By Marcia C. Schenck. Are you interested in the history of refuge seeking in Africa? Please check out the recent blog series on Histories of Refuge. This series looks at how people have migrated, sought refuge, and settled, in and out of Africa. It also examines issues such as who gets to be called a refugee, and why?
By Francesco Anselmetti. A Flood in Baʿath Country, the 2003 documentary by Syrian filmmaker Omar Amiralay, opens with a stark confession on the director’s behalf. His career had begun in the early 1970s with a panegyric to the Baʿathist project of modernisation glorifying the construction of the Tabqa Dam on the Euphrates, near the northern Syrian city of Raqqa.
By Ruth Nattermann. This book is the first epoch-spanning study on Jewish participation in the Italian women’s movement, focussing in a transnational perspective on the experience of Italian-Jewish protagonists
Pascale Siegrist joined the GHI London in October 2020. She is an intellectual historian interested in the margins of the canon; her first book project deals with the ‘global’ thought of fin-de-siècle anarchists. At the GHI London she is developing a new project on the worlds of invented languages.
Exiled Among Nations: German and Mennonite Mythologies in a Transnational Age – Interview with John P.R. Eicher
Earlier this year, the monograph “Exiled Among Nations: German and Mennonite Mythologies in a Transnational Age” by John P.R. Eicher was published by Cambridge University Press, in the Publications of the German Historical Institute Series. We talked with the author about the origins of his book, the role of institutions for diasporic groups and links between his research and today’s world.
On 20-21 January 2021, the conference “Understanding Childhood and Construction of National Identities” will take place at the branch office of the German Historical Institute Warsaw in Vilnius. We talked to the convener Gintarė Malinauskaitė about the upcoming event.
Sabina García Peter, Nina Lawrenz and Tanja Wälty (Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies, Freie Universität Berlin) In the current crisis, issues that have long been critically discussed and...
Today, we put the spotlight on the conference “Hidden Economies of Slavery” which will take place on December 10-11 2020 at the German Historical Institute in London. We talked to the conveners Melina Teubner (University of Bern) and Felix Brahm (German Historical Institute London) about the upcoming event.
By Sana Tannoury-Karam  Between 1936 and 1939, thousands of volunteers came flocking into Spain to fight against the fascist forces of General Franco. Palestinian volunteer, Najati Sidqi, who joined...
“Epidemics are a fascinating topic given their characteristic disrespect for any kinds of borders” – Interview with Andrea Wiegeshoff
Andrea Wiegeshoff is a historian at Marburg University. She received her PhD in 2011 with a thesis on the German Foreign Service and held a long-term visiting Fellowship at the...