German Historical Institute London

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London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

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1) Prize of the German Historical Institute London
2) GHIL Seminar
3) Conferences and Workshops
4) Summer School
5) Kolloquium
6) Post-Doc Scholarship
7) GHIL Podcast
8) Library
9) New GHIL Publication
10) Bulletin of the GHIL, Spring Issue

1) 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 (submitted to a German university), Anglo-German relations, or an Anglo-German comparative topic. The Prize is 1,000 Euros.

To be eligible a thesis must have been submitted to a British, Irish or German university after 31 August 2009. To apply, send one copy of the thesis with

  • a one-page abstract,
  • examiners' reports on the thesis,
  • a brief CV,
  • a declaration that the author will allow it to be considered for publication in the Institute's German-language series, and that the work will not be published before the judges have reached a final decision,

to reach the Director of the German Historical Institute London, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ, by 18 September 2010.

The Prize will be presented on the occasion of the Institute's Annual Lecture on 12 November 2010.

2) GHIL Seminar

29 June
Space, Capital, and Social History in South Asia: Opening a Debate

Ravi Ahuja is Professor of Modern Indian History at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies at Göttingen University. He has published widely on the social history of labour and capital in colonial South Asia. His recent publications include Pathways of Empire: Circulation, ‘Public Works’ and Social Space in Colonial Orissa (c.1780–1914) (2009); Arbeit und Kolonialherrschaft in Indien, 1750–1947 (2001); and Die Erzeugung kolonialer Staatlichkeit und das Problem der Arbeit: Eine Studie zur Sozialgeschichte der Stadt Madras und ihres Hinterlandes zwischen 1750 und 1800 (1999).

Seminars are held at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the German Historical Institute. Tea is served from 4.30 p.m. in the Common Room, and wine is available after the seminars.
Guided tours of the Library are available before each seminar at 4 p.m.

3) Conferences and Workshops

26-27 July
Objects and Emotions — Loss and Acquisition of Jewish Property

International Conference organised by the German Historical Institute London and the Leo Baeck Institute London
Venue: German Historical Institut London

15-17 September
German History Society - Annual General Meeting 2010

Venue: University of Manchester

23-25 September
Commercial Agriculture in Africa as an Alternative to the Slave Trade

Venue: German Historical Institute London
Conveners: Robin Law (Liverpool University/Stirling University), Suzanne Schwarz (Liverpool Hope University), Silke Strickrodt (GHIL)

4) Summer School

26-30 July
8th Summer School in British History: How to Write the History of Political Ideas
Venue: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Conveners/Organisers: German Historical Institute London; Historisches Seminar der Ludwig-Maxiliams-Universität München

More information is available on the GHI website.

5) Kolloquium

The Research Seminar in German Language offers an opportunity for the GHIL’s scholarship-holders to present and discuss their research projects. It can also serve as a general forum for British and German PhD-students and post-docs to discuss their work in progress.

6 July (3pm)

Der Pietist und Londoner Hofprediger Friedrich Michael Ziegenhagen (1694-1776)

Die hannoversche Deutsche Kanzlei in London als Trägerin der Personalunion zwischen Großbritannien und Hannover, 1714-1760

7 September

The Empire of Animal Welfare: The evolution of the global animal welfare movement (c. 1850-1950)

14 September (3pm)

Pflegekindschaft: Erziehung in der Fremde als vormoderne Sozialisations- und Bündnisform

Allegorische Verkörperungen politischer Ordnung in Großbritannien und im Heiligen Römischen Reich Deutscher Nation

6) Post-Doc Scholarship

Deadline for applications for the "DHI London Post-Doc-Stipendium" for 2010/11 is 30 June 2010.

7) GHIL Podcast

GHIL-Debates: Public History
On 8 June 2010 Franziska Augstein, Kathleen Burk, Justin Champion, Peter Mandler and Benedikt Stuchtey discussed the contested field of Public History, its strengths, shortcomings, and developments, and the place of history in public life in general.

The audio recording of this event is now available as a download on the GHIL website.

