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17 April 2024

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'The Welsh Fasting Girl: A Morbid Spectacle'

Click here to read Elisa Heuser's blog post.

15 April 2024

Events

Thyssen Lecture: Dhruv Raina (JNU Delhi)

Please click here for more information on the Thyssen Lectures and in order to register for Dhruv Raina's lecture at the GHIL on 13 May 2024. 

10 April 2024

Opportunities

Call for Applications: Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (UCL/GHIL)

Please click here for more information on how to apply for the Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

9 April 2024

GHIL Library

New acquisitions

Browse our library catalogue if you would like to find out more about our recent acquisitions.

4 April 2024

GHIL Library

Featured Books: Fine Art in the GDR

Click here for a closer look at the new Featured Books.

2 April 2024

Publications

GHIL Podcast: 'Peasants, Wars, and Evil Coins: Towards a "Monetary Turn" in Explaining the Revolution of 1525' - Philipp Rössner (University of Manchester)

Click here for the interview and here for the lecture by Philipp Rössner (University of Manchester).

28 March 2024

Publications

GHIL Blog: '"No Shows" and Other Forms of Refusal: Reading Missionary Letters about the Loyalty Islands'

Click here to read Sarah Maria Noske's blog post.

25 March 2024

Events

GHIL Lecture: Matthias Pohlig (HU Berlin)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please select either the in-person or online event.

20 March 2024

News

GHILinsights: Albert Loran

Follow this link for more information on how to apply for our GHIL scholarships.

14 March 2024

Publications

New in Open Access: Annual Lecture by Miri Rubin (QMUL)

Read Miri Rubin's Annual Lecture entitled ‘"I am black": Medieval Commentators and the Meanings of Blackness’ in Open Access.

 

15 March 2024

Events

GHIL Lecture: Laury Sarti (University of Freiburg)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please select either the in-person or online event.

14 March 2024

Events

Passing on the Microphone: Unfurling German History - Part 2

Click here for more information on our new Instagram live series 'Passing on the Microphone: Unfurling German History'.

12 March 2024

Publications

GHIL Podcast: 'Global Connections and Personal Achievements: (De)centring the Self in Fin de Siècle Germany' - Nina Verheyen (University of Cologne)

Click here for the interview and here for the lecture by Nina Verheyen (University of Cologne).

8 March2024

GHIL Library

Women's History Month

Browse our Featured Books section to find out more about the individual publications.

4 March 2024

Opportunities

Call for Applications: Summer School 2024

Please click here for more information on how to apply for our Summer School 2024 in cooperation with the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich.

28 February 2024

News

GHILinsights: Lea Levenhagen

Follow this link for more information on how to apply for our GHIL scholarships. Click https://ghil.hypotheses.org/1821here to read Lea's blog post.

29 February 2024

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Competition between Profit and Principles: The "Natural" Market Niche in 1980s Britain'

Click here to read Janis Meder's blog post.

13 February 2024

Events

GHIL Joint Lecture: Uffa Jensen (TU Berlin, Center for Research on Antisemitism)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please select either the in-person or online event.

22 February 2024

Publications

GHIL Podcast: 'Convicts, Creolization and Cosmopolitanism: Aftermaths of penal transportation in the British Empire' - Clare Anderson (University of Leicester)

Listen to Clare Anderson's lecture https://www.ghil.ac.uk/publications/podcasts/convicts-creolization-and-cosmopolitanismhere. 

16 February 2024

Events

GHIL Joint Lecture: Julia Angster (University of Mannheim)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please select either the in-person or online event.

15 February 2024

GHIL Library

LGBTQ+ History Month

Browse our library catalogue if you would like to find out more about our recent acquisitions.

14 February 2024

GHIL Library

Featured Books: Love and Marriage Across Borders

Since it is impossible to escape the tidal wave of pink hearts in February, we decided to jump on the bandwagon and select some books on love and marriage to share with you. Take a look at them here.

13 February 2024

Events

GHIL Joint Lecture: Uffa Jensen (TU Berlin, Center for Research on Antisemitism)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please select either the in-person or online event.

9 February 2023

News

Out now: A Special Issue of Women's History Review

Please click here to Jane Freeland's and Christina von Hodenberg's Special Issue of Women's History Review on ‘Archiving, Exhibiting, and Curating the History of Feminisms in the Global 20th Century’.

7 February 2024

Events

GHIL Joint Lecture: Julia Angster (University of Mannheim)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please select either the in-person or online event.

26 January 2024

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'The German Naval Memorial in Laboe'

Click here to read Maxine Hart's blog post.

17 January 2024

Publications

GHIL Podcast: 'The Perception of Colonial Cultural Goods and Human Remains among Communities in the Former German Colony of Togo in the Context of the Restitution Debate' - Kokou Azamede (University of Lomé)

Click here for the interview and here for the lecture by Kokou Azamede (University of Lomé).

9 January

Publications

New in Open Access

Read Global Publics: Their Power and their Limits, 1870–1990 edited by Valeska Huber and Jürgen Osterhammel via perspectiva.net.

 

21 December 2023

Events

RHS/GHIL Lecture: Clare Anderson (University of Leicester)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHIL. In order to register, please follow this link

26 December 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog

Click here to browse our blog posts.

21 December 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Trial and Error: The Federal Republic of Germany’s Failed First National Day of Remembrance and Where to Go from There'

Click here to read James Krull's blog post.

14 December 2023

Publications

GHIL Podcast: 'Homer’s Heroes in Early Modern Germany: A Translational Anthropology' - Regina Toepfer (University of Würzburg)

Click here to listen to Regina Toepfer's lecture. 

14 December 2023

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 12 December 2023

Listen to Martina Steber's lecture and our GHIL Podcast interview with her. 

Find out more about the English edition of her publication or start reading the German edition via Open Access.

12 December 2023

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 12 December 2023

Please click here to get your free ticket either to take part in person or virtually.

4 December 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: Jesse Bucher (Roanoke College, Salem, VA) and Bettina Brockmeyer (Justus Liebig University Giessen)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHIL. In order to register, please follow this link

11 December 2023

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 11 December 2023

Please click here to read our latest Bulletin.

10 December 2023

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 10 December 2023

Please click here for more information on Felix Brahm's publication. Find out more about next year's conference here.

9 December 2023

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 9 December 2023

Please click here to read Jane Freeland's and Christina von Hodenberg's introduction of their Special Issue of Women's History Review.

8 December 2023

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 8 December 2023

Please click here for more information on Felix Römer's publication.

1 December 2023

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 5 December 2023

Please click here for more information on our GHIL Summer School.

4 December 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: Jesse Bucher (Roanoke College, Salem, VA) and Bettina Brockmeyer (Justus Liebig University Giessen)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHIL. In order to register, please follow this link

1 December 2023

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 1 December 2023

Please click here for more information on the Thyssen Lectures. Read Sumathi Ramaswamy's lecture here or enjoy it as a podcast.

29 November 2023

Publications

GHIL Bulletin November 2023

Click here for the new GHIL Bulletin issue, including Lane B. Baker's article 'Marginal People, Marginal History: A Historiography of Medieval Romani Immigration'.

9 November 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'The German Revolution of 1918–19: Expectations, Experiences, Responses'

Click here to read Christopher Dillon and Kim Wünschmann's blog post.

22 November 2023

Library

Featured Books: The post-war experience of Nazi victims

Take a look at look at the new Featured Books on The post-war experience of Nazi victims. Click here to get your free ticket to Professor Stefanie Schüler-Springorums lecture on Tuesday, 28 November 2023, at the LSE.

