Henkel Foundation Visiting Professorship Lecture
26 November 2020 , 0:46 h



GHIL Lecture

Martina Kessel

An Empire of Shaming:
Reading Nazi Germany through the Violence of Laughter

GHIL Lecture

Peter Mandler

The Crisis of the Meritocracy:
How Popular Demand (not Politicians) Made Britain into a Mass Education Society
GHIL Annual Lecture
6 November 2020 , 0:55 h



GHIL Lecture

Peter Mandler

The Crisis of the Meritocracy:
How Popular Demand (not Politicians) Made Britain into a Mass Education Society

GHIL Lecture

Maud Bracke

Inventing Reproductive Rights:
Sex, Population, and Feminism in Europe, 1945–1980
Summer Lecture Series: Feminist Histories
15 July 2020 , 1:10 h



GHIL Lecture

Maud Bracke

Inventing Reproductive Rights:
Sex, Population, and Feminism in Europe, 1945–1980

GHIL Lecture

Jane Whittle and Laure Schwartz

Understanding Women and Work from the Early Modern Era to the Present:
A Round Table
Summer Lecture Series: Feminist Histories
8 July 2020



GHIL Lecture

Jane Whittle and Laure Schwartz

Understanding Women and Work from the Early Modern Era to the Present:
A Round Table

GHIL Lecture

Chiara Bonfiglioli

Internationalist Waves and Feminist Waves in Italy, Yugoslavia, and Cuba from the 1950s to 1970s
Summer Lecture Series: Feminist Histories
1 July 2020 , 0:56 h



GHIL Lecture

Chiara Bonfiglioli

Internationalist Waves and Feminist Waves in Italy, Yugoslavia, and Cuba from the 1950s to 1970s

2017-2019

GHIL Lecture

Ulrike Freitag

Cosmopolitanism in a Global Perspective
GHIL Annual Lecture
8 November 2019 , 0:43 h



GHIL Lecture

Ulrike Freitag

Cosmopolitanism in a Global Perspective

GHIL Lecture

Subhadra Das, Clémentine Deliss, Tristram Hunt, and Alice Procter

From Collected to Contested:
The Future of Museums after the Repatriation Debate
Contested Histories Seminar Series
25 June 2019 , 1:45 h



GHIL Lecture

Subhadra Das, Clémentine Deliss, Tristram Hunt, and Alice Procter

From Collected to Contested:
The Future of Museums after the Repatriation Debate

GHIL Lecture

Eleni Christodoulou and Neeladri Bhattacharya

Who Owns Public History?
Two Talks on History Textbooks in Conflicted Societies
Contested Histories Seminar Series
18 June 2019 , 1:44 h



GHIL Lecture

Eleni Christodoulou and Neeladri Bhattacharya

Who Owns Public History?
Two Talks on History Textbooks in Conflicted Societies

GHIL Lecture

Quentin Skinner

Hobbes’s Leviathan:
Picturing the State
GHIL Annual Lecture
9 November 2018 , 0:54 h



GHIL Lecture

Quentin Skinner

Hobbes’s Leviathan:
Picturing the State

Joint Lecture

Timothy Garton Ash

German and European Unification:
Harmony or Dissonance?
Annual lecture on contemporary German history
24 April 2018 , 0:51 h



Joint Lecture

Timothy Garton Ash

German and European Unification:
Harmony or Dissonance?

Joint Lecture

Arnd Bauerkämper

National Security and Humanity:
The Internment of Civilian 'Enemy Aliens' during the First World War
Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture
28 November 2017 , 1:26 h



Joint Lecture

Arnd Bauerkämper

National Security and Humanity:
The Internment of Civilian 'Enemy Aliens' during the First World War

2014-2016

Joint Lecture

Dominik Geppert

National Expectations and Transnational Infrastructure:
The Media, Global News Coverage, and International Relations in the Age of High Imperialism
Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture
29 November 2016 , 0:54 h



Joint Lecture

Dominik Geppert

National Expectations and Transnational Infrastructure:
The Media, Global News Coverage, and International Relations in the Age of High Imperialism

GHIL Lecture

David Cannadine

Rewriting the British 19th Century
Narrating the 19th Century: New Approaches
21 June 2016 , 1:05 h



GHIL Lecture

David Cannadine

Rewriting the British 19th Century

GHIL Lecture

Johannes Paulmann

How Close is the 19th Century?
Contemporary Reflections on a History of Europe
Narrating the 19th Century: New Approaches
31 May 2016 , 0:51 h



