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History of Politics and the Political

Conferences and Seminars 2008–2018


Conferences and Workshops

Scribal News and News Cultures in Late Stuart and Early Georgian Britain, [Venues: History of Parliament Trust and GHIL], 14 December 2018

Living the German Revolution: Expectations, Experiences, Responses, [Venue: GHIL], 18-20 October 2018

Contested Borders? Practising Empire, Nation and Region in the 19th and 20th Centuries, [Venue: GHIL], 26-28 April 2018

European Democracies: Origins, Evolutions, Challenges. Workshop in Memory of Peter Blickle, [Venue: GHIL], 23–24 March 2018

Selling History: Tourist Guides, Bazaar Histories, and the Politics of the Past, ICAS:MP TM1 Workshop, [Venue: India International Centre, New Delhi], 17 March 2018

Populism and the Shifting Coordinates of the Political, [Venue: India International Centre, Delhi], 14-15 March 2018

Shaping the Officer. Communities and Practices of Accountability in Premodern Europe, [Venue: GHIL], 8-10. November 2017

Cultures of Conservatism in the United States and Western Europe between the 1970s and 1990s, [Venue: GHIL], 14-16. September 2017

Hand-Written News: The Circulation of Information between the Reich and Britain around 1700 (Panel at German History Society Annual Conference) , [Venue: University of St Andrews], 31 August 2017

ICAS History Module Workshop: Politicising the Past: Exploring History and the Political, [Venue: GHIL], 9-10 June 2017

The City as a Site of the Political: Themes in Urban History, Infrastructure and Culture, [Venue: CSSSC, Kolkata], 15-17 December 2016

The De-industrialising City: Urban, Architectural and Socio-cultural Perspectives, [Venue: GHIL], 12–13 December 2016

The Best Ideas? Natures, Nations and Collective Memory, [Venue: GHIL], 1–3 December 2016

Pop Nostalgia: The Uses of the Past in Popular Culture, [Venue: GHIL], 10–11. November 2016 

Cultures of Intelligence in the Twentieth Century, [Venue: GHIL], 9-11 June 2016

Spaces and Places of Leisure, Recreation and Sociability in Early Modernity (ca. 1500 – 1800), [Venue: GHIL], 19-21 May 2016

Business meeting of ICAS:MP thematic module 1: „History as a Political Category“, [Venue: Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi], 18-19 April 2016

Nostalgia — Historicizing the Longing for the Past, [Venue: GHIL], 1-3 October 2015

Interdisciplinary Inroads into the Social History of Post-War Europe, [Venue: GHIL], 17-18 September 2015

Dreams of Germany – Music and (Trans)national Imaginaries in the Modern Era, [Venue: GHIL], 5-7 February 2015

Inside World War One? Ego Documents and the Experience of War (International Workshop on Ego Documents and the First World War), [Venue: GHIL], 23-25 October 2014

Dynamics of Social Change and Perceptions of Threat (Organised in collaboration with SFB Tübingen, Bedrohte Ordnungen / Threatened Orders), [Venue: GHIL], 29 September – 1 Oktober 2014

Gewinner und Verlierer, 50. Deutscher Historikertag, Göttingen, Sektion: Sportliche Wettbewerbe in der frühneuzeitlichen Gesellschaft – Gewinnen und Verlieren im Kontext städtischer und ständischer Selbstdarstellung  [Göttingen], 24 September 2014

Germany and Great Britain since 1914. Promises and Pitfalls of Comparisons and Transnational Analyses (Workshop for Postgraduate Students organised by the German Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in cooperation with the GHIL), [Venue: GHIL], 10-11 November 2014

Intelligence in World History, [Venue: GHIL], 6-8 February 2014

The Consumer on the Home Front: Second World War Civilian Consumption in Comparative Perspective (GHIL in cooperation with GHI Washington and Moscow), [Venue: GHIL], 5-7 December 2013

The World During the First World War: Perceptions, Experiences and Consequences (Herrenhausen Symposium; Organisers: Zentrum Moderner Orient, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Volkswagen Stiftung, and GHIL), [Venue: Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover], 28-30 October 2013