 

17 November 2023

Publications

GHIL Podcast: 'India’s Atmospheric Modernity: Smoke, Particulate Matter, and the Modern City' - Awadhendra Sharan (CSDS, Delhi)

Click here for the interview and here for the lecture by Awadhendra Sharan (CSDS, Delhi).

14 November 2023

News

GHIL Newsletter

Follow this link to subscribe to our newsletter.

9 November 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'A Short Walk through London’s History during the Second World War: Financial Experts in Exile'

Click here to read Lea Levenhagen's blog post.

7 November 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: Stefanie Middendorf (University of Jena)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at Senate House. In order to register, please follow this link

6 November 2023

Publications

New Publication by Felix Römer (HU Berlin)

Click here for more information.

1 November 2023

Publications

GHIL Bulletin November 2023

Click here for the new GHIL Bulletin issue.

31 October 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: Stefanie Middendorf (University of Jena)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at Senate House. In order to register, please follow this link

27 October 2023

Events

The Annual Gerda Henkel Foundation Visiting Professorship Lecture 2023

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the LSE. In order to register, please follow this link

13 October 2023

Publications

GHIL Podcast: Thyssen Lecture by Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke University)

Click here to listen to the inaugural Thyssen Lecture given Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke University) under the title 'Imagining India in the Empire of Science'.

Image (cropped): GM Sheikh, The Mappamundi Suite 2. Looking for Layla, Digital collage,gouache on inkjet, 58.5 x 70

20 October 2023

Events

Thyssen Lecture: Frederick Cooper (New York University)

Please click here for more information on the Thyssen Lectures.

18 October 2023

Events

Passing on the Microphone: Unfurling German History - Part 1

Click here for more information on our new Instagram live series 'Passing on the Microphone: Unfurling German History'.

13 October 2023

Publications

GHIL Podcast: 'The Classroom as Sensorium: Tactility, Attention, and Perception in the Mysore School, 1860–1930' - Janaki Nair (New Delhi)

Click here for the interview and here for the lecture by Janaki Nair (New Dehli). 

12 October 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Philip Quaque in Cape Coast 1766–1816'

Click here to read Maximilian Rose's blog post.

11 October 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: John-Paul Ghobrial (University of Oxford)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHIL. In order to register, please follow this link

6 Oktober 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: Philipp Rössner (University of Manchester)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHIL. In order to register, please follow this link

3 October 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: Philipp Rössner (University of Manchester)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHIL. In order to register, please follow this link

29 September 2023

Events

Lecture by Dorothea Weltecke (HU Berlin)

Click here to register for Dorothea Weltecke's lecture on 'On how and why religions became exclusive social formations – a historian‘s view'. Please select whether you would like to attend in person or virtually.

28 September 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Sing a Line with Coca Wine: The European Rediscovery of Coca'

Click here to read Kim Embrey's blog post.

25 September 2023

Events

Thyssen Lecture: Frederick Cooper (New York University)

Please click here for more information on the Thyssen Lectures and in order to register for Frederick Cooper's lecture at the GHIL on 23 October 2023. 

12 September 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'The Postcolonial Nation in the Museum: Transformations of Strategies of Memory Culture at the Humboldt Forum and British Museum 2015-22'

Click here to read Philipp Molderings's blog post.

6 September 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: Ravi Vasudevan (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHIL. In order to register, please follow this link

31 August 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: Ravi Vasudevan (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHIL. In order to register, please follow this link

30 August 2023

Events

GHIL Autumn Lecture Series 2023

For more information on our Autumn Lecture Series and to register, please click here.

29 August 2023

Publications

New in Open Access

Read Writing World History: 1800-2000 via perspectiva.net.

 

23 August 2023

Opportunities

Postgraduate Research Students Conference 2024

Please click here for more information on how to apply for our Postgraduate Research Students Conference 2024.

21 August 2023

Opportunities

Crossings: Non-Privileged Migration and Mobility Control in the Age of Global Empires (c. 1850-1914)

Please click here for more information on how to submit a proposal for the conference.

16 August 2023

News

South Asian Heritage Month: GHIL Podcast

Listen to the two podcast episodes:

Tanika Sarkar - The Past in the Present: Historical Pedagogy of Hindu Nationalism in India

Prabhu Mohapatra - A Genealogy of Labour Regulation in India: The Career of the Employment Contract

 

15 August 2023

Opportunities

Medieval Germany 2024

Please click here for more information on how to submit a proposal for the Medieval Germany Workshop 2024.

10 August 2023

News

South Asian Heritage Month: GHIL-MWF Tandem Fellowship

Please click here for more information on the new fellowship.

9 August 2023

Library

Featured Books: Inflation in 1923 Germany

Take a look at look at the new Featured Books on Inflation in 1923 Germany.

2 August 2023

Publications

GHIL Podcast: 'Terrestrial Enlightenment: Ruin and Revolution in an Eighteenth-Century Climate Crisis' (Patrick Anthony)

Click here for the interview and here for the lecture. Read his recent article here.

31 July 2023

Publications

Commemorating Hagen Schulze

Read our late director Hagen Schulze's Annual Lecture from 1987.

 

28 July 2023

News

GHILinsights: Frieda Ottmann

Follow this link for more information on how to apply for our GHIL scholarships. 

25 July 2023

News

Women's History Review Special Issue

Read Jane Freeland and Christina von Hodenberg’s introduction to the Special Issue of Women’s History Review on Archiving, Exhibiting and Curating the History of Feminisms.

Photo by The New York Public Library on Unsplash.

18 July 2023

Library

Featured Books: Sport in the GDR

Take a look at look at the new Featured Books on 'Sport in the GDR'.

Featured cropped image: Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-N0622-0035 / Mittelstädt, Rainer / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE, via Wikimedia Commons.

 

14 July 2023

Opportunities

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

Please click here for more information.

12 July 2023

News

GHIL Newsletter

Follow this link to subscribe to our newsletter.

11 July 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'A View of Europe through the Prism of the Rhine'

Click here to read Frieda Ottmann's blog post on 'A View of Europe through the Prism of the Rhine'.

Cropped image: Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons.

28 April 2023

Publications

GHIL Podcast: 'The Scientific Analysis of Renaissance Recipes: Medicine and the Body in the German Material Renaissance' - Stefan Hanß (University of Manchester)

Click here for the interview and here for the lecture.

4 July 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Essays and Reviews: The ‘Greatest Religious Crisis of the Victorian Age’?'

Click here to read Almuth Ebke's blog post on ''Essays and Reviews: The ‘Greatest Religious Crisis of the Victorian Age’?'.

3 July 2023

Library

New GHIL Library Catalogue

Click here to access our new library catalogue!

28 June 2023

Opportunities

Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship

Please click here for more information.

26 June 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: Kokou Azamede (University of Lomé)

This is a online-only lecture. In order to register, please follow this link

22 June 2023

Library

GHIL Library Summer Opening Hours

For more information on the GHIL library, please click here.

20 June 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: Kokou Azamede (University of Lomé)

This is a online-only lecture. In order to register, please follow this link

15 June 2023

Publications

GHIL Bulletin: 'The London Bills of Mortality: State of the Art and Future Directions of Research'

Click here to read Martin Christ's GHIL Bulletin article. For the complete issue, please click here

1 June 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: Regina Toepfer (University of Würzburg)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHIL. In order to register, please follow this link

13 June 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Studia humanitatis in Text and Image: The Liber insularum Archipelagi by Cristoforo Buondelmonti'

Click here to read Beatrice Blümer's blog post on 'Studia humanitatis in Text and Image: The Liber insularum Archipelagi by Cristoforo Buondelmonti'.

