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 in August. During this time the library will close at 5pm on Thursdays.
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.
Our new Bulletin (May 2014) is now available.

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