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 (German history 1871-1945) on Friday 10 June and Friday 17 June 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.

31 May

Johannes Paulmann (Mainz)
How Close is the Nineteenth Century? Contemporary Reflections on a History of Europe

21 June

David Cannadine (Princeton)
Rewriting the British Nineteenth Century
Pop Nostalgia. The Uses of the Past in Popular Culture
Deadline: 30 June 2016
Our new Bulletin (May 2016) is now available online.
Willibald Steinmetz: Writing a History of Nineteenth-Century Europe: Challenges, Conundrums, Complexities.
Richard J. Evans: Writing the History of Nineteenth-Century Europe.

Free online access is now available for volumes 65 to 70 of the Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London.

Gerda Henkel-Visiting Professorship 2017 and 2018.
Closing date for applications: 30 June 2016