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

25 June 2024 (5:30pm)

GHIL Lecture

Radhika Singha (Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida)
International Penology in Colonial India: Too Advanced, Too American, Too Expensive?

GHIL/Online

2 July 2024 (5:30pm)

GHIL Lecture

Christine Krüger (University of Bonn)
Analysing Reconciliation and Irreconcilability from a Historical Perspective. The Example of Germany and Britain

GHIL/Online

4–6 July 2024

Conference

Cultures of Compromise and Liberal Democracy after World War II

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

17 June 2024

Blogpost

Felicitas Remer

‘Political Balance’ or ‘Natural Growth’? The British Mandate, Meir Dizengoff, and the Struggle over Tel Aviv Port in the 1920s and 1930s

On 24 February 1938, a crowd of 30,000 onlookers gathered in the rain awaiting the official opening of Tel Aviv port to passenger traffic. […] The city’s port had been a project long in the making, and it held great significance not only for Tel Aviv, but for the Zionist project as a whole…

Category: Research, Scholarships


3 June 2024

Blogpost

Stephan Bruhn

Social Inequality: Early Medieval Perspectives on a Modern-Day Challenge

Social inequalities are among the most pressing challenges facing us today. Yet they also affected the past in many different ways. Investigating historical inequalities can sharpen our understanding of present-day phenomena. This is true even of an era whose social order no longer exists: the Middle Ages…

Category: GHIL Fellows, Research


GHIL Podcast

GHIL Joint Lecture

Stefanie Middendorf

Societies under Siege: Experiencing States of Emergency in the Long Twentieth Century
20 June 2024 , 0:49 h



GHIL Joint Lecture

Stefanie Middendorf

Societies under Siege: Experiencing States of Emergency in the Long Twentieth Century

Interview

Stefanie Middendorf

States of Emergency and the Social Dimensions of Administrative Agency
20 June 2024 , 0:13 h



Interview

Stefanie Middendorf

States of Emergency and the Social Dimensions of Administrative Agency

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

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


Scholarships

GHIL-MWF Tandem Fellowship on The British Empire and the History of Colonialism

GHI London-India Research Programme
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Max Weber Forum for South Asian Studies New Delhi

Tandem Fellowship: one scholar each from Germany and India

Primarily for early career scholars (postdocs/no later than 6 years from completion of PhD) working on the history of the British Empire and colonial India

Start date: 2025

Duration: 3 months per scholar

London/New Delhi


Closing date for applications: 27 September 2024 (23.59 hours Central European Time)