Upcoming events


Fourth Max Weber Lecture

The Global Revolution of Time in the Nineteenth Century

Sebastian Conrad (Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, FU Berlin)

27 January 2020 in Delhi and 29 January 2020 in Kolkata

Winter School on Global History- Challenges and Opportunities

16-21 February 2020, New Delhi

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Fifth Max Weber Lecture

Simone Lässig, German Historical Institute Washington

November 2020


Annual Reports

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2019 (coming soon)

Publications of our former TRG fellows:    

Arun Kumar (2019), “Letters of the Labouring Poor: The Art of Letter Writing in Colonial India”, Past & Present, gtz035, https://doi.org/10.1093/pastj/gtz035    

Arun Kumar (2019), “The ‘Untouchable School’: American Missionaries, Hindu Social Reformers and the Educational Dreams of Labouring Dalits in Colonial North India”, Journal of South Asian Studies,Volume 42, Issue 5, p. 823-44.  

Vidya Subramanian (2019), “Parallel partnerships: Teach for India and New Institutional Regimes in Municipal Schools in New Delhi”, International Studies in Sociology of Education Journal. https://doi.org/10.1080/09620214.2019.1668288

Conference Series: In Global Transit

Against the background of the continuing debate on global migration and its consequences, the German Historical Institutes in Washington, D.C. and London, in cooperation with the newly established Branch Offices in Berkeley (GHI West), New Delhi (India Branch Office) and Peking (China Branch Office), have developed a series of conferences on historical flight and migration research.

This way, the Max Weber Foundation aims to contribute to the analysis of these socially relevant and currently much discussed topics. The great potential provided by the new Branch Offices results from the possibility of bringing in new research approaches and perspectives from their host countries which are situated in regions particularly relevant for migration and flight. Additionally, “In Global Transit” strengthens the network between the new Branch Offices and the long established institutes of the Max Weber Foundation in Beirut, Istanbul, London, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Warsaw and Washington, D.C.

Overview of conferences: