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 opening times, masks, and new readers

Our opening hours are Monday to Friday (9.30am-5pm). We recommend but do not require a face covering. New readers should book an appointment (email: library@ghil.ac.uk) for a virtual induction before their first visit.

India Research Programme Fellowships

This summer, the GHIL is delighted to welcome three senior scholars from India for a month's residency: Professor Neeladri Bhattacharya, Professor Janaki Nair, and Professor Prabhu Mohapatra.

They are in London on Fellowships from the GHIL's India Research Programme or ICAS:MP (project partners in our research networks in India).

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Covid-19 safety measures for visitors

To ensure social distancing, the audience in our conference room is capped at a maximum of 50 attendees. Out of consideration for others, please cancel your booking for an in-person event if you are no longer able to attend. Our conference room is regularly aired. You must not visit the institute if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, or if you have recently tested positive for Covid-19.

 
 

Events and Conferences

 

1–2 September 2022

Conference

The Politics of Iconoclasm in the Middle Ages

GHIL/Warburg Institute

6 September 2022 (3.30pm)

GHIL Colloquium

Louisa-Dorothea Gehrke (Leipzig)
Johann Philipp Breyne in den botanischen Gärten Europas – Eine Spurensuche anhand seiner Korrespondenz

GHIL/Online

8–10 September 2022

Conference

Things on the Move
Materiality of Objects in Global and Imperial Trajectories, 1700–1900

GHIL

23 November 2021 - 23 November 2022

Exhibition

Forms, Voices, Networks

Feminism and the Media

The exhibition Forms, Voices, Networks explores the intersections between the growth of mass media and women’s rights movements in a transnational context during the 20th century. Centred on the histories of feminisms and the media in Britain, Germany and India, it draws attention to little-known or unheard voices and stories and draws connections between activists and the media across time and space.

Developed by the International Standing Working Group on Medialization and Empowerment, curated by Maya Caspari (GHIL) and coordinated by Jane Freeland (GHIL)

Image from See Red Women’s Workshop: ‘Protest’. 1974 (screenprint)

The exhibition is now live, visit it here: www.feminismandthemedia.co.uk

Online


 

Call for Papers

 
 

Call for Papers

Beyond the Progressive Story: Reframing Resistance to European Integration
27–31 March 2023

Organized by the participants of the research project “(De)Constructing Europe”, a cooperation between the Max Weber Foundation and the Hamburg Institute for Social Research, funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)

German Historical Institute in Rome

Deadline: 5 September 2022

Call for Papers

Medieval History Seminar 2023
5–7 October 2023

Organizers: German Historical Institute London and German Historical Institute Washington
Conveners: Fiona Griffiths (Stanford University), Michael Grünbart (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Jamie Kreiner (University of Georgia), Simon MacLean (University of St Andrews), Len Scales (Durham University), and Dorothea Weltecke (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)

German Historical Institute London

Deadline: 31 January 2023

 

GHIL Bulletin

Volume 44 (2022), No. 1

May Issue

Featured Article

Alexander Nützenadel

Fascism and Finance: Economic Populism in Inter-War Europe

German Historical Institute London Bulletin, vol. 44 (2022), no. 1, 3–27


Featured Article

Élisa Mantienne

Efficient and Wise? Elderly Abbots in English Benedictine Monasteries in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries: The Case of St Albans Abbey

German Historical Institute London Bulletin, vol. 44 (2022), no. 1, 29–51


 

Opportunities

 

Scholarships

Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants from the Max Weber Foundation

Once a year, the Max Weber Foundation (MWS) confers Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants to young academics with an international focus. The travel grants are meant to improve the career opportunities for humanities and social science academics in their qualification phase. The scientists conduct a self-chosen research project in at least two and at most three host countries which are home to MWS institutes and branches or at the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History.

Closing date for applications: 7 October 2022


New Publications

Andreas Gestrich, Elisabeth Grüner, and Susanne Hahn (eds.)

