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.

Germans in Britain
A new exhibition by the Migration Museum Project
Exhibition runs 18 September to 24 October
Roundtable Debate: 1914: What Historians Don’t Know about the Causes of the First World War. Speakers: Speakers: Margaret MacMillan, Annika Mombauer, Sönke Neitzel, John Röhl; Chair: Mark Hewitson.

New Publications

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

Studies in British and Imperial History
Ronald G. Asch: Sacral Kingship Between Disenchantment and Re-enchantment. The French and English Monarchies 1587-1688

Vols. 50–55 and Vols. 57–64 of Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London are now availabe online.