German Historical Institute London

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London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 - 7309 2050
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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.

Library News

Please note that there will be restricted access to some library holdings (German history 1871-1945) on Friday 20 May, Friday 10 June and Friday 17 June from 2.30pm. Books from these holdings will still be available but may have to be fetched by library staff.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

3 May

Richard J. Evans (Cambridge)
Writing the History of Nineteenth-Century Europe

17 May

Willibald Steinmetz (Bielefeld)
Writing a History of Nineteenth-Century Europe: Challenges, Conundrums, Complexities
The Best Ideas? Natures, Nations, and Collective Memory
Deadline: 13 May 2016
Pop Nostalgia. The Uses of the Past in Popular Culture
Deadline: 30 June 2016
Lutz Raphael: Life Cycle and Industrial Work. West German and West European Patterns in Times of Globalization (1975-2005). Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship Lecture

Free online access is now available for volumes 65 to 70 of the Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London.