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 restricted access to some library holdings (Sf, Sg and Sh) on Friday 6 February from 2pm. Books from these holdings will still be available but may have to be fetched by library staff.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

27 January

Patrick Harries (Basel)
The Long Middle Passage: Cape Town, the Americas, and the East African Slave Trade

4 February

Frank Bösch (Potsdam)
Fault Lines of Modernity: Global Effects of Regional Events at the End of the 1970s
Nostalgia — Historicizing the Longing for the Past
(1-3 October 2015)
Closing date: 31 March 2015
Medieval History Seminar 2015
(15-17 October 2015)
Closing date: 31 January 2015
The Global Public: Its Power and its Limits
(22-24 October 2015)
Closing date: 28 February 2015
Remembering East Germany’s Peaceful Revolution.
Twenty-Five Years Later

Exhibition runs 1 November 2014 to 30 January 2015

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, Naturalization, and Global Trade 1660-1815

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