8 June 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: Awadhendra Sharan (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHIL. In order to register, please follow this link

5 June 2023

Publications

New in Open Access

For more information on 'Revolutionserinnerung in der Frühen Neuzeit: Refigurationen der 'Glorious Revolution' in Großbritannien (1688–1760)' and to start reading click here.

1 June 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: Awadhendra Sharan (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHIL. In order to register, please follow this link

30 May 2023

Publications

GHIL Bulletin: The Genius of Parliament: 'Cultures of Compromise in Britain and Germany after 1945'

Click here to read Constantin Goschler's GHIL Bulletin article. For the complete issue, please click here

25 May 2023

Opportunities

Vacancy: Administrative Officer

Please click here for the full job advert.

19 May 2023

Library

Featured Books: Germans in London

Find out more about the books in our library catalogue: https://www.ghil.ac.uk/library/catalogue.

17 May 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Creating Space and Collection Display in British Gothic Revival Houses (1740–1860)'

Click here to read Daniela Roberts's blog post on 'Creating Space and Collection Display in British Gothic Revival Houses (1740–1860)'.

12 May 2023

Publications

New in Open Access

For more information on 'Großbritannien, die deutsche Frage und die Blockade Berlins 1948-1949' and to start reading click here.

11 May 2023

Publications

GHIL Podcast: Exhibition Launch Symposium

Click here to start listening. 

10 May 2023

Opportunities

Prize of the German Historical Institute London 2023

Click here for more information on how to apply for the 2023 Prize of the German Historical Institute London.

 

5 May 2023

Publications

GHIL Bulletin May 2023

Click here for the new GHIL Bulletin issue.

3 May 2022

News

GHIL Newsletter

Follow this link to subscribe to our newsletter.

2 May 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Herman Bennett (City University of New York/Queen Mary University of London)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHIL. In order to register, please follow this link

2 May 2023

Events

Thyssen Lecture: Sebastian Conrad (Free University Berlin)

Please click here for more information on the Thyssen Lectures and in order to register for Sebastian Conrad's lecture at the GHIL on 15 May. 

28 April 2023

Publications

GHIL Podcast: 'Mediating Globalism in the Twentieth Century: The Cases of R. Buckminster Fuller and Arno Peters' - David Kuchenbuch (Gießen)

Click here for the interview and here for the lecture.

27 April 2023

Events

Summer Lecture Series 2023

Please click here for more information on the individual lectures and to register for each.

24 April 2023

Library

Featured Books: Internment during the First World War

Please click here for a closer look at the books in this selection. In order to register for your free ticket to the exhibition launch, please click here.

20 April 2023

Opportunities

Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Click here for more information on how to apply for the joint Stipendiary Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL, and the GHIL.

13 April 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Eduard Zander in Ethiopia, 1847–68'

Click here to read Dorothea McEwan's blog post on 'Eduard Zander in Ethiopia, 1847–68'.

11 April 2023

Publications

New in Open Access

For more information on 'Geschichtsschreibung in der Emigration: Deutschsprachige Historikerinnen und Historiker in Großbritannien' and to start reading click here.

3 April 2023

Events

Exhibition Opening: Internment during the First World War. The Global German Experience

Please click here to register for your free ticket to the exhibition launch event.

31 March 2023

Publications

GHIL Podcast: 'A Genealogy of Labour Regulation in India: The Career of the Employment Contract' Prabhu Mohapatra (Delhi)

Click here for the interview and here for the lecture.

31 March 2023

Publications

New paper by working group ‘Social Data and Contemporary History’

Click here to read the new paper on the infrastructure for the use of social data in historical research by DFG working group ‘Social Data and Contemporary History’ co-authored by Kerstin Brückweh, Lutz Raphael, Sabine Reh, Pascal Siegers, Clemens Villinger, Kathrin Zöller, and GHIL Director Christina von Hodenberg.

28 March 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog: Studies on Aby Warburg, Fritz Saxl, and Gertrud Bing

Click here to read Dorothea McEwan's blog post on 'Studies on Aby Warburg, Fritz Saxl, and Gertrud Bing'.

24 March 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: Nina Verheyen (Free University of Berlin)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHIL. In order to register, please follow this link

23 March 2023

Publications

GHIL Podcast: 'The Power of Emotions in German History' by Ute Frevert (MPIB Berlin)

Now on the GHIL Podcast: Max Weber Foundation President Ute Frevert's joint GHIL lecture on 'The Power of Emotions in German History'. Click here to start listening. 

22 March 2023

Publications

New in Open Access

For more information on the two publications and to start reading click here.

21 March 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Nina Verheyen (Free University of Berlin)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHIL. In order to register, please follow this link

17 March 2023

Publications

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

Click here to start listening. 

16 March 2023

Events

GHIL Lecture: Matthew Vernon (University of California, Davis)

This lecture will take place online only. In order to register, please follow this link

14 March 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Matthew Vernon (University of California, Davis)

This is an online-only lecture. In order to register, please follow this link

17 February 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog: Socialism and Slavery within the British and German Socialist Labour Movements, 1830–1890

Click here to read Ole Merkel's blog post on 'Socialism and Slavery within the British and German Socialist Labour Movements, 1830–1890'.

9 March 2023

Opportunities

Vacancy: Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Please click here for the full job advert.

8 March 2023

Library

Featured Books: Women at War

Please click here for a closer look at the books in this selection.

1 March 2023

Publications

GHIL Podcast: Interview with Ute Frevert (MPIB Berlin)

New on the GHIL Podcast:  GHIL Research Fellow for Modern History Ole Münch and PR Officer Kim König speak to the new president of the Max Weber Foundation Ute Frevert about the research behind her GHIL joint lecture on 'The Power of Emotions in German History'. Click here to start listening. 

27 February 2023

Publications

Open Access: 'The Consumer on the Home Front: Second World War Civilian Consumption in Comparative Perspective'

For more information on the publication and to start reading, please click here.

23 February 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Stefan Hanß (University of Manchester)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London. In order to register, please follow this link

22 February 2023

News

GHILinsights: Martin Kristoffer Hamre

Click here to read Martin Kristoffer Hamre's blog post on "Promoting German Nazism in the Heart of the British Empire: The London Congress of the ‘Nationalist International’ in July 1935". Follow this link for more information on how to apply for our GHIL scholarships. 

22 February 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Stefan Hanß (University of Manchester)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London. In order to register, please follow this link

20 February 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Kama Mclean (Heidelberg University)

This lecture will take place at the GHI London. In order to register, please follow this link

17 February 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog: The Emperor’s Diet or the Empire’s Reichstag? Sixteenth-Century English Wordplay on the ‘Diet’ and its Heuristic Use

Click here to read Jonas Bechtold's blog post on 'The Emperor’s Diet or the Empire’s Reichstag? Sixteenth-Century English Wordplay on the "Diet" and its Heuristic Use'.

