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Special Events 2010

22 October 2010 (5pm)

Exhibition and Lecture: Rainer Sabelleck - Headquarter 2nd Army (Waldhaus Haecklingen) and the German Capitulation, May 1945

Enquiries/Registration to: abellamy(ghi) (Tel 020 7309 2023)

Invitation and programme (PDF file)

13 October 2010 (6:30pm)

Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPH CORNELISSEN (KIEL): The Rediscovery of Poverty in Germany and Great Britain since the 1970s

The 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.

Lecture to be given on Wednesday 13 October 2010 at 6.30 p.m.
in Room D302, 3rd floor, Clement House
London School of Economics
Aldwych, London WC2A 2AE

Attendance by prior registration only or invitation: Enquiries/Registration to: abellamy(ghi)

8 June 2010 (4pm)

GHIL-Debates: Public History

With Franziska Augstein (Munich), Kathleen Burk (London), Justin Champion (London), Peter Mandler (Cambridge) and Benedikt Stuchtey (GHIL)

The subject of this debate was the contested field of Public History, its strengths, shortcomings, and developments, and the place of history in public life in general. Academic and public historians are increasingly involved in public debates seeking to reach broader audiences and to shape public consciousness through the understanding of the past. Undoubtedly the popularity of history in public life has created political, economic, and cultural opportunities. But it also generated competition and barriers between the professional and the public historians. The GHIL has invited four speakers from Britain and Germany: Franziska Augstein is a journalist for the Süddeutsche Zeitung (Munich) and has written on nineteenth-century Britain; Kathleen Burk (UCL) specialises on the twentieth century, in particular Anglo-American relations; Justin Champion is head of department at Royal Holloway, University of London, and works on early modern British and European history; Peter Mandler (Cambridge) concentrates on British cultural, intellectual, and social history since c.1800.

Listen to this debate (MP3 download, 142 min, 97.8 MB)

11 March

7th Annual Lecture on Contemporary German History
PROFESSOR RICHARD J. EVANS FBA: British and Germans: Perceptions and Misperceptions since the Second World War

On Thursday, 11 March, the 7th Annual Lecture on Contemporary German History took place at the German Ambassador’s Residence, in co-operation with the German Historical Institute London.

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MP3 download (74 min, 67.7 MB)