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 22 January from 2:30pm. Books from these holdings will still be available but may have to be fetched by library staff. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

1 March

Paul Readman (London)
Historical Pageants and the Medieval Past in Twentieth-Century Britain

3 March

Jörg Baberowski (Berlin)
Spaces of Violence

11 February

Yfaat Weiss (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
Political Sovereignty and Cultural Property: The Mount Scopus Enclave in Jerusalem
Thirteenth Workshop on Early Modern German History
Extended closing date: 21 February 2016
The Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London, and the German Historical Institute London intend to appoint a joint Stipendary Junior Research Fellow, tenable for a period of six months from 1. September 2016.
Closing date for applications: 31 March 2016

Brückweh, Kerstin: Menschen zählen. Wissensproduktion durch britische Volkszählungen und Umfragen vom 19. Jahrhundert bis ins digitale Zeitalter (Munich:De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2015)

Götter, Christian: Die Macht der Wirkungsannahmen. Medienarbeit des britischen und deutschen Militärs in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts (Munich: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2016)
Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger: Are There Different Cultures of Decision-Making in History?
Annual Lecture 2015.

Eine Mitarbeiterin oder ein Mitarbeiter in der Verwaltung.
Closing date for applications: 28 February 2016