14 February 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Kama Mclean (Heidelberg University)

This lecture will take place at the GHI London. In order to register, please follow this link

13 February 2023

Publications

GHIL Podcast: Interview with Carsten Jahnke (Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen)

New on the GHIL Podcast: An interview with GHIL Research Fellow for Colonial and Global History Mirjam Brusius and PR Officer Kim König speak to Carsten Jahnke about his research behind his GHIL lecture on 'The Hanseatic League as a National Project' and why Germans came to remember it as the ‘secret superpower’. Click here to start listening. 

7 February 2023

Opportunities

Vacancy: academic copy editor / translator German to English

Please click here for the full job advert.

6 February 2023

Opportunities

Summer School 2023

Please click here for more information on how to apply for this year's Summer School at the GHIL.

3 February 2023

Publications

GHIL Annual Lecture 2021: 'Modernism's Relational Geographies: Global (Art) History With and Beyond the Nation' (Monica Juneja)

Click here to start reading.

2 February 2022

Call for Papers

Extended Deadline: Medieval History Seminar 2023

We have extended the deadline for the Call for Papers for the Medieval History Seminar 2023. For more information, please click here.

1 February 2023

Publications

GHIL Podcast: GHIL Lecture by Martina Steber

Click here to start listening to Martina Steber's GHIL Lecture entitled '"A very English superstar": John Rutter, Popular Classical Music, and Transnational Conservatism since the 1970s'.

30 January 2023

Opportunities

Vacancy: Head Librarian

Please click here for the full job advert.

26 January 2023

Publications

GHIL Blog: Botany in Time and Space: The Chelsea Physic Garden

Click here to read Louisa-Dorothea Gehrke's blog post on 'Botany in Time and Space: The Chelsea Physic Garden'. 

The featured image shows a dried plant in a print with comments by Johann Philipp Breyne. Photograph provided by the Forschungsbibliothek Gotha under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

8 February 2023

Events

Spring Lecture Series 2023

Please click here for more information on the individual lectures and to register for each.

24 January 2023

Publications

GHIL Podcast: Interview with Martina Steber (Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History)

New on the GHIL Podcast: An interview with Martina Steber, Deputy Director of the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ), about her research behind her GHIL lecture on the British composer, conductor, and music entrepreneur John Rutter, Popular Classical Music, and Transnational Conservatism since the 1970s. Click here to start listening. 

20 January 2023

Opportunities

Ausschreibung: Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in (Postdoc) in Vollzeit (w/m/d)

Please click here for the full job advert.

19 January 2023

Events

Postgraduate Research Students Conference 2023

Click here to find out more about our annual Postgraduate Research Students Conference.

17 January 2023

Publications

'The Guardians of Concepts: Political Languages of Conservatism in Britain and West Germany, 1945-1980'

For more information on the publication, please click here. It is a translation of Martina Steber’s title in our series 'Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London'. For more information on the German version, follow this link.

12 January 2023

Publications

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

Click here to read Martin Kristoffer Hamre's blog post on 'Promoting German Nazism in the Heart of the British Empire: The London Congress of the "Nationalist International" in July 1935'.

 

 

10 January 2023

Library

Featured Books: The Ministry for State Security (Stasi)

Please click here for a closer look at the books in this selection.

5 January 2023

Events

Postgraduate Research Students Conference

Click here to find out more about our annual Postgraduate Research Students Conference.

3 January 2023

Library

Welcome back!

Click here to find out how to become a library reader.

29 December 2022

Publications

GHIL Bulletin: Featured Article

Click here to read Mirjam Brusius's introduction to the new Bulletin issue. 

27 December 2022

Publications

Highlight: GHIL Blog

Click here to start reading our blog. 

23 December 2022

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 23 December 2022

For more information on our scholarships, please click here.

21 December 2022

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 21 December 2022

For more information on our Summer School, please click here.

19 December 2022

Publications

GHIL Podcast: Maria Cardamone (Imaging Operator)

New on the GHIL Podcast: An interview with photographer Maria Cardamone. Maria has curated an exhibition which is on display at the GHIL until 23 December 2022 and which is organised in cooperation with the Prize Papers Project. Click here to start listening. 

18 December 2022

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 18 December 2022

The Leo Baeck Institute London organises an annual lecture series in cooperation with the GHIL. For more information on the series, please click here.

15 December 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: Conference Report 'The Politics of Iconoclasm in the Middle Ages', 1–2 September 2022

Click here to read Stephan Bruhn and Marcus Meer's report on the conference 'The Politics of Iconoclasm in the Middle Ages' that took place at the GHIL and The Warburg Institute from 1–2 September 2022.

12 December 2022

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 12 December 2022

Have you listened to our GHIL podcast yet? In each episode, ranging from interviews to lecture recordings, we take a look at historical research from different periods and areas. Click here to check out the latest episodes & subscribe to stay up to date.

11 December 2022

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 11 December 2022

This year we once again took part in History Day at the Institute of Historical Research. The theme this year was 'Human Discovery: Experiencing Science'. We focused on 18th- and 19th-century German explorers. Have a look here to discover all participating collections and find recordings of the sessions of the day.

 

8 December 2022

Publications

GHIL Podcast: Gurminder K. Bhambra (Sussex)

New on the GHIL Podcast: A lecture by Gurminder K. Bhambra on 'A Decolonial Project for Europe'. Click here to start listening.

8 December 2022

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 8 December 2022

For more information about on the exhibition click here

Click here for the 'The Nonagon: Japan, Korea, and The Netherlands (1700s-Present)' letterlocking video tutorial and here to find out more about letterlocking.

7 December 2022

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 6 December 2022

 After two years of preparatory work we have finally managed to add our holdings records to Jisc Library Hub Discover: https://discover.libraryhub.jisc.ac.uk.

6 December 2022

Library

Featured Books History of Retail Trade

With constant reminders about both Christmas shopping and rising prices all around us, we thought that this December we would focus on the history of retail trade. How have shops and our experiences of them changed over the centuries? From Berlin department stores to the humble village shop, all types of retail establishments are represented in our book list. Click here to take a closer look.

6 December 2022

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 6 December 2022

We are very happy to be able to offer not only the latest Annual Lecture in Open Access, but also the complete back catalogue - starting in 1979. Find them all here.

5 December 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Eva Marlene Hausteiner (Erlangen-Nuremberg)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please make select whether you would like to attend in person or online.

4 December 2022

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 4 December 2022

Our current Lecture Series is titled "Intellectual Histories of the Global". Next Tuesday it concludes with Eva Marlene Hausteiner asking "Should Federations be made to last?". Why not join us online or in person? Details for registration can be found here.

3 December 2022

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 3 December 2022

January 2022 saw the publication of this book by our very own Stephan Bruhn. Click here to listen to an interview with Stephan to learn about his inspirations for the book.

2 December 2022

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 2 December 2022

Staff pick Markus Mößlang: 'Social Democracy through British Eyes' is a treasure trove for all those interested in British perceptions of Germany… Closely related to the GHIL's British Envoys Project, this 'Documentary History' includes 
many of diplomat George Strachey’s reports from Dresden and his witty and sometimes amusing tirades on the inadequacies of German political culture. For more information on the GHIL's British Envoys Project, please click here.

1 December 2022

Publications

'Merchandise of Power: Der Waffenhandel zwischen Europa und Ostafrika (1850–1919)'

For more information on the publication, please click here.

1 December 2022

News

GHIL Advent Calendar: 1 December 2022

This year we had our first lecture in a new collaborative series with the Fritz Thyssen Foundation: We enjoyed hearing Sumathi Ramaswamy speak about "Imagining India in the Empire of Science" here at the GHIL and then two days later at at Cardiff University School of History, Archaeology & Religion. For more information, please click here.