8) Library

On Tuesday, 20 July the library will open one hour later than usual at 11am. It will be closed on 26 and 27 July due to a conference.

Please note that there will be no Thursday late openings from (and including) 29 July to 2 September.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

A guided tour of the Library will be available on 29th June before the seminar at 4 p.m.

9) New GHIL Publication

Christiane Reinecke, Grenzen der Freizügigkeit. Migrationskontrolle in Großbritannien und Deutschland, 1880-1930
Munich: Oldenbourg, 2010. – VIII, 420 p. (Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Historischen Instituts London Vol. 68)
ISBN 978-3-486-59745-5

10) Bulletin of the GHIL, Spring Issue

The spring issue of the Bulletin of the German Historical Institute London is now available online:

Bulletin of the German Historical Institute London Volume XXXII, No. 1 (May 2010)



Imperialism and Globalization: Entanglements and Interactions between the British and German Colonial Empires in Africa before the First World War (Ulrike Lindner)

Review Articles

Micro Views of National History: Local and Regional Dimensions of the End of the Old Reich in 1806 (Torsten Riotte)

Hans-Ulrich Wehler’s Deutsche Gesellschaftsgeschichte (A. J. Nicholls)

Book Reviews

Klaus Herbers and Nikolas Jaspert (eds.), Grenzräume und Grenzüberschreitungen im Vergleich: Der Osten und der Westen des mittelalterlichen Lateineuropa (Andrew Jotischky)

Peter D. Clarke, The Interdict in the Thirteenth Century: A Question of Collective Guilt (Christoph T. Maier)

Nicholas Edward Morton, The Teutonic Knights in the Holy Land 1190–1291 (Kristjan Toomaspoeg)

Simon Phillips, The Prior of the Knights Hospitaller in Late Medieval England (Jyri Hasecker)

Beat Kümin, Drinking Matters: Public Houses and Social Exchange in Early Modern Central Europe (Martin Scheutz)

Peter H. Wilson, Europe’s Tragedy: A History of the Thirty Years War (Georg Schmidt)

Stefan Kroll, Soldaten im 18. Jahrhundert zwischen Friedensalltag und Kriegserfahrung: Lebenswelten und Kultur in der kursächsischen Armee 1728–1796 (Robert I. Frost)

Hubertus Büschel, Untertanenliebe: Der Kult um deutsche Monarchen 1770–1830 (Tim Blanning)

Heinz Duchhardt, Stein: Eine Biographie (Christopher M. Clark)

Michele Gillespie and Robert Beachy (eds.), Pious Pursuits: German Moravians in the Atlantic World (Gisela Mettele)

Warren Rosenblum, Beyond the Prison Gates: Punishment and Welfare in Germany, 1850–1933 (Beate Althammer)

Klaus Nathaus, Organisierte Geselligkeit: Deutsche und britische Vereine im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (Chris Manias)

Annika Wilmers, Pazifismus in der internationalen Frauenbewegung 1914–1920: Handlungsspielräume, politische Konzeptionen und gesellschaftliche Auseinandersetzungen (Mathew Stibbe)

Bernhard Fulda, Press and Politics in the Weimar Republic (Frank Bösch)

Richard J. Evans, Cosmopolitan Islanders: British Historians and the European Continent (Andreas Fahrmeir)

Conference Reports

German Images of ‘the West’ in the ‘Long Nineteenth Century’ (Andrew Dodd)

‘Gentle Bobby’ and ‘Rigid Pickelhaube‘? Communicating Order, Policing Society: A Comparison of Policing in Britain and Germany in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Ciprian Cirniala)

Communities in Conflict: Civil Wars and their Legacies (Matthias Kuhnert)

New Approaches to Political History: Writing British and German Contemporary History (Heidi Mehrkens)

Nobility and Religious Opposition: Britain and the Habsburg Territories in Comparison (Michael Schaich)

Medieval History Seminar (Carola Dietze and Jochen Schenk)

Eighth Workshop on Early Modern Central European History (Michael Schaich)

European Societies of Work in Transformation: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives on Great Britain, Sweden, and West Germany during the 1970s (Bernhard Rieger)


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