GHIL Lecture

Johannes Paulmann

How Close is the 19th Century?
Contemporary Reflections on a History of Europe

GHIL Lecture

Willibald Steinmetz

Writing a History of 19th-Century Europe:
Challenges, Conundrums, Complexities
Narrating the 19th Century: New Approaches
17 May 2016 , 0:50 h



GHIL Lecture

Willibald Steinmetz

Writing a History of 19th-Century Europe:
Challenges, Conundrums, Complexities

GHIL Lecture

Richard J. Evans

Writing the History of 19th-Century Europe
Narrating the 19th Century: New Approaches
3 May 2016 , 0:52 h



GHIL Lecture

Richard J. Evans

Writing the History of 19th-Century Europe

Joint Lecture

Lutz Raphael

Life Cycle and Industrial Work:
West German and West European Patterns in Times of Globalization (1975–2005)
Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture
15 December 2015 , 0:59 h



Joint Lecture

Lutz Raphael

Life Cycle and Industrial Work:
West German and West European Patterns in Times of Globalization (1975–2005)

GHIL Lecture

Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger

Are There Different Cultures of Decision-Making in History?
GHIL Annual Lecture
13 November 2015 , 0:54 h



GHIL Lecture

Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger

Are There Different Cultures of Decision-Making in History?

GHIL Lecture

Inge Weber-Newth

Home Ties:
Objects in Migrants' Lives
9 September 2015 , 0:28 h



GHIL Lecture

Inge Weber-Newth

Home Ties:
Objects in Migrants' Lives

Joint Lecture

Dan Diner

Rites of Reserve:
The German–Israeli Encounter in Luxembourg, 1952
3 September 2015 , 0:56 h



Joint Lecture

Dan Diner

Rites of Reserve:
The German–Israeli Encounter in Luxembourg, 1952

GHIL Lecture

David d’Avray, Peter Ghosh, and Joachim Radkau

Max Weber’s work and its Relation to Historical Writing
Panel Discussion
11 December 2014 , 1:53 h



GHIL Lecture

David d’Avray, Peter Ghosh, and Joachim Radkau

Max Weber’s work and its Relation to Historical Writing
Panel Discussion

GHIL Lecture

Miles Taylor

Empire and the Turn to Collectivism in British Social Policy, c.1860–1914
GHIL Annual Lecture
7 November 2014 , 0:57 h



GHIL Lecture

Miles Taylor

Empire and the Turn to Collectivism in British Social Policy, c.1860–1914

GHIL Lecture

Margaret MacMillan, Annika Mombauer, Sönke Neitzel, and John Röhl

1914: What Historians Don’t Know about the Causes of the First World War
Roundtable Debate
18 June 2014 , 2:11 h



GHIL Lecture

Margaret MacMillan, Annika Mombauer, Sönke Neitzel, and John Röhl

1914: What Historians Don’t Know about the Causes of the First World War
Roundtable Debate

2012-2013

Joint Lecture

Kenneth Dyson

Germany, the Euro Crisis and the Future of Europe
Annual Lecture on Contemporary German History
25 November 2013 , 1:45 h



Joint Lecture

Kenneth Dyson

Germany, the Euro Crisis and the Future of Europe

Ute Frevert

The Moral Economy of Trust:
Modern Trajectories
GHIL Annual Lecture
8 November 2013 , 0:54 h



Ute Frevert

The Moral Economy of Trust:
Modern Trajectories

Joint Lecture

Dorothee Wierling

Coffee Worlds:
Global Players and Local Actors in 20th-Century Germany
Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture
22 October 2013 , 1:00 h



Joint Lecture

Dorothee Wierling

Coffee Worlds:
Global Players and Local Actors in 20th-Century Germany

GHIL Lecture

Mary Fulbrook, Neil Gregor, Anthony McElligott, and Maiken Umbach

The Nazi Seizure of Power in 1933 and its Significance, 80 Years On
Public Panel Debate
30 January 2013 , 0:55 h



GHIL Lecture

Mary Fulbrook, Neil Gregor, Anthony McElligott, and Maiken Umbach

The Nazi Seizure of Power in 1933 and its Significance, 80 Years On
Public Panel Debate

GHIL Lecture

Jane Caplan

‘Jetzt Judenfrei’: Writing Tourism in Nazi-Occupied Poland
GHIL Annual Lecture
9 November 2012 , 0:52 h



