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.
Professor Hagen Schulze
31 July 1943 – 4 September 2014
It is with great sadness that the German Historical Institute London and the entire Max Weber Stiftung announce the death, on 4 September, of Professor Hagen Schulze. One of the most distinguished modern historians of his generation, Hagen Schulze became Director of the German Historical Institute London in 2000. With his wide-ranging academic ouevre, he was an outstanding ambassador for the Institute and German historiography in Britain until his return to the Freie Universität Berlin in 2006. Hagen Schulze was a European by conviction. Comparative European history was one of his central interests both in teaching and research at the university, and during his time as Director in London. Hagen Schulze led the Institute with great distinction, contributing to its high international standing. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and friends at the German Historical Institute London.
Please note that there will be restricted access to some library holdings (Sf, Sg and Sh) on Tuesday, 30 September and Friday, 24
October from 1 pm and on Monday, 6 October and Friday, 31 October from 4pm.
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.
MARTIN DAUNTON (CAMBRIDGE)
Money, Trade and Identity: Britain and the Post-War Order
BIRTHE KUNDRUS (HAMBURG)
Ignorance, Indifference, Inaction? The Volksgemeinschaft and the Holocaust
Germany and Great Britain since 1914. Promises and Pitfalls of Comparisons and Transnational Analyses. Workshop for Postgraduate Students.
Closing date: 15 October 2014
The Meaning of 1914: A Free Conference
Venue: Nissan Lecture Theatre, St. Antony’s College, Oxford
Making Winners? Transforming Individuals through Education in Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts
GHIL Session at the Göttingen Historikertag
Venue: Historikertag, University of Göttingen
Germans in Britain
A new exhibition by the Migration Museum Project
Exhibition runs 18 September to 24 October 2014
Remembering East Germany’s Peaceful Revolution.
Twenty-Five Years Later
Exhibition runs 1 November 2014 to 30 January 2015
The German Historical Institute London (GHIL), the International History Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and the Gerda Henkel Foundation in Düsseldorf have appointed historian Kiran Klaus Patel, Professor of European and Global History at the University of Maastricht, to the position of Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor 2014/15. Professor Patel will join the staff of the GHIL from 1 October.
Wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in (Postdoc)
Closing date for applications: 31 October 2014
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.
Vols. 50–55 and Vols. 57–64 of Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London are now availabe online.