German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

Phone: Tel. +44-(0)20-7309 2050

URI: www.ghil.ac.uk

 

German Historical Institute London

 
 
 
 
Library Summer Opening Hours

To all Library users: please be aware that our opening hours will change in July and August. Evening opening should return in September.

Until 30th June: Monday–Friday, 9.30am–9pm

From 1st July to 31st August: Monday-Friday, 9.30am–5pm

 

Events and Conferences

6 June 2024 (6pm)

Public Lecture

Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger (Berlin)
Ein gespenstisches Welttheater? Der alte Goethe, der junge Hegel und das Ende des Römisch-deutschen Reiches

GHIL/Online

11 June 2024 (5.30pm)

GHIL Joint Lecture

Ravi Sundaram (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi)
Populist Media Aesthetics?

Goldsmiths (RHB 122, Richard Hoggart Building)

12-14 June 2024

Conference

Afterlives of Empire
How Imperial Legacies Shaped European Integration

GHIL

 
 
 

Library

Open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-9pm
Summer opening hours: 1st July–31st August, Monday–Friday, 9.30am–5pm

The library is open to anyone with an interest in German history, British-German relations or comparative historiography. There are no membership or joining fees.

New readers need to register for a library card and have a short introductory tour of the library before or during their first visit. Entry after 5pm only with a valid library card.

Collections: Primarily German history from the Middle Ages to the present day, with an emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. At least a third of library resources are English-language materials.

 

Featured Research

 

Book Project

Felix Römer
Inequality Knowledge: The Making of the Numbers about the Gap between Rich and Poor in Contemporary Britain

This month, former GHIL Fellow Felix Römer (HU Berlin) published his award-winning habilitation under the title Inequality Knowledge: The Making of the Numbers about the Gap between Rich and Poor in Contemporary Britain in our series Publications of the German Historical Institute London.

We had the chance to talk to Felix about his new book and ground-breaking research.

 

Latest Blogposts

15 May 2024

Blogpost

Ana Carolina Schveitzer

Visualizing Labour in German East Africa: Photographic Images and their Circulation

With the support of a GHIL scholarship, I had the opportunity to visit Cambridge University Library in February of 2023 and explore its special collections. As a historian who analyses photographs from the former German colonies in Africa, I was intrigued by one particular box—number 4—labelled ‘German East Africa’ (modern-day Tanzania) with the date range 1910–39…

Category: Research, Scholarships


1 May 2024

Blogpost

Mirjam Brusius

Museums Under Construction: On Loss, Disorder, Destruction, and Objects in Storerooms

Archaeological artefacts from the Ottoman Empire have only recently attracted attention in current debates over decolonization and restitution. Mirjam S. Brusius of the German Historical Institute London is researching the excavation of objects, the role of the local population, and why certain items have languished for decades in the storerooms of European museums.

Category: GHIL Fellows, Research


GHIL Podcast

Interview

Eva Marlene Hausteiner, Pascale Siegrist and Kim König

Federations, constitutions and the German Basic Law
23 May 2024 , 0:13 h



Interview

Eva Marlene Hausteiner, Pascale Siegrist and Kim König

Federations, constitutions and the German Basic Law

GHIL Lecture

Eva Marlene Hausteiner

Should Federations be Made to Last?
23 May 2024 , 0:35 h



GHIL Lecture

Eva Marlene Hausteiner

Should Federations be Made to Last?

Thyssen Lecture

Sebastian Conrad

Colonial Times, Global Times: History and Imperial World-Making
1 May 2024 , 0:50 h



Thyssen Lecture

Sebastian Conrad

Colonial Times, Global Times: History and Imperial World-Making

New Publications

Miri Rubin

‘I am black’: Medieval Commentators and the Meanings of Blackness

The Annual Lecture / German Historical Institute London. 2022

London : German Historical Institute London, 2023

Zs 181/2022 (eBook)

Christopher Dillon and Kim Wünschmann (eds.)

Living the German Revolution, 1918-19

Expectations, Experiences, Responses

Studies of the German Historical Institute London

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2023

Felix Römer

Inequality Knowledge

The Making of the Numbers about the Gap between Rich and Poor in Contemporary Britain

Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London. Bd 89

Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2024

GHIL Bulletin

Featured Article

Stefanie Schüler-Springorum

German Zeitgeschichte from the Margins: The Post-War Experience of Nazi Victims

German Historical Institute London Bulletin, Vol. XLVI, No. 1 (May 2024), pages 3–25


Featured Article

Pascale Siegrist

A Common Vision of Geography? Pëtr Kropotkin and the Royal Geographical Society, 1876–1921

German Historical Institute London Bulletin, Vol. XLVI, No. 1 (May 2024), pages 26–47


Opportunities

Prizes

Prize of the German Historical Institute London

The Prize of the German Historical Institute London is awarded annually for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis on German history (submitted to a British or Irish university), British history or British colonial history (submitted to a German university), British-German relations or British-German comparative history (submitted to a British, Irish, or German university). The Prize is 1,000 Euros. To be eligible, applicants must have successfully completed doctoral exams and vivas between 1 August 2023 and 31 July 2024.

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2024