Poster by Cardiff University.

30 November 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Eva Marlene Hausteiner (Erlangen-Nuremberg)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please make select whether you would like to attend in person or online.

29 November 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Patrick Anthony (Munich/Cambridge)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please make select whether you would like to attend in person or online.

25 November 2022

Publications

GHIL Podcast: Martina Heßler (TU Darmstadt)

New on the GHIL Podcast: A lecture by Martina Heßler (Technische Universität Darmstadt) on 'Flawed Humans, or What Makes Technology Better than Humans: Historical Considerations on Humans as "Faulty Constructions"'. Click here to start listening.

22 November 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Māori Iwi, Quaker Whalers, and Missionaries at the Bay of Islands in Aotearoa/New Zealand (1790–1840)'

Click here to read the new GHIL Blog post by Haureh Hussein.

22 November 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Patrick Anthony (Munich/Cambridge)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please make select whether you would like to attend in person or online.

21 November 2022

Publications

'Konfessionelle Mehrdimensionalität in der Frühen Neuzeit. Irland um 1600'

For more information on the publication, please click here.

17 November 2022

Events

Gerda Henkel Foundation Visiting Professorship Lecture 2022

Click here for more information on how to register to join us in person or virtually for this year's Gerda Henkel Foundation Visiting Professorship Lecture.

17 November 2022

Library

Featured Books: History Day 2022

It's History Day 2022! This year's theme is "Human Discovery: Experiencing Science" and our GHIL library team has prepared a featured books selection on 18th- and 19th-century German explorers. Click here to learn more.

16 November 2022

Publications

GHIL Podcast: Christina Morina (Bielefeld)

 

New on the GHIL Podcast: A lecture by Christina Morina on a 'Broken Balance: A Political–Cultural History of Germany since the 1980s'. Click here to start listening.
 

15 November 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: David Kuchenbuch (Giessen)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please make select whether you would like to attend in person or online.

11 November 2022

Events

Thyssen Lecture

It has been 1 month today since we hosted our first Thyssen Lecture and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made it possible and joined us at the GHIL last month! Click here to learn more about the series.

10 November 2022

Library

Featured Books Memory Cultures

Following the publication of our new Bulletin Special Issue, "Memory Cultures 2.0: From Opferkonkurrenz to Solidarity", our #library highlights books on hierarchies of victimhood and memory culture in Germany. Take a closer look at them here.

9 November 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: David Kuchenbuch (Giessen)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please make select whether you would like to attend in person or online.

8 November 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Amanda Power (Oxford)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please make select whether you would like to attend in person or online.

4 November 2022

Events

GHIL Annual Lecture: Miri Rubin (QMUL)

In order to join us virtually for the Annual Lecture, please sign up here.

3 November 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Pastors, Commissaries, Diplomats: Agency and Migration Networks in the Early Modern Period'

Click here to read the new GHIL Blog post by Katharina Breidenbach.

2 November 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Amanda Power (Oxford)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please make select whether you would like to attend in person or online.

1 November 2022

Publications

GHIL Bulletin

Read the latest issue of the GHIL Bulletin here.

1 November 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Imaobong Umoren (LSE)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please make select whether you would like to attend in person or online.

28 October 2022

Publications

'Belonging across Borders: Transnational Practices in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries'

For more information on the publication, please click here.

26 October 2022

Publications

International Open Access Week: GHIL Open Access

You can take a look at our Open Access materials here.

17 October 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Imaobong Umoren (LSE)

This lecture will take place as a hybrid event at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please make select whether you would like to attend in person or online.

13 October 2022

Events

GHIL Autumn Lecture Series 2022: Intellectual Histories of the Global

All lectures will take place as hybrid events at the GHI London and online via Zoom. In order to register, please follow this link. When booking your ticket on Eventbrite, please make select whether you would like to attend in person or online.

12 October 2022

Events

GHIL Annual Lecture 2022: Miri Rubin (School of History, Queen Mary University of London)

In order to join us virtually for our GHIL Annual Lecture by Miri Rubin, please click here to register.

7 October 2022

Publications

Open Access: Digitalized Annual Lectures Part 5

For the fifth and final set of digitized Annual Lectures click here.

4 October 2022

Call for Papers

Medieval History Seminar 2023

The German Historical Institutes in London and Washington, D.C., are excited to announce the thirteenth Medieval History Seminar, to be held in London from 5 to 7 October 2023. Please submit your proposal by 31 January 2023. For more information, please click here.

Black History month

Black History in Germany and beyond

Archivführer Deutsche Kolonialgeschichte : A guide for archival holdings on the topic within and outside of Germany. Includes a search via maps and a thesaurus.

Each one teach one : A community-based education and empowerment project in Berlin. The library and archive offers material on Afro-diasporic literature, philosophy and culture. The Sankofa BRD / Sankofa GDR archive is a unique collection of primary sources on Black German history.

"Documentation Centre and Museum of Migration in Germany" : Collects and preserves testimonies of migration history(ies) and migration society. This includes above all undocumented knowledge and personal experiences of people.

Audre Lorde : Learn about Audre Lorde’s time in Berlin between 1984-1992. The Freie Universität Berlin also has a collection of archival materials by Lorde.

15 September 2022

Library

Featured Books History and Photography: Photography in the GDR

Our last instalment in our GHIL Featured Books series on history and photography presents a selection of books photography in the GDR. Take a look at them here.

30 September 2022

Team

Constantin Goschler (Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor)

Click here to read more about the Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship and Constantin Goschler's research.

29 September 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Borders and Belonging: Subjects of Current and Historical Significance'

Click here to read the new GHIL Blog post by Levke Harders and Falko Schnicke.

29 September 2022

Library

GHIL Library: New Opening Hours from 3 October 2022

From 3rd October, the GHIL Library will be open Monday-Friday, 9.30am-9pm. Library staff are available for enquiries 9.30am-5pm.

Becoming a reader is free! For more information click here.

28 September 2022

Publications

'Un/Common Schooling: Educational Experiments in Twentieth-Century India' edited by Janaki Nair

For more information on the publication, please click here.

28 September 2022

Events

Thyssen Lecture: Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke University) at the GHI London

Introducing the first speaker in our new lecture series in collaboration with the Fritz Thyssen Foundation on 'Science, Knowledge, and the Legacy of Empire': Sumathi Ramaswamy. For more information on the event and on how to register, please click here.

27 September 2022

Opportunities

Postgraduate Research Student Conference 2023

Applications are open for next year's Postgraduate Research Student Conference 2023. Apply by 15 November. For more information on how to apply, click here.

26 September 2022

Publications

Open Access: Digitalized Annual Lectures Part 4

For the fourth set of digitized Annual Lectures click here.

21 September 2022

Events

Thyssen Lecture: Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke University) at the GHI London

We are proud to announce our first Thyssen Lecture by Sumathi Ramaswamy. For more information on the event and on how to register, please click here.

20 September 2022

Events

Democratization, Re-Masculinization, or what? Masculinity in the 20th century and beyond

We look forward to this week's conference on 'Democratization, Re-Masculinization, or what? Masculinity in the 20th century and beyond'. For more information, please click here.

16 September 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Anger, Astonishment, and other Reactions: A Medieval King’s Emotional Behaviour

Click here to read the new GHIL Blog post by Christina Bröker.

