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.

Library News

Please note that there will be no late openings from 6 August to 3 September. During this time the library will close at 5pm on Thursdays.
Cultural Encounters during Global War, 1914-1918: Traces, Spaces, Legacies
(21-23 January 2016)
Closing date: 14 September 2015
Georg Wilhelm Schimper - In Abyssinia. Observations on Tigre, edited by Andreas Gestrich and Dorothea McEwan in collaboration with Stefan Hanß.
This edition of a manuscript by the important nineteenth-century botanist and traveller Georg Wilhelm Schimper is a co-operative project by the British Library, the German Historical Institute London, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Submission deadline for this year's prize: 31 July 2015

Andreas Gestrich and Michael Schaich (eds.): The Hanoverian Succession. Dynastic Politics and Monarchical Culture (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015)

Riccardo Bavaj and Martina Steber (eds.): Germany and 'The West'. The History of a Modern Concept (New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015)
Our new Bulletin (May 2015) is now available online.