Poverty in Modern Europe

Spaces, Localities, Institutions

Studies of the German Historical Institute London

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2022

Felix Brahm and Eve Rosenhaft (eds.)

Global Commerce and Economic Conscience in Europe, 1700-1900

Distance and Entanglement

Studies of the German historical Insitute London

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2022

Andreas Pečar

The Power of Scripture

Political Biblicism in the Early Stuart Monarchy between Representation and Subversion

Studies in British and Imperial History. Vol. 8

New York, NY ; Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2021

Featured Research

New Publication

Visions of community in an Age of Viking threat: presenting a new book by our historian Stephan Bruhn

Reformer als Wertegemeinschaften. Zur diskursiven Formierung einer sozialen Gruppe im spätangelsächsischen England (ca. 850–1050)

English history between 850 and 1050 is generally perceived as an Age of Viking threat, marked by constant raids and invasions from Scandinavia. The book focusses on new visions of community born from moral discourses among reform groups in late Anglo-Saxon England in the Early and High Middle Ages.

As Scandinavian activity in England was seen as a punishment for sinfulness, many felt a need to respond by appeasing God. It is not surprising that monks and clerics were the driving force behind these moral discourses and constituted the group’s core. But reform concerned society as a whole, as everyone had to amend their ways to regain God’s favour. Everyone who held responsibility for others by secular power or pastoral office could become part of the reform group, be they man or woman, king or bishop, ealdorman or noblewoman, priest or nun. The study thus develops a different perspective on the so called “Viking Age” in England beyond warfare and crisis by focussing on the social repercussions these developments could trigger.

Read more about Stephan Bruhn

Read more about our other British History projects

Stephan Bruhn

Reformer als Wertegemeinschaften

Zur diskursiven Formierung einer sozialen Gruppe im spätangelsächsischen England (ca. 850–1050)

Mittelalter-Forschungen. Band 68

Ostfildern: Thorbecke, 2022

 

GHIL Podcast

 

GHIL Lecture

Shiru Lim and Avi Lifschitz

Frederick the Great and the Public Sphere
6 June 2022 , 0:44 h



GHIL Lecture

Shiru Lim and Avi Lifschitz

Frederick the Great and the Public Sphere

GHIL Lecture

Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

Charlotte Beradt and Reinhart Koselleck on Dreaming in the Age of Extremes
28 April 2022 , 0:45 h



GHIL Lecture

Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

Charlotte Beradt and Reinhart Koselleck on Dreaming in the Age of Extremes

GHIL Lecture

Hannah Ahlheim and Elizabeth Hunter

Sleeping Through the Ages:
Two Lectures on the History of Sleep in the Seventeenth and Twentieth Centuries
12 April 2022 , 0:45 h



GHIL Lecture

Hannah Ahlheim and Elizabeth Hunter

Sleeping Through the Ages:
Two Lectures on the History of Sleep in the Seventeenth and Twentieth Centuries

Latest Blogposts

28 July 2022

Blogpost

Marcus Meer

Conference Report: Workshop on Medieval Germany, 6 May 2022

After many months of online-only conferences, one of the first in-person events to take place at the GHIL saw thirteen scholars gather at the beginning of May 2022 for a densely packed day of discussion dedicated to medieval history. What united participants at this workshop—and its previous iterations—was their special interest in the German-speaking lands of the Middle Ages. Encouragingly, the list of participants’ home institutions shows that this interest is far from restricted to scholars based in Germany...

Category: Events


14 July 2022

Blogpost

Lukas Herde

‘Enjoy your bodies!’: Writing the History of Sexuality in Later Life through 1980s British Television

At 15:45 on 11 February 1986, Channel 4’s programme for the elderly Years Ahead turned to sex. This special Valentine’s Day edition conceded that society was oblivious to intimate desire in later life. And yet, change was on the horizon. Marjorie Proops, co-host of that episode, stated that ‘attitudes are changing’, and so Years Ahead set out to guide even more seniors towards ‘sexual freedom’ …

Category: Research, Scholarships