15 September 2022

Library

Featured Books History and Photography: The Photgrapher

Our penultimate instalment in our GHIL Featured Books series on history and photography presents a selection of books on individual photographers and their work. Take a look at the selection here.

24 August 2022

Publications

GHIL Podcast: An interview with Maya Caspari (Curator) and Jane Freeland (Project Coordinator)

Click here to listen to the podcast episode with Maya Caspari (Curator) and Jane Freeland (Project Coordinator). Check out the exhibition here.

23 August 2022

Library

Featured Books History and Photography: Press Photography

Our third instalment in our GHIL Featured Books series on history and photography showcases books on press photography. Take a look at the selection here.

17 August 2022

Publications

Open Access: Digitalized Annual Lectures Part 3

For the third set of digitized Annual Lectures click here.

9 August 2022

Library

Featured Books History and Photography: Early Photography

Our second instalment in our GHIL Featured Books series on history and photography features books on early photography. Take a look at the selection here.

4 August 2022

Events

Keynote Lecture: Anne Gerritsen (Warwick University)

In order to register for Anne Gerritsen's keynote lecture on 'Serges, Shagreen and Sea Cucumber: Chinese Merchants and Global Goods in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Canton', please follow this link.

1 August 2022

Library

Featured Books History and Photography: Photographs as Historical Documents

Over the summer and into early autumn, we will be presenting a series of featured books on history and photography. The first instalment is looking at photographs as historical documents. Click here to take a closer look at the selected books.

28 July 2022

Publications

Andreas Gestrich, Elisabeth Grüner, and Susanne Hahn: Poverty in Modern Europe: Spaces, Localities, Institutions

For more information on the book, please click here.

27 July 2022

Opportunities

GHIL Insights: Scholarships

This week we are introducing GHIL scholarship holder Almuth Ebke. To find out more about our scholarships, please click here.

20 July 2022

Publications

GHIL Bulletin: Featured Article Élisa Mantienne

Click here to read the GHIL Bulletin article by Élisa Mantienne.

18 July 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Janaki Nair (New Delhi)

In order to register for Janaki Nair's lecture on 'The Classroom as Sensorium: Tactility, Attention, and Perception in the Mysore School, 1860–1930', please follow this link.

15 July 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: '"Enjoy your bodies!": Writing the History of Sexuality in Later Life through 1980s British Television'

Click here to read the new GHIL Blog post by Lukas Herde.

11 July 2022

Events

Conference: The politics of Iconoclasm in the Middle Ages

In order to attend this conference, please click here to register.

6 July 2022

Publications

Open Access: Digitalized Annual Lectures Part 2

For the first set of digitized Annual Lectures click here.

5 July 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Prabhu Mohapatra (New Delhi)

In order to register for Prabhu Mohapatra's lecture on 'A Genealogy of Labour Regulation in India: The Career of the Employment Contract', please follow this link.

30 June 2022

Events

Special Event: Going against the tide? Sceptical views and alternative visions of European integration

In order to register for this event, please click here.

28 June 2022

Events

Pride Month: Queer History in Germany and Beyond

It's international Pride Month and our GHIL library has compiled a short list of resources on queer history in Germany and beyond:

 

"Vom anderen Ufer" is a documentation and research project on queer history in the city of Ludwigshafen am Rhein

https://www.vom-anderen-ufer.de/

 

LSBTTIQ in Baden Württemberg is a project on the persecution of queer people under National Socialism in Baden-Württemberg

https://www.lsbttiq-bw.de/

 

Centrum Schwule Geschichte 1984 e. V. is an archive, library and research centre in Cologne

https://www.csgkoeln.org/

 

Spinnboden is a lesbian archive, library and event centre in Berlin

http://www.spinnboden.de/

 

Forum München is a collection and research centre on queer history in Munich and Bavaria

https://forummuenchen.org

 

Central Library for Gender & Queer Studies in Hamburg

https://zgd-hamburg.de/bibliothek/

 

The Magnus Hirschfeld Society is a research centre, library and archive on the history of sexuality and sexual science.

https://magnus-hirschfeld.de/start-en/

 

Centre for queer history in Vienna

https://www.qwien.at/en/

 

The Schwulenarchiv Schweiz collects documents on the emergence, history and evolution of the Swiss gay movement.

https://schwulenarchiv.ch/en/

 

Bibliography on queer European history

https://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/queerhistory/Bibliographie.html

27 June 2022

Events

Online Exhibition: Forms, Voices, Networks - Feminism and the Media

Click here to visit our online exhibition "Forms, Voices, Networks: Feminism and the Media".

Image: "Frauenzentrum Frankfurt-Bockenheim 1975" by Helga Wiki, retrieved from commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frauenzentrum_Frankfurt-Bockenheim_1975.png, used under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

23 June 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'British Migrants in the Kingdom of Saxony and Saxons in London, c.1850–1914'

Click here to read the new GHIL Blog post by Christian Schuster.

22 June 2022

Opportunities

GHIL Insights: Scholarships

This week we are introducing GHIL scholarship holder David Irion. To find out more about our scholarships, please click here.

20 June 2022

Library

Featured Books: Refugee Week 2022

It is is Refugee Week 2022 and our library team has prepared a selection of books on Refugees, with special focus on Jewish refugees in countries outside Europe during the Second World War. Click here for more.

17 June 2022

Publications

New in Open Access

New to Open Access: Johannes Paulmann (ed.), Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid in the Twentieth Century (2016) & Andreas Gestrich and Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann (eds.), Bid for World Power? New Research on the Outbreak of the First World War (2017). For more information on our series, click here.

16 June 2022

Publications

Felix Brahm and Eve Rosenhaft: Global Commerce and Economic Conscience in Europe, 1700-1900: Distance and Entanglement

For more information on the book, please click here.

14 June 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Carsten Jahnke (Copenhagen)

In order to register for Carsten Jahnke's lecture on 'The Hanseatic League as a National Project', please follow this link.

13 June 2022

Publications

GHIL Bulletin: Featured Review Article Jane Freeland

Click here to read the GHIL Bulletin review article by GHIL fellow Jane Freeland. 

31 May 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Translating Guild Socialism: The Case of Eva Schumann (1889–1967)'

Click here to read the new GHIL Blog post by Oscar Broughton.

8 June 2022

News

Prize Papers Project: Case Study - French Prizes

Today, the Prize Papers Project is publishing its first case study. Over the course of 2022, they will publish representative case studies of documents that were found aboard captured ships seized by the British during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1747). The first case study is related to French prizes, ships captured by the English from their French opponents during the War of the Austrian Succession. The background to these fascinating timecapsules is presented on the Prize Papers Portal showcasing the records of ten ships captured by the British during this time. Click here to learn more.

7 June 2022

Events

Conference: Education and Urban Transformations - Marginalities and Intersections

The keynote lecture "Reimagining Education for the Common Good: Interrogating Key Intersectionalities in Pursuit of a Twenty-first Century Praxis" will be given by William T. Pink (Emeritus Professor, Marquette University, USA), on Thursday, 9th June, 5-6.30pm. This lecture is open to a small external audience. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Indra Sengupta (i.sengupta@ghil.ac.uk). Places are limited so please let us know if you are unable to attend.

7 June 2022

GHIL Podcast

GHIL Lecture: Shiru Lim and Avi Lifschitz

Shiru Lim's and Avi Lifschitz's double lecture on 'Frederick the Great and the Public Sphere' is now available to listen to and download here.