Swan Songs? Reconsidering the Death of Industrial Britain (ca. 1970-1990), [Venue: GHIL], 17-18 October 2013

Eleventh Summer School in British History, German Historical Institute London, Magna Carta. History and Myth, [Venue: GHIL] 22-26 July 2013

„The Power of Musick“ – Music and Politics in Georgian Britain, (Herrenhausen Symposium by the Volkswagen Foundation and the GHIL), [Venue: GHIL], 13-15 June 2013

Mixed Courts: Dynasty, Politics and Religion in the Early Modern World (International conference of the Forschungszentrum Gotha and the German Historical Institute London, [Venue: Schloss Friedenstein] 14-16 March 2013

„Tales about time“. Temporality, modernity and the order of time (Workshop), [Venue: GHIL] 29-30 November 2012

Dynastic Politics, Monarchial Representation and the Union between Hanover and Britain (GHIL in cooperation with the Historische Kommission für Niedersachsen und Bremen), [Venue: GHIL], 11-13 October 2012

The War of the Spanish Succession. New Perspectives (An international conference organised by the GHIL in co-operation with the University of Münster), [Venue: GHIL], 22-24 March 2012

Diverging Paths? Conservatism in Britain and West Germany from the 1960s to the 1980s (Workshop) [Venue: GHIL], 26-28 January 2012

9th Summer School in British History: Britain in the 1970s (GHIL and Historisches Seminar der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) [Venue: GHIL], 25-29 July 2011

Sciences of Politics around 1800 - Die Wissenschaft des Politischen um 1800 (LMU-excellent-Project "Sciences of Politics around 1800" in co-operation with the GHIL) [Venue: LMU Munich], 24-25 June 2011

From Planning to Crisis Management? Time, Futures, and Politics in West Germany and Britain from the 1960s to the 1980s (Convenor: Dr Elke Seefried, Augsburg/Munich) [Venue: GHIL], 24-26 March 2011

The Influence of Personal Relationships between Statesmen on the History of Politics (1815-1914) (Heidi Mehrkens, University of Braunschweig/GHIL) [Venue: GHIL], 11-12 October 2010

From Space to Place: the Spatial Dimension in History of Western Europe (Centre for Research in History and Theory, Roehampton University in cooperation with the GHIL) [Venue: GHIL], 16-17 April 2010

German Society in the Nazi Era. ‘Volksgemeinschaft’ between Ideological Projection and Social Practice (Gotto/Möller, Institut für Zeitgeschichte/ Gestrich/Steber, GHIL) [Venue: GHIL], 25-27 March 2010

European Societies of Work in Transformation: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives on Great Britain, Sweden and West Germany during the Seventies (Rieger, UCL/ Brückweh and Gestrich, GHIL) [Venue: GHIL/ UCL], 26-28 November 2009

Summer School: New Approaches to Political History: Writing German and British Contemporary History (Brückweh / Steber) [Venue: GHIL], 7-12 September 2009

German Images of 'the West' in the ‘long 19th century’ (Bavaj/Struck, St Andrews - Gestrich/Steber, GHIL) [Venue: GHIL], 2-4 July 2009

Joint Conference: Re-Imaging Democracy 1750-1850: Government, Participation and Welfare in German Territories (Innes, Philp, Oxford / Hellmuth, LMU / Schaich, GHIL) [Venue: Munich], 9-10 January 2009

Visual Representations of the Unemployed (Reiss, Exeter / Gestrich, GHIL) [Venue: Exeter / GHIL], 12-13 December 2008

Engineering Society. The Scientization of the Social in Comparative Perspective, 1880-1990 (Ziemann, Sheffield / Wetzell, GHI Washington / Schumann, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen/ Brückweh, GHIL) [Venue: Sheffield], 20-22 November 2008

Terrorism and Modernity: Global Perspectives on Nineteenth-Century Political Violence (Dietze, GHI Washington / Verhoeven, George Mason University / Stuchtey, GHIL) [Venue: New Orleans], 23-26 October 2008

