Migrants as “Translators”: Mediating External Influences on Post World War II Western Europe, 1945-1973

Hamburg, Germany – October 24-26, 2013

The Transatlantic Perspectives project is currently organizing a workshop in partnership with the Institut für die Geschichte der Deutschen Juden (Institute for the History of the German Jews). The Call for Papers for the workshop, which will be held in Hamburg next October, can be found here: http://www.transatlanticperspectives.org/article.php?rec=24

49. Deutscher Historikertag 2012

Mainz, Germany – September 25-28, 2012

Jan Logemann will present a paper titled Der Blick zurück: “Europa” in den Augen europäischer Migranten in den USA at the annual Historikertag in Mainz in September. The presentation will outline the core themes of the Transatlantic Perspectives project and is part of a panel on “Historische Außenansichten auf Europa: Annäherung aus (post)kolonialer und transatlantischer Perspektive” which was organized in cooperation with two other BMBF-funded projects directed by Dr. Bekim Agai (Bonn) and Dr. Judith Becker (Mainz). Andreas Joch, Corinna Ludwig, and Barbara Reiterer will also be presenting their projects at the Doktorandenforum in the poster session.

European Business History Association Annual Meeting

Paris, France – August 30-September 1, 2012

Jan Logemann and Corinna Ludwig will present on their research at the 16th annual meeting of the EBHA in Paris.

For more information: http://ebha-bhsj-paris.sciencesconf.org/

More Atlantic Crossings? Europe’s Role in an Entangled History of the Atlantic World, 1950s-1970s

Washington, DC – June 7-9, 2012

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington DC will be hosting a workshop this June entitled “More Atlantic Crossings? Europe’s Role in an Entangled History of the Atlantic World, 1950s-1970s.” The co-conveners of the workshop will be Jan Logemann (GHI), Mary Nolan (NYU), and Daniel Rodgers (Princeton). A full workshop program will be available soon and visitors are welcome to attend. Please feel free to view the call for papers or contact Jan Logemann for more information.

Spring School des Doktoratsprogramms Geschichte und Soziologie der Sozialwissenschaften

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Graz, Austria – April 16-18, 2012

Barbara Reiterer will present her research on April 17 at the University of Graz in a presentation entitled Traveling Between Worlds: Gender, Exile, and the Framing of Applied Social Science Careers in Europe and the United States, 1940-1980. The talk will be held at 11:00 am in LS 15.01 and is part of a larger conference on “Strukturen und Brüche, Karrieren und Konflikte: Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften in historisch-soziologischer Perspektive.”

Full conference program: http://www.uni-graz.at/soloabww_springschool_2012_program-2

Business History Conference Annual Meeting

Philadelphia, PA – March 29-31, 2012

Corinna Ludwig will present her research at the annual BHC meeting in Philadelphia this March. Her paper, entitled It’s ugly but it gets you there”: Volkswagen’s advertising strategy in the United States, 1949-1968, will be part of a panel on transnational marketing held at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 31.

Full conference program: http://www.thebhc.org/annmeet/program12.html

Case Western Reserve University Guest Lecture

Cleveland, Ohio – February 8, 2012

Barbara Reiterer will be presenting her research in a lecture hosted by the Max Kade Center for German Studies and the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS). The talk, entitled Elsa Leichter’s Second Chance: Interruptions and Continuities in a Refugee Social Worker’s Transatlantic Career, will be held at at the MSASS at 4:30pm.


Globalizing Europe: Non-European Perceptions of Europe

Cologne, Germany – January 19-21, 2012 (Cancelled)

Jan Logemann will present the “Transatlantic Perspectives” project at Globalizing Europe, the fifth International Research Network of Young Historians of European Integration (RICHIE) conference in Cologne, Germany, January 19-21, 2012.

American Historical Association Annual Meeting

Chicago, Illinois – January 5-8, 2012

Andreas Joch will present his research at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, January 5-8, 2012.

German Studies Association Conference

Louisville, Kentucky – September 22 – 25, 2011

Barbara Reiterer and Jan Logemann will present research from their projects at the German Studies Association Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, September 22 – 25, 2011.

Barbara Reiterer will present on “Vienna in America? Émigrés, Gender, and Social Science Careers in Vienna and the United States, 1930-1950.” Jan Logemann will present on “From Vienna to Mass Market: Freudian Psychology, Interwar Socialism, and American Commercial Consumerism.” The panel “Viennese Roots and American Careers: Transatlantic Biographies and Their Metropolitan Context” is organized with support from the German Historical Institute Washington DC.


Europe-Migration-Identity Seminar at the University of Minnesota

August 24 – 27, 2011

Conveners: Donna Gabaccia (University of Minnesota), Sally Gregory Kohlstedt (University of Minnesota), and Jan Logemann (GHI)

This workshop will bring together established scholars and graduate students from both sides of the Atlantic for a three day seminar on the themes of migration, identity formation, and Europe.  The seminar aims to promote exchanges between scholars engaged in the field of migration and emigration research and those who are interested in processes of “Europeanization” in the modern era (after 1850).

A central question will be what “Europe” meant to migrants abroad on several levels – ranging from the personal, to the professional, to the political. Can we trace the emergence of “European” identities among different groups of migrants? To what degree are such identities comparable to the crystallization of national identities within migrant communities in nineteenth century America? How far did personal migration experiences impact changing perceptions of European homelands?

Workshop participants include emerging historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and other graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are in the early stages of their PhD research. Over the course of three days, the summer seminar will allow graduate students from different academic cultures to show-case their work, receive in-depth feedback and network across disciplines. Topical sessions will bring together the research of graduate students with contextualizing comments by established scholars.

We invite the public to join us for two exciting keynote lectures:

Building Bridges from Migration History to Europeanization: Lessons and Cautionary Tales from the Past

Leslie Page Moch, Michigan State University

Wednesday, August 24 7:00 pm, 135 Nicholson Hall

The Places and Spaces of Europeanization: Building Bridges from Europeanization to the History of Migration 

Kiran Klaus Patel, European University Institute

Friday, August 26 5:00 pm, 1210 Heller Hall

All seminar events will be held at the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus.  For further information, please visit www.ghi-dc.org/emi or send an email to perspectives@ghi-dc.org.

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