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 and new readers

The library is open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-9pm. Library staff are available for enquiries 9.30am-5pm. After 5pm, the library is staffed by security personnel only and entry is restricted to registered readers with a library card.

Information on becoming a new reader can be found here.

New publications

The GHIL has recently published two new books: Modernism's Relational Geographies: Global (Art) History With and Beyond the Nation by Monica Juneja (GHIL Annual Lecture 2021) and The Guardians of Concepts: Political Languages of Conservatism in Britain and West Germany, 1945-1980 by Martina Steber (Studies in British and Imperial History, Vol. 9)

See our publications page for more details

 
 

Events and Conferences

 

7 February 2023 (3.30pm)

GHIL Colloquium

Dana Hollmann (Hamburg)
Die Zuckerraffinerien Londons als Ziel deutscher Migration (1780–1830)

GHIL/Online

14 February 2023 (2.30pm)

GHIL Colloquium

Kim Embrey (Frankfurt a.M.) / Sarah Maria Noske (Gießen)
From Miracle to Menace - Opium and Coca in Victorian Britain / Koloniale Mikrowelten. Orte kommerzieller Intimität im Pazifik (ca. 1860s–1920)

GHIL/Online

21 February 2023 (2.30pm)

GHIL Colloquium

Norman Aselmeyer (Bremen/London)
Whispers of Unrest: Colonial Cities and the End of Empire, c. 1880–1980

GHIL/Online

 

Call for Papers

 
 

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: extended to 28 February 2023

 

GHIL Bulletin

Volume 44 (2022), No. 2

November Issue

Featured Article

Mirjam Sarah Brusius

Memory Cultures 2.0: From Opferkonkurrenz to Solidarity. Introduction

German Historical Institute London Bulletin, vol. 44 (2022), no. 2, 3–20


Featured Article

Manuela Bauche, Patricia Piberger, Sébastien Tremblay, and Hannah Tzuberi

From Opferkonkurrenz to Solidarity: A Round Table

German Historical Institute London Bulletin, vol. 44 (2022), no. 2, 32–85


 

Opportunities

 

Vacancy

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in

(Postdoc) in Vollzeit (w/m/d)
Zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt

Befristete Qualifikationsstelle (3 Jahre mit der Verlängerungsmöglichkeit um weitere 3 Jahre) im Hinblick z.B. auf eine Habilitation

Forschungsbereich: britische Geschichte des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts bzw. die Geschichte des britischen Empire im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert

Ausschreibungsschluss: 19/02/2023


Vacancy

Head Librarian

Full time, permanent post
Starting 1 August 2023
Current gross salary per annum: £53.352 – £54.444 (depending on professional experience)

The German Historical Institute London is seeking to employ an enthusiastic, self-motivated and proactive Head Librarian for its research library.

German Historical Institute London


Closing date for applications: 28 February 2023


Summer School

Britain, the British Empire and Migration

20th Summer School
25–28 July 2023

This summer school will engage with British and imperial inward and outward migration from the nineteenth century until today.

Course Conveners: Dr Indra Sengupta (GHIL) and Professor Tanja Buehrer (LMU Munich)

Tutors: Marjory Harper (University of Aberdeen) and Gurminder K. Bhambra (University of Sussex)

German Historical Institute London


Closing date for applications: 7 March 2023


Vacancy

Copy editor and translator

Full time, permanent post
Starting as soon as possible
Current gross salary per annum: £47.844

The German Historical Institute London is seeking to employ, at the earliest opportunity, an academic copy editor / translator German to English.

Closing date for applications: 13 March 2023


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 2022 and 31 July 2023.

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2023


New Publications

Martina Steber

The Guardians of Concepts

Political Languages of Conservatism in Britain and West Germany, 1945-1980

Studies in British and Imperial History. Vol. 9

New York, N.Y. ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2023

Monica Juneja

Modernism's Relational Geographies:

Global (Art) History With and Beyond the Nation

The Annual Lecture / German Historical Institute London. 2021

London: German Historical Institute London, 2022

Matthias Bähr

Konfessionelle Mehrdimensionalität in der Frühen Neuzeit

Irland um 1600

Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London. Bd 88

Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2023

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Featured Research

Collaborative Research Project

(De)Constructing Europe – EU-Scepticism in European Integration History

Dr William King and David Lawton at the GHIL

This project explores the important and understudied history of Euroscepticism, and alternative attitudes towards European integration, in Britain. It seeks to build on existing conceptions of Britain and ‘Europe’ and examine the impact and role of different visions and critical views in British society and politics. Focusing on Britain during the 1970s-90s, the project forms one key pillar in a wider collaborative project with colleagues at the German Historical Institutes in Rome and Warsaw, and the Hamburg Institute for Social Research.
William's research focuses on Barbara Castle, the European Parliament and the British Labour Party. It will concentrate on key individuals who actively shaped and influenced the European integration project; many of them held alternative, and at times competing, visions and ideas as to what British membership entailed.
David's project focuses on the emergence of a network of Eurosceptic individuals working in broadcasting, journalism, literature, and in the legal profession from the 1970s to the 2000s. He aims to shed further light on the growth of 'Euroscepticism' outside of Westminster politics and explore the ways in which individuals came together to protest and prophesise about future of European integration.

Read more about Euroscepticism project at the GHIL

Read more about the (De)Constructing Europe project as whole

Read a report from a recent (De)Constructing Europe Conference (London, 7–8 July 2022)

Read a report from a recent (De)Constructing Europe panel discussion (London, 7 July 2022)

Read a report from and/or watch the recent Europa im Widerstand – Widerstand gegen Europa panel discussion (Berlin, 26 September 2022)

Image: Banksy Brexit Mural in Dover, ©Jay Galvin, 2017
Image source: Wikimedia Commons
Image license: CC BY 4.0

 

GHIL Podcast

 

GHIL Lecture

Martina Steber

‘A very English superstar’ :
John Rutter, Popular Classical Music, and Transnational Conservatism since the 1970s
23 January 2022 , 0:50 h



GHIL Lecture

Martina Steber

‘A very English superstar’ :
John Rutter, Popular Classical Music, and Transnational Conservatism since the 1970s

Interview

Martina Steber and Ole Münch

British composer, conductor, and music entrepreneur John Rutter
23 January 2023 , 0:10 h



Interview

Martina Steber and Ole Münch

British composer, conductor, and music entrepreneur John Rutter

Interview

Maria Cardamone

Captured. 'The Materiality of the Prize Papers' - A Photography Exhibition
19 December 2022 , 0:21 h



Interview

Maria Cardamone

Captured. 'The Materiality of the Prize Papers' - A Photography Exhibition

Latest Blogposts

26 January 2023

Blogpost

Louisa-Dorothea Gehrke

Botany in Time and Space: The Chelsea Physic Garden

If anything seems to linger from the eighteenth century, it is neither the fragile and often short-lived plants nor the ghosts of the botanists that tended them, but the traces of natural historians and horticultural practitioners in manuscripts, herbaria, and gardens themselves. …

Category: Research, Scholarships


11 January 2023

Blogpost

Martin Kristoffer Hamre

Promoting German Nazism in the Heart of the British Empire: The London Congress of the ‘Nationalist International’ in July 1935

"[T]he London Congress also revealed inconsistencies and disagreements among British and other European nationalists, in particular concerning the role attributed to the League of Nations, illustrating the difficulties in forming any effective ‘International of nationalists’." …

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Category: Research, Scholarships