War, The State and International Law in Seventeenth Century Europe (Asbach, Hamburg/Schröder, London/Gestrich, GHIL) [Venue: GHIL], 12-14 June 2008

Seminars and Lectures

Andreas Bihrer (Kiel) & Julia Ilgner (Freiburg), Narrating the King: Historiographical and Literary Representations of Alfred the Great in German-English Discourse on Power in the Nineteenth Century, 15 March 2016

Joanna Bourke (London), ‘Going Ballistic’: A New History of Aggression, 24 November 2015

Dan Diner (Jerusalem), 'Rites of Reserve: The German-Israeli Encounter in Luxemburg 1952' (Keynote Lecture to the German History Society Annual Conference 2015), 3 September 2015

Sven Reichardt (Constance), German Counterculture in the 1970s and 1980s (in co-operation with the Seminar in Modern German History, IHR), 11 June 2015

Joachim Scharloth (Dresden), Computing Historical Watersheds. A Linguistic Approach, 12 May 2015

Harriet Rudolph (Regensburg), Entangled Objects? The Material Culture of Cross-Cultural Negotiations: Habsburg–Ottoman Diplomacy (1527–1648), 17 February 2015

Birgit Studt (Freiburg), Heroism in Late Medieval Burgundy, 2 December 2014

Ute Planert (Wuppertal), War, Nationalism, and the Making of Germany in the Early Nineteenth Century, 13 March 2014

Paul Nolte (Berlin): Towards Post-Classical Democracy: Political Change and Historical Discourse in Contemporary Germany, 4 December 2013

Matthew Jefferies (Manchester): Politics and Culture in Wilhelmine Germany: Carl Vinnen’s ‘Ein Protest deutscher Künstler” (1911) Revisited, 18 June 2013

Thomas Etzemüller (Oldenburg): The Politics of Private Life. An Exemplary Marriage and the Rebuilding of a Society: Alva and Gunnar Myrdal’s Sweden in the Interwar Period, 29 January 2013

Lutz Raphael (Trier/Oxford): Mapping European Historiography 1800 to 2005: New Perspectives on the Interrelationship between Historiography and European Nation-Building, 7 February 2012

Jörg Rogge (Mainz): Places of Order and Spheres of Political Action: Examples from Scotland, England, and France in the Late Middle Ages, 15 November 2011

Phillip Gassert (Augsburg): Much Ado About Nothing? The NATO Double Track Decision and West German Political Culture, 10 March 2011

Willibald Steinmetz (Bielefeld): Thoughts on a History of Political and Social Key Concepts in Twentieth-Century Germany, 16 February 2011

Simone Lässig (Brunswick / Oxford): Lessons from a Troubled Past? Representations of 'Real Socialism', 15 June 2010

Ute Daniel (Brunswick): History of an Illusionary Giant? First Thoughts on a History of Experience of the Twentieth-Century Mass Media, 6 October 2009

Johannes Paulmann (Mannheim/London): Welfare without Borders? On the Entangled History of German Social Policy in the Twentieth Century (Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture), 29 September 2009

Panel Discussion (Willibald Steinmetz, Bielefeld and Gareth Stedman Jones, Cambridge; moderated by Stefan Berger, Manchester): New Approaches to Political History. A Dialogue between British and German Historians, 7 September 2009

Heinz-Gerhard Haupt (Bielefeld): Is there a New Political History in Europe?, 3 February 2009

Thomas Mergel (Berlin): Weimar in the Wings? Conflict Cultures in 1970s Germany, 27 November 2008

Stefan Ludwig Hoffmann (Potsdam): Germans, Allies, and the Postwar Moment, 21 October 2008

Simona Slanicka (Bielefeld): Fraternal Love, Fratricide, and Bastard Marriages: Aristocratic Illegitimates and their Half-Brothers and Sisters in Late Medieval Europe, 14 October 2008

Benjamin Ziemann (Sheffield): Opinion Polling and Political Communication in West Germany, 1945-1990, 17 June 2008

Ralph Jessen (Köln/Oxford): Commemorating a Revolution: The Collapse of Communist Dictatorship in German, 11 March 2008