German Historical Institute London
The German Historical Institute London enables and furthers humanities research across borders. As an intermediary between German scholars and scholars from Britain, Ireland, and the Commonwealth, we support German scholars working on British history, joint German-British projects, and British scholars teaching and researching German history and culture. Our staff specializes in British and Irish history from medieval to modern times, Anglo-German and European relations, and colonial and global history. As an independent academic institution with a research library, the GHIL is part of the Max Weber Stiftung – Foundation German Humanities Institutes Abroad.
New opening hours and registering new readers at the GHIL Library
Please be aware that our opening hours have now changed to Monday, Tuesday, and Friday (10am-3pm)
We are now able to welcome a limited number of new readers. Registration appointments and desks must be booked in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org). Temporary procedures and limitations to services still apply. Please see here for the temporary changes we have made to our library regulations and procedures. They will be under constant review and might be amended at short notice to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.
New Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor
Professor Martina Kessel is the Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor for 2020/2021. She will spend a year researching and teaching at the German Historical Institute London and at the London School of Economics.
27 October (5.30pm)
Stefan Berger (Bochum)
Comparing De-Industrialization: Initial Thoughts on a Global Phenomenon
27 October (3.30pm)
Oscar Broughton (Berlin)
Guilds at Home and Abroad. Guild Socialism Reconsidered from a Transimperial Knowledge Perspective
Law and Consent in Medieval Britain
Workshop organized by the German Historical Institute London in co-operation with the History of Parliament Trust
Medieval History Seminar 2021
30 September–2 October 2021
Organised by the German Historical Institute London and the German Historical Institute Washington, D.C.
Deadline: 31 January 2021
Britische Geschichte des 19. und/oder 20. Jahrhunderts
Das Deutsche Historische Institut London sucht zum 01.05.2021: 1 Wissenschaftliche/n Mitarbeiter/in (w/m/d) (2. Qualifizierungsphase) für den Bereich der britischen Geschichte des 19. und/oder 20. Jahrhunderts. Es handelt sich um eine befristete Qualifikationsstelle (3 Jahre mit der Verlängerungsmöglichkeit um weitere 3 Jahre) im Hinblick z.B. auf eine Habilitation.
Ausschreibungsschluss: 16. November 2020
The German Historical Institute London is seeking to employ at the earliest opportunity: One PR Officer (20 hours per week) initially for a period of 12 months, with the possibility of an extension or a permanent post.
Closing date: 23 November 2020
Postgraduate Research Students Conference
The German Historical Institute London will hold its 25th postgraduate students conference digitally on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 January 2021. Its intention is to give postgraduate research students in the UK and Ireland working on German history an opportunity to present their work-in-progress, and to discuss it with other students working in the same field.
Closing date for applications: 30 November 2020
Cross-Cutting Research Theme
Histories of Kinship and Gender
The categories of kinship and gender are powerful indicators of social place, but also social binding agents. How are individuals and groups assigned a social place? How are social hierarchies and differences, or support networks, created by the production of kinship and gender identities? Attention will be paid to the role of experts and knowledge, to practices ‘from below’, and the negotiation and strengthening of norms by situative performances. This will involve a dialogue with new methods and theories from other disciplines such as ethnography and gender studies. Both gender and kinship are here understood as multi-relational, in the sense of intersectionality.
Inventing Reproductive Rights: Sex, Population and Feminism in Europe, 1945–1980
Part of the summer seminar lecture series on Feminist Histories, 15 July 2020
16 Ocober 2020
Christina Morina & Norbert Frei
Racism and Historiography
Where are you from. Here we go again, I thought, and answered: Tricky question! It depends on what you mean by where. The geographic location of the hillside on which the maternity ward stood? The national borders at the time of the last contractions? My parents’ background? Genes, ancestors, dialect? Whichever way you look at it, your origin is a construct! A kind of costume that you are forced to wear for the rest of your days once it has been fitted. And thus a curse! Or, with a bit of luck, a fortune, derived not from talent but adorned with benefits and privileges. ....
6 October 2020
The Greedy Dog – Gestures, Postures and Emotions Portraying Degrees of Vice and Virtue in the Sixteenth-Century Iyār-i Dānish
An outstanding illustration preserved as a detached folio in the Chicago Art Museum, attributed to the Mughal artist Farrukh Chela, illustrates the fable of the ‘Greedy Dog’ which forms one of the significant narratives from the Iyār-i Dānish,1 a collection of stories written by Emperor Akbar’s historian and confidant, Abul Fazl, and illustrated ....