German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 - 7309 2050
Fax: +44 (0)20 - 7309 2055 / 7404 5573


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The German Historical Institute London (GHIL) is an academically independent institution and part of the Max Weber Foundation German Humanities Institutes Abroad. It promotes research on medieval and modern history, in particular on the comparative history of Britain and Germany, on the British Empire  and the Commonwealth, and on Anglo-German relations. Its public library specializes in German history.

Christmas Closure

The Library will be closed from Tuesday, 23 December to Friday, 2 January and re-open on Monday, 5 January.
The Global Public: Its Power and its Limits
Closing date: 28 February 2015
Twelfth Workshop on Early Modern German History
Closing date: 11 January 2015
Medieval History Seminar 2015
Closing date: 31 January 2015
12 January
Book Launch: “Popular Musical Theatre in London and Berlin, 1890-1939”, edited by Len Platt, Tobias Becker and David Linton, Cambridge University Press 2014
Venue: Court Room at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Remembering East Germany’s Peaceful Revolution.
Twenty-Five Years Later

Exhibition runs 1 November 2014 to 30 January 2015
The German Historical Institute London (GHIL), the International History Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and the Gerda Henkel Foundation in Düsseldorf have appointed historian Kiran Klaus Patel, Professor of European and Global History at the University of Maastricht, to the position of Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor 2014/15. Professor Patel joined the staff of the GHIL on 1 September. His Inaugural Lecture, to be given on 4 December 2014 at the LSE, is entitled “Welfare in the Warfare State: Nazi social policy on the international stage”.
Miles Taylor: Empire and the Turn to Collectivism in British Social Policy, c.1860-1914. (Annual Lecture 2014)
Our new Bulletin (Nov 2014) is now available.

Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London
Tobias Becker: Inszenierte Moderne. Populäres Theater in Berlin und London, 1880-1930

Studies in British and Imperial History
Margit Schulte Beerbühl: The Forgotten Majority. German Merchants in London, Naturilization, and Global Trade, 1660–1815

Wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in (Postdoc)
Closing date for applications: 31 January 2015