GHIL Lecture

Jane Caplan

‘Jetzt Judenfrei’: Writing Tourism in Nazi-Occupied Poland

Joint Lecture

Andreas Rödder

From Kaiser Wilhelm to Chancellor Merkel:
The German Question on the European Stage
Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture
7 November 2012 , 1:31 h



Joint Lecture

Andreas Rödder

From Kaiser Wilhelm to Chancellor Merkel:
The German Question on the European Stage

Joint Lecture

Edgar Feuchtwanger, Jan Kavan, and Georg Stefan Troller

Remigration – Three Personal Accounts
Panel Discussion
9 March 2012 , 1:38 h



Joint Lecture

Edgar Feuchtwanger, Jan Kavan, and Georg Stefan Troller

Remigration – Three Personal Accounts
Panel Discussion

2009-2011

Joint Lecture

Ute Daniel

Goebbels, War, and Propaganda:
The Media Logic of the 'Third Reich'
Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture
26 October 2011 , 0:57 h



Joint Lecture

Ute Daniel

Goebbels, War, and Propaganda:
The Media Logic of the 'Third Reich'

GHIL Lecture

The Insiders’ Views of the Fischer Controversy
Round-Table Discussion
13 October 2011 , 1:30 h



GHIL Lecture

The Insiders’ Views of the Fischer Controversy
Round-Table Discussion

Joint Lecture

Christoph Cornelißen

Disgust with the 45ers?
Post-War German Historiography in a Generational Perspective
8 September 2011 , 1:31 h



Joint Lecture

Christoph Cornelißen

Disgust with the 45ers?
Post-War German Historiography in a Generational Perspective

GHIL Lecture

Michael Berenbaum, Richard Evans, Wilhelm Krull and Jörg Skriebeleit

Relationships of Universities, Museums and other Cultural Institutions to Foundations whose Companies were involved with and Profited from the Holocaust
GHIL Debates
2 June 2011 , 1:34 h



GHIL Lecture

Michael Berenbaum, Richard Evans, Wilhelm Krull and Jörg Skriebeleit

Relationships of Universities, Museums and other Cultural Institutions to Foundations whose Companies were involved with and Profited from the Holocaust
GHIL Debates

GHIL Lecture

Frederick Cooper, John Darwin, and Regina Grafe

Empires and Colonies
Plenary forum
15 April 2011 , 0:51 h



GHIL Lecture

Frederick Cooper, John Darwin, and Regina Grafe

Empires and Colonies
Plenary forum

Joint Lecture

Peter Hayes

The German Foreign Office and Nazism:
Image and Reality after 1945
Annual Lecture on Contemporary German History
31 March 2011 , 1:14 h



Joint Lecture

Peter Hayes

The German Foreign Office and Nazism:
Image and Reality after 1945

GHIL Lecture

Franziska Augstein, Kathleen Burk, Justin Champion, Peter Mandler, and Benedikt Stuchtey

Public History
GHIL-Debates
8 June 2010 , 2:22 h



GHIL Lecture

Franziska Augstein, Kathleen Burk, Justin Champion, Peter Mandler, and Benedikt Stuchtey

Public History
GHIL-Debates

GHIL Lecture

Sir Ian Kershaw

Volksgemeinschaft: Potential and Limitations of the Concept
25 March 2010 , 0:50 h



GHIL Lecture

Sir Ian Kershaw

Volksgemeinschaft: Potential and Limitations of the Concept

Joint Lecture

Richard J. Evans

British and Germans:
Perceptions and Misperceptions since the Second World War
Annual Lecture on Contemporary German History
11 March 2010 , 1:14 h



Joint Lecture

Richard J. Evans

British and Germans:
Perceptions and Misperceptions since the Second World War

GHIL Lecture

Hartmut Kaelble

The 1970s in Europe:
A Period of Promise or Disillusionment?
GHIL Annual Lecture
13 November 2009 , 0:59 h



GHIL Lecture

Hartmut Kaelble

The 1970s in Europe:
A Period of Promise or Disillusionment?

