German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 - 7309 2050
Fax: +44 (0)20 - 7309 2055 / 7404 5573


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  1. 1) Christmas Closure
  2. 2) Prize of the German Historical Institute
  3. 3) GHIL Seminars and Public Lectures
  4. 4) Conferences and Workshops
  5. 5) Special Event
  6. 6) Exhibition
  7. 7) Postgraduate Students' Conference
  8. 8) Kolloquium
  9. 9) Call for Papers
  10. 10) Stipendien
  11. 11) GHIL Bulletin, November 2013

1) Christmas Closure

The Institute will be closed from Saturday, 22 December to Friday, 4 January and re-open on Monday, 7 January.

2) Prize of the German Historical Institute

The 2012 winner of the Wolfgang J. Mommsen Prize is Benno Gammerl for his Ph.D. thesis Untertanen, Staatsbürger und Andere. Der Umgang mit ethnischer Heterogenität im Britischen Weltreich und im Habsburgreich 1867-1918. The prize was awarded on the occasion of the Annual Lecture on 9 November.

Read more about the prizes of the German Historical Institute.

3) GHIL Seminars and Public Lectures

GHIL Seminars

15 January
Global Microhistory: Moving Towards a History of Relations

29 January
The Politics of Private Life. An Exemplary Marriage and the Rebuilding of a Society: Alva und Gunnar Myrdal’s Sweden in the Interwar Period

26 February
Career and Mobility of African Employees of European Business: The United Africa Company in Ghana (1929-1992)

Public Lectures

6 December (5.30pm)
The Passion to Perform: Meritocracy and the Self in Germany around 1900

GHIL in co-operation with the Seminar in Modern German History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London

23 January (5pm)
Towards a Global History of the Enlightenment

GHIL in co-operation with the Faculty of History, University of Oxford

28 February (5.30pm)
No Holocaust without Stalin? Some New Interpretations of German Mass Crimes

GHIL in co-operation with the Seminar in Modern German History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London

4) Conferences and Workshops

29-30 November
„Tales about time“. Temporality, modernity and the order of time

Venue: German Historical Institute London

5) Special Event

30 January 2013
Public Panel Debate: The Nazi Seizure of Power in 1933 and its Significance, 80 Years on

Organised by Loughborough University and the University of Sheffield in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London.

Speakers: Professor Mary Fulbrook (University College London), Professor Neil Gregor (University of Southampton), Professor Anthony McElligott (University of Limerick), Professor Maiken Umbach (University of Nottingham)
Moderators: Professor Chris Szejnmann (Loughborough University) and Professor Benjamin Ziemann (University of Sheffield)

Venue: German Historical Institute London, 5pm-7pm

6) Exhibition

23 November 2012 to 22 February 2013

Alan Turnbull: The Dresden Archive Project
An exhibition of documentary photographs, collages & prints

More information about this exhibition is available on the GHIL website.

7) Postgraduate Students' Conference

The German Historical Institute London will hold its 17th postgraduate students' conference on 10-11 January 2013. Its intention is to give postgraduate research students in the UK and Ireland working on German history an opportunity to present their work-in-progress, and to discuss it with other students working in the same field. All 2nd and 3rd year students are encouraged to present a paper on their PhD project. First year students are also welcome.

Deadline for application is 30 November 2012.

Please visit the GHIL website for further information.

8) 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.

4 December (3pm)

Problemgeschichte der „Britishness“-Debatte

Die Konstruktion kultureller Räume in Europa und Nordamerika seit 1945

9) Call for Papers

The Consumer on the Home Front: World War II Civilian Consumption in Comparative Perspective
Deadline: 15 December 2012

Medieval History Seminar
Deadline: 6 January 2013

10) Stipendien


Das Deutsche Historische Institut London hat ab 01.01.2013 für die Dauer von drei Jahren ein Promotionsstipendium im Rahmen des von der Gerda Henkel Stiftung geförderten Projekts "Kulturen der Intelligence: Ein Forschungsprojekt zur Geschichte der militärischen Nachrichtendienste in Deutschland, Großbritannien und den USA, 1855 - 1947" zu vergeben.

Bewerbungsschluß: 15. Dezember 2012


Das DHI London vergibt für den Zeitraum 1. April 2013 bis 30. September 2013 ein Post-Doc-Stipendium (Forschungsprojekt aus einem der Arbeitsbereiche „Geschichte des Politischen“, „Kolonialismus und Kolonialgeschichte“ und „Fürsorge und Solidarität“).

Bewerbungsschluß: 31. Dezember 2012

11) GHIL Bulletin, November 2013

The November issue of the Bulletin of the German Historical Institute London is now available online.

German Historical Institute London Bulletin  Volume XXXIV, No. 2 (November 2012)



Artistic Encounters: British Perspectives on Bavaria and Saxony in the Vormärz (Hannelore Putz)

‘De-Industrialization’: A Research Project on the Societal History of Economic Change in Britain (1970-90) (Jörg Arnold)

Review Article

The Hidden Transcript: The Deformation of the Self in Germany’s Dictatorial Regimes (Bernd Weisbrod)

Book Reviews

David Rollason, Conrad Leyser, and Hannah Williams (eds.), England and the Continent in the Tenth Century: Studies in Honour of Wilhelm Levison (1876-1947) (Benjamin Pohl)

Craig Koslofsky, Evening’s Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe (Andreas Bähr)

Jerrold Seigel, Modernity and Bourgeois Life: Society, Politics, and Culture in England, France and Germany since 1750 (Andreas Fahrmeir)

Frank Lorenz Müller, Our Fritz: Emperor Frederick III and the Political Culture of Imperial Germany(Martin Kohlrausch)

Anne Friedrichs, Das Empire als Aufgabe des Historikers. Historiographie in imperialen Nationalstaaten: Großbritannien und Frankreich 1919-1968 (Roger Chickering)

J. A. S. Grenville, The Jews and Germans of Hamburg: The Destruction of a Civilization 1790-1945 (Moshe Zimmermann)

Ian Kershaw, The End: Hitler’s Germany, 1944-45 (Lothar Kettenacker)

Antje Robrecht, ‘Diplomaten in Hemdsärmeln?’ Auslands korrespondenten als Akteure in den deutsch-britischen Beziehungen 1945-1962 (Christian Haase)

Conference Reports

Diverging Paths? Conservatism in Britain and West Germany from the 1960s to the 1980s (Janosch Steuwer)

Ruptures and Linkages: Biography and History in the South (Heike Liebau, Achim von Oppen, Sophie Roche, and Silke Strickrodt)

The War of the Spanish Succession: New Perspectives (Matthias Pohlig and Michael Schaich)

Education in Lebanon during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: A Catalyst for Multiple Modernities? (Julia Hauser, Christine Lindner, and Esther Möller)

Poverty in Modern Europe: Micro-Perspectives on the Formation of the Welfare State in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Daniela Heinisch)

ZOV Tracksuit Traitors: East German Elite Athletes on the Run (Jutta Braun and René Wiese)

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