6 June 2022

Publications

Open Access: Digitalized Annual Lectures Part 1

For the first set of digitized Annual Lectures click here.

31 May 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Conceptual History as a Philosophical Methodology: The Case of Hans Blumenberg’s Metaphorology'

Read the second blog post by Maximiliam Priebe here.

31 May 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Ute Frevert (MPIB Berlin)

In order to register for Ute Frevert's lecture on 'The Power of Emotions in German History', please follow this link.

27 May 2022

Publications

Ole Münch: Cutler Street Market - Interkultureller Austausch im Londoner East End 1780-1850

For more information on Ole Münch's newly published award-winning dissertation, please click here.

26 May 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: "What Is, and To What End Do We Study, Intellectual History?: A Comparison of Two Approaches: The "Cambridge School" and "Conceptual History"'

Read the blog post by Maximiliam Priebe here.

26 May 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Ute Frevert (MPIB Berlin)

In order to register for Ute Frevert's lecture on 'The Power of Emotions in German History', please follow this link.

25 May 2022

Publications

GHIL Bulletin May 2022

Please click here to read the latest issue of the GHIL Bulletin.

19 May 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Martina Steber (IfZ Munich)

In order to register for Martina Steber's lecture on "‘A very English superstar’: John Rutter, Popular Classical Music, and Transnational Conservatism since the 1970s", please follow this link.

17 May 2022

Events

GHIL Summer Lecture Series 2022

In order to register for upcoming events in our GHIL Summer Lecture Series, please click here.

12 May 2022

Library

Featured Books: Local History Month

Take a closer look at the covers from our #LocalHistoryMonth featured books instalment. Click here for more information on the books.

10 May 2022

Library

Featured Books: Local History Month

May is Local History Month and so we wanted to present some books that fall loosely under this heading. Most the books we have chosen focus on 'the village' as a microcosm of the wider world. After all, history does not just happen in towns and cities... Click here to start browsing.

5 May 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Women’s Centres and their Newsletters: Feminist Spaces and Print Cultures in Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom'

Read the blog post by Marie Cabadi here.

29 April 2022

Opportunities

Prize of the German Historical Institute London

For more information on how to apply, please click here.

28 April 2022

GHIL Podcast

GHIL Lecture: Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann's lecture "Charlotte Beradt and Reinhart Koselleck on Dreaming in the Age of Extremes" are now available to listen to and download here.

21 April 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'A Brotherhood of Soldiers? Concepts of Comradeship 1914–1938'

Read the blog post by Chantal Bsdurrek here.

19 April 2022

Library

Featured Books: Graphic Novels and Comics II

Click here for a closer look at the covers from our latest GHIL library Featured Books instalment on graphic novels and comics.

19 April 2022

News

Digital Humanities Module: Statistics

Today we launched the second of two free online modules on digital humanities methods & techniques. Aimed at students & scholars working on the history of women and gender, they show how you can use quantitative analysis in your research. Click here to get started.

14 April 2022

Library

Featured Books: Graphic Novels and Comics

History does not have to be confined within the covers of standard textbooks. Graphic novels and comics are just one of the ways in which authors present historical events and periods to appeal to different audiences. Our collections contain a small selection of graphic novels and comics, and a number of books that discuss these new(ish) formats. Take a look at them here.

12 April 2022

GHIL Podcast

GHIL Lecture: Hannah Ahlheim and Elizabeth Hunter

Hannah Ahlheim's and Elizabeth Hunter's lectures on "Sleeping Through the Ages: Two Lectures on the History of Sleep in the Seventeenth and Twentieth Centuries" are now available to listen to and download here.

5 April 2022

Opportunities

Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

For more information, please click here.

5 April 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'Recording the Dead in Early Modern London and Munich'

Read the blog post by Martin Christ here.

25 March 2022

News

Digital Humanities Module: Text Mining

Today marks the launch of the first of two free online modules on digital humanities methods & techniques. Aimed at students & scholars working on the history of women and gender, they show how you can use quantitative analysis in your research. Click here to get started.

24 March 2022

GHIL Podcast

GHIL Lecture: Fabian Klose (Cologne)

Fabian Klose's lecture on 'The Quest for a New World Order: International Politics Between Visions of Global Governance and Catastrophic Failures in the 1990s' is now available to listen to and download here.

22 March 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: 'New Publication on Manuscript Newsletters around 1700'

Read the blog post here.

22 March 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Gurminder K. Bhambra (Sussex)

For more information and to register, please click here.

21March 2022

People

Introducing GHIL Scholarship Holder Andreas Eder

Andreas Eder is a PhD student in modern European history at the University of Freiburg, Germany. His research interests lie in the history of, and changes to, political communication around 1900. He holds a BA from the University of Freiburg and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge. As a GHIL scholarship holder, Andreas Eder is spending two months in London and Oxford to carry out research.

Applications for our GHIL scholarships are currently open for postgraduate students, postdocs and Habilitanden at #German universities for a period of
up to six months. Apply by 31 March for the period from July. For more information click here.

10 March 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Martina Heßler (Darmstadt)

For more information and to register, please click here.

8 March 2022

Library

International Women's Day 2022: Featured Books

To mark International Womens Day 2022, the GHIL library team selected some recently published research on equality and women's rights. What has the fight for women's rights achieved until today? Why not read some of the books to find out: https://www.ghil.ac.uk/library/about-the-library#c1893.

3 March 2022

Events

GHIL Joint Lecture: Christina Morina (Bielefeld)

Follow the link to register for a ticket to attend in person or online: https://www.ghil.ac.uk/events/lectures#c1141.

2 March 2022

Prize

GHIL Fellow Dr Mirjam Brusius wins Dan David Prize

GHIL Fellow Dr Mirjam Brusius wins the relaunched Dan David Prize - now the largest history prize in the world! She has been selected as a winner alongside eight other outstanding scholars of history.

For more information on her work, click here

For the full GHIL press release, see: https://ghil.ac.uk/home/news.

17 February 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: "Directories and the Legibility of Urban Spaces, 1760–1830"

Read the blog post here.

16 February 2022

GHIL Podcast

Interview with Stephan Bruhn: Visions of community in an Age of Viking threat

Our historian Stephan Bruhn discusses his new book. Listen to the interview here.

9 February 2022

GHIL Library

Featured Books: Love Letters

Even in times of instant messaging through a plethora of digital channels, Valentine's Day cards remain as popular as ever. To celebrate Valentine's Day and the enduring power of written messages of love, we have chosen a selection of love letters by a number of couples from different historical periods and situations. Happy endings are not guaranteed but their words endure...

Take a look at them here.

2 February 2022

Publications

19th Summer School in British History

Please click here for more information on how to apply.

2 February 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: "Talking about Political Violence in Interwar Britain and Germany"

Read the blog post here.

27 January 2022

GHIL Library

Featured Books: Holocaust Memorial Day

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, we have chosen a selection of books with a special focus on the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.

We would also like to highlight Refugee Voices, a special film interview project by the Association of Jewish Refugees containing personal memories of Jewish refugees to Britain. Full interview footage including transcripts can be viewed at the GHIL.

Take a look at them here.

25 January 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Shiru Lim (Aarhus) and Avi Lifschitz (Oxford)

For more information and to register for the lectures please click here.

24 January 2022

Events

GHIL Spring Lecture Series 2022

For more information and to register for the lectures please click here. Please check the website for updates on the final format of each event.