 

Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series

 

Leo Baeck Institute Lecture Series 2013-2021

11/11/2021Sarah MacDougall: From Heartland to Homeland? – German-Jewish Émigré Artists in Britain, c. 1933-45 (Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2021: Conceptions of Heimat in Jewish Visual History and Culture)Available here
14/10/2021Natasha Gordinsky and Katja Petrowskaja‘Your Heimat is our Nightmare’: Post-Soviet Poetic Interventions in German Culture (Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2021: Conceptions of Heimat in Jewish Visual History and Culture)Available here
22/04/2021Ofer AshkenaziHeimat as a Shelter from Nazism (Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2021: Conceptions of Heimat in Jewish Visual History and Culture)Available here
18/03/2021Jan-Christopher HorakHelmar Lerski between the Diaspora and a Jewish Homeland (Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2021: Conceptions of Heimat in Jewish Visual History and Culture)Available here
11/02/2021Hanno LoewyUnrewarded Love: Alpine Clubs, Ski-Tourism, Folklore and the Jews (Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2021: Conceptions of Heimat in Jewish Visual History and Culture)Available here
04/03/2020Adi HeymanThe Big Cover-Up: Modest Fashion (Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2019–20: Acting Jewish: Between Identity and Attire)Available here
23/01/2020Kerry Wallach‘Coming Out’ as Jewish in Weimar Germany (Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2019–20: Acting Jewish: Between Identity and Attire)Available here
08/10/2019Paul HerzbergActing Jewish: Perception and Reality (Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2019–20: Acting Jewish: Between Identity and Attire)Available here
04/04/2019Nathan AbramsTreyf Jews? Jewish Gangsters in McMafia and Peaky Blinders (Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2018–19)Available here
14/02/2019Richard I. CohenMoses Mendelssohn – The German-Jewish Icon of Modernity (1780s–2019) (Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2018–19)Available here
24/01/2019Cilly KugelmannJewish Museums between Self-Assertion and Self-Defence (Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2018–19)Available here
06/12/2018Ruth Oren‘Coming back to History’: The Jewish Image in Landscape Photographs of ‘Eretz-Israel’, 1898–1961 (Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2018–19)Available here
12/04/2018Martin DoerryLifting a Taboo: The story of a Holocaust Victim which has Never been Told Before  (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2017–18)Available here
08/03/2018Atina GrossmannTrauma, Privilege and Adventure in the ‘Orient’: A Refugee Family Archive  (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2017–18)Available here
01/03/2018Thomas Harding'You’re doing what?' - My Family’s Response to my Trying to Save the House Stolen by the Nazis  (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2017–18)Available here
07/12/2017

Lisa AppignanesiLosing the Dead: Before and After  (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2017–18)

Available here

30/03/2017

Arno Paucker: Scholar and Friend (A memorial event in honour of the Leo Baeck Institute’s esteemed, longstanding former director Dr Arnold Paucker OBE)

Available here

16/03/2017

Panel Discussion: The Legacy of the Left and Israel: 1967–2017 (With Nick Cohen, David Feldman, Christina Späti and Peter Ullrich.  European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2016–17)
 

Available here

26/01/2017

Michel Dreyfus: The Two Lefts in France: Divisions over Zionism and Israel (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2016–17)
 

Available here

08/12/2016

Christina Späti: The German-Speaking Left and Israel: Legacies and Developments since 1948 (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2016–17)
 

Available here

24/11/2016

Brian Klug: Denouncing Israel: Anti-Colonialism or Antisemitism on the British Left? (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2016–17)
 

Available here

14/04/2016

Wendy Pullan: In the Shadow of the Wall: Icon and Identity in Jerusalem’s Separation Barrier (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2015–16)
 

Available here

11/02/2016

Yfaat Weiss: Political Sovereignty and Cultural Property: The Mount Scopus Enclave in Jerusalem (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2015–16)
 

Available here

03/12/2015

Thabet Abu Rass: Land, Power, and Resistance in Israel: The Case of the Bedouins of the Negev (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2015–16)
 

Available here

05/11/2015

Gunnar Lehmann: Past and Politics in the Archaeology of Israel (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2015–16)
 

Available here

03/07/2014

Jay Winter: The Great War and Jewish Memory (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2014)
 

Available here

02/04/2014

Roz Currie: Curating the Jewish Experience of the First World War (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2014)
 

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02/10/2013

Sander Gilman: Cosmopolitanism and the Jews. (The newest buzzword for globalization is cosmopolitanism. As with many such reuses of older concepts, cosmopolitanism has a complex history, specifically in the German-speaking lands. It is this history and its relationship to the history of German Jewry from the Enlightenment to the Holocaust that will be examined – in a global and perhaps even cosmopolitan manner. Leo Baeck Institute Lecture, 43 min, 39.2 MB)

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16/05/2013

Brian Klug: Dealing with Difference: Jews, Muslims, and the British Left Today (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2013, 59 min, 53.5 MB)
 

Available here

07/03/2013

David Fraser: ‘Quite Contrary to the Principles of British Justice’: The Jews of the Channel Islands 1940–1945 (European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London, 2013, 46 min, 42 MB)

Available here