German Historical Institute Washington

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The DHI Washington DC

The German Historical Institute in Washington DC (DHI) or German Historical Institute Washington DC (GHI) is one of the ten foreign institutes of the Max Weber Foundation - German Humanities Institutes Abroad (MWS). The MWS is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). DHI Washington has existed since 1987 and is located in Second Blair House on New Hampshire Avenue NW in close proximity to Dupont Circle . The historian Simone Lässig has headed the institute since 2015 . Former directors were Hartmut Lehmann (1987–1993), Detlef Junker (1994–1999), Christof Mauch (1999–2007) and Hartmut Berghoff (2008–2015).

The DHI promotes research and research collaborations between German and North American scientists in the field of recent and recent history through conferences, lecture series, publications, scholarship programs and the maintenance of a scientific library. The focus is on the history of Germany and the USA, transnational and global history, digital history and the history of knowledge.

One of the central projects of the DHI Washington is German History in Documents and Images (DGDB), a collection of online text and image sources on the history of Germany from 1500 onwards. In addition, the DFG-funded project Innovation Through Tradition? Jewish Educational Media and Cultural Transformation located in the Face of Modernity .

In February 2017, the DHI opened a branch office at UC Berkeley . The Pacific Regional Office (PRO, initially also referred to as GHI West) promotes research and research cooperation in all subject areas of the DHI. In addition, the DHI is establishing a research center for migration and knowledge there. With the opening of GHI West in Berkeley, the DHI is not only strengthening its regional presence and its cooperation offers on the North American west coast, but also recognizing the great importance of California as a scientific location for research in the humanities and social sciences in Germany.

Sister institutes of the DHI Washington exist in Rome , Paris , London , Warsaw , Tokyo , Moscow and in Beirut / Istanbul . The Max Weber Foundation has also set up two new branches in Beijing and Delhi .

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  1. ^ Pacific Regional Office. Retrieved August 23, 2019 .