20 December 2021

Publications

New GHIL Blog Post: 'Imagining a Transnational and Transhistorical Movement Against Violence'

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10 December 2021

GHIL Library

Featured Books: Modern Music in the GDR

After the Silent Nights of the Christmas period, the GHIL Library team is turning up the volume with these books on modern music in the GDR.

Take a look at them here.

17 January 2022

Events

Final Exhibition Launch Event: "Women on the Airwaves: Feminism and the Radio in Britain and Germany"

Please click here to register for your free ticket. Check out our first online exhibition on "Forms, Voices, Networks: Feminism and the Media" here.

13 January 2022

Publications

New Publication: "Media and the Constitution of the Political - South Asia and Beyond"

For more information and to start reading click here.

13 January 2022

Events

Call for Papers: "Materiality of Objects in Global and Imperial Trajectories, 1700–1900"

For more information click here.

12 January 2022

GHIL Library

Featured Books: Modern Music in the GDR

After the Silent Nights of the Christmas period, we are turning up the volume with these books on modern music in the GDR. Take a look at them here.

11 January 2022

Events

Women on the Airwaves: Feminism and the Radio in Britain and Germany

Register here for the final launch event celebrating the launch of our first online exhibition on feminism and the media.

11 January 2022

Publications

GHIL Blog: "Perspectives on Political Parties in Nineteenth-Century Britain"

Read the blog post here.

10 January 2022

Events

GHIL Joint Lecture: Torsten Hiltmann (FU Berlin)

Register for your free ticket here.

3 January 2022

Events

GHIL Lecture: Bernhard Dietz (Mainz)

Register for your free ticket here.

7 January 2022

Publications

GHIL Bulletin

Read the latest issue of the GHIL Bulletin here.

4 January 2022

Publications

Open Access: Studies of the German Historical Institute London

Take a look at our Open Access publications here.

30 December 2021

Publications

GHIL Podcast

Listen to our GHIL Podcast here.

27 December 2021

Publications

GHIL Blog

Read our GHIL Blog here.

13 December 2021

Special Events

The Struggle for Recognition: Feminism and the Media in Germany, Britain and India in the 20th Century

Join us for the second launch of our online exhibition on feminism and the media. Register for your free ticket here.

For more information on Audre Lorde and Afro-German Feminisms click here.

11 December 2021

Events

GHIL Lecture: Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (Berkeley)

Register for your free ticket here.

10 December 2021

GHIL Library

Featured Books: UK Disability History Month 2021

It's UK Disability History Month. Therefore we have chosen some GHIL library books featuring a variety of viewpoints on disability across various historical periods. Take a look at them here.

10 December 2021

Publications

New GHIL Blog Post

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6 December 2021

Events

The Struggle for Recognition: Feminism and the Media in Germany, Britain and India in the 20th Century

Register here for the second launch event celebrating the launch of our first online exhibition on feminism and the media.

30 November 2021

Events

GHIL Lecture: Hannah Ahlheim (Giessen) and Elizabeth Hunter (QMUL)

Register here for the GHIL Lecture on 07.12.21.

26 November 2021

Conferences and Workshops

Call for Papers

For more information please click here.

23 November 2021

Events

Forms, Voices, Networks: Feminism and the Media - now live!

Explore the exhibition here.

For more information on the exhibition and future events click here.

18 November 2021

GHIL Blog

New GHIL Blog Post 18.11.21

Read the new blog post here.

15 November 2021

Events

GHIL Lecture: Barbara Schlieben (Berlin)

Register here for the GHIL Lecture on 16.11.21.

12 November 2021

Events

Gerda Henkel Foundation Visiting Professorship Lecture 2021: Fascism and Finance. Economic Populism in Interwar Europe

Register here for the Gerda Henkel Foundation Visiting Professorship Lecture 2021, hosted by the German Historical Institute and London School of Economics and Political Science on 24 November at 6 p.m. (GMT).

11 November 2021

Events

Conference Report: The Twelfth Medieval History Seminar, 30 September–2 October 2021

Read the latest GHIL blog post - a conference report of the Twelfth Medieval History Seminar, 30 September–2 October 2021.

10 November 2021

Events

The Politics of Photography: Feminist Activisms in India and Britain

Book your free ticket for the first launch event of the online exhibition Forms, Voices, Networks: Feminism and the Media:
 
The Politics of Photography: Feminist Activisms in India and Britain.

9 November 2021

Events

GHIL Joint Lecture: Fabian Klose

Please register via Eventbrite.

8 November 2021

Publications

New Bulletin Issue

VOLUME 43 (2021), NO. 2

November Issue

5 November 2021

Events

Annual Lecture 2021

Join us via Zoom at 5.30pm.

4 November 2021

Featured Books

History Day 2021

History Day 2021 - Featured Books

3 November 2021

Events

Forms, Voices, Networks: Feminism and the Media

Forms, Voices, Networks (ghil.ac.uk)

2 November 2021

Vacancy

German-English Bilingual Assistant to the Director

The German Historical Institute London is seeking to employ a German-English Bilingual Assistant to the Director to manage and prioritize secretarial and administrative services and support scholarly research projects.

1 November 2021

News

New COVID-19 Safety Measures From 1 November

For visitors and event attendees

The GHIL is implementing new COVID-19 safety measures from 1 November 2021.

28 October 2021

New Blogpost

Alexandria Ruble

Sustaining ‘Information for Women’: The Informationsdienst für Frauenfragen, the American Military Occupation, and Women’s Politics in West Germany, 1951–1990

‘The Women’s Affairs unit…is based on the recognition of the fact that German women are in a decisive position either to promote or retard the development of Germany as a democratic state.’

This statement appeared as part of a 1949 report by the Women’s Affairs branch of the Office of Military Government, United States (OMGUS). The post-war ‘surplus’ of women meant that there were an estimated 7 million more women than men across occupied Germany. As such, the Western authorities (in this case, American) invested time and resources in the late 1940s and early 1950s in ‘retraining’ programs for women.

Read on

Black History month

Black History in Germany and beyond

Archivführer Deutsche Kolonialgeschichte : A guide for archival holdings on the topic within and outside of Germany. Includes a search via maps and a thesaurus.

Each one teach one : A community-based education and empowerment project in Berlin. The library and archive offers material on Afro-diasporic literature, philosophy and culture. The Sankofa BRD / Sankofa GDR archive is a unique collection of primary sources on Black German history.

"Documentation Centre and Museum of Migration in Germany" : Collects and preserves testimonies of migration history(ies) and migration society. This includes above all undocumented knowledge and personal experiences of people.

Audre Lorde : Learn about Audre Lorde’s time in Berlin between 1984-1992. The Freie Universität Berlin also has a collection of archival materials by Lorde.

International pride month

Queer History in Germany and beyond

"Vom anderen Ufer" is a documentation and research project on queer history in the city of Ludwigshafen am Rhein

LSBTTIQ in Baden Württemberg is a project on the persecution of queer people under National Socialism in Baden-Württemberg

Centrum Schwule Geschichte 1984 e. V. is an archive, library and research centre in Cologne

Spinnboden is a lesbian archive, library and event centre in Berlin

Forum München is a collection and research centre on queer history in Munich and Bavaria

Central Library for Gender & Queer Studies in Hamburg

The Magnus Hirschfeld Society is a research centre, library and archive on the history of sexuality and sexual science.

Centre for queer history in Vienna

The Schwulenarchiv Schweiz collects documents on the emergence, history and evolution of the Swiss gay movement.

Bibliography on queer European history