German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

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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.

7 May

Changing Concepts of Conversion: The Basel Mission in South India and the Emergence of a Contact Religiosity, 1834–60

27 May

War Noises in Silent Films. First World War Battle Reconstructions in British Instructional Films, 1921-1931

22 May

Jews in Palestine during the Great War
14-18 July
1066 – The Norman Conquest
Closing date for applications: 30 April 2014
Dreams of Germany – Music and (Trans)national Imaginaries in the Modern Era
Closing date: 30 April 2014
23 May
Book Launch: “Visions of Community in Nazi Germany. Social Engineering and Private Lives”, edited by Martina Steber and Bernhard Gotto, Oxford University Press 2014.
Venue: St Antony's College Oxford
Co-organized by St Antony's College Oxford, the German Historical Institute London and the Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin
Comments by Elizabeth Harvey (Nottingham) and Nick Stargardt (Oxford)
Postdoctoral fellowships TRG “Education Policy in India since the Nineteenth Century”
Deadline for application: 20 April 2014
The Bibliography German Research on British History (2006-2011) is now available online.

New Publications

Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London
Sabine Freitag: Kriminologie in der Zivilgesellschaft. Wissenschaftsdiskurse und die britische Öffentlichkeit, 1830-1945

Further Publications
Ludwig Vogl-Bienek, Richard Crangle (eds.): Screen Culture and the Social Question 1880-1914

The first volume of the new GHIL series „Studies in British and Imperial History“ has been published with Berghahn Books: Christiane Eisenberg, The Rise of the Market Society in England, translated from the